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The Call

Vol. E17, Number 20

updated: October 23, 2017

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October 23, 2017

Betty Trotter: 70 years of Sundays as church pianist

RICEVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2017) -- Betty Trotter was 16 years old when she began playing the piano for Spring Creek United Methodist Church. ...

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Betty Trotter: 70 years of Sundays as church pianist

RICEVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2017) -- Betty Trotter was 16 years old when she began playing the piano for Spring Creek United Methodist Church. For 70 years of Sundays, the congregation has been blessed by her music. On Sunday, Trotter’s congregation and family celebrated her 70-year ministry with a surprise luncheon, just one day before her 86th birthday. “I can’t teach or do a lot of other things, but I can do this,” Trotter said during a party featuring a cake illustrated with piano keys. “This is my contribution.” Bishop Dindy Taylor attended worship and the reception with her husband, ... Read more

October obituaries

In memoriam: > Rev. Damon Mitchell, age 89, of Sevierville, Tenn., on Oct. 9. See obituary in The Advocate & Democrat. > Rev. Paula Dell Campbell, age 72, died in ... Read more

Oak Ridge team serves disaster survivors at Louisiana depot

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2017) -- During the week of Sept. 23-29, sixteen volunteers from First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge served at UMCOR Sager Brown Depot along ... Read more

AT Chaplain returns to Holston territory as hike continues

PEARISBURG, Va. (Oct. 25, 2017) -- Matt Hall has been hiking the Appalachian Trail since July. He started in Maine and climbed his way through New Hampshire and Vermont; trekked ... Read more

Johnson City church celebrates 'explosion' of children, youth

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 26, 2017) -- Almost three years ago on a Sunday morning, Pastor Jane Taylor was driving to her church at 7 a.m. when she passed four ... Read more

School kits urgently needed for Hurricane Maria students

ALCOA, Tenn. (Oct. 26, 2017) -- Holston mission leaders have set a deadline of Nov. 10 for churches to collect school supplies, after receiving news from Florida that hundreds of ... Read more

See our October 26 email edition

Here's the link to our October 26 email edition of "The Call," including these stories ... > First Johnson City UMC celebrates growing youth ministry> 70 years of Sundays: Betty ... Read more