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July 31, 2008
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Knox Shooting
Church shooting
in Knoxville

A Holston member was injured in the Sunday shooting at a Knoxville church, and other United  Methodists were nearby when the tragedy occurred. 

Let's go to lunch
Readers of The Call newspaper love the "At Lunch" column, so we did an online column. Who are we dining with today? (And what did she order?)

Reading List
Several leaders of the black United Methodist Church recently met in the  Holston Conference offices in Alcoa. We were ready with our camera and that question that everyone wants to answer ...

"Strength" camp makes national news
Holston's "Strength for the Journey" camp for HIV/AIDS victims is featured in a story about ministries supporting people with long-term illness. (United Methodist Reporter)

House of Hope is nearly complete
On Aug. 22, officials of Holston United Methodist Home for Children will hold a ribbon-marking ceremony to celebrate the completion of a 10,000-square-foot residence hall that will be home to 20 teenage boys. (Greeneville Sun)

The Call is coming
The August newspaper was postal-mailed to all paid subscribers yesterday. But you can download PDFs here.

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
More calendar items...

HCSA-Conference Picks
  • Secretary shindig: All church secretaries are encouraged to attend the HCSA Annual Conference Sept. 17-19 in Sevierville, Tenn.
  • Male call: All Holston-area men are encouraged to attend "Calling All Men" Aug. 15-16 in Sevierville, Tenn.
More of ...

Music Picks
  • Free worship music: The General Board of Discipleship offers digital downloads for a variety of worship situations.
  • What's an "extension ministry"? Cokesbury offers a new book about clergy who serve the denomination in ministry settings beyond the local parish.
More of ...

  • Check the box: The Call 2 was created to strengthen and connect Holston United Methodists in ministry. Ask your parishioners and church friends to sign up at
  • Back-to-school party: Bell's Campground UMC of Powell, Tenn., invites you to an outdoor party with food and games. The event is free but donations will be  used to help a girl who is awaiting a lung-and-heart transplant. Call (865) 992-0158 for details. 

Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church