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Vol. E18, 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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'Cleaning buckets' delivered to flooded areas in SW Virginia

Replacement buckets requested by Holston disaster response ALCOA, Tenn. (Feb. 14, 2018) --- Holston disaster relief workers delivered cleaning supplies to two Virginia locations this week to help residents whose homes and businesses were flooded. The Rev. Harry Howe and Mark Stransky delivered 110 “cleaning kits" to Wise on Monday and 30 buckets to Hansonville ...

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Pastor's poem: 'Will it ever be enough?'

ROSSVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 16, 2018) -- I wrote this poem yesterday morning in response to the Florida school shooting and in conjunction with the photo-a-day Lenten journey with Rethink Church. The word for the day ...

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February obituaries

In memoriam: > Rev. Charles Whetsel, age 84, Feb. 11 in Morristown, Tennessee. See obituary.

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See our Feb. 14 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the Feb. 14, 2018, email edition of The Call:> Ash Wednesday: Rev. David Graybeal commentary> In memoriam: Rev. Charles Whetsel> "Cleaning buckets" delivered to flooded SW ...

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Job Opportunities

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Council of Churches seeks Interim General Minister. Submit letter and resume to by March 1. See complete job description. 2.12.18 ALCOA, Tenn. -- First UMC seeks Director of Youth Ministries. ...

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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 881 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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