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The Call

Vol. E18, Number 6

updated: March 12, 2018

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Appointment making: It's 'be nice to your pastor' week

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 14, 2018) -- You may not know what “Appointment Making Week” is ... or that it’s happening right now in Holston Conference. But you can bet your pastor does. On the first floor of an office building in Alcoa, the Holston Conference Cabinet has been working around the tables since Monday morning, praying and deciding which pastors will fill the open slots in Holston’s 874 churches. Bishop Dindy Taylor leads the process with the aid of her nine district superintendents and one executive assistant. The process actually began in January, as a prayer guide created for church ... Read more

See our March 15 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the March 15, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Appointment Week: Be nice to your pastor> Seymour young adults rise ... Read more

At Jubilation, older adults keep moving and improving

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 21, 2018) -- There are a lot of reasons why people look forward to Jubilation, Holston Conference’s annual event for older adults. In addition to the workshops, ... Read more

Young adults rise to fight hunger at Seymour UMC

SEYMOUR, Tenn. (March 15, 2018) -- What do you want to do when you turn 21? Instead of seeing her 21st birthday as a reason to indulge, Rylie McClurg felt ... Read more

Finance leaders report 'good year' with 2017 budget surplus

Updated on March 23 at 1:50 p.m. ALCOA, Tenn. (March 22, 2018) -- Holston Conference finished the 2017 budget year with a $178,517 surplus, ending a streak of deficits in ... Read more

See our March 22 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the March 22, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Finance leaders: Budget surplus in 2017> In memoriam: Rev. Thomas Harris> ... Read more