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Latest "The Call"

December 10, 2018

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 ...

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Vol. E18, Number 24

December 10, 2018

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 church on Friday interfere with ... more

Vol. E18, Number 23

November 19, 2018

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 ... more

Vol. E18, Number 22

November 5, 2018

Bishop Taylor: Jesus is on the side of the excluded

November 15, 2018 On Sunday, Nov. 11, Bishop Dindy Taylor preached during a Grand Pre-Opening Celebration of a new welcome center at Church Street United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. Taylor, resident bishop of Holston ... more

Vol. E18, Number 21

October 22, 2018

His struggle made him who he is: 'God wastes nothing'

HILLSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 25, 2018) -- Michael Dolinger was 24 years old and the father of a young son when he was charged with five felonies for selling marijuana. Before the sentencing, he asked permission ... more

Vol. E18, Number 20

October 8, 2018

When did you know? Eight 'call to ministry' stories

Oct. 18, 2018 | Alcoa, Tennessee When did you know? How did you know? What happened when you felt God loved you and was calling you to work for him for the rest of your ... more

Vol. E18, Number 19

September 24, 2018

Joy follows Holston deliveries to hurricane region

ALCOA, Tenn. (Sept. 26, 2018) – The Rev. Shannon Ross was moved to tears by Holston Conference’s delivery of buckets full of cleaning supplies to Bladen County, North Carolina, where she serves two small churches. ... more

Vol. E18, Number 18

September 10, 2018

Churches begin to collect supplies for coastal neighbors

ALCOA, Tenn. (Sept. 12, 2018) -- United Methodist churches in the Holston Conference are already collecting hygiene and cleaning supplies for coastal neighbors as they brace for Hurricane Florence. In addition, some churches are preparing ... more

Vol. E18, Number 17

August 27, 2018

Goddard asks district to 'hold steady' in first discussion

POWELL, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2018) -- “Hold steady.” That’s what the head of Holston Conference’s delegation told church leaders Sunday during the first of several district discussions about the shaky future of The United Methodist ... more

Vol. E18, Number 16

August 6, 2018

United Methodist Women prepare for new districts in 2019

ALCOA, Tenn. (April 7, 2018) -- The 872 congregations of Holston Conference have been living into a new organization of nine districts with new names since January 2018. However, the United Methodist Women (UMW) of ... more

Vol. E18, Number 15

July 23, 2018

Youth ministry makes memories from Cincinnati to Junaluska

July 24, 2018 Brayden Lykens will not forget the Cincinnati children who talked about hearing gunshots at night. Lindsey Kizer learned what it's like to have a “voice and a vote” at Annual Conference. Tatum ... more

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