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The Call

Vol. E17, Number 13

updated: July 3, 2017

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Construction starts on new homes for wildfire survivors

ALCOA, Tenn. (July 7, 2017) – Construction has begun on four new homes for survivors of last year’s wildfires. The foundation for a fifth house will go into the ground next week, an organizer for the Sevier County Rebuild Project said today. The five new homes are the first of at least 25 that Appalachia Service Project (ASP) will build in partnership with Holston Conference, more than two months after the official groundbreaking. Claire Kopetsky, ASP case manager, said that volunteers with debris-moving experience and equipment are needed to help prepare future sites where homes can be built. “We have ... Read more

Etowah pastors come together to pray after teenager found dead

ETOWAH, Tenn. (July 6 2017) — Etowah pastors met Thursday to pray for loved ones of Kelsey Burnette. The TBI identified the 18-year-old's body as the one found near an ... Read more

Pastor serves as fireworks maestro for Nashville Symphony

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 30, 2017) -- Larry Trotter is a Knoxville pastor, and a former lead guitarist in a rock band. But on July 4th Trotter turns into the maestro ... Read more

Legal-aid groups seek to expand justice access through churches

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 6, 2017) -- Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Tennessee Faith and Justice Alliance, Christian Legal Society and Chattanooga Gospel Justice Initiative are among those working together on ... Read more

Now what? Church workers wait for district definitions

ALCOA, Tenn. (July 8, 2017) – Holston members have a lot of questions about how a newly adopted strategic plan will affect their ministries – particularly a component that reduces ... Read more

The Connexion goes from 'shuttered to sharing'

The following story is re-posted with permission from The Mountain Press. SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (July 9, 2017) – The Connexion is growing. When the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church ... Read more

See our July 10 email edition

Here are some of the stories and links in The Call's July 10, 2017, email edition: > Waiting for Strategy Team to act> New Gatlinburg houses going up> New appointments ... Read more