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Vol. 19, Number 4

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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Holston prays for General Conference

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 21, 2019) -- Holston Conference joins United Methodists all over the world this week in praying for and watching the proceedings of General Conference. The special session of the denomination’s top policy-making group convenes Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose will be to receive and act on a report from ...

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See our Feb. 21 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in our February 21, 2019, email edition of The Call: > Praying for General Conference> 'Holston is My Home' video> Commentary: 'Gimme Shelter' at Convocation> Help finally ...

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See our Feb. 15 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the February 15, 2019, email edition of The Call: > Missional hubs "train the trainer"> New blog for General Conference> Chattanooga church hosts "Night to Shine"> ...

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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. -- Susannah's House seeks full-time Therapist, licensed as either LPC, LCSW or LMFT. See job description. Send resume and cover letter to: 2.21.19 ATHENS, Tenn. -- Allen Memorial UMC seeks Director of ...

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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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