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The Call

Vol. E18, Number 8

updated: April 9, 2018

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Family of employee detained during raid waits for answers

En español MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (April 7, 2018) -- Roselia, age 29, and Mario, age 36, sat in plastic chairs in the front room of their house. Little Adiel, age 3, played on the floor with his toy trucks and building blocks as the adults talked. Adiel never said a word, but he looked up and stared with big brown eyes when his father's voice finally cracked and the tears came. “We can’t show our appreciation enough to the church for showing their support,” Mario said in Spanish. “Even though we are from different countries, we know we are all the ... Read more

Job Opportunities

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. -- Central UMC seeks full-time Director for Clubhouse Central Pre-school and After School ministry. See complete job description. Email applications by May 4 to SPRC Chair Steve ... Read more

See our April 6 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the April 6, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Trinity Athens UMC hosts helicopter candy drop> Churches give generously to ... Read more

La familia del empleado detenido durante una redada espera respuestas

In English MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (7 de abril de 2018) -- Mientras Roselia y Mario, de 29 y 36 años respectivamente, se encontraban sentados en las sillas plásticas delante de su ... Read more

Bishop Taylor: 'Pray for these families to be reunited'

En espanol April 9, 2018 My dear Brothers and Sisters: As with many of you, I have been concerned about the families who have been separated by the recent raid ... Read more

Obispo dijo, 'Oremos por que se encuentre una forma para que estas familias sean reunidas'

In English 9 de abril del 2018 Mis queridos hermanos y hermanas: Al igual que con muchos de ustedes, he estado preocupada por las familias que han sido separadas por ... Read more

Community outcry: United Methodists respond after ICE raid

ALCOA, Tenn. (April 10, 2018) -- United Methodists joined a community outcry in response to arrests of workers at a Grainger County slaughterhouse after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ... Read more

How to help families after ICE raid

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (April 10, 2018) -- The Mountain View District of the Holston Conference has released a list of ways that church members can help neighbors affected by a federal ... Read more

See our April 11 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the April 11, 2018, email edition of The Call: > United Methodists respond to ICE raid> Bishop Taylor: 'Pray for these ... Read more

Maryville high school custodian gets surprise of his life

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2018) - It took months of planning, some white lies and community support to create a once-in-a-lifetime night for Maryville High School's custodian. Expecting to clean ... Read more

District Newsletters

Here are the most recent, available editions of district newsletters within the Holston Conference, along with other helpful links. Districts are listed from north to south. NEW RIVER DISTRICT February ... Read more

April obituaries

In memoriam: > Rev. Kenneth Bailey, age 74, April 9 in Albertville, Ala. See obituary in Times Free Press. > Rev. David G. Smith, age 70, April 18 in Knoxville, ... Read more