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The Call

Vol. E14, Number 27

updated: November 19, 2014

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November 19, 2014

Churches lead prayer services for grieving community after school-bus tragedy

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 4, 2014) -- Two United Methodist congregations invited the community to join in prayer last night after a tragic accident involving ...

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Churches lead prayer services for grieving community after school-bus tragedy

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 4, 2014) -- Two United Methodist congregations invited the community to join in prayer last night after a tragic accident involving two school buses and three fatalities. Church Street United Methodist Church hosted about 200 people for a candlelight prayer vigil in its downtown parking lot on Wednesday night, while Piney Grove United Methodist Church gathered with about 20 people in east Knoxville. Three passengers – two children and a teacher’s aide -- died on Tuesday, Dec. 2, when their school bus was struck by another school bus along Asheville Highway. At Church Street last night, a ... Read more

Churches unite to hire chaplain, offer worship at new prison

INDEPENDENCE, Va. -- The young man has a sentence that will keep him behind bars until he is 67 years old. He had just turned 21 when he talked to ... Read more

Tillery is loved: Churches reach out to child with brain tumor

CINCINNATI -- Tillery Phillips, age 15 months, has had a lot of ups and downs since she was diagnosed with a brain tumor on Sept. 30. Through it all, the ... Read more

Wesley Foundation at University of Tennessee receives $100,000 grant

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Wesley Foundation at University of Tennessee in Knoxville is one of 47 private campus ministries receiving a grant from Lily Endowment Inc. A total $47 million will ... Read more

Download our Nov. 15 print edition

The Call "Digest" is a mini print version of our regular email news publication. Print it on a regular printer and share it as a bulletin insert or with friends, ... Read more

November obituaries

In memoriam: >Rev. John Bardsley, age 85, on Nov. 9. See obituary in Kingsport Times News. >Rev. Bruce Hensley, on Nov. 7. See obituary in Cleveland Daily Banner. >Rev. Bill ... Read more

Tennessee Wesleyan takes 'Love Thy Neighbor' program to next level

ATHENS, Tenn. -- The "Love Thy Neighbor" program, an initiative of Tennessee Wesleyan College's Center for Servant Leadership, recently celebrated its first year of operation. Food that is still good ... Read more

Steve Martin, Holston clergy, named communications director by National Council of Churches

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) announces the hiring of the Rev. Steven D. Martin as the NCC’s Director of Communications and ... Read more

Giving Tuesday: Help your favorite Holston ministry on Dec. 2

Holston Conference members are encouraged to support their favorite Holston ministries on Dec. 2, when the denomination celebrates "Giving Tuesday" with a promise to match the first $1 million in ... Read more

Feel bad about #Ferguson? 4 ways we can respond

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 25) -- Last night, I found myself incessantly screaming at the TV as my favorite NFL team, the New Orleans Saints, played yet another lackluster game. At ... Read more

Districts vote to move forward on Buffalo Mountain Camp relocation | Erdman to depart Wesley Woods

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (Nov. 24) -- Leaders of the Kingsport and Johnson City Districts yesterday voted 173 to 5 in favor of taking steps to relocate Buffalo Mountain Camp to a ... Read more

See our complete Nov. 24 e-news edition

Here are some of the stories in our Nov. 24 edition: >Districts vote to relocate Buffalo Mountain >Churches unite to hire chaplain for new state prison >United Methodists reach out ... Read more