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The Call

Vol. 19, Number 1

updated: January 7, 2019

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January 7, 2019

'Dinner Church' creates new congregation in east Knoxville

MASCOT, Tenn. (Jan. 10, 2019) -- The Rev. Brenda Carroll began talking to her pastors about “Fresh Expressions” when she was a United Methodist ...

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'Dinner Church' creates new congregation in east Knoxville

MASCOT, Tenn. (Jan. 10, 2019) -- The Rev. Brenda Carroll began talking to her pastors about “Fresh Expressions” when she was a United Methodist district superintendent in Chattanooga. When she was appointed to lead a new district, Carroll also encouraged her Knoxville-area pastors to consider this different way of doing church. Carroll finally found a taker at a church named, appropriately, New Life United Methodist. The Rev. Teresa Atkins McClure and her New Life congregation have started something called “Dinner Church” at a nearby elementary school. Every Tuesday night, they share a meal with neighboring families and then join in ... Read more

Job Opportunities

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. -- Trinity UMC seeks part-time Youth Director. See job description. 1.8.19 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- First Farragut UMC seeks part-time Food Services Manager. See job description. Contact Randee Schoenike ... Read more

District Newsletters

Here are the most recent, available editions of district newsletters within the Holston Conference, along with other helpful links. Districts are listed from north to south. NEW RIVER DISTRICT February ... Read more

5 reasons to think about starting a 'Dinner Church'

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 10, 2019) – United Methodists were the majority among 60 participants in a “Dinner Church” training held at First Baptist Church in Asheville last month. They came ... Read more