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Vol. E17, Number 1

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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What will we remember about Holston Conference in 2016?

ALCOA, Tenn. (Jan. 9, 2017) -- Before we step further into the New Year, let's revisit the biggest stories for the community of United Methodists in east Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and north Georgia. JANUARY: Snow ruins Resurrection for half the usual attenders; the others plow through. FEBRUARY: Holston pays big bucks to lease a vacation ...

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Have a happy, lighter New Year

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 4, 2016) -- My blank 2017 calendar is already filling up! I have such high hopes of managing my time, my life in new ways. No New Year’s resolutions for me. I ...

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More refugees than ever calling Knoxville home

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 2, 2017) -- More refugees than ever before are now calling Knoxville home. Bridge Refugee Services, the agency designated by the government to help refugees adjust to life in Knoxville, said the ...

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Family Promise of Blount Co. moves from Green Meadow to vacant church

ALCOA, Tenn. (Jan. 1, 2017) -- Kathi Parkins serves as executive director of Family Promise of Blount County. The nonprofit opened its doors in 2008 with 25 churches on board to provide a place for ...

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December obituaries

In memoriam > Rev. Bill Beard, age 74, Dec. 9 in Erwin, Tenn. See Johnson City press obituary. > Rev. John Keller, age 69, Dec. 15 at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville. He was the ...

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District newsletters

Holston Conference has 12 districts and 881 churches. Here are the most recent available newsletters for each district: AbingdonNovember/ December edition Big Stone GapOctober/ November edition ChattanoogaNot available ClevelandAugust/ September edition Johnson CityDecember edition KingsportNov./ ...

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Job Opportunities

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Munsey Memorial UMC seeks full-time Executive Assistant and Office Manager. Position serves as primary person for administration and supervisor of office support staff; assistant to Senior Pastor; secretary to Lay Leadership ...

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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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