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The Call

Vol. E18, Number 13

updated: June 18, 2018

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Annual Conference wrap-up: Shared love for Africa triumphs over divisions

ALCOA, Tenn. (June 18, 2018) The Holston Annual Conference gathered June 10-13 with Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor presiding at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Under the theme, “Jesus is Good,” 1,948 members represented Holston’s 877 congregations in east Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and north Georgia. The theme was lifted from a photo snapped on a recent mission trip to Uganda, where Holston Conference continues its long-term relationship with 36 orphans, pastors and mission staff originally from South Sudan. In the photo, “Jesus is Good” is handwritten on a mud-cracked church building in Uganda, where many South Sudanese refugees have fled from violence, ... Read more

Delegation provides information on submitting petitions

The Holston Conference delegation has prepared the following questions and answers on submitting petitions to the special session of General Conference in February 2019. All petitions must be received by ... Read more

Holston has strong ties to jailed missionary

ALCOA, Tenn. (June 27, 2018) -- Holston Conference mission leaders are joining others in calling for the Republic of Philippines to release three United Methodist missionaries to leave the country. ... Read more

See our June 22 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories for the June 22, 2018, email edition of THE CALL: > Annual Conference wrap-up report> 2018-2019 Ministerial Appointments> How to submit petitions ... Read more

See our June 27 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the June 28, 2018, email edition of THE CALL: > Holston has strong ties to jailed missionary> In memoriam: Rev. Bill ... Read more