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Vol. E18, Number 14

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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Her story connects her with immigrant children at camp

En español LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (July 10, 2018) -- Rosa Casales* is working away from home this summer, yet she seems entirely at home on the steamy city sidewalk of this small town. She’s one of the traveling staff members for Camp in the Community, Holston Conference’s gift to its poorest neighborhoods, where children experience ...

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Mission team returns from Latvia with request for Holston

July 14, 2018 “An occupation is not a change of ideologies or power. An occupation is not a marking of new boundaries on the maps. An occupation is an armed mob of people who break ...

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Su historia la conecta con los niños inmigrantes en los campamentos

In English LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (10 de julio de 2018) -- Rosa Casales* trabaja lejos de su casa este verano, aunque se siente como en casa en las húmedas calles de esta pequeña población. Ella ...

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See our July 11 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the July 11, 2108, email edition of The Call: > Camp staffer connects with immigrant children> Espiritu Santo leaves The Connexion> Sheffey Campmeeting celebrates 40 years> ...

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Sheffey Campmeeting celebrates 40th year, plans for 40 more

TRIGG, Va. (July 11, 2018) -- This year the Robert Sheffey Memorial Campmeeting celebrates its 40th year at the current location July 6-11. The Sheffey Campmeeting is a revision of the old Wabash Campmeeting which ...

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Heard in Holston: Hispanic congregation leaves Connexion

News briefs from around the conference Espiritu Santo returns to First UMC El Ministerio del Espiritu Santo has moved from The Connexion to the gymnasium at First United Methodist Church in Sevierville, worshipping there for ...

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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

BLUFF CITY, Tenn. -- Bluff City UMC seeks part-time Youth & Children's Director. Position requires up to 20 hours per week and involves oversight of children's council and direct work with youth. Email officebluffcityumc@gmail.com or ...

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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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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 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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