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Vol. E15, Number 14

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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Family of slain U.S. Marine calls on Chattanooga church during time of need

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 29, 2015) -- When the family of U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. David Wyatt needed a pastor and a church to bury their loved one, they turned to the place where their children had played Upward Basketball. Wyatt, age 35, was one of five killed by a shooter attacking military facilities in Chattanooga ...

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Vegetable garden provides nutrition meals for inmates

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (July 21, 2015) -- It's harvest time at gardens overseen by the Greene County Sheriff's Department that provide nutritious meals to jail and workhouse inmates, along with an appetizer of big savings for ...

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Funeral for Marine killed in Chattanooga to be held at Hixson UMC

July 24 update: Funeral for Sgt. Wyatt is today CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 22, 2015) -- Funeral services for one of four Marines who died in a July 16 attack on Chattanooga military facilities will be ...

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RADFORD, Va. -- The Radford Wesley Foundation (United Methodist Student Center) seeks Intern/Worship Leader for 2015-16 academic year. Responsibilities include leading music for Wednesday-night program (guitar or keyboard skills required) and other duties. Job will ...

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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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