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February 13, 2009
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convocation 2-12A cold, cold convocation

233 preachers gathered at frigid Lake Junaluska for their annual continuing education event.We asked five to tell us what they learned.
  • Plus: Convocation mini-gallery

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We asked six more preachers to tell us what they're reading.  

Change makes us feel uncomfortable. Do you think God likes that? A column by Bishop James Swanson

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Away from the computer
No deadlines for three weeks! Maybe I'll lose weight, too. 

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Shady Grove 
A Morristown District church dedicates a new building. (Newport Plain Talk)

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The Call is coming
The February newspaper was postal-mailed to paid subscribers on Feb. 6. You may also download PDFs here. (In this issue: New district superintendents)

Greatest-Hits-Illustration Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked: The top three links in the Feb. 4 edition of The Call 2.
  • 1 - KTN: Youth worker accused of embezzlement (772)
  • 2 - Is your church small? That's great! (599)
  • 3 - Interpreter: John Wesley on the economy (324)

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
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Disaster Response 2-13 Picks
  • Asbury Award nominations: The Annual Conference will honor a leader in higher education in June. Send in your nomination by March 25. 
  • Mission scholarships: Scholarships are available for young adults pursuing mission trips in 2009. Application deadline: April 1. E-mail or call toll-free (866) 690-4080.
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unemployment art 2-12 Picks
  • Ministering to the unemployed: Interfaith Worker Justice offers a congregational toolkit and other resources.
  • March is Women's History Month: Visit the GCSRW page for bulletin covers, music info, history and other resources.
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  • Wanted: hand bells. Watkin's Chapel UMC of Morristown District seeks a set of hand bells for youth (willing to purchase). Call Louis Starnes at (423) 586-8495.
  • College scholarships: Applications for Brooks Scholarships are due April 30. For details, visit the Trinity (Greeneville) UMC site.

The Call 2 will go on hiatus as editor Annette Spence travels with a conference mission team to cover Holston's work in Sudan. The e-news is canceled Feb.16-March 6. It will resume during the week of March 9. Please send job opportunities or urgent news to

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