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The Call

Vol. E16, Number 12

updated: June 20, 2016

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June 20, 2016

Once tortured for his faith, Sudanese man becames UMC licensed pastor

ALCOA, Tenn. (June 20, 2016) -- Botrous Tutu has been a preacher for many years -- since the 1990s when he was tortured in ...

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Once tortured for his faith, Sudanese man becames UMC licensed pastor

ALCOA, Tenn. (June 20, 2016) -- Botrous Tutu has been a preacher for many years -- since the 1990s when he was tortured in Sudan for refusing to renounce his faith -- and for the last four years, in a little church in Alcoa. On June 11, 150 people came from three states to see Tutu put on a clergy robe and celebrate his official status as a licensed local pastor in the United Methodist Church. Now, the Rev. Botrous Samuel Tutu, age 50, is under appointment to Green Meadow United Methodist Church, serving the Spring of Living Water community ... Read more

Job Opportunities

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. -- Shady Grove UMC seeks Pianist to play traditional music at 8:30 and 11 a.m. services on Sundays. Pianist may be asked to lead choir in future. Send ... Read more

Emerald Youth Foundation mentor Steve Diggs honored in Father’s Day tribute

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (June 14, 2016) -- Steve Diggs is all about faith, family and being a father figure to thousands of kids through the Emerald Youth Foundation and the different ... Read more

Morristown College's Methodist history highlighted by preservation group

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (May 25, 2016) -- The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance celebrated May as National Preservation Month by issuing a “This Place Matters” special focus on Morristown College. The National ... Read more

Cokesbury sends members out to serve the community

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (June 8, 2016) -- The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, Cokesbury United Methodist Church closed its doors and challenged its 4,000 members to take the time they would ... Read more

Orlando commentary: Love is there, if you look for it

SODDY DAISY, Tenn. (June 14, 2106) -- If you want to focus on the negative, on the hate, on the evil, it will be all you see. If you shift ... Read more

See our June 20 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories including in the June 20, 2016, email edition of The Call: > Once tortured for his faith, Sudanese pastor now celebrated> Annual ... Read more