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The Call

Vol. E18, Number 1

updated: January 1, 2018

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January 1, 2018

Churches offer warmth to neighbors when temperature drops

ALCOA, Tenn. (Jan. 10, 2018) -- During the bitterly cold days and nights of the last two weeks, many church members prayed for neighbors ...

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Churches offer warmth to neighbors when temperature drops

ALCOA, Tenn. (Jan. 10, 2018) -- During the bitterly cold days and nights of the last two weeks, many church members prayed for neighbors who didn’t have warm houses and beds. At least two Holston congregations opened their doors to the homeless, and a third congregation placed warm clothing outside for their cold neighbors to find. “This is what God wants us to do, so we’re going to do it. The need is out there,” said Amy Mott. Mott coordinates the “Cold Weather Shelter” offered by Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church whenever the temperature drops below 31 degrees in Cleveland, ... Read more

Christmas tour stops in Holston to share smiles and hot cocoa

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 2, 2017) – The United Methodist Church had a shining moment in downtown Knoxville on Dec. 21, when a gift-wrapped van stopped in Market Square to share ... Read more

Family aided by Knoxville churches after Christmas Eve fire

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 30, 2017) – The Jenne family had finished their Christmas Eve festivities and was watching “The Santa Clause 2” movie when 20-year-old Jacob smelled smoke. “Dad, come ... Read more

2,300 kits delivered to help students from Puerto Rico

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (Jan. 2, 2017) – Evacuees from Puerto Rico received a huge Christmas present from Holston Conference when 1,300 school kits and 1,000 hygiene kits were delivered to a ... Read more

Lenoir City UMW honor three for outstanding service

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 2, 2018) -- The United Methodist Women (UMW) of Trinity United Methodist Church in Lenoir City celebrated their Christmas luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2. Three individuals ... Read more

'Bluegrass & Stained Glass' held at Lebanon Memorial UMC

LEBANON, Va. (Jan. 2, 2018) -- Bluegrass music was featured at a special Christmas concert recently held at Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church. The first annual “Bluegrass & Stained Glass ... Read more

See our Jan. 3 email edition

Here is the link to the Jan. 3, 2018, email edition of "The Call." Some of the stories included are: > School and hygiene kits delivered to Puerto Rican refugees ... Read more

New names for reorganized districts effective Jan. 1

December 22, 2017 The Holston Conference Strategy Team met for its regularly-scheduled meeting on December 14, 2017 to continue its work to evaluate the health of Holston Conference and to ... Read more

Zaevion Dobson's mom, community remember him two years after his death

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2017) -- On Sunday, exactly two years after his death, Zenobia Dobson sat the seat where her son worshiped in Martin Chapel United Methodist Church. Fifteen-year-old ... Read more

See our Jan. 10 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the Jan. 10, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Cold-weather ministries in Kingsport, Morristown, Cleveland> Puerto Rican relief receives help ... Read more