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The Call

Vol. E18, Number 14

updated: July 9, 2018

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July 9, 2018

Her story connects her with immigrant children at camp

En español LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (July 10, 2018) -- Rosa Casales* is working away from home this summer, yet she seems entirely at home ...

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Her story connects her with immigrant children at camp

En español LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (July 10, 2018) -- Rosa Casales* is working away from home this summer, yet she seems entirely at home on the steamy city sidewalk of this small town. She’s one of the traveling staff members for Camp in the Community, Holston Conference’s gift to its poorest neighborhoods, where children experience a free week of outdoorsy, faith-building activities hosted by a local church. Some of those children are immigrants. “Camp is a place where someone completely understands them and doesn’t discriminate against them -- where there are going to be materials in both English and Spanish,” ... Read more

See our July 19 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the July 19, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Groseclose will boost discipleship in Holston> Delegation wants to clear confusion ... Read more

Heard in Holston: Hispanic congregation leaves Connexion

July 11, 2018 Briefs from around the conference Espiritu Santo returns to First UMC El Ministerio del Espiritu Santo has moved from The Connexion to the gymnasium at First United ... Read more

Su historia la conecta con los niños inmigrantes en los campamentos

In English LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (10 de julio de 2018) -- Rosa Casales* trabaja lejos de su casa este verano, aunque se siente como en casa en las húmedas calles ... Read more

Sheffey Campmeeting celebrates 40th year, plans for 40 more

TRIGG, Va. (July 11, 2018) -- This year the Robert Sheffey Memorial Campmeeting celebrates its 40th year at the current location July 6-11. The Sheffey Campmeeting is a revision of ... Read more

See our July 11 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the July 11, 2108, email edition of The Call: > Camp staffer connects with immigrant children> Espiritu Santo leaves The Connexion> ... Read more

New staff member will help Holston make disciples

ALCOA, Tenn. (July 18, 2018) -- What is discipleship? How can churches and members in Holston Conference do a better job of making disciples? A new member of the Holston ... Read more

Mission team returns from Latvia with request for Holston

July 14, 2018 “An occupation is not a change of ideologies or power. An occupation is not a marking of new boundaries on the maps. An occupation is an armed ... Read more

Delegation wants to help clear confusion around GC2019

ALCOA, Tenn. (July 19, 2018) – The Holston Conference delegation wants to help church members understand and respond to legislation around human sexuality that might be considered at General Conference ... Read more

Heard in Holston: Music director leaves video behind as gift

July 18, 2018 Briefs from around the conference ‘Hallelujah’ and goodbye In May, the Rev. Scott Layer asked his congregation to suggest popular songs for which they would like to ... Read more