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Vol. 19, Number 13

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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Teenager survives broken home through love of church

BRISTOL, Va. (July 9, 2019) -- Nate Roark was sleeping in the same room when his father died from complications related to opioid addiction. "I woke up to hear him coughing his last few breaths," says Roark, who was 12 at the time. Five years later, the 17-year-old survivor of a broken home is an ...

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See our July 11 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the July 11, 2019, email edition of The Call: > Teenager survives broken home through love of church> Commentary: State of evangelism in Holston Conference> Rogersville ...

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Commentary: The state of evangelism in Holston Conference

BRISTOL, Tenn. (July 9, 2019) -- In 1744, John Wesley was asked a series of questions on his expectations of preachers. His answers became known as the “12 Rules of a Helper.” Rule number 11 ...

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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

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Centenary UMC seeks Director of Student Ministries. See job description. Send resume by July 20 to [email protected] 7.9.19 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Lincoln Park UMC seeks part-time Minister of Music. See job description. ...

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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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