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Vol. E17, 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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Commentary: Upon hearing a pastor preach on his first day

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (July 19, 2017) -- I saw a young pastor preach on his first Sunday at his first church, and it made me cry. No, the sermon wasn’t bad. It was pretty good, actually. He spoke about not letting other people define you, about not selling your God-given birthright. His message, from Genesis 25, ...

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Bishop Taylor expresses sympathy for Gattis family

ALCOA, Tenn. (July 20, 2017) – Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor and the Extended Cabinet of the Holston Conference express their sympathy and prayers for Rev. Jason Gattis, Maryville District Superintendent, and his wife Amy and ...

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Beaver Ridge youth repair homes in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (July 14, 2017) -- Thirteen youth from Beaver Ridge United Methodist joined a group of 150 participating in "Impact Richmond." Watch the video on WTVR ...

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Burks knitters receive $500 to 'create comfort for community'

HIXSON, Tenn. (July 17, 2017) -- At a church in Hixson, there's a small group of women making a big difference in the lives of medical patients in Chattanooga. Their creations are colorful and comfortable. ...

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District newsletters

Holston Conference has 12 districts and 874 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

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. -- Central UMC seeks full-time Director of Student Ministries. Director oversees ministry from 5th to 12th grade. See complete job description. For questions and applications, contact Scott Layer at scott@centralmethodist.com. Resumes 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 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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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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