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November 18, 2009
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after adam hamilton 11-18-09After Adam 

Bishop James Swanson asked The Call to report: What kind of influence did Adam Hamilton's presentation have on Holston churches? Here's what you said.

young pastors 11-18-09
Learning from the giants
Three young pastors are selected to ride on a tractor behind Adam Hamilton and talk about their marriages with Mike Slaughter. What's it mean to us?


troop pullout 11-18-09
Urging troop pullout
United Methodist bishops are praying that President Obama will withdraw troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2010. (UMNS)  


hokie hotdog 11-18-09
Hokie food
A Wytheville District church is one of 32 nonprofit groups turning a profit on nachos and hot dogs at Virginia Tech games. (Roanoke Times) 


district roundup girl 11-18-09
District Roundup
Halloween evangelism in Chattanooga and Wytheville ... puppy prayers in Kingsport and Knoxville ... and water works in Abingdon and Tazewell.


holiday movies 11-18-09
Post-turkey movies
Hollywood releases its cream-of-the-crop films for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here's a United Methodist perspective on whether you should bother to get out of the Lazy Boy. (UM Review) 


greatest hits 11-09-12
Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked! Top three links in our last edition:
  • 781 - Bishops take $5,000 pay cut (UMNS)
  • 461 - Churches cut costs based on size (Lewis Center)
  • 297 - Pastor-picked youth members and their books


Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
  • Nov. 29: United Methodist Student Sunday
  • Nov. 29: First Sunday of Advent
  • Nov. 30: Deadline for health insurance changes
  • Dec. 1: Deadline for Worker's Compensation questionnaire
  • Jan. 11: Deadline to submit 2009 apportionments
  • Jan. 15-17: Resurrection youth event in Gatlinburg
  • Jan. 17: Human Relations Sunday
  • Jan. 22-24: Resurrection youth event in Gatlinburg
  • Jan. 29-31: Divine Rhythm young adult event in Pigeon Forge
  • Feb. 2-5: Ministers Convocation in Lake Junaluska
  • Feb. 15: Change for Children grant applications due
  • March 5-6: March Forth for Children training in Bristol
  • March 6: UMM Day with the Bishop in Rogersville
  • March 11-13: Ministers' Wives Retreat in Sevierville
  • March 14: One Great Hour of Sharing
  • April 9-11: Clergy Marriage Retreat in Jonesborough
  • June 13-16: Annual Conference at Lake Junaluska, N.C.
More calendar items...


holston mtns 11-18-09
Holston.org Picks
  • Thankful for what? E-mail thecall@holston.org by Sunday night, Nov. 21. Tell us what you're thankful for in Holston Conference. We'll report the results in next week's Thanksgiving edition! Please provide your name, church, district.
More of holston.org ...


thnksgiving worship 11-18-09
UMC.org Picks
  • Please read aloud: The Council of Bishops have adopted a call to action regarding God's renewed creation. The bishops recommend that a pastoral letter be read aloud during Advent. (UM Communications)
  More of umc.org ...


um of the yr 11-18-09
Opportunities
  • Know somebody? The United Methodist Reporter is accepting nominations for its third annual "United Methodist of the Year." Deadline for nominations: Dec. 11.


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