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Ministries

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]

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