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Aldersgate 2017

June 29 - July 2


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Vol. E17, Number 12

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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Final report: Annual Conference raises $105,588 for Zimbabwe

ALCOA, Tenn. (June 20, 2017) -- The Holston Annual Conference gathered June 11-14 with Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor presiding at Lake Junaluska, N.C. Under the theme “Behold,” 1,946 members represented Holston’s 880 congregations in east Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and north Georgia. During its session, the body adopted a “Comprehensive Strategic Plan” that will resize Holston ...

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See our June 21 email edition

Here are some of the topics in the June 21, 2017, email edition of The Call: > Final report for Annual Conference 2017> Other Annual Conference stories> Ministerial appointments> Fairview builds walls for wildfire survivors> ...

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'Voice of Vols' inspires Holston Home fundraiser

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (May 25, 2017) -- The major purpose of the Holston United Methodist Home for Children is to teach the youth “who they are, and whose they are.” Those words opened the annual benefit ...

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Fairview hosts building day for wildfire survivors

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (June 17, 2017) -- On a warm, sunny Saturday, 90 volunteers with hammers and nails in hand proved what hard work and heart can accomplish. Fairview United Methodist Church scheduled a work day ...

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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

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Addilynn Memorial UMC seeks Choir Director/ Minister of Music. See complete job description. Send resume with referrals to 6/9/17 MARYVILLE, Tenn. -- First UMC Maryville seeks Worship Leader to direct/ lead ...

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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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