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The Call

Vol. E16, Number 14

updated: July 18, 2016

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July 18, 2016

David Graves elected bishop in The United Methodist Church

July 14 update: Bishop David Graves has been assigned to the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference. His assignment begins Sept. 1. LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (July ...

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David Graves elected bishop in The United Methodist Church

July 14 update: Bishop David Graves has been assigned to the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference. His assignment begins Sept. 1. LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (July 13, 2016) -- The Rev. David Graves, senior pastor of Church Street United Methodist Church in the Holston Annual (regional) Conference, has been elected as a United Methodist bishop by delegates at the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. Graves, age 58, was elected Wednesday afternoon, July 13, at the jurisdiction’s quadrennial meeting at Lake Junaluska, N.C. On the fourth ballet, he received 221 votes out of 345 valid ballots cast. He needed 207 to be elected. Graves was ... Read more

Job Opportunities

LOUISVILLE, Tenn. -- St Mark’s UMC seeks part-time Administrative Assistant. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $12 per hour. Must be proficient in computer software and ... Read more

Bishop Taylor responds to recent violence

ALCOA, Tenn. (July 8, 2016) -- Bishop Mary Virginia "Dindy" Taylor released the following statement after race-related fatal shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas July 5-7. We have all been ... Read more

Pat Summitt never hid her faith, remained active in church

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (July 10, 2016) -- Once a year, Seymour United Methodist Church in Tennessee held a "Laity Day," in which folks from the pews would handle all the ... Read more

Oak Ridge volunteer shares first mission experience in Honduras

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (June 8, 2016) -- First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge has sent 64 adult mission teams into the world to serve with those in need since ... Read more

Dearings return to U.S. after fighting erupts in South Sudan

ALCOA, Tenn. (July 18, 2016) -- While heavy gunfire and violence escalate in South Sudan, missionaries related to Holston Conference have evacuated and are returning to the U.S. Rev. Fred ... Read more

July Obituaries

In memoriam > Rev. John Nelson Trundle, age 82, July 18 in Maryville, Tenn. See obituary. > Nell Mohney, age 94, July 19 in Chattanooga, Tenn. See CTFP story. Read more

White Oak church partners with family justice center

RED BANK, Tenn. (July 13, 2016) -- White Oak United Methodist Church in Red Bank has partnered with the Family Justice Center, Second Life and the Red Bank Police Department ... Read more

Bishop David Graves shares gratitude with Holston

On July 13, Rev. David Graves was elected a United Methodist bishop. On July 14, he was assigned to the Alabama-West Florida Conference. Here is his letter to Holston Conference. ... Read more

Letter from Bishop Taylor: 'The church still belongs to Jesus'

ALCOA, Tenn. (July 22, 2016) -- Bishop Mary Virginia "Dindy" Taylor releases an Episcopal Letter regarding jurisdictional actions and Holston Conference's commitment to follow the Book of Discipline. Download letter. Read more