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The Call

Vol. E18, Number 2

updated: January 15, 2018

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January 15, 2018

Church members adjust to new map, new district names

ALCOA, Tenn. (Jan. 17, 2018) -- On January 1, all 162,000 members of the Holston Conference got a new name. Former members of the ...

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Church members adjust to new map, new district names

ALCOA, Tenn. (Jan. 17, 2018) -- On January 1, all 162,000 members of the Holston Conference got a new name. Former members of the Cleveland District, for example, are now members of the Hiwassee or Scenic South Districts. Former members of the Tazewell District will now answer to the name of New River or Clinch Mountain. By the way, there’s another huge shift underway for the 874 United Methodist congregations of Holston Conference. Instead of being grouped into 12, churches and pastors are now assimilating into nine districts. The changes are all part of a Strategic Plan labored on by ... Read more

UTK Wesley Foundation hosts events for college-bound seniors

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 17, 2018) -- The UTK Wesley Foundation is hosting two events for upcoming college students. We want to help bridge the gap from youth group to college ... Read more

Churches step up to help homeless families when others withdraw

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2018) -- Two Blount County churches with a long history of partnering with Family Promise to help homeless families have ended those relationships. Mount Lebanon Baptist ... Read more

Commentary: Father/ Daughter Valentine's Dance is 'just plain important'

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 19, 2018) -- On Feb. 10 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Fountain City United Methodist Church will host the annual Father/ Daughter Valentine's Dance. Why do we ... Read more

See our Jan. 17 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in our Jan. 17, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Districts adjust to new names, new map> First Maryville UMC steps ... Read more

January obituaries

In memoriam: > Rev. Larry Rye, age 68, Jan. 14 in Mountain City, Tenn. See obituary in Bluefield Daily Telegraph. > Rev. Harold Buck, Jan. 22 in El Paso, Texas. ... Read more

Concord UMC organizes 'mission blitz' over MLK weekend

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 15, 2018) -- Some 250 people, wearing disposable gloves and coral red hairnets, rose up against hunger Monday at Concord United Methodist Church in Farragut. From 7-year-olds ... Read more

Resurrection 2018: Billups preaches 'work in progress' to 10,000

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Jan. 24, 2018) – Standing before 10,000 youth and leaders from 11 states, the Rev. Rachel Billups shared the Genesis story of Esau and Jacob along with ... Read more

See our Jan. 24 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the January 24, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Resurrection: Billups preaches to 10,000 youth and leaders> Obituaries: Rev. Harold ... Read more