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.