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Tips for Ash Wednesday during COVID-19

Ash Wednesday is two weeks away. The marking of cross-shaped ashes on foreheads is how Christians will begin 40 days of Lent on Feb. 17. In the age of COVID-19, churches are left with re-envisioning these liturgical markers. Here are tips from United...

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From the Heart: A video and statement from Bishop Taylor

A Statement from Bishop Taylor: Churches may begin gathering indoors   Dear Holston Friends,   The COVID-19 Task Force, comprised of medical professionals, laity, and clergy was created to give counsel to the Cabinet and me to navigate our way ...

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Bishop Taylor: Outdoor gathering opportunities

August 10, 2020 Dear Holston Family, In an ever-changing world, the one constant in 2020 is the love of God and the mission of those who follow Jesus. Hebrews 13:8 tells us, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." God is still ...

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Pentecost 2020

As we celebrate the birthday of the church on this Pentecost Sunday 2020, there are many things we wished were different. We wish we could gather for in-person worship with our church community. We wish Covid-19 would go away. And we wish for a world...

Emily Ballard (left) takes a hike with her roommates on a sunny Saturday, May 2.
Blog: What a time to be alive

Psalm 100 A psalm. For giving grateful praise. Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the ...

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Online Communion

Online Communion Guidelines - Approved by Bishop Taylor and Cabinet on April 2, 2020

Blog: A More Excellent Way

Christians have been in the news a lot lately, from defiant pastors refusing to submit to “safer at home” mandates to prominent Christian businesses like Hobby Lobby insisting on maintaining store hours in defiance of local authorities as the ...

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No Tech--Low Tech

No Technology or Low Technology Ideas to help us stay connected to God, each other, and our neighbors when we have limited or no technology.