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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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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 me out here,” he prayed on those first shivery March mornings in north Georgia. “Now bring me opportunities where I ...

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Read our Oct. 22 e-news edition

Have you seen our Oct. 22 e-news edition? Here's a partial list of stories: * Holston mission leaders taking Ebola precautions * A.T. chaplain shares stories from 2,200-mile adventure * Buffalo Mountain Camp seeks director ...

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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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No Ebola in South Sudan, but mission leaders taking precautions

As fear of Ebola rises, Holston mission leaders are stressing that during this current outbreak, no cases of the virus have been reported in East Africa, where South Sudan is located. However, Holston leaders are ...

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Job Opportunities

CLINTON, Tenn. -- St. Mark UMC seeks part-time Pianist/ Accompanist to assist with Wednesday choir practice and Sunday worship service by accompanying the choir director. Send resume to: St. Mark UMC, 252 N. Main Street, ...

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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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