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Vol. E18, Number 8

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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Family of employee detained during raid waits for answers

En español MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (April 7, 2018) -- Roselia, age 29, and Mario, age 36, sat in plastic chairs in the front room of their house. Little Adiel, age 3, played on the floor with his toy trucks and building blocks as the adults talked. Adiel never said a word, but he looked up and ...

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April obituaries

In memoriam: > Rev. Kenneth Bailey, age 74, April 9 in Albertville, Ala. See obituary in Times Free Press. > Rev. David G. Smith, age 70, April 18 in Knoxville, Tenn. See obituary.

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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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Maryville high school custodian gets surprise of his life

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2018) - It took months of planning, some white lies and community support to create a once-in-a-lifetime night for Maryville High School's custodian. Expecting to clean up after an event at ...

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See our April 11 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the April 11, 2018, email edition of The Call: > United Methodists respond to ICE raid> Bishop Taylor: 'Pray for these families to be reunited'> Family ...

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How to help families after ICE raid

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (April 10, 2018) -- The Mountain View District of the Holston Conference has released a list of ways that church members can help neighbors affected by a federal raid and arrest of nearly ...

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Community outcry: United Methodists respond after ICE raid

ALCOA, Tenn. (April 10, 2018) -- United Methodists joined a community outcry in response to arrests of workers at a Grainger County slaughterhouse after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid there last week. Members ...

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Obispo dijo, 'Oremos por que se encuentre una forma para que estas familias sean reunidas'

In English 9 de abril del 2018 Mis queridos hermanos y hermanas: Al igual que con muchos de ustedes, he estado preocupada por las familias que han sido separadas por la reciente redada llevada a ...

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Bishop Taylor: 'Pray for these families to be reunited'

En espanol April 9, 2018 My dear Brothers and Sisters: As with many of you, I have been concerned about the families who have been separated by the recent raid conducted in Grainger County by ...

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La familia del empleado detenido durante una redada espera respuestas

In English MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (7 de abril de 2018) -- Mientras Roselia y Mario, de 29 y 36 años respectivamente, se encontraban sentados en las sillas plásticas delante de su casa, el pequeño Adiel - ...

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See our April 6 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the April 6, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Trinity Athens UMC hosts helicopter candy drop> Churches give generously to hurricane response > Bethel Morristown ...

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Job Opportunities

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. -- Central UMC seeks full-time Director for Clubhouse Central Pre-school and After School ministry. See complete job description. Email applications by May 4 to SPRC Chair Steve Abercrombie at cumc@centralmethodist.com. 4.19.18 TOWNSEND, ...

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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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