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Vol. E14, Number 25

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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No Ebola in South Sudan, but mission leaders taking precautions

As fear of Ebola rises, Holston mission leaders are stressing that no cases of the virus have been reported in East Africa, where South Sudan is located, during the current outbreak. However, Holston leaders are proactively working to protect teams traveling to South Sudan – as well as missionaries living there -- from the virus ...

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A.T. chaplain shares stories from his 2,200-mile adventure

In the early days of his seven-month hike on the Appalachian Trail, David Smith wondered if he was “just hiking” or if he was fulfilling his responsibilities as a United Methodist chaplain. “Lord, you put ...

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Download our Oct. 15 print editions

The Call "Digest" is a mini print version of our regular email news publication. Print it on a regular printer and share it as a bulletin insert or with friends, family or neighbors who might ...

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Buffalo Mountain seeks director to lead possible relocation

UPDATE (Oct. 7, 2014) -- The Buffalo Mountain Camp Board seeks a Director to lead the possible relocation of the camp from Jonesborough to Kingsport, Tenn. See below: The Holston Conference Camp & Retreat Ministries ...

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Job Opportunities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Church Street UMC seeks College Ministry Intern for part-time, paid position. Inquire with Pastor Matt Hampton at mhampton@churchstreetumc.org. 10/14/14 ATHENS, Tenn. -- Trinity UMC seeks Choral Director/ Organist/ Keyboardist. Send resume to ...

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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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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 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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