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Vol. 19, Number 1

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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'Dinner Church' creates new congregation in east Knoxville

MASCOT, Tenn. (Jan. 10, 2019) -- The Rev. Brenda Carroll began talking to her pastors about “Fresh Expressions” when she was a United Methodist district superintendent in Chattanooga. When she was appointed to lead a new district, Carroll also encouraged her Knoxville-area pastors to consider this different way of doing church. Carroll finally found a ...

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Discipleship webinar: Creating an intentional process

ALCOA, Tenn. (Jan. 17, 2019) -- Over the Christmas holidays there was a conversation about discipleship process on the Holston Conference Clergy Facebook page. The conversation began with the question: Who would be willing to ...

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Camp Dickenson announces new director: Anthony Gomez

ALCOA, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2019) – A search and interview committee has selected Anthony Gomez as the new director for Camp Dickenson, a Holston Conference camp located in Fries, Virginia. Gomez is a native of ...

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Forum speakers ask delegates to support Traditional Plan

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2019) -- About 90 people attended a Jan. 12 forum to express their views to Holston Conference delegates who will soon vote on a future path for the denomination. The “listening ...

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5 reasons to think about starting a 'Dinner Church'

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 10, 2019) – United Methodists were the majority among 60 participants in a “Dinner Church” training held at First Baptist Church in Asheville last month. They came to hear a Seattle pastor, ...

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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. -- Bearden UMC seeks Childcare Center Director. See job description. 1.16.19 CLINTON, Tenn. -- St. Mark UMC seeks part-time Director of Youth Ministries. See job description. 1.15.19 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Norwood 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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