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Spiritual HungerApril 12, 2010
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easter mt vale 4-12-10REJOICE

More than 240 churches share their total worship attendances for Easter Sunday.

(Photo: Mt. Vale UMC musicians prepare for Easter worship.)

bishop swanson 2-15-10
The Big 4
Bishop James Swanson wraps up his four-part series with global health: "You could say that salvation means good health."

readers keyboard 4-12-10
 Readers respond to reform
More than 20 e-mails were received by The Call following a commentary explaining the denomination's stance on health care reform.

sudan wells 4-12-10
Golf cup 
Golfer or not, you and your church can help provide clean water in south Sudan by joining in a May 27 fundraiser effort.

barefoot 4-12-10
Barefoot in the parking lot 
Two Bristol pastors go shoe-less for a good cause. (Bristol Herald Courier) 

ilovehaiti 4-12-10
The Call is coming
The April newspaper was postal-mailed to paid subscribers on April 9. Or you may download free PDFs here.

greatest hits 11-09-12
Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked! Top three links in our last edition

auction 4-12-10 Picks
  • Another Sudan wells fundraiser: Donate products, services, or cash -- and attend! -- the Sudan Wells Auction April 25 at Christ UMC in Greeneville, Tenn.
  • 50 Days of Evangelism: The campaign is ongoing through Pentecost Sunday, May 23. Visit for resources and information.  
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um comm 4-12-10 Picks
  • United Methodism 101 is is a free, basic, online course designed for new United Methodists as well as long-timers who want to check their basic knowledge. Course dates.
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choir 4-12-10
  • Wanted: Singing pastors who will participate in a clergy choir at Annual Conference in June. Email:
  • The Call is on Facebook! Our fan base is 1,100 and rising. Get Holston and UMC news faster, with opportunities to get church activities publicized. See The Call/Holston Conference UMC on Facebook, then click "Become a Fan."

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
  • 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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