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Vol. E15, Number 7

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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Kingsport children participate in 'Flat Wesley' project

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (March 30, 2015) -- The children at Mountain View United Methodist Church in Kingsport recently hosted John and Charles Wesley for two weeks! Well, actually they hosted the Flat Wesleys. The Flat Wesleys are based on the popular character “Flat Stanley.” Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church (formerly the General Board of ...

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Bishop names connectional ministries director

ALCOA, Tenn. (April 10, 2015) -- Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor announces the projected appointment of the Rev. Michael Sluder as director of connectional ministries, effective July 1. Sluder grew up in Gray, Tenn., and attended ...

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See our complete April 3 e-mail edition

The complete April 3, 2015 e-news edition of The Call includes these links and more: >Holy Week in Holston (images & tweets)>2 clergy families recover from house fires>29 students in Local Pastors School>Obits: Rev. Miles ...

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Medical team members needed for May trip to Guatemala

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (April 3, 2015) -- Fairview United Methodist Church and Samaritan Hands Ministries request additional medical team members to join mission trip to Guatemala in May. The Volunteers in Mission team will travel May ...

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Holy Week in Holston

(April 3, 2015) -- United Methodist churches in east Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and north Georgia celebrate Holy Week, as shown through their images, messages and video. See complete story on Storify.

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Twenty-nine students approach final weekend of "Local Pastors School"

ALCOA, Tenn. (April 2, 2015) – Twenty-nine students will complete their third and final weekend of “Local Pastors School” April 10-12 at the Alcoa Conference Center, with the hope they will be licensed for an ...

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Jubilation: 'Overwhelming response' leads to waiting list for older-adult retreat

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (April 2, 2015) -- The organizers of Jubilation, Holston's annual retreat for older adults, are celebrating a new location and high attendance at its upcoming April 19-21 event. "Because of overwhelming response, ...

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Two clergy families lose belongings in house fires

ALCOA, Tenn. (April 1, 2015) -- The families of two Holston Conference pastors are recovering from house fires that destroyed their belongings in separate incidences occurring in March. The Rev. Dennis Milligan and the Rev. ...

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Church Street incorporates marathon into Palm Sunday service

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 27, 2015) -- With the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon only days away, everyone in town is preparing for the big impact it will have on town. It's been around for 11 years ...

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'A poor sinner': Event celebrates Bishop Asbury's 1790 visit to Rogersville's Amis House

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (March 29, 2015) — In his journal, Bishop Francis Asbury didn’t give Capt. Thomas Amis's tavern and inn a glowing review 225 years ago, although his complaints were mostly ideological and not pertaining ...

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Bishop announces projected superintendents for Kingsport, Cleveland

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 26, 2015) -- Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor announces the following projected appointments for the 2015-2016 ministerial year, effective July 1. Lauri Jo Cranford, Kingsport District SuperintendentThe Rev. Lauri Jo Cranford is a ...

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March Obituaries

>KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Rev. Thomas Markwood, age 69, pastor at Grigsby Chapel UMC, Oak Ridge District, died March 16. See obituary. >KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Rev. Miles Baines, age 81, retired, died March 27. See graveside ...

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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 887 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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