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Vol. E18, Number 10

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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We love you like crazy: Quilts for the homeless

BRISTOL, Tenn. (May 9, 2018) -- Some call them “crazy quilts.” Some call them “ugly quilts.” Either way, Anderson Street United Methodist Church is one of several churches where people meet regularly to create these special bedrolls for the homeless. Since 2002, a group of about five women have been meeting at Anderson Street on ...

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Elk Garden ministry goes beyond meeting basic needs

ROSEDALE, Va. (May 18, 2018) -- Paul’s little girl is sick. He says he’s barely slept, worrying about her high fever, and he has a complicated story about how the hospital sent her home too ...

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See our May 10 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in our May 10, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Anderson Street's "crazy quilts" for the homeless> Open house for Connexion on May 12> 'Wellness exams' ...

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Annual wellness exams due by June 30

ALCOA, Tenn. (May 10, 2018) -- Ken Luton, conference benefit officer, is urging all participants in the Holston Conference health-insurance plan to schedule their free wellness exams through their physicians before June 30. "If either ...

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Knoxville student develops software for food pantry

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 9, 2018) -- Matthew Dixson, a senior at Christian Academy of Knoxville, was recognized Sunday, May 6, for his contributions to the FISH ministry at First Farragut United Methodist Church. Dixson developed ...

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Open house scheduled for Connexion on May 12

ALCOA, Tenn. (May 10, 2018) – The Rev. Rusty Taylor invites Annual Conference members to an Open House at The Connexion in Sevierville this Saturday, May 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Connexion is ...

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See our May 4 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the May 4, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Annual Conference offering: Exile in Uganda> Obituary: Rev. Carl Marshall> Peace Conference teaches holy conversation> Paul ...

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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. -- Beaver Ridge UMC seeks part-time Financial Assistant/ Bookkeeper. See job description. Send resume to Rev. Larry Dial or Betty Lloyd at 5.14.18 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Munsey Memorial UMC seeks full-time ...

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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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