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Vol. 19, Number 9

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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Stay or go? LGBTQI members wrestle with church future

May 9, 2019 Cody Quillen calls himself a “branded Methodist.” He’s got the tattoo on his forearm to prove it. “I love the simplicity of John Wesley’s teachings,” explains Quillen, age 28. “I got through life with the cross and flame. It really did a lot for me. It saved me a time or two.” ...

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Hiwassee dental program acquired by Tennessee Wesleyan

Holston Foundation gives $100,000 to support transfer ALCOA, Tenn. (May 17, 2019) -- The Holston Foundation has given $100,000 to Tennessee Wesleyan University to support its acquisition of Hiwassee College’s dental hygiene program. Tennessee Wesleyan ...

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'Bittersweet moment': Hiwassee celebrates final graduation

MADISONVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2019) -- Inside a packed campus auditorium, some 73 students received their diplomas from Hiwassee College in Madisonville on May 10 in what was described as the largest graduation crowd in ...

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Statement: Support for young delegates in Holston

May 7, 2019 TO THE HOLSTON ANNUAL CONFERENCE: We love our church. We love Holston Conference. We love God, and we love God’s children. We love our young adult children, and we believe, through them, ...

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Leaders ask for fairer representation of young delegates

ALCOA, Tenn. (May 15, 2019) -- Leaders of several ministries and teams are uniting to ask the Holston Annual Conference to elect a minimum of two young-adult delegates at its upcoming June 9-12 meeting in ...

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See our May 10 email edition ...

Here are some of the links and stories in our May 10 email edition of The Call: > Stay or go? LGBTQI voices> Sudanese student reunites with missionaries> Questions arise as Hiwassee closes> Pastor named ...

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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

ROCKWOOD, Tenn. -- Rockwood UMC seeks Organist. See job description. 5.15.19 BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Addilynn Memorial UMC seeks part-time Youth Leader. See job description. Send cover letter and resume to [email protected] by June 30. 5.15.19 ...

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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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