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The Call

Vol. E18, Number 5

updated: February 26, 2018

Latest "The Call"

February 26, 2018

Church in Prague: Reaching out to nation thirsty for Jesus

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 1, 2018) If ever a mission field was thirsty for the gospel and love of Jesus, the place where Rev. John ...

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Church in Prague: Reaching out to nation thirsty for Jesus

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 1, 2018) If ever a mission field was thirsty for the gospel and love of Jesus, the place where Rev. John Redmond works – the Czech Republic -- is a vast land of opportunity. A 2017 Pew Research Center study showed that about seven-in-ten Czechs (72 percent) do not identify with a religious group. Almost half (46 percent) describe their religion as “nothing in particular” and an additional 25 percent say “atheist” describes their religious identity. “They are good people but they don’t know they have a God who loves them,” says Redmond, pastor of the English ... Read more

La interpretación de idiomas en eventos de la iglesia abre las puertas a los hispanos

This story in English ... SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (5 de marzo de 2018) – Kayce Castenir tiene cuatro hijos que aman asistir a eventos como Resurrection y Rez Kidz, al igual ... Read more

Commentary: Mountain TOP addresses poverty in Grundy Co.

COALMONT, Tenn. (Feb. 28, 2018) -- My name is Alex Lister, and I work for a nonprofit ministry called Mountain TOP (Tennessee Outreach Project). It is based in Grundy County, ... Read more

Commentary: Update on flood relief in Appalachian District

Rev. Beth Tipton, Appalachian District disaster response coordinator, responds with gratitude to the relief supplies sent by Holston Conference, following flooding in Southwest Virginia beginning Feb. 11. See related story. ... Read more

See our March 1 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the March 1, 2108, email edition of The Call: > Prague church reaches out to nonbelievers> In memoriam: Evelyn Laycock, Feb. ... Read more

Commentary: Maryville pastor responds to news story

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2018) – A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a reporter from The Daily Times. She was writing a story about a couple who said ... Read more

Translation at church events opens doors for Hispanics

En Español SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2018) – Kacye Castenir has four sons who love to attend events like Resurrection and Rez Kidz, just as much as other Holston Conference ... Read more

Hope for Justice event explains human trafficking crisis

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 7, 2018) -- Most Americans assume that slavery ended in the United States in 1865. Yet, it continues today. It is even in Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia. ... Read more

See our March 7 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in our March 7, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Interpretation opens doors for Hispanic members> La interpretación de idiomas en ... Read more

Local pastor loses license for officiating at same-sex wedding

UMNS (March 7, 2018) -- The Holston Conference has withdrawn the license for a local pastor who officiated at a same-sex wedding. Anna Golladay was serving as associate pastor at ... Read more