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The Call

Vol. 19, Number 3

updated: February 4, 2019

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February 4, 2019

Young adults share emotional conversation on 'way forward'

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (Feb. 7, 2019) – A lifelong church member, Marlon Johnson knew at age 13 or 14 that he was called to ministry. ...

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Young adults share emotional conversation on 'way forward'

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (Feb. 7, 2019) – A lifelong church member, Marlon Johnson knew at age 13 or 14 that he was called to ministry. “There was never a time when I didn’t identify as a United Methodist,” he said. But at some point, he read the Book of Discipline and faced the fact that his church bans gay clergy. “I’m thinking, ‘I can’t do this,’” he said. “'They won’t let me if they find out how I experience the world or how I think or feel.'” On Saturday night, Feb. 2, Johnson went to the altar with other young adults ... Read more

Our 5 top headlines in January

Here comes February! In case you missed any, here are The Call's most-clicked headlines in January 2019. See January Top 5. Read more

Commentary: Pasqua honored for 22 years as camp leader

On Jan. 31 in Lakeland, Florida, the United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries Association awarded the Rev. Randy Pasqua the "National Legacy of Leadership Award" for his distinguished service in ... Read more

Missional-hub training features $45,000 in 'seed money'

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Feb. 14, 2019) -- Leaders from each of Holston Conference’s nine districts participated in a “Train the Trainers” event Feb. 8-9 at Hilton Garden Inn. About 85 ... Read more

See our Feb. 7 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in our February 7, 2019, email edition of The Call: > Young adults express thoughts about 'Way Forward'> Cantrell explains upcoming vote ... Read more