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Vol. E16, 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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David Graves elected bishop in The United Methodist Church

July 14 update: Bishop David Graves has been assigned to the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference. His assignment begins Sept. 1. LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (July 13, 2016) -- The Rev. David Graves, senior pastor of Church Street United Methodist Church in the Holston Annual (regional) Conference, has been elected as a United Methodist bishop by delegates ...

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Letter from Bishop Taylor: 'The church still belongs to Jesus'

ALCOA, Tenn. (July 22, 2016) -- Bishop Mary Virginia "Dindy" Taylor releases an Episcopal Letter regarding jurisdictional actions and Holston Conference's commitment to follow the Book of Discipline. Download letter.

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Bishop David Graves shares gratitude with Holston

On July 13, Rev. David Graves was elected a United Methodist bishop. On July 14, he was assigned to the Alabama-West Florida Conference. Here is his letter to Holston Conference. July 19, 2016 Thank You ...

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White Oak church partners with family justice center

RED BANK, Tenn. (July 13, 2016) -- White Oak United Methodist Church in Red Bank has partnered with the Family Justice Center, Second Life and the Red Bank Police Department to help provide social services ...

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July Obituaries

In memoriam > Rev. John Nelson Trundle, age 82, July 18 in Maryville, Tenn. See obituary. > Nell Mohney, age 94, July 19 in Chattanooga, Tenn. See CTFP story.

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Dearings return to U.S. after fighting erupts in South Sudan

ALCOA, Tenn. (July 18, 2016) -- While heavy gunfire and violence escalate in South Sudan, missionaries related to Holston Conference have evacuated and are returning to the U.S. Rev. Fred Dearing and Libby Dearing, a ...

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Oak Ridge volunteer shares first mission experience in Honduras

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (June 8, 2016) -- First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge has sent 64 adult mission teams into the world to serve with those in need since 2003. Nineteen of these teams ...

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Pat Summitt never hid her faith, remained active in church

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (July 10, 2016) -- Once a year, Seymour United Methodist Church in Tennessee held a "Laity Day," in which folks from the pews would handle all the clergy stuff one Sunday — ...

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Bishop Taylor responds to recent violence

ALCOA, Tenn. (July 8, 2016) -- Bishop Mary Virginia "Dindy" Taylor released the following statement after race-related fatal shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas July 5-7. We have all been shocked and heartbroken by the ...

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Job Opportunities

LOUISVILLE, Tenn. -- St Mark’s UMC seeks part-time Administrative Assistant. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $12 per hour. Must be proficient in computer software and bookkeeping practices. Send resume to: ...

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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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