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The Call

Vol. E18, Number 23

updated: November 19, 2018

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Pastor focuses on giving thanks in a season of grief

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 20, 2018) – The Rev. Sharon Bowers and her husband did not spend many of their married holidays cooking over a hot stove or recovering from a huge dinner. “One Thanksgiving, we went to Mississippi and ate at the Waffle House,” says Bowers. “We weren’t locked into getting out the china. A lot of times we just traveled.” As she approaches this Thanksgiving and the holiday season, Bowers will not be on the road with her husband. Seven months ago, the Rev. Carl T. Marshall Sr. died at the age of 68. He was two months away ... Read more

Clergywomen organize for sexual ethics, fair treatment

ALCOA, Tenn. (Nov. 20, 2018) -- A small group of clergywomen want Holston Conference’s total 256 clergywomen to be treated fairly in matters of sexual ethics, inclusiveness, education and leadership. ... Read more

See our Nov. 29 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the November 29, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Christmas tours at historic Edward Cox House> Norton churches run out ... Read more

See our Nov. 21 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the November 21, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Pastor focuses on thanksgiving in season of grief> Clergywomen organize for ... Read more

Heard in Holston: Living out the faith from Norton to St. Louis

Nov. 28, 2018 | Briefs from around the conference How was your Thanksgiving? In my house, the big pans of leftover dressing and macaroni and cheese are finally finished, and ... Read more

Edward Cox House gets dressed up for Christmas

BLUFF CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 29, 2018) -- Tucked away on a rural road just past Bluff City stands the Edward Cox House. The two-story dogtrot log home has been a ... Read more

November Obituaries

IN MEMORIAM > Rev. Billy Gillespie, age 76, Nov. 21. See Kingsport Time-News obituary. > Rev. Eldon Moore, Nov. 29. Family will receive friends on Sunday, Dec. 9, at First ... Read more