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The Call

Vol. E17, Number 15

updated: August 14, 2017

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August 14, 2017

United Methodist mission runs deep and wide through Marion

MARION, Va. (August 16, 2017) -- You can’t see it, but a United Methodist river runs through Marion. It starts on the east side ...

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United Methodist mission runs deep and wide through Marion

MARION, Va. (August 16, 2017) -- You can’t see it, but a United Methodist river runs through Marion. It starts on the east side of town at a mission that provides home repair and firewood for low-income families, then runs west about three miles to a free clinic and new school for health providers. The three entities are connected through one United Methodist pastor, the Rev. Harry Howe. You might even say Howe is a fisherman who’s been casting a vision for new ways to help neighbors since 1988. “The number one thing we share is a mission,” said Michael ... Read more

Holston pastors stand against racism

ALCOA, Tenn. (Aug. 18. 2017) -- In the first days after deadly protests in Charlottesville, Va., numerous United Methodist pastors from the Holston Conference went to the pulpit or their ... Read more

3 Holston pastors join protest for peace in Charlottesville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 12, 2017) -- For a group of three friends, and pastors, going to Charlottesville, Virginia, was a calling — one that was spiritual. “We were warned several ... Read more

Bishop Taylor: Resist evil, injustice, and oppression

August 13, 2017Alcoa, Tennessee My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The events of the past week have reminded us how quickly human relationships can deteriorate and permanent damage occur. ... Read more

Financial support for Harry Howe, Project Crossroads

In order to be a mission and meet the needs of those we serve, we are dependent upon financial gifts to support our ministry. Gifts may be sent directly to ... Read more

Knox pastor rejoices in back-to-school party for foster kids

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2017) -- "I want to be President!" the rising 5th grader said. "President of what?" quipped her foster brother. "Of the United States of America, but ... Read more

See our August 17 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in The Call's August 17, 2017, email edition: > Bishop Taylor responds to Charlottesville, North Korea> United Methodist mission runs through Marion, ... Read more

Kingsport pastor feels called to be army chaplain

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Aug. 13, 2017) -- Steve Hopkins has come full circle. After growing up in Kingsport and leaving to join the military, Hopkins has returned home to serve as ... Read more

Strategy Team provides update following survey

ALCOA, Tenn. (Aug. 22, 2017) -- The Holston Conference Strategy Team (HCST) is scheduled to meet on August 24, 2017, to continue its work to evaluate the health of Holston ... Read more