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Vol. 19, Number 15

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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10 years after fire, St. Elmo brings voice of experience to church discussion

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Aug. 22, 2019) -- Many of the members at St. Elmo United Methodist Church remember where they were when their sanctuary was destroyed by fire 10 years ago on Aug. 23. That’s because many of them were there, standing on St. Elmo Avenue on a Sunday night as the flames leapt through the ...

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See our Aug. 22 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in our August 22, 2019, email edition of THE CALL: > St. Elmo UMC rises, 10 years after fire> UMCNext Plan would end LGBTQ restrictions> Iowa clergy ...

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See our Aug. 14 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in our August 14, 2019, email edition of THE CALL: > Pastors speak out after school shootings> Dinner Church feeds body and soul in East Knox> Methodist ...

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5 preaching tips for beginners and beyond

August 22, 2019 Preaching is no easy task. It takes time, dedication, deliberation, and prayerful consideration – and this is before you even step behind the pulpit. If you are just beginning your journey as ...

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Weekend shootings spur pastors to speak out in pulpit

Aug. 14, 2019 When 22 people were gunned down in El Paso on Saturday, Aug. 3, pastors all over the nation considered re-working their Sunday-morning sermons. Many pastors decided they would call for prayer, again, ...

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Job Opportunities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Colonial Heights UMC seeks Music Ministry. See job description. 8.21.19 MEADOWVIEW, Va. -- Meadowview UMC seeks Pianist and Choir Leader. See job description. 8.20.19 OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- Kern Memorial UMC seeks ...

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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 872 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 872 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 872 congregations which extend from southwest Virginia, across East Tennessee, and into northern Georgia.

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