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Vol. E18, Number 18

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Churches begin to collect supplies for coastal neighbors

ALCOA, Tenn. (Sept. 12, 2018) -- United Methodist churches in the Holston Conference are already collecting hygiene and cleaning supplies for coastal neighbors as they brace for Hurricane Florence. In addition, some churches are preparing to open their doors for evacuees from North Carolina and South Carolina, which is expected to be pummeled by a ...

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See our Sept. 21 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories included in the September 21, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Thousands of hurricane-relief kits delivered to N.C.> Churches offer shelter, supplies, more to evacuees> Two ...

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Four Richlands churches work together for joint VBS

RICHLANDS, Va. (Sept. 20, 2018) -- In Richlands, located in the Clinch Mountain District, a common phrase heard in church and around town is “we just don’t have as many children." While this statement may ...

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Holston sends hurricane-relief supplies to N.C.

ALCOA, Tenn. (Sept. 20, 2018) -- Thousands of relief kits prepared by Holston Conference churches were delivered this week to North Carolina towns suffering from Hurricane Florence. Mission leaders are now calling for more cleaning ...

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Two more districts ask questions about church future

ALCOA, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2018) -- About 340 United Methodists gathered for organized discussions earlier this week to learn more about the future of the denomination and its disagreements over human sexuality. The gatherings were ...

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Churches eager to help neighbors impacted by Florence

ALCOA, Tenn. (Sept. 14, 2018) -- The sign at Bookwalter United Methodist Church reads, “Welcome, Carolina evacuees. Praying for y’all.” Bookwalter members are not just putting up thoughtful church signs, however. They're putting some heartfelt ...

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Bulletin inserts available for Florence relief

ALCOA, Tenn. (Sept. 12, 2018) -- These bulletin inserts will help pastors share with their congregations information about how United Methodists are helping our coastal neighbors affected by Hurricane Florence. Color bulletin insert Grayscale bulletin ...

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Hurricane Florence Response

Residents of the Carolinas and Virginia are struggling with floodwaters and damaged homes caused by Hurricane Florence. At least 42 deaths from the storm have been confirmed. Holston Conference joins other United Methodists in praying ...

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See our Sept. 10 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the September 10, 2018, email edition of The Call: > New pastor, next level for Prague church> In memoriam: Rev. John Neese> Questions for the Holston ...

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Heard in Holston: Credit union runs toward the future

Sept. 10, 2018 | Briefs from around the conference I'm a member of the Holston Methodist Federal Credit Union. Are you? I held off joining for many years -- until I had a major home ...

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Change for Children: 8 churches receive $22,600 in grants

ALCOA, Tenn. (Sept. 6, 2018) -- Eight congregations are the most recent recipients of Change for Children grants totaling $22,600, the Holston Conference Children’s Ministry Team recently announced. In addition, the team has set aside ...

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Prague church prepares for new leader, next level

PRAGUE, Czech Republic (Sept. 6, 2018) – The Rev. Mark Hicks decided to live and work in Prague before he ever saw the city. He just knew it was the right thing to do. After ...

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District Newsletters

Here are the most recent, available editions of district newsletters within the Holston Conference, along with other helpful links. Districts are listed from north to south. NEW RIVER DISTRICT February 2018 newsletter List of churches ...

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Job Opportunities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Beaver Ridge UMC seeks part-time Youth Director. See job description. 9.17.18 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Middlebrook Pike UMC seeks part-time Assistant Choir Director. See job description. 9.7.18 NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Conference seeks full-time ...

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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 872 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 872 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 872 congregations which extend from southwest Virginia, across East Tennessee, and into northern Georgia.

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