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Vol. E15, Number 16

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Poverty Summit: 4 mistakes made by church members

MARION, Va. (Sept. 2, 2015) – On the first day, 50 participants in a “Poverty Summit” put their hands to work. They chose from seven service projects (community garden, woodcutting, construction, food pantry, thrift store, elementary school, food preparation) and dispersed across Smyth County to make a difference. On the second day, the original 50 ...

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Wytheville church dresses in purple, gives money for Alzheimer's awareness

WYTHEVILLE, Va. (Sept. 2, 2015) -- A member at St. Paul United Methodist Church has already received donations totaling $740 from her congregation and hopes to receive more by walking in an Alzheimer’s awareness event. ...

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Milligan names Onks as director of campus activities

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Aug. 21, 2015) -- Jason Onks, former director of Buffalo Mountain Camp, has been named director of campus activities at Milligan College. Milligan announced that Onks "has extensive experience leading, training and ...

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Car holding up part of Rossville church

ROSSVILLE, Ga. (Sept. 1, 2015) -- A North Georgia congregation is leaning on faith while part of its building is leaning on a car. A church member accidentally hit the gas crashing into a brick ...

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11 churches form new partnership with Tazewell school

NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. (Aug. 20, 2015) -- Two days before the students are back to school, the facility, staff and administrators are hard at work preparing for their arrival. Class schedules are prepared, classrooms are ...

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Job Opportunities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Lincoln Park UMC seeks part-time (6 hours per week) combination Pianist/ Music Director for traditional/blended 11 a.m. service. Candidate must be available for Wednesday-night choir practice and Sunday-morning service. Ideally, candidate would ...

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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 887 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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