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Vol. 19, Number 18

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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Groups with opposing views meet to prepare for church future

Sept. 26, 2019 Over two weekends in September, two groups of Holston United Methodists met separately to prepare for dramatic changes in the denomination that may result during General Conference 2020 next May. On Sept. 15, about 50 people gathered at St. Elmo United Methodist Church in Chattanooga for “Holy Conversations” including worship and small-group ...

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Cheesecakes help youth member join mission in Costa Rica

Resurrection in Costa Rica kicks off next week GATLINBURG, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 2019) -- The boy who baked cheesecakes to raise money for a mission trip to Costa Rica will finally realize his dream. Next ...

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Report: Holston camps celebrate high summer attendance

Sept. 26, 2019 Although it’s fall, those of us in Holston Camp and Retreat Ministries are still rejoicing in God’s work this summer. We would like to celebrate this year’s summer camp season with you ...

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Delegation invites input for selecting nominees for bishop

The following letter was submitted by the current Holston Conference delegation, pictured above and elected in June 2019. Sept. 25, 2019 The primary work of delegates to the 2020 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference will be the ...

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Job Opportunities

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- St. Marks UMC seeks Children's Ministry Team Leader. See job description. Contact Tim Davis, Office Administrator, at 423-267-5530. 10.2.19 GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Asbury UMC seeks full-time Director of Student Ministries. See job ...

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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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