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The Call

Vol. 19, Number 1

updated: January 7, 2019

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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

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

Forum speakers ask delegates to support Traditional Plan

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2019) -- About 90 people attended a Jan. 12 forum to express their views to Holston Conference delegates who will soon vote on a future path ... Read more

Camp Dickenson announces new director: Anthony Gomez

ALCOA, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2019) – A search and interview committee has selected Anthony Gomez as the new director for Camp Dickenson, a Holston Conference camp located in Fries, Virginia. ... Read more

Discipleship webinar: Creating an intentional process

ALCOA, Tenn. (Jan. 17, 2019) -- Over the Christmas holidays there was a conversation about discipleship process on the Holston Conference Clergy Facebook page. The conversation began with the question: ... Read more

See our Jan. 10 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the January 10, 2019, email edition of The Call: > New 'Dinner Church' at east Knoxville school> 5 reasons to start ... Read more

See our Jan. 17 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the January 17, 2019, email edition of The Call: > Delegates get feedback on 'Way Forward'> Camp Dickenson announces new director> ... Read more