The Call's top headlines for July 2019

The Call's top headlines for July 2019

Religion communicators have long known when certain words appear in a headline ("sexuality" and "clergy salaries" come to mind), that particular story will grab the most readers for the day. That's still true, along with our current fixation on headlines reporting the division of our denomination (see #2). We all seem to be sitting on the edges of our seats, waiting to see which way the fight will go. 

 

You can't keep a good man down, though. The ongoing story of the Rev. Will Shewey and the amazing ministry at Shades of Grace United Methodist Church gives us a good hard look at the way church should be (see #1). Likewise, the story of Nate Roark and the Rev. Caroline Hawthorne at Hunt Memorial United Methodist (see #4): Read it and you'll see why we want to support and start ministries for families dealing with addiction. By the way, there's a grant for that.

 

One of our new projects here at Holston Communications is a food and faith blog, The Call to Cook. On July 30, we had our best blog day yet with a post about a "Farmhouse Supper" fundraiser for missions, organized by Concord United Methodist Church (see #5). Join the fun and send us your food and faith news, too.

See the list.