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The Call

Vol. E16, Number 6

updated: March 21, 2016

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March 21, 2016

At 90, Jackie Cecil still leads her church into ministry

Share this story as a bulletin insert -- in English or Spanish. TAZEWELL, Va. (March 24, 2016) -- There are 12 people in worship ...

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At 90, Jackie Cecil still leads her church into ministry

Share this story as a bulletin insert -- in English or Spanish. TAZEWELL, Va. (March 24, 2016) -- There are 12 people in worship at Wilbur Memorial United Methodist Church on this chilly morning, including the preacher, her family and two guests. There is no choir or organ music. The worshipers stand and sing without accompaniment. The 115-year-old building – the descendant of a log-cabin church established by freed slaves – is probably in need of repair. Yet, to 90-year-old Jackie Cecil – the lady who stands and reads the announcements before the lay leader sings and the pastor preaches ... Read more

Ministers' spouses sail through joyful annual retreat

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (March 23, 2016) -- The 43rd Annual Ministers’ Spouses Retreat was held March 3-5 at Oak Tree Lodge in Sevierville, Tenn. The Chattanooga and Cleveland Districts hosted this ... Read more

See our April 1 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

Asbury Inc. promotes Circle of Care Fund

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (March 23, 2016) -- In 2001 the Holston Conference voted to designate Mother’s Day donations as an offering to Asbury’s Circle of Care fund. We hope that you ... Read more

March obituaries

In memoriam: > Rev. Warren McDougle, age 87, March 16 in Knoxville, Tenn. See obituary in Knoxville News Sentinel. Read more

See our March 25 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in our March 25, 2016, e-mail edition of "The Call": > 90-year-old laywoman still runs her church> Pray for General Conference on ... Read more