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The Call

Vol. 19, Number 5

updated: March 3, 2019

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March 3, 2019

What can I say? Pastors offer healing words after GC

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 1, 2019) -- Pastors in Holston are aware that actions of General Conference give the impression that some, especially those who ...

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What can I say? Pastors offer healing words after GC

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 1, 2019) -- Pastors in Holston are aware that actions of General Conference give the impression that some, especially those who identify as LGBTQ, are not welcome in The United Methodist Church. They also know their members and communities are hurt, disappointed, confused, and in need of healing. And they have something to say about that. Here is a compilation of responses that you may find helpful as you speak with your congregations, answer questions, convince members to stay, or just calm the waters following General Conference. See also: "Points for Pastors: Preaching and Talking about General ... Read more

Job Opportunities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Church Street UMC seeks Director of Communications. Application materials due March 27. See job description. 3.6.19 HAZEL GREEN, Ala. -- Hazel Green UMC seeks full-time Daycare Director. ... Read more

Trying to understand: 2,600 attend district meetings after GC

March 6, 2019 FIVE DAYS after the conclusion of General Conference, about 2,600 Holstonians gathered to pray and learn how decisions made in St. Louis would affect their local churches. ... Read more

What happened in St. Louis: Delegates share GC experience

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 7, 2019) -- Nearly four years after they were elected, Holston Conference delegates returned to their homes after a General Conference that failed miserably to settle the ... Read more

Commentary: My child has no home in the UMC

RADFORD, Va. (March 7, 2019) -- At the beginning of the summer of 2016, I could swear I had the dreams for my children figured out. I couldn’t have been ... Read more

Bishop Taylor announces district superintendent appointments

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 10, 2019) -- Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor announces the projected appointments of district superintendents, effective July 1. The Rev. Ann Robins will serve as Tennessee Valley District ... Read more