About Us

About Us

THE CALL is the Holston Conference newspaper, published at the beginning of each month (to be discontinued in January 2011). THE CALL 2 is Holston Conference's weekly e-mail publication.

The Holston Conference is one of 63 conferences in the United Methodist Church. The Holston Conference includes 899 churches comprised of about 167,000 members in east Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and north Georgia. Holston's resident bishop is Bishop James Edward Swanson, Sr.

The Holston Conference offices are located at 217 S. Rankin Road, Alcoa, TN 37701. The mailing address is P.O. Box 850, Alcoa, TN 37701. The phone number is (865) 690-4080.

The following vision statement was adopted by the Holston Annual Conference in June 2006:

God envisions
bold, passionate, and joyful communities of faith
where the spiritual hunger to worship God and to serve Christ
sets disciples on fire
with Spirit-filled, risk-taking love for all God's children
until Holston Conference reflects the saving grace
and redeeming justice of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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