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The Call

Vol. E17, Number 10

updated: May 29, 2017

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May 29, 2017

Inmate art inspires new ministries to fight addiction

HILLSVILLE, Va. (May 30, 2017) -- When the letters started coming from the jail, the Rev. Ronnie Collins was amazed by the artwork decorating ...

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Inmate art inspires new ministries to fight addiction

HILLSVILLE, Va. (May 30, 2017) -- When the letters started coming from the jail, the Rev. Ronnie Collins was amazed by the artwork decorating the envelopes and pages. The first was a sketch of Jesus. As more and more mail arrived from the inmates, the drawings became elaborate, including scripture or professions of faith. “We were blown away by the talent that we saw,” says Collins, who had visited inmates at New River Valley Regional Jail with his associate pastor, David Payne. “These men sought us out to share their talent and to grow in their walk with Christ.” The ... Read more

Lodge at Camp Wesley Woods shines after renovation

TOWNSEND, Tenn. (May 22, 2017) – Camp Wesley Woods is kicking off the summer season with a new star to add to its list of attractions. Nickle Lodge – the ... Read more

Knoxville church cheers loudest for 'Voice' winner

Cokesbury United Methodist Church threw "watch parties" and shared radical hospitality with fans of their worship singer, Chris Blue. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2017) -- When Chris Blue finally took ... Read more

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Here are some of the links and stories in our May 30, 2017, email edition of "The Call": > Inmate art inspires new ways to fight addiction> Cokesbury goes all ... Read more