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Vol. E17, Number 15

News for the Holston Conference is reported through The Call. Follow us here for stories of the people of the Holston Conference, our ministries and congregations, and our witness to the world.
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3 Holston pastors join protest for peace in Charlottesville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 12, 2017) -- For a group of three friends, and pastors, going to Charlottesville, Virginia, was a calling — one that was spiritual. “We were warned several times that our lives were in danger. That by going to where we were going that we were risking injury and that we were risking ...

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Holston pastors stand against racism

ALCOA, Tenn. (Aug. 18. 2017) -- In the first days after deadly protests in Charlottesville, Va., numerous United Methodist pastors from the Holston Conference went to the pulpit or their computers to speak against racism ...

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Knox pastor rejoices in back-to-school party for foster kids

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2017) -- "I want to be President!" the rising 5th grader said. "President of what?" quipped her foster brother. "Of the United States of America, but I'll start with my school," ...

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Financial support for Harry Howe, Project Crossroads

In order to be a mission and meet the needs of those we serve, we are dependent upon financial gifts to support our ministry. Gifts may be sent directly to Project Crossroads at: Project Crossroads136 ...

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United Methodist mission runs deep and wide through Marion

MARION, Va. (August 16, 2017) -- You can’t see it, but a United Methodist river runs through Marion. It starts on the east side of town at a mission that provides home repair and firewood ...

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Bishop Taylor: Resist evil, injustice, and oppression

August 13, 2017Alcoa, Tennessee My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The events of the past week have reminded us how quickly human relationships can deteriorate and permanent damage occur. In light of the pain ...

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District newsletters

Holston Conference has 12 districts and 874 churches. Here are the most recently provided newsletters for each district: Abingdon July/ August edition Big Stone GapOctober/ November edition Chattanooga******Not available Cleveland August/ September edition Johnson CityDecember ...

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Job Opportunities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Fountain City UMC seeks male Intern to work with Student Ministry and NET after school-programs. Responsibilities within the Student Ministry include Wednesday-night youth program, Sunday-night small groups, weekly meetings with you director ...

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About Holston

Located in the mountains and valleys of east Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and northern Georgia, the Holston Conference is named after the Holston River. In this beautiful setting, the 881 congregations serve their communities and the world with a mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

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About UMC

United Methodists are a group of Christians totaling over 7.5 million in the United States alone. The Holston Conference is made up of over 875 congregations in east Tennessee, southwest Virginia and the area of Georgia surrounding Chattanooga.

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Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor

Bishop Taylor was assigned to the Holston Conference in 2012. She presides over the 887 congregations which extend from southwest Virginia, across East Tennessee, and into northern Georgia.

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