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The Call

Vol. E18, Number 4

updated: February 12, 2018

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February 12, 2018

'Cleaning buckets' delivered to flooded areas in SW Virginia

Replacement buckets requested by Holston disaster response ALCOA, Tenn. (Feb. 14, 2018) --- Holston disaster relief workers delivered cleaning supplies to two Virginia locations ...

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'Cleaning buckets' delivered to flooded areas in SW Virginia

Replacement buckets requested by Holston disaster response ALCOA, Tenn. (Feb. 14, 2018) --- Holston disaster relief workers delivered cleaning supplies to two Virginia locations this week to help residents whose homes and businesses were flooded. The Rev. Harry Howe and Mark Stransky delivered 110 “cleaning kits" to Wise on Monday and 30 buckets to Hansonville on Tuesday. The kits (buckets) were assembled by Holston Conference churches in recent months and have been stored at Project Crossroads in Marion, Virginia. The cleaning buckets were transported to Wise as the Appalachian District office prepared to respond to regional flooding. The Rev. Beth ... Read more

See our Feb. 14 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the Feb. 14, 2018, email edition of The Call:> Ash Wednesday: Rev. David Graybeal commentary> In memoriam: Rev. Charles Whetsel> "Cleaning ... Read more

February obituaries

In memoriam: > Rev. Charles Whetsel, age 84, Feb. 11 in Morristown, Tennessee. See obituary. > Evelyn Laycock, age 91, Feb. 26 in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. See obituary. Read more

Pastor's poem: 'Will it ever be enough?'

ROSSVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 16, 2018) -- I wrote this poem yesterday morning in response to the Florida school shooting and in conjunction with the photo-a-day Lenten journey with Rethink Church. ... Read more

Holston grant aids creation of Saltville community garden

SALTVILLE, Va. (Feb. 9, 2018) -- For its inaugural year, the Widow’s Garden in Saltville helped teach residents how to grow vegetables. This year the education will extend to preserving ... Read more

253 attend Convocation for education, exercise, fellowship

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Feb. 21, 2018) --The 2018 Ministers Convocation concluded with 253 pastors in attendance at Music Road Convention Center. The annual continuing education event for Holston clergy was ... Read more

Jason Roe presents Connexion purchase plan to clergy

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Feb. 23, 2018) -- During a meeting of about 250 Holston Conference pastors, the Rev. Jason Roe presented a ministry vision for the Sevierville facility known as ... Read more

Holston pastors react to loss of Billy Graham

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2018) -- Bishop Dindy Taylor is one of many in Holston Conference expressing admiration for Christian evangelist Billy Graham, who died Feb. 21 in Montreat, ... Read more

See our Feb. 23 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the Feb. 23, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Ministers Convocation report and videos> Roe presents Connexion purchase plan> Bishop, ... Read more