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Vol. E15, Number 4

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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Matching grant will help Fairview men complete clean-water project in Hancock Co.

TREADWAY, Tenn. (Feb. 16, 2015) – A Maryville church group is donating labor and materials to improve the old school where Jubilee Project provides crucial services for Hancock County. The Holston Conference Foundation has issued a $20,000 challenge grant to encourage other churches to help complete the project. The “Faithful Men" of Fairview United Methodist ...

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Roof collapses on Big Stone Gap District office

See complete story. BIG STONE GAP, Va. (Feb. 22, 2015) -- The Rev. Jeff Wright went to his office this morning to gather his work supplies before departing for a week of continuing education and ...

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Churches shelter homeless neighbors during dangerously cold weather

See complete story. ALCOA, Tenn. (Feb. 18, 2015) --- United Methodist churches in east Tennessee and southwest Virginia are opening their doors to homeless neighbors during this week's ice, snow and frigid temperatures. Shades of ...

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Commentary: The Lord provides at Wesley House

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 16, 2015) -- “The Lord Provides.” That is the message of the wooden sign over my desk. Richard Gibson, my predecessor as executive director of Wesley House Community Center, left me that ...

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A Different Kind of Valentine's Day: Churches share the love with community

ALCOA, Tenn. (Feb. 16, 2015) --- When Feb. 14 comes around, some people think of heart-shaped boxes of candy and expensive dinners for their romantic partners. These members of United Methodist churches in the Holston ...

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Children in poverty: Winter weekends help kick off annual missions offering

ALCOA, Tenn. (Feb. 16, 2015) -- Participants in three winter spiritual weekends kicked off Holston's annual missions emphasis with total offerings of $13,707 for children in poverty. Bishop Dindy Taylor recently announced through a video ...

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'Giving Tuesday' provides less than hoped for Holston ministries

ALCOA, Tenn. (Feb. 16, 2015) -- Holston-related ministries received relatively small donations during the online “Giving Tuesday” opportunity offered through The Advance on Dec. 2, 2014. The General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) reported that ...

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Despite strong end-of-year giving, Holston collects 91 percent of 2014 budget

ALCOA, Tenn. (Feb. 16, 2016) -- Churches gave $9.3 million in tithes during the 2014 year, which covered 91 percent of the $10.2 million budget for Holston Conference, according to Treasurer Rick Cherry. Twenty-one percent ...

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Job Opportunities

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Addilynn Memorial UMC seeks part-time Youth Leader (10-15 hours/ week, typically Sunday mornings and evenings and other times as needed). Responsibilities include planning and implementing youth outings such as Resurrection and summer ...

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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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