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hallelujah sunday 4-5-10Hallelujah Sunday in Holston

Seventy churches report their Easter Sunday worship attendances!

Photo: Bishop James Swanson shares Easter Sunday with Cedar Springs Circuit. At right are the Rev. Ginny Tompkins and Wytheville District Superintendent Meg Taylor.

tests of faith 4-5-10
Tests of faith
The behind-the-scenes story of mission workers trapped in the rubble of the Haiti earthquake: "The Rev. Clinton Rabb no longer attempts to hide his pain ..." (UMNS)

condon resigns 4-5-10
TWC president resigns 
Two of Holston's three related colleges are now searching for new leaders. 

YSF 4-5-10
 We're number one - again
For the third consecutive year, Holston youth rank first in the denomination for Youth Service Fund giving.

sudan team 9 4-5-10
Bound for Sudan
Holston sends its ninth team to Yei.

greatest hits 11-09-12
Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked! Top three links in our last edition
  • 1,103 - Matthews comments on health care reform
  • 964 - Who knew? UMC and health care reform (UMNS)
  • 477 - Reconsidering: Clergy appointment guarantees (UMNS)

UMW site 4-5-10 Picks
  • Holston women: See the United Methodist Women's new web site and register for the Spiritual Enrichment Experience, May 14-15 or May 15-16 in Lake Junaluska.
  • Like golf? Play for a good cause! Check out the golf tournaments in Kingsport, Blountville, and Maryville -- all listed below in "Conference Calendar." 
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nat american sunday 4-5-10 Picks
  • April 18 is Native American Ministries Sunday. Find out what's behind the UMC's support.
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youth in mission lake j 4-5-10
  • Youth in Missions: Assemble relief kits for Haiti, serve in local missions, reflect on racial reconciliation and inner-city poverty. It all happens in Lake Junaluska July 4-8 
  • The Call is on Facebook! Our fan base is 1,100 and rising. Get Holston and UMC news faster, with opportunities to get your church activities publicized. See The Call/Holston Conference UMC on Facebook, then click "Become a Fan."

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
  • April 9-10: Early Response Team training in Cleveland
  • April 9-11: Clergy Marriage Retreat in Jonesborough
  • April 10: Volunteers in Mission training in Knoxville
  • April 11-13: Jubilation older adult retreat in Kingsport
  • April 15: Redwine, Margaret Loving grant applications due
  • April 17: Volunteers in Mission training in Abingdon
  • April 18: Native American Ministries Sunday
  • April 19: Camp Dickenson baseball fundraiser at Emory & Henry
  • April 24: Volunteers in Mission training in Chattanooga
  • April 24 Buffalo Mountain golf tournament in Blountville
  • Aug. 25: Wells for Sudan Auction in Greeneville
  • April 26: Camp Wesley Woods golf tournament in Maryville
  • April 27: "Preaching With the Next Generation" in Knoxville
  • April 30: Denman Evangelism Award nominations due
  • May 14-16: UMW Spiritual Enrichment/ Young Women's Retreat in Lake Junaluska
  • May 27: Wells for Sudan Golf Tournament in Kingsport
  • May 30: Peace with Justice Sunday
  • June 13-16: Annual Conference at Lake Junaluska, N.C.
  • July 5-9: Junior and Senior High Assembly at Emory & Henry
  • July 22-24: UMW School of Christian Mission in Kingsport
  • Aug. 1: Holston Night at the Smokies Ballpark in Kodak 
  • Aug. 1-4: 200th Jonesville Camp Meeting
  • Aug. 13-14: Calling All Men in Knoxville
  • Aug. 21: Holston Adult Ministries Conference in Knoxville
  • Aug. 21: UMW Social Action Workshop in Knoxville
  • Sept. 23-24: Holston Conference Secretaries Association in Pigeon Forge
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