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Vol. E18, Number 22

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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Bishop Taylor: Jesus is on the side of the excluded

November 15, 2018 On Sunday, Nov. 11, Bishop Dindy Taylor preached during a Grand Pre-Opening Celebration of a new welcome center at Church Street United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. Taylor, resident bishop of Holston Conference, participated in a ceremony that also included Bishop Richard Looney, Bishop David Graves, and former Church Street pastor, the ...

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See our Nov. 16 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the November 16, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Bishop Taylor sermon: "Who is welcome in our churches?"> Marion Methodists plan Thanksiving meal for 450> ...

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See our Nov. 8 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the November 8, 2018, email edition of The Call: > 20 new local pastors complete license school> Concord UMC launches recovery ministry> Apple butter time at ...

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Twenty aspiring local pastors complete licensing school

ALCOA, Tenn. (Nov. 7, 2018) -- It’s a beautiful fall weekend. You would love to be outside, maybe watching your kid play soccer or working on your lawn. Or maybe you have to work on ...

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District Newsletters

Here are the most recent, available editions of district newsletters within the Holston Conference, along with other helpful links. Districts are listed from north to south. NEW RIVER DISTRICT February 2018 newsletter List of churches ...

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Job Opportunities

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. -- Ooltewah UMC seeks full-time Director of Children's Ministry. See job description. 11.14.18 SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. -- First Sevierville UMC seeks full-time Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. See job description. 11.13.18 FRIES, ...

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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 872 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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United Methodists are a group of Christians totaling over 7.5 million in the United States alone. The Holston Conference is made up of 872 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 872 congregations which extend from southwest Virginia, across East Tennessee, and into northern Georgia.

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