Call 2 Header-6-22-09

Happy New Year
January 4, 2010
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edina and bishop 1-4-10Who said that?

We combed through a year of The Call. We found 32 quotes revealing how 2009 affected Holston churches. Remember?

first gatlinburg 1-4-10
Top photos
United Methodist News Service picked 51 of its best photos from 2009. Two came from Holston Conference!


new years prayer 1-4-10
A prayer to start the new year right 
"I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt." (UM Reporter)
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clergy pension 1-4-10
Clergy pensions in peril?
The prolonged economic downturn is leading some in The United Methodist Church to examine how its U.S. clergy pensions are funded. (UMNS)


st elmo 1-4-10
St. Elmo update
Four months after fire gutted the 88-year-old St. Elmo UMC, the congregation still finds itself without a home. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)


chattanooga urban 1-4-10
Not just country
We might think of Holston Conference as rural, but it's urban, too. A new southeastern urban ministry network is organized. 


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Parable of the cricket
A commentary from Pastor Mark Vaughn in the Johnson City District: Beware the noise coming from behind the toilet.


greatest hits 11-09-12
Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked! Top three links in our last edition:
  • 386 - Conference staff: Tell us what you're reading
  • 365 - Christmas stories from our churches
  • 335 - Something to think about at Wal-Mart (Beliefnet)


Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
More calendar items...


rudy rasmus 12-17-09
Holston.org Picks
  • Something new in evangelism: Bishop James Swanson and the Rev. Rudy Rasmus will lead a new conference at Cokesbury in February.
  • Closing the books: Final 2009 apportionment payments must be received in the Alcoa office by 5 p.m., Jan. 11. Call toll-free (866) 690-4080. Pay apportionments online.
More of Holston.org ...


rethink church 1-4-10
UMC.org Pick
  • Rethink Church: Are you missing out on these great resources ... a way to break out of the walls and share the love with new people? Look.
More of UMC.org ...


marriage 1-4-10
Opportunity
  • Mymarriagecoach.com: The roving eyes of the Tiger  make him just the latest celebrity to fall from grace. A Georgia pastor has developed an online marriage assessment designed to bring couples closer together. (UMNS)


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