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The Call

Vol. E17, Number 11

updated: June 9, 2017

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June 9, 2017

Annual Conference News 2017

The 2017 session of Holston Annual Conference was held June 11-14 in Lake Junaluska, N.C. Check here often at ACNews.Holston.org for follow-up reports on ...

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Annual Conference News 2017

The 2017 session of Holston Annual Conference was held June 11-14 in Lake Junaluska, N.C. Check here often at ACNews.Holston.org for follow-up reports on the actions. Final report: $105,588 for Zimbabwe mission (June 20) Wednesday photo gallery (June 14) 2017-2018 Ministerial Appointments PDF (June 14) AC Wednesday schedule (June 14) Approved: Plan to re-size districts from 12 to 9 (June 14) AC Wednesday: E-newsletter PDF (June 14) AC Wednesday: Printed edition (June 14) Tuesday photo gallery (June 13) Time slot for 'new business' Tuesday afternoon (June 13) AC Tuesday schedule revised (June 13) AC Tuesday: E-newsletter PDF (June 13) What ... Read more

May & June obituaries

IN MEMORIAM > Rev. Bill Thomas, age 94, May 24, 2017, in Cleveland, Tenn. See obituary. > Rev. David Graybeal, age 95, June 2, 2017, in Morristown, Tenn. See obituary. ... Read more

True or false? Annual Conference begins Sunday

ALCOA, Tenn. (June 9, 2017) -- Holston Annual Conference happens Sunday, June 11 through Wednesday, June 14, at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. The theme is "Behold!" The agenda ... Read more

AC Sunday schedule

All activities will be held in Stuart Auditorium, unless indicated. 2 p.m.Registration begins.Register until 8 p.m. at Foundation for Evangelism building. 4 p.m. Laity SessionStuart Auditorium 5 p.m.Clergy SessionStuart Auditorium ... Read more

AC Sunday: Introduction to a great week

Sunday schedule LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (June 11, 2017) -- The 2017 session of the Holston Annual Conference begins today and continues through Wednesday at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. ... Read more

AC Monday schedule

All activities will be held in Stuart Auditorium, unless indicated. 8:30 a.m.Morning Worship with Holy Communion Teaching by Rev. Sam RobertsMusic by El Ministerio del Espiritu Santo 9:45 a.m. Welcome ... Read more

Bishop Taylor: Doors are not an obstacle for God, but for us

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (June 12, 2017) – Bishop Dindy Taylor opened the 2017 session of Holston Annual Conference last night by knocking on a red door and imploring worshippers to ... Read more

AC Monday: Strategic plan will be voted on today

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (June 12, 2017) – On Day 2 of the Holston Annual Conference, opening worship begins at 8:30 a.m. in Stuart Auditorium. A “teaching moment” will be provide ... Read more

Lay Leader Del Holley: UMC needs all of us, working together

Here is the written text followed by Del Holley, conference lay leader, during his Lay Leader Report during the Monday morning session of the Holston Annual Conference. LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. ... Read more

AC Tuesday schedule (revised)

All activities in Stuart Auditorium unless indicated. 7:15 a.m.5K Run/ 1-Mile WalkOutside Stuart Auditorium 8:30 a.m.Morning Worship Teaching by Rev. Sam RobertsMusic by the Lin Sisters 9:35 a.m. Holston Home ... Read more

Time slot for 'new business' set for Tuesday afternoon

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (June 13, 2017) -- Bishop Dindy Taylor set a time on Tuesday afternoon for Annual Conference members to present “new business” in response to a Monday action ... Read more

AC gives 4 weeks vacation to clergy, celebrates mission kits valued at $211,112 for Africa

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (June 13, 2017) -- The Monday session of Holston Annual Conference concluded with decisions on three resolutions and celebration of three Denman Evangelism Award winners as well ... Read more

Approved: Strategic Plan to resize from 12 to 9 districts

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (July 14, 2017) -- Here's what happened on Tuesday at Holston Annual Conference: >The "Comprehensive Strategic Plan," which includes re-sizing Holston’s districts from 12 to nine, was ... Read more

AC Wednesday schedule

Stuart Auditorium 8:15 a.m. Ordinands meet at Chapel for photos, line up for service 8:45 a.m. Sponsors and Cabinet line up for service 8:45 a.m. Pre-Service MusicLake Junaluska Singers Service ... Read more