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The Call

Vol. E17, Number 1

updated: January 2, 2017

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January 2, 2017

What will we remember about Holston Conference in 2016?

ALCOA, Tenn. (Jan. 9, 2017) -- Before we step further into the New Year, let's revisit the biggest stories for the community of United ...

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What will we remember about Holston Conference in 2016?

ALCOA, Tenn. (Jan. 9, 2017) -- Before we step further into the New Year, let's revisit the biggest stories for the community of United Methodists in east Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and north Georgia. JANUARY: Snow ruins Resurrection for half the usual attenders; the others plow through. FEBRUARY: Holston pays big bucks to lease a vacation church near Sevierville. Tennessee Wesleyan gives itself a promotion. Shades of Grace reminds us what it means to be a church. See our complete story on Storify ... Read more

December obituaries

In memoriam > Rev. Bill Beard, age 74, Dec. 9 in Erwin, Tenn. See Johnson City press obituary. > Rev. John Keller, age 69, Dec. 15 at U.T. Medical Center ... Read more

Family Promise of Blount Co. moves from Green Meadow to vacant church

ALCOA, Tenn. (Jan. 1, 2017) -- Kathi Parkins serves as executive director of Family Promise of Blount County. The nonprofit opened its doors in 2008 with 25 churches on board ... Read more

More refugees than ever calling Knoxville home

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 2, 2017) -- More refugees than ever before are now calling Knoxville home. Bridge Refugee Services, the agency designated by the government to help refugees adjust to ... Read more

Have a happy, lighter New Year

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 4, 2016) -- My blank 2017 calendar is already filling up! I have such high hopes of managing my time, my life in new ways. No New ... Read more