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Latest "The Call"

April 17, 2017

Budget cuts likely as Holston leaders adjust for shortfall

ALCOA, Tenn. (April 19, 2017) -- Holston Conference finished the 2016 financial year with a $30,422 deficit, after 612 of 894 local churches paid 100 percent of their tithes. The ...

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Vol. E17, Number 7

April 17, 2017

Budget cuts likely as Holston leaders adjust for shortfall

ALCOA, Tenn. (April 19, 2017) -- Holston Conference finished the 2016 financial year with a $30,422 deficit, after 612 of 894 local churches paid 100 percent of their tithes. The deficit would have been closer ... more

Vol. E17, Number 6

April 3, 2017

Mary Carol Thompson named executive camp director

ALCOA, Tenn. (April 5, 2017) -- Rev. Mary Carol Thompson will serve as the next executive director of Holston Conference Camp and Retreat Ministries. Thompson, age 30, follows the Rev. Randy Pasqua, who will retire ... more

Vol. E17, Number 5

March 20, 2017

Holston gives $125,000 from wildfire donations to build homes

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 20, 2017) – Holston Conference is showing gratitude for the nation’s outpouring of donations for Sevier County wildfire relief by pouring the funds back into the building of 25 new homes for ... more

Vol. E17, Number 4

March 6, 2017

Holston partners with ASP to help Gatlinburg fire survivors

Press release JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 2, 2017) -- Appalachia Service Project (ASP) and the Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church jointly announce a partnership to assist in the long-term recovery of low-income families ... more

Vol. E17, Number 3

February 20, 2017

Pastor assures immigrants, 'You don't have to live in fear'

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2016) -- The chapel at St. John United Methodist Church was packed last Wednesday night. The faces of people from at least five Spanish-speaking nations showed stress, strain, concern -- and ... more

Vol. E17, Number 2

January 23, 2017

10,000 attend youth spiritual event in Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2017) -- For the 32nd year, United Methodist youth from east Tennessee, southwest Virginia and north Georgia hopped into church vans and headed to a spiritual winter weekend in Sevier ... more

Vol. E17, Number 1

January 2, 2017

What will we remember about Holston Conference in 2016?

ALCOA, Tenn. (Jan. 9, 2017) -- Before we step further into the New Year, let's revisit the biggest stories for the community of United Methodists in east Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and north Georgia. JANUARY: Snow ... more

Vol. E16, Number 24

December 19, 2016

Dogs will bring joy to Smyth County hospital on Christmas

MARION, Va. (Dec. 18, 2016) -- On Christmas morning, Andy Overbay will get up early and put Santa hats on his furry friends, whose names are Bo and Ty. Then the three of them will ... more

Vol. E16, Number 23

December 5, 2016

Five churches receive $40,000 to help Gatlinburg fire survivors

Dec. 12 update: Treasurer's office reports total $70,377 has been received for Holston Conference wildfire response. ALCOA, Tenn. (Dec. 9, 2016) -- Whenever people donate money for a good cause, they want to know it’s ... more

Vol. E16, Number 22

November 21, 2016

Gatlinburg fire: United Methodists check for damaged churches, explain how to help

New list of immediate needs (Dec. 3 update) Story below updated 7:30 p.m., Dec. 1 ALCOA, Tenn. (Nov. 29, 2016) – Holston Conference leaders are asking United Methodists to be prepared but patient while waiting ... more

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