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The Call

Vol. 19, Number 15

updated: August 12, 2019

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August 12, 2019

10 years after fire, St. Elmo brings voice of experience to church discussion

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Aug. 22, 2019) -- Many of the members at St. Elmo United Methodist Church remember where they were when their sanctuary was ...

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10 years after fire, St. Elmo brings voice of experience to church discussion

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Aug. 22, 2019) -- Many of the members at St. Elmo United Methodist Church remember where they were when their sanctuary was destroyed by fire 10 years ago on Aug. 23. That’s because many of them were there, standing on St. Elmo Avenue on a Sunday night as the flames leapt through the building. “It was like watching a movie, it was so surreal,” Barry Condra told The Call in 2009, Sophie Lowe, who was in 7th grade at the time, remembers crying and holding her new puppy as the crisis unfolded before her. It was not lost ... Read more

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Colonial Heights UMC seeks Music Ministry. See job description. 8.21.19 MEADOWVIEW, Va. -- Meadowview UMC seeks Pianist and Choir Leader. See job description. 8.20.19 OAK RIDGE, Tenn. ... Read more

Weekend shootings spur pastors to speak out in pulpit

Aug. 14, 2019 When 22 people were gunned down in El Paso on Saturday, Aug. 3, pastors all over the nation considered re-working their Sunday-morning sermons. Many pastors decided they ... Read more

5 preaching tips for beginners and beyond

August 22, 2019 Preaching is no easy task. It takes time, dedication, deliberation, and prayerful consideration – and this is before you even step behind the pulpit. If you are ... Read more

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Here are some of the links and stories in our August 14, 2019, email edition of THE CALL: > Pastors speak out after school shootings> Dinner Church feeds body and ... Read more

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Here are some of the links and stories in our August 22, 2019, email edition of THE CALL: > St. Elmo UMC rises, 10 years after fire> UMCNext Plan would ... Read more