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Vol. E18, Number 20

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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When did you know? Eight 'call to ministry' stories

Oct. 18, 2018 When did you know? How did you know? What happened when you felt God loved you and was calling you to work for him for the rest of your life? People who feel "called to ministry" often describe a watershed moment that, even if they tried to ignore it, was unforgettable and ...

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Call to Action/ October 2018

Here's what you can do as The United Methodist Church prepares for General Conference in St. Louis in February 2019: Attend a delegate discussion See schedule. Watch the delegation's video. Here's the video link. Pray. ...

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Heard in Holston: Espiritu Santo congregation needs a home

Oct. 16, 2018 | Briefs from around the conference It was time for something different. With all the news about hurricane response and the ongoing coverage related to the uncertain future of The United Methodist ...

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See our Oct. 12 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the October 12, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Church custodian gets spotlight on Hallmark Christmas show> Cokesbury, other Holstonians help hurricane survivors> Commentary: Is ...

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Church custodian gets spotlight on Hallmark Christmas show

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2018) – In two months, United Methodists in Sevierville will get to see their church custodian and pastor on a Hallmark Channel Christmas show with Amy Grant. On Wednesday morning, Oct. ...

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Oak Ridge team visits Sager Brown Depot

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2018) – Sixteen members from First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge visited UMCOR’s Sager Brown Depot Sept. 15-22. UMCOR stands for United Methodist Committee on Relief. Sager Brown is ...

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Churches ramp up to help Hurricane Michael regions, too

ALCOA, Tenn. (Oct. 11, 2018) -- United Methodists in Holston Conference are urged to continue assembling “cleaning kits” and “hygiene kits” to help survivors of this week's Hurricane Michael in Florida -- as well as ...

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Hurricane Florence / Michael Response

One month after Hurricane Florence struck the Carolinas, Hurricane Michael slammed the Gulf Coast. Holston Conference is ready to help our coastal neighbors in the following ways: 1. Collect cleaning kits and hygiene kits. Contact ...

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District Newsletters

Here are the most recent, available editions of district newsletters within the Holston Conference, along with other helpful links. Districts are listed from north to south. NEW RIVER DISTRICT February 2018 newsletter List of churches ...

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Job Opportunities

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Munsey Memorial UMC seeks part-time Missions Coordinator. See more details. 10.16.18 PINEY FLATS, Tenn. -- Piney Flats UMC seeks Pianist for 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service. Worship style is blended traditional ...

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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 872 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 872 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 872 congregations which extend from southwest Virginia, across East Tennessee, and into northern Georgia.

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