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The Call

Vol. E17, Number 4

updated: March 6, 2017

Latest "The Call"

March 6, 2017

Holston partners with ASP to help Gatlinburg fire survivors

Press release JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 2, 2017) -- Appalachia Service Project (ASP) and the Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church jointly announce ...

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Holston partners with ASP to help Gatlinburg fire survivors

Press release JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 2, 2017) -- Appalachia Service Project (ASP) and the Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church jointly announce a partnership to assist in the long-term recovery of low-income families devastated by the wildfires in Sevier County. This partnership will work in concert with the Mountain Tough Recovery Team and other agencies engaged in the recovery effort. On Nov. 28, 2016, a fire that started in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was pushed by strong winds out of the park and into Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The fire killed 14 people and destroyed ... Read more

March obituaries

In memoriam > Rev. Warren Wattenbarger, age 85, March 2 in Rossville, Ga. See obituary in Kingsport Times-News. Read more

Pastors get educated by business leaders at Convocation

See complete story on Storify PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 2, 2017) -- You've heard of TED Talks? About 270 United Methodist preachers gathered here Feb. 20-22 for "LED Talks." The ... Read more

Board warns of premium increase without physical exam

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 6, 2017) -- At the 2016 Holston Annual Conference, the Board of Pensions and Health Care Benefits Board announced that all active employee participants and spouses participating ... Read more

Co-pastors lead marriage workshops for Hispanic community

GALAX, Va. (March 6, 2017) – Pastors Javier and Elizabeth Hernandez have led marriage seminars for five Holston congregations in recent years – and they believe couples need help with ... Read more

See our March 6 email edition

See our March 6 email-edition for complete stories and links for the most recent news and information from Holston Conference and the United Methodist Church. > New homes for wildfire ... Read more

Listen: Addiction bears down on Kingsport and beyond

Part 1 of a series: Listen That You May Live KINGSPORT, Tenn. (March 8, 2017) -- Will Shewey’s Facebook posts will mess you up. They offer a wrenching glimpse into ... Read more

Listen: Mountain City relationship story has lesson for today

Part 2 of a series: Listen That You May Live MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. (March 13, 2017) -- Rev. Ken Caraway was recommended as a good interview because he took steps ... Read more