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The Call

Vol. E16, Number 23

updated: December 5, 2016

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December 5, 2016

$31,485 received for fire relief / Plans for special advertising

ALCOA, Tenn. (Dec. 6, 2016) – Holston Conference leaders were grateful last night when the treasurer’s office announced the latest total of donations arriving ...

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$31,485 received for fire relief / Plans for special advertising

ALCOA, Tenn. (Dec. 6, 2016) – Holston Conference leaders were grateful last night when the treasurer’s office announced the latest total of donations arriving for Sevier County wildfire relief: $31,485. Checks and cash are arriving through the mail, online, and on foot in the Alcoa Conference Office, said the Rev. Michael Sluder, director of connectional ministries. A $5,000 contribution arrived from the Alabama-West Florida Conference, where Holston native Bishop David Graves serves as resident bishop. “We’re so thankful for it all and will continue to share how we can best serve our neighbors and the survivors,” Sluder said. Donations from ... Read more

Job Opportunities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Bookwalter UMC seeks part-time Minister of Youth for grades 6-12. This program includes weekly meetings with devotions and fun activities, as well as occasional service projects, mission ... Read more

District newsletters

Holston Conference has 12 districts and 881 churches. Here are the most recent available newsletters for each district: AbingdonNovember/ December edition Big Stone GapOctober/ November edition ChattanoogaNot available ClevelandAugust/ September ... Read more

Gatlinburg memories occupy a big part of our hearts

The Rev. Steve Doyal shared these memories on his blog, The Not Quite Right Reverend, as news began to pour out about the Sevier County wildfires last week. Reprinted with ... Read more

WILDFIRE 2016

In November 2016, the southeastern U.S. suffered from a series of wildfires in the midst of a long period of drought. Holston Conference counties in southwest Virginia, north Georgia, and ... Read more

Don't do nothing. Pray and prepare

Dec. 2, 2016 It's Advent, right? The season of hope and waiting. What happens when a crisis hits so big that not one person alone can solve it, so big ... Read more

New list of needs for fire survivors/ Gatlinburg church escapes destruction

ALCOA, Tenn. (Dec. 3, 2016) – United Methodist leaders are rejoicing that the buildings they feared had perished in the Gatlinburg fire escaped with minor damage. They also released a ... Read more