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Latest "The Call"

June 18, 2018

Annual Conference wrap-up: Shared love for Africa triumphs over divisions

ALCOA, Tenn. (June 18, 2018) The Holston Annual Conference gathered June 10-13 with Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor presiding at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Under the theme, “Jesus is Good,” 1,948 ...

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News - April 2008

Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church

Live From Fort Worth: 8:15 p.m. (CST)

April 30, 2008

The Rev. Eddie Fox, head of the Holston Conference delegation, presented a petition from a social actions legislative committee regarding homosexuality. The General Conference voted to retain the church's position that the practice of homosexuality ... more

Live From Fort Worth: 1:15 p.m. (CST)

April 30, 2008

The General Conference just broke for lunch. Before lunch, there were several passionate speeches on the floor related to Petition 80845, "Opposition to Homophobia and Heterosexism." The petition was approved.These petitions were not approved: Petition ... more

Live From Fort Worth: 12:05 a.m. (CST)

April 30, 2008

It was one of those days in which amendments, seconds, referrals, motions, speeches for and against, and all such head-spinning legalese seemed to stall every vote and decision for hours on end. Delegates and presiding ... more

Live From Fort Worth: 4:45 p.m. (CST)

April 29, 2008

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of the Republic of Liberia, is speaking right now. Security is high; the auditorium doors are locked until the conclusion of her address. United Methodists stood to welcome their United Methodist ... more

Live From Fort Worth: Noon (CST)

April 29, 2008

Delegates spent the morning considering (and disagreeing on) proposed legislation that would reduce the number of bishops in the denomination. Results of that decision will be posted later. [See "Fewer U.S. Bishops" in this UMNS ... more

Live From Fort Worth: 1:45 a.m. (CST)

April 29, 2008

This is the first report in The Call's on-site coverage of General Conference, and the topic is a source of pride for many Holston members gathered here in Fort Worth, Texas. On Monday morning (that ... more

Live From Fort Worth

April 23, 2008

Beginning today, Holston delegates are joining others from all over the denomination for General Conference, held through May 2 in Fort Worth, Texas. Visit for daily news, legislative tracking, and live streaming coverage provided ... more

Support the Africa University Fund

April 17, 2008

Africa University Fund is about much more than dollars. It's about the hope we can bring to the nearly 1,400 students attending Africa University and the hope they represent for the continent of Africa. Learn ... more

Mental Health Matters

April 10, 2008

Register for this event TODAY. 4 different locations throughout the conference. more

Join the Nothing But Nets Campaign in Holston

April 9, 2008

Holston churches have a goal of providing 20,000 nets to stop malaria deaths for children in Africa. Get your church involved TODAY. more