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The Call

Vol. E13, Number 1

updated: January 4, 2013

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January 4, 2013

United Methodists send first chaplain to hike 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail

For the past 10 springs, three tiny churches offered free home-cooked breakfasts and other friendly services to Appalachian Trail "thru hikers" passing their portion ...

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United Methodists send first chaplain to hike 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail

For the past 10 springs, three tiny churches offered free home-cooked breakfasts and other friendly services to Appalachian Trail "thru hikers" passing their portion of southwest Virginia. This year, the ministry moves out on the legendary trail with the introduction of a roving United Methodist chaplain. Josh Lindamood, a 26-year-old preacher’s son, is scheduled to take the life-changing hike himself, beginning April 4 at Springer Mountain in Georgia and finishing some six months later at Mount Katahdin in Maine. The goal is to provide an encouraging spiritual presence to trekkers tendered by nature and physical challenge during the 2,200-mile, spring-to-fall ... Read more

AT Chaplain: For more information

The Appalachian Trail Chaplaincy is a ministry of the Holston Conference, United Methodist Church. For more informationContact Alan AshworthAlanashworth2@hotmail.com(276) 688-6151 Visit FacebookAppalachian Trail Chaplainwww.facebook.com/AppalachianTrailChaplainSupport the ministryMake check to “Holston Conference” ... Read more

Virginia pastor leads churches to offer kindness (and breakfast) to Appalachian Trail hikers

When Alan Ashworth was appointed as first-time pastor to Round Mountain Circuit in 1996, he immediately began seeking a ministry focus for his three tiny churches in Bastian, Va.He was ... Read more

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For all links and stories in the January 7, 2013, e-news edition of The Call, click here. Read more