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The Call

Vol. E, Number 61

updated: June 19, 2009

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June 19, 2009

Annual Conference wraps up with big decisions, big giving

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. -- The Holston Annual Conference made tough decisions by passing the long-debated “direct invoicing” action and considering three finance-related resolutions. They ...

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Annual Conference wraps up with big decisions, big giving

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. -- The Holston Annual Conference made tough decisions by passing the long-debated “direct invoicing” action and considering three finance-related resolutions. They absorbed the teachings of the Rev. Adam Hamilton and raised $169,717* for mission work in south Sudan during their June 14-17 meeting. Led by Bishop James E. Swanson Sr., leaders of 904 churches in east Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and north Georgia met for the second year under the “Offer Them Christ” theme. They also took an offering for Yei, Sudan, for the second year. This year’s offering brought Holston’s two-year total to about $350,000, exceeding a ... Read more

Pray Now

The Rev. Buford "Boo" Hankins and the Rev. Phyllis Hankins departed June 22 for a two-year assignment in Yei, Sudan. Holston members are invited to participate in a 40-day prayer ... Read more

Pray for Boo and Phyllis

The Rev. Buford "Boo" Hankins and the Rev. Phyllis Hankins departed June 22 for a two-year assignment in Yei, Sudan. They arrived safely and sent this e-mail message on June ... Read more

Best of summer #2

We're posting the best pics from our four conference camps during the 8 weeks of summer. Here are photos from Week 2, June 8-13.BUFFALO: Popcorn face DICKENSON: A brand new ... Read more

Bishop Swanson's Reading List

Ever wonder what's lying on Bishop James Swanson's nightstand? Well, now you know. And what's more, Cokesbury of Johnson City and Knoxville are offering a 25 percent discount on each ... Read more

Best of summer #3

We're posting the best pics from our four conference camps during the 8 weeks of summer. Here are photos from Week 3, June 15-19. See also: Week 2 BUFFALO: Shaving ... Read more

Ballot counts for 32 amendments

Here are the totaled results of Holston Conference's vote for 32 proposed amendments to the constitution of The United Methodist Church. The vote was held on Monday, June 15, at ... Read more