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The Call

Vol. E17, Number 14

updated: July 17, 2017

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July 17, 2017

Commentary: Upon hearing a pastor preach on his first day

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (July 19, 2017) -- I saw a young pastor preach on his first Sunday at his first church, and it made me ...

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Vol. E17, Num. 14

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Commentary: Upon hearing a pastor preach on his first day

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (July 19, 2017) -- I saw a young pastor preach on his first Sunday at his first church, and it made me cry. No, the sermon wasn’t bad. It was pretty good, actually. He spoke about not letting other people define you, about not selling your God-given birthright. His message, from Genesis 25, made me think about some personal struggles in a new way. He said he thought it was appropriate to begin with Genesis – for his first sermon, on his first day in ministry. That was the second time I teared up. The first time happened ... Read more

Strategy Team shares survey

July 22, 2017 The Holston Conference Strategy Team, (“HCST”) is excited to be in mission with you to explore innovative and contemporary ways to bring people into a transformative relationship ... Read more

Bishop Taylor expresses sympathy for Gattis family

ALCOA, Tenn. (July 20, 2017) – Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor and the Extended Cabinet of the Holston Conference express their sympathy and prayers for Rev. Jason Gattis, Maryville District Superintendent, ... Read more

Burks knitters receive $500 to 'create comfort for community'

HIXSON, Tenn. (July 17, 2017) -- At a church in Hixson, there's a small group of women making a big difference in the lives of medical patients in Chattanooga. Their ... Read more

Beaver Ridge youth repair homes in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (July 14, 2017) -- Thirteen youth from Beaver Ridge United Methodist joined a group of 150 participating in "Impact Richmond." Watch the video on WTVR ... Read more

ETSU students hope to unite 1,000 churches in worship

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 24, 2017) -- My name is Abby Bryant, and I’d like to invite you to be a part of Adoration 2017 … but first I’ll introduce ... Read more

Camp in the Community brings joy to Oak Ridge District

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (July 23, 2017) -- Camp in the Community is a summer camp experience birthed from the Holston Conference Camp and Retreat Ministries, which owns four resident camps. ... Read more

Bishop T response

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

Bishop T response

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