'What an awful day' |
Holston hikers mark the 200th anniversary of Francis Asbury's journey through the Great Smoky Mountains.
God is concerned about the poor|
... so maybe the church should be, too. Bishop James Swanson's December column
Twelve stories from 'round Holston: Christmas-parade public relations in Big Stone Gap and in Daisy, memorial Christmas hams in Arthur, and hand-knitted hats from a preacher's mom in Morristown.
Footloose and wrinkle-free|
Divine Rhythm and Resurrection: Young adults and youth invade Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg for three January weekends as Holston again offers groundbreaking spiritual events for the young.
Presents or presence? |
"What we're saying is that instead of buying your kid the Xbox, buy him a baseball mitt, and yourself a mitt, and make a commitment to play catch regularly." (UM Communications)
The Call is coming|
The December newspaper was postal-mailed to paying subscribers on Dec. 10 ... or you may download free PDFs here.
- 50 alternative gift ideas: Download this booklet, "Give the Gift of Hope for the Children of Sudan," for love gifts that will last and change lives.
More from holston.org ...
- Wanted: Mission volunteers to help the Tennessee Conference continue its flood clean-up work. E-mail Rev. Melissa Smith.
Also needed: Church mission groups to volunteer in Honduras. E-mail Bob and Maxine Schultz.
- Free Advent music: 158 alphabetized web pages of music downloads ... from "A Voice was Heard in Ramah" to "Your Light Has Come."
More from umc.org ...
- Free booklets for your congregation: "Why We Apportion" gives the biblical foundation for the apportionment system and also includes the Four Areas of Focus, our Wesleyan heritage, and biblical stewardship. Order online.
- Church secretaries: Holston will host the 2011 Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries Conference on April 7-10 in Knoxville. Visit the PAUMCS site.
More from umc.org ...
- The conference newspaper will be discontinued after January 2011, but The Call lives on! Tell your church members to click "like" on Holston's official Facebook page and sign up for our free weekly e-news.
More calendar items...
- Dec. 24-27: Conference office closed for Christmas
- Jan. 1-3: Conference office closed for New Year's
- Jan. 10: Final 2010 apportionment payments due in Alcoa office by 5 p.m.