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Vol. E18, Number 16

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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United Methodist Women prepare for new districts in 2019

ALCOA, Tenn. (April 7, 2018) -- The 872 congregations of Holston Conference have been living into a new organization of nine districts with new names since January 2018. However, the United Methodist Women (UMW) of Holston Conference decided to hold off on reorganizing from 12 districts to nine until January 2019. Lynice Broyles, Holston UMW ...

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Heard in Holston: RezKidz shuts down after six years

August 8, 2018Briefs from around the conference End of the road for RezKidz The design team for RezKidz shocked Facebook followers on July 24 by announcing that the Christian children’s event will not continue in ...

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See our Aug. 1 email edition

Here are some of the stories and links in the August 1, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Youth share highlights of summer ministries> Vacating The Connexion> Holston archives moves to Athens> Kingsley UMC ...

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Commentary: Pastor returns to hometown to reap the harvest

BLUEFIELD, Va. (July 19, 2018) – First United Methodist Church of Bluefield – “First Church,” as we locals call it – has a long history of service to its mission. It is a mission that ...

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Commentary: Even through disagreement, we stand as one

Parker Kitts, a member at Harriman United Methodist Church, was one of 330 young adults who went to Johannesburg, South Africa, for the fourth Global Young People’s Convocation. Delegates from 40 countries in four regions ...

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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

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Colonial Heights UMC in South Knoxville seeks part-time Youth Director. Send resumes to Lisa Atkins at 8.8.18 CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- St. Elmo UMC seeks part-time Nursery Coordinator for children ages 0-5 ...

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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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