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November 15, 2010
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The Call front page 11-15-10
Conference newspaper will cease in 2011

The Call is not going away, but it is changing.


bishop swanson at clergy gathering 11-15-10
An offering you should give everyday
Bishop James Swanson's November column
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unicoi doughnut 11-15-10
District Roundup
Why is this doughnut waving a flag? News from each of our 12 districts


gbhem staff 11-15-10
Ordination changes proposed
The Study of Ministry Commission has mapped out changes to streamline the ordination process and "move us from a clergy-oriented church to a  mission-oriented church." (GBHEM)


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The Call is coming
The November issue was postal-mailed to paid subscribers last week. Or you may download free PDFs here.
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Holston.org Picks
  • Divine re-design! See the new website look for Divine Rhythm, Holston's winter weekend retreat for young adults. Then sign up some folks (ages 18-35) in your congregation. It happens Jan. 28-30 at a new location, Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge.
  • The Evangelism Conference has been scheduled for April 1-2  in Knoxville and features the Rev. Charles Kyker, a speaker from the last Annual Conference.
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building a porch GBHEM 11-15-10
UMC.org Picks
  • Certification for serving the poor: The Rev. John Edgar from the Church of All People -- who spoke at last summer's Annual Conference -- has teamed with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and the Theological School of Ohio to develop a certification for clergy or lay members who want skills in working with the poor.    
  • World AIDS Day is Dec. 1: A bulletin insert, sample worship services, publicity tips, and other resources are available from the General Board of Church and Society. 
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Opportunities
  • SEJ Clergywomen's Consultation happens April 4-7 in Atlanta. The Rev. Sandra Johnson and the Rev. Sarah Slack are representing Holston on the design team.
    Early bird registration is due Dec. 1.
  • Bishop Swanson's gift: At Clergy Gathering, Bishop James Swanson distributed a "1-2-3-4 card" explaining Holston's and the UMC's mission and purpose. The card is available in PDF form for churches to print and share.

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