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Bishop Taylor Announces District Superintendent APPOINTMENTS

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Vol. 19, Number 5

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What can I say? Pastors offer healing words after GC

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 1, 2019) -- Pastors in Holston are aware that actions of General Conference give the impression that some, especially those who identify as LGBTQ, are not welcome in The United Methodist Church. They also know their members and communities are hurt, disappointed, confused, and in need of healing. And they have something ...

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Bishop Taylor announces district superintendent appointments

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 10, 2019) -- Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor announces the projected appointments of district superintendents, effective July 1. The Rev. Ann Robins will serve as Tennessee Valley District superintendent, following the Rev. Brenda ...

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Commentary: My child has no home in the UMC

RADFORD, Va. (March 7, 2019) -- At the beginning of the summer of 2016, I could swear I had the dreams for my children figured out. I couldn’t have been prouder. I was taking one ...

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What happened in St. Louis: Delegates share GC experience

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 7, 2019) -- Nearly four years after they were elected, Holston Conference delegates returned to their homes after a General Conference that failed miserably to settle the denomination’s disagreements over human sexuality. ...

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Trying to understand: 2,600 attend district meetings after GC

March 6, 2019 FIVE DAYS after the conclusion of General Conference, about 2,600 Holstonians gathered to pray and learn how decisions made in St. Louis would affect their local churches. Under the name 3/[email protected], all ...

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Job Opportunities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Church Street UMC seeks Director of Communications. Application materials due March 27. See job description. 3.6.19 HAZEL GREEN, Ala. -- Hazel Green UMC seeks full-time Daycare Director. See job description. 3.6.19 KNOXVILLE, ...

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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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