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News

Latest "The Call"

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 Cleveland District, for example, are now ...

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Vol. E18, Number 2

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 Cleveland District, for example, are now members of the Hiwassee or ... more

Vol. E18, Number 1

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 who didn’t have warm houses and beds. At least two Holston ... more

Vol. E17, Number 23

December 11, 2017

Serving in Tennessee, pastor from Zimbabwe prays for his nation, church

TALBOTT, Tenn. (Dec. 11, 2017) -- The Rev. Samuel Dzobo lives off a little country road and is the pastor of two small-town congregations in east Tennessee. At Christmastime, he’s busy with all the things ... more

Vol. E17, Number 22

November 20, 2017

Lake Junaluska apologizes for history of racism

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (Nov. 17, 2017) – An apology for past acts of racism and segregation against African-Americans has been issued by Lake Junaluska leaders in response to a resolution passed earlier this year by ... more

Vol. E17, Number 21

November 6, 2017

Open house at The Connexion precedes decision to purchase

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 7, 2017) -- Two “open house” events have been scheduled at The Connexion in anticipation of the vote on whether to purchase the property or not. The public is invited to visit ... more

Vol. E17, Number 20

October 23, 2017

Betty Trotter: 70 years of Sundays as church pianist

RICEVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2017) -- Betty Trotter was 16 years old when she began playing the piano for Spring Creek United Methodist Church. For 70 years of Sundays, the congregation has been blessed by ... more

Vol. E17, Number 19

October 9, 2017

Holston collects school supplies for Puerto Rico

Collection of hygiene, cleaning kits continues Volunteers needed in Florida, Texas Financial donations to UMCOR requested ALCOA, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2017) -- Holston Conference is responding to the post-hurricane crisis in Puerto Rico by collecting ... more

Vol. E17, Number 18

September 25, 2017

Student collects 47 cleaning buckets for hurricane survivors

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Sept. 20, 2017) -- Rithvik Vutukuri saw the news about the hurricanes, and how people were flooded out of their homes. He wanted to help. But what can a 16-year-old do when he ... more

Vol. E17, Number 17

September 11, 2017

Holston churches go into gear to help hurricane survivors

ALCOA, Tenn. (Sept. 12, 2017) – Holston churches have been assembling cleaning and hygiene supplies over the last two weeks as neighbors to the south are recovering and bracing for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose. ... more

Vol. E17, Number 16

August 29, 2017

Holston churches respond to hurricanes

Update on Sept. 11: Holston churches continue to collect Cleaning Kits and Hygiene Kits to aid regions affected by Hurricane Harvey, followed by Hurricane Irma in Cuba and Florida. Holston members are encouraged to give ... more

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