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The Call

Vol. E17, Number 23

updated: December 11, 2017

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December 11, 2017

Serving in Tennessee, pastor from Zimbabwe prays for his nation, church

TALBOTT, Tenn. (Dec. 11, 2017) -- The Rev. Samuel Dzobo lives off a little country road and is the pastor of two small-town congregations ...

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Vol. E17, Num. 23

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Serving in Tennessee, pastor from Zimbabwe prays for his nation, church

TALBOTT, Tenn. (Dec. 11, 2017) -- The Rev. Samuel Dzobo lives off a little country road and is the pastor of two small-town congregations in east Tennessee. At Christmastime, he’s busy with all the things preachers are busy with: Worship, cantatas, parties, outreach. "Pastor Sam" has a lot to celebrate this year, but he won’t be home for Christmas. His home is Zimbabwe, a nation that’s been in the news a lot lately as its president of 37 years was forced to resign Nov. 21 following days of political crisis and a military takeover. While Dzobo went about his pastoral ... Read more

Job Opportunities

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Trinity UMC seeks part-time Music Director. Duties include directing Chancel Choir on Sundays and rehearsals on Wednesdays. Additional responsibilities with other vocal and handbell choirs can be ... Read more

District newsletters

Holston Conference has 12 districts and 874 churches. Here are the most recently provided newsletters for each district: AbingdonDecember edition Big Stone GapOctober edition Chattanooga************** Cleveland August/ September edition Johnson ... Read more

National UMC tour stops in downtown Knoxville on Dec. 21

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 6, 2017) -- Those meandering through Market Square with visions of sugarplums might also get a glimpse of the true meaning of Christmas – and it comes ... Read more

Anniversary of Gatlinburg wildfires: Wadley remembers

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Nov. 28, 2017) -- Gatlinburg is my hometown, and I loved growing up there. I graduated from Pi Beta Phi Elementary and Gatlinburg-Pittman High School and worked in ... Read more

Names chosen for 9 new districts

ALCOA, Tenn. (Dec. 14, 2017) -- “The districts have spoken. They’ve made their final decisions.” The Holston Conference Strategy Team learned the new names for the nine new districts today ... Read more