Browser Alert!

You are using Version 9 of Internet Explorer which is an outdated browser no longer supported by Microsoft. It is highly recommended that you visit Microsoft's website and download Internet Explorer version 11.

If you choose to use this website using Internet Explorer Version 9 you may experience some less than perfect results, such as visual flaws, un-responsive functionality, and more.

search icon

Can't find what you're looking for? Use the search field below to search for something. Type your search into the search field and select a category.

  • Events
  • Ministries
  • Administration
  • News
  • About Us
  • Church
  • Person
  • Resources
  • Search All
Close Search

Looking for something specific? Click the search icon to start a new search

Print Pageshare on facebookTweet this link

search icon


Fellowship of the Concerned

Welcome to the Fellowship of The Concerned (FOC), a ministry founded by the Reverend James E. Hankins. The FOC, as Jim affectionately called it, is an e-mail group list which contains news and prayer requests from around the Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Reverend Hankins and his wife, Virginia, served and retired in the Holston Conference. He had a special love for the small churches located in rural communities. He was affectionately known as the chairman of the “Kitchen Cabinet,” as he was so tuned to the happenings of the Holston Conference that he predicted with great accuracy where ministers would be assigned to churches. Rev. Hankins, along with 6 other Methodist ministers, founded the Holston Methodist Federal Credit Union in 1957.

The Holston Conference is honored to continue this ministry in memory of Rev. Hankins, who passed away in May of 2002.

How to sign up for the FOC

Use the “Subscribe to E-news” link at the top of the page to join the FOC and receive e-mail notifications of celebrations and concerns within Holston Conference. You may unsubscribe at any time.

To place a prayer request on the FOC

To place celebrations or concerns on the FOC, send your request to [email protected]

Related Articles

We love you like crazy: Quilts for the homeless

BRISTOL, Tenn. (May 9, 2018) -- Some call them “crazy quilts.” Some call them “ugly quilts.” Either way, Anderson Street United Methodist Church is one of several churches where people meet regularly to create these ...

Read MoreThe Call icon Browse Issues