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Vol. E15, Number 2

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 churches raise $217,000 Christmas offering to build school in South Sudan

KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Mickey Rainwater was sitting in the Farmers Market building in downtown Kingsport last summer, watching the mayor auction off cakes to build a school in South Sudan. Rain pounded the metal roof, and the cakes outnumbered the people in attendance. “I was sitting there thinking, ‘I wonder how much money this is ...

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Jeff Wadley chosen to lead Buffalo Mountain transition to Kingsport

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2015) – A director has been chosen to lead the transition of Buffalo Mountain Camp ministries to a new location on Bays Mountain near Kingsport. Holston Conference Camp and Retreat Ministries ...

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See our complete Jan. 20 e-mail edition

Here are some of the stories and links included in the complete Jan. 20, 2015, e-news edition of "The Call":* Kingsport churches take $217,000 Christmas offering for South Sudan* 1st weekend of Resurrection: In the ...

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Knoxville church spends MLK Day serving others

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 19, 2015) -- There were several parades and ceremonies marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but along with those events many use it as a day of service. Dr. King emphasized helping ...

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Going to Annual Conference? Change in housing reservations requires response by Jan. 30

Organizers of the 2015 Holston Annual Conference mailed letters on Jan. 12 to more than 2,000 clergy and lay members expected to attend the June 7-11 meeting in Lake Junaluska, N.C. The letters informed members ...

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Listening for God on the Appalachian Trail (video)

UMTV (Jan. 12, 2015) -- “If you listen, you can hear God.” Dave Smith stepped into hiking late in life to heal the hurt of losing a loved one. The new hobby was so transformational ...

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Greene County firewood ministry helps heat those in need

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 17, 2015) -- When the temperatures fall, most people can turn up the heat, but others don't have the luxury of a thermostat in easy reach. One group is hard at work ...

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Download our Jan. 15 print editions (in English and Spanish)

The Call "Digest" is a mini print version of our regular email news publication. Print it on a regular printer and share it as a bulletin insert or with friends, family or neighbors who might ...

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Job opening: Executive Director of Camp Wesley Woods

ALCOA, Tenn. (Jan. 14, 2015) -- The Holston Conference Camp & Retreat Ministries announces a search for an Executive Camp Director for Camp Wesley Woods, Townsend, Tenn. Job responsibilities include: ministry design and direction, resourcing ...

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Job Opportunities

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Munsey Memorial UMC seeks Financial Secretary. Hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Job description is available at Contact Dr. C. Mark Gooden, Senior Pastor, at ...

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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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