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Bishop Taylor Announces District Superintendent APPOINTMENTS

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Vol. 19, Number 7

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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Students react to turmoil after decision to close Hiwassee

MADISONVILLE, Tenn. (April 11, 2019) – The county police came to Hiwassee College on April 5. Nicole Fritz was one of several students who was not happy about that or any of the other turmoil related to the leadership's recent decision to close the school. “They’re treating us like we’re trespassing when we have paid ...

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Holston churches take up fight against opioid addiction

April 18, 2019 The survey left an impression on Bishop Dindy Taylor. As members of the Holston Strategy Team pored over results of an August 2017 questionnaire, Taylor and the other team members noticed that ...

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See our April 12 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in our April 12, 2019, email edition of The Call: > Students react to turmoil after decision to close Hiwassee> Tenn. Wesleyan creates policy for Hiwassee transfers> ...

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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

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Munsey Memorial UMC seeks Contemporary Worship Director. See job description. 4.18.19 COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. -- First Collierville UMC seeks Director of Student Ministries. See job description. 4.4.19 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Grace UMC ...

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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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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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