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The Call

Vol. 19, Number 14

updated: July 22, 2019

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July 22, 2019

Opioid crisis: Plenty of work to go around for churches

ALCOA, Tenn. (Aug. 2, 2019) -- There’s plenty of work to go around to tackle the opioid crisis gripping our region. This summer, the ...

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Vol. 19, Num. 14

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Opioid crisis: Plenty of work to go around for churches

ALCOA, Tenn. (Aug. 2, 2019) -- There’s plenty of work to go around to tackle the opioid crisis gripping our region. This summer, the Holston Annual Conference raised $143,597 to equip churches to join the battle. The funds will be distributed through grants to Holston congregations, missional hubs, and related ministries that apply for them. This new Holston initiative is in step with The United Methodist Church's "Book of Resolutions," which states: We encourage the annual conferences to recognize the unique impact of drugs and its related violence upon urban and rural areas and provide appropriate ministries and resources. But ... 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

Shades of Grace opens new home for the sick and homeless

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (July 24, 2019) -- Many of the people who come through Shades of Grace United Methodist Church are a combination of homeless, addicted, or mentally ill. Some are ... Read more

30 ways churches can fight opioid addiction

August 2, 2019 This list is not complete. We invite you to share other ways United Methodists can join in the fight against opioid addiction. Holston Conference churches and groups ... Read more

Recovery ministries in Holston Conference

August 2, 2019 District offices provided information about these existing recovery ministries in (or related to) Holston Conference churches. Contact these ministry leaders for suggestions on how you may assist ... Read more