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The pastor and praise team of First United Methodist Church lead worship in Calfee Park, home of the Pulaski Yankees.
Pulaski church hits a home run, offers worship in a ball park

PULASKI, Va. – The pews are stadium seats. The congregation is not looking up to the pulpit, but looking down on the field where the pastor wears a ball cap. The choir sits in the dugout. First United Methodist Church of Pulaski has not opened its ...

Robert Sheffey's 200th birthday is on July 4, 2020.
Evangelist's saving spirit lives on through camp meeting

TRIGG, Va. -- There was supposed to be a party today to celebrate Robert Sheffey’s 200th birthday. There was going to be fireworks, hot dogs, and somebody was going to dress up like the eccentric circuit-riding preacher known to dismount his horse ...

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Trying to understand: 2,600 attend district meetings after GC

 March 6, 2019 FIVE DAYS after the conclusion of General Conference, about 2,600 Holstonians gathered to pray and learn how decisions made in St. Louis would affect their local churches.  Under the name 3/3@3, all of Holston Conference’s nine ...

Michael Dolinger smiles moments after sharing his testimony.
His struggle made him who he is: 'God wastes nothing'

  HILLSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 25, 2018) -- Michael Dolinger was 24 years old and the father of a young son when he was charged with five felonies for selling marijuana. Before the sentencing, he asked permission to take his family to Disney World because ...

The Rev. Kim Goddard, New River District superintendent, preaches at this year's Robert Sheffey Campmeeting.
Sheffey Campmeeting celebrates 40th year, plans for 40 more

By Jim Goddard TRIGG, Va. (July 11, 2018) -- This year the Robert Sheffey Memorial Campmeeting celebrates its 40th year at the current location July 6-11. The Sheffey Campmeeting is a revision of the old Wabash Campmeeting which dates to the ...