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The Call

Vol. E18, Number 24

updated: December 10, 2018

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December 10, 2018

Christmas Camp gives kids a 24-hour Advent adventure

RISING FAWN, Ga. (Dec. 20, 2018) -- It seems like a dream come true for a busy parent at Christmastime, right? Drop off your ...

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Vol. E18, Num. 24

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Christmas Camp gives kids a 24-hour Advent adventure

RISING FAWN, Ga. (Dec. 20, 2018) -- It seems like a dream come true for a busy parent at Christmastime, right? Drop off your elementary-age children at a Christian camp where they’ll have the time of their lives over a 24-hour period – all while learning about the meaning of Advent. On Dec. 15-16, the parents of 40 children lived that dream while their 3rd-to-6th graders partied through a non-stop Christmas Camp that would impress any of Santa’s elves, right down to the chocolate gravy and biscuits for breakfast. Chocolate gravy? “It’s sticky,” said Aiden, age 10, who sampled the ... Read more

City ministry goes on after van crashes into fellowship hall

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 11, 2018) -- The big question at Magnolia Avenue United Methodist Church this past weekend was: Would the damage caused by the van that crashed into the ... Read more

Discipleship: 3 steps to welcoming the Incarnate Christ

ALCOA, Tenn. (Dec. 12, 2018) -- In 2016, one of my colleagues visited Rome with her husband during the Christmas season. She took numerous pictures of the nativity scenes in ... Read more

Lacrosse team helps share Christmas with needy families

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 12, 2018) -- The Farragut High School men’s lacrosse team dedicated the weekend of Dec. 1-2 to serve Christmas Community Day at First United Methodist Church in ... Read more

Health board: No increase in Medicare premiums in 2019

ALCOA, Tenn. (Dec. 12, 2018) -- The Holston Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits has been advised by Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Tennessee that there will not ... Read more

Bristol churches work together on housing projects

BRISTOL, Va. (Dec. 20, 2018) -- Benham’s Circuit experienced a “five loaves and two fishes” moment when we tried to repair a family’s mobile home that was in such bad ... Read more

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Here are some of the links and stories in the Dec. 13, 2018, email edition of The Call: > City ministry goes on after van crash> Blount County churches opening ... Read more

See our Dec. 21 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the Dec. 21 email edition of The Call: > Christmas camp: 24-hour Advent adventure> Bristol churches work together to repair homes> ... Read more