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Vol. E17, Number 9

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Annual Conference: Are you with us so far?

ALCOA, Tenn. (May 18, 2017) -- The annual meeting of Holston Conference leaders is about three weeks away. Will you be there June 11-14 at Lake Junaluska, N.C.? If so, you've already received lots of materials and emails -- and perhaps have already attended meetings -- to prepare for the yearly gathering of about 2,000 ...

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Knoxville church cheers loudest for 'Voice' winner

Cokesbury United Methodist Church threw "watch parties" and shared radical hospitality with fans of their worship singer, Chris Blue. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2017) -- When Chris Blue finally took first place last night in ...

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Lodge at Camp Wesley Woods shines after renovation

TOWNSEND, Tenn. (May 22, 2017) – Camp Wesley Woods is kicking off the summer season with a new star to add to its list of attractions. Nickle Lodge – the building that sleeps 50 and ...

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Listen: We're busy with routines, when we should be outside

Part 5 of a series: Listen That You May Live KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 17, 2017) -- Rev. Leah Burns is working inside the church on a Thursday afternoon. It doesn’t take long to realize she ...

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District newsletters

Holston Conference has 12 districts and 881 churches. Here are the most recently provided newsletters for each district: AbingdonMay / June edition Big Stone GapOctober/ November edition Chattanooga******Not available Cleveland******Not available Johnson CityDecember edition KingsportMarch ...

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Job Opportunities

ROSSVILLE, Ga. -- Simpson UMC seeks part-time Administrative Assistant capable of managing office, assisting pastors, overseeing communications, and handling bookkeeping. See complete job description. 5/25/17 CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Tyner UMC seeks Youth Director. Desired qualifications ...

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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 881 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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