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Vol. 19, Number 17

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 team ministers with 1,800 children in Zimbabwe

"Hands-on" kits sent by churches distributed to most needy Sept. 12, 2019 It’s the hundreds of little faces and their expressions that inspire Amy Carmon to return to Zimbabwe each August. “It’s a blessing to see these kids’ faces ... You see those expressions when you hand them a simple craft or a backpack for ...

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UMW president: Even if your church leaves, you can stay with us

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2019) -- At her first annual meeting as president of the Holston Conference United Methodist Women, Carolyn Haerr addressed a concern she knew was shared by many in her audience. “Even ...

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Bishop Taylor invited to Korean school named after Holston

ALCOA, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2019) – Bishop Mary Virginia “Dindy” Taylor was visited by a group of Korean clergy at her office on Sept. 17. Their mission was to invite her to visit a school ...

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See our Sept. 12 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the Sept. 12, 2019, email edition of The Call: > Hands-on kits arrive in Zimbabwe> Church Street keeps Harry Potter on shelves> Cantler preaches on Day1 ...

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Job Opportunities

KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Mafair UMC seeks Director of Music Ministry. See job description. 9.18.19 CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Red Bank UMC seeks Children's Director. See job description. 9.18.19 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Beaver Ridge UMC seeks Nursery/ ...

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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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