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The Call

Vol. E17, Number 22

updated: November 20, 2017

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November 20, 2017

Lake Junaluska apologizes for history of racism

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (Nov. 17, 2017) – An apology for past acts of racism and segregation against African-Americans has been issued by Lake Junaluska ...

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Lake Junaluska apologizes for history of racism

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (Nov. 17, 2017) – An apology for past acts of racism and segregation against African-Americans has been issued by Lake Junaluska leaders in response to a resolution passed earlier this year by the Holston Annual Conference. “Statement on Racism,” signed by the Board of Trustees of Lake Junaluska Assembly, acknowledges that Lake Junaluska’s 104-year history includes racist policies and behaviors committed by individuals as well as the organization. “For this we repent,” the statement declares, before describing four ways Lake Junaluska commits to eliminating racism. Jack Ewing, Lake Junaluska executive director, said the statement “was not written ... Read more

Giving Tuesday, or just giving because it's what we do

ALCOA, Tenn. (Nov. 21, 2017) -- “Giving Tuesday” falls on Nov. 28, and many ministries related to Holston Conference will surely give thanks all year long if you will only ... Read more

District newsletters

Holston Conference has 12 districts and 874 churches. Here are the most recently provided newsletters for each district: Abingdon July/ August edition Big Stone GapOctober edition Chattanooga************** Cleveland August/ September ... Read more

See our November 21 email edition

Here are some of the stories in the Nov. 21, 2017, email edition of "The Call": > Lake Junaluska trustees apologize for racism> 'Tis the season to give to others> ... Read more

Nothing ugly about 'ugly quilts' for Johnson City homeless

PINEY FLATS, Tenn. (Nov. 21, 2017) -- Since January, a group of women at Edgefield United Methodist Church have completed 100 bedrolls called “ugly quilts." The bedrolls are given to ... Read more

State partners with recovery congregations to tackle addiction

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2017) -- The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is encouraging faith-based groups to tackle the addiction crisis. Monty Burks, director of faith ... Read more

Two accidentally shot at Tellico Plains church

TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. (Nov. 16, 2017) -- A man accidentally shot himself and his wife at an East Tennessee church on Thursday while he was showing off his gun during ... Read more