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Vol. E14, Number 26

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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Poverty simulation provides eye-opening experience

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Rushing from agency to agency for help, trying to make the money last as long as the week, and struggling to put food on the table is an all-too-real existence for about 20 percent of the population in Bristol. About 75 city leaders got a glimpse of that struggle Thursday afternoon, in ...

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Kingsport foundation's work is of global importance in Ebola battle

A foundation led by the Rev. Caryl Griffin Russell, a Holston clergy member, was recently called on to help battle a deadly disease in West Africa. KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- The work done by the Elizabeth ...

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In memoriam: >Rev. Walter Isley, age 74, on Oct. 26. See obituary in Greenville Sun. >Rev. Cal Maas, age 76, on Oct. 24. See obituary in Richmond Register. >Teddy Stevens, age 65, on Oct. 14. ...

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Job Opportunities

CLINTON, Tenn. -- Memorial UMC seeks Youth Activities Coordinator for 15 hours per week with additional seasonal hours. Coordinator will be responsible for Wednesday evening lessons for middle and senior high school youth, special youth ...

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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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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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