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Latest "The Call"

August 14, 2017

3 Holston pastors join protest for peace in Charlottesville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 12, 2017) -- For a group of three friends, and pastors, going to Charlottesville, Virginia, was a calling — one that was spiritual. “We were warned several ...

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Vol. E17, Number 15

August 14, 2017

3 Holston pastors join protest for peace in Charlottesville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 12, 2017) -- For a group of three friends, and pastors, going to Charlottesville, Virginia, was a calling — one that was spiritual. “We were warned several times that our lives were ... more

Vol. E17, Number 14

July 17, 2017

Commentary: Upon hearing a pastor preach on his first day

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (July 19, 2017) -- I saw a young pastor preach on his first Sunday at his first church, and it made me cry. No, the sermon wasn’t bad. It was pretty good, actually. ... more

Vol. E17, Number 13

July 3, 2017

Construction starts on new homes for wildfire survivors

ALCOA, Tenn. (July 7, 2017) – Construction has begun on four new homes for survivors of last year’s wildfires. The foundation for a fifth house will go into the ground next week, an organizer for ... more

Vol. E17, Number 12

June 19, 2017

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 ... more

Vol. E17, Number 11

June 9, 2017

Annual Conference News 2017

The 2017 session of Holston Annual Conference was held June 11-14 in Lake Junaluska, N.C. Check here often at ACNews.Holston.org for follow-up reports on the actions. Final report: $105,588 for Zimbabwe mission (June 20) Wednesday ... more

Vol. E17, Number 10

May 29, 2017

Inmate art inspires new ministries to fight addiction

HILLSVILLE, Va. (May 30, 2017) -- When the letters started coming from the jail, the Rev. Ronnie Collins was amazed by the artwork decorating the envelopes and pages. The first was a sketch of Jesus. ... more

Vol. E17, Number 9

May 15, 2017

Annual Conference: Are you with us so far?

ALCOA, Tenn. (May 18, 2017) -- The annual meeting of Holston Conference leaders is about three weeks away. Will you be there June 11-14 at Lake Junaluska, N.C.? If so, you've already received lots of ... more

Vol. E17, Number 8

May 1, 2017

Bishop Taylor announces change in D.S. appointments

May 2, 2107 To our brothers and sisters in Holston Conference, In response to the urgent demands upon our Conference created by limited financial resources and further proposed cuts to our budget, the Cabinet determined ... more

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

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