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October 26, 2001

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What Is The Sunday Call?

As of Tuesday, October 23rd, Holston Conference churches now have access to an exciting new tool which should be very popular among participating churches. That’s the day The Sunday Call will be online at for churches to download, print and insert into their Sunday bulletins.

Since less than five percent of local church members receive Holston’s official publication, The Call, the Conference Communications Team has been studying methods to spread news to a larger population.

The Sunday Call will be an attractive 4.25 x 5.5 inch (half letter-size page) document which will contain news of general interest to local churches. This size fits neatly into most church bulletins. Persons will be able to download the publication in either of two formats. The first format, a PDF file, can be opened using an Acrobat Reader (which is installed on most newer computers). Persons can download a free copy of the Acrobat Reader (see top of this page). This version will be the preferable option, contain both articles and photos. In style, it will have a similar look to The Call.

Persons who don’t have access to an Acrobat Reader can download the Microsoft Word version of The Sunday Call. It will have less graphic elements (pictures, etc.), but contain the same text as the PDF version of the publication.

The Sunday Call will be designed “two up,” which means churches can print the file on their printers, then copy the pages (front and back) on standard letter-size paper. These pages can be cut in half to get two copies from each sheet of paper.

Each Wednesday a new edition of The Sunday Call will be available online. There is no cost to any Holston Conference church to reprint The Sunday Call. For more information, contact Donna Hankins, Holston webmaster, at

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October 26, 2001 Issue

New Church Development
A special issue dedicated to new and relocating churches in Holston. (Builder's Club)

Breaking the mold: What’s it going to take to reach Holston’s changing population?

3-church update: Progress reports on the 2001 church plants.

Bishop’s perspective: ‘If we open more churches, we serve more people,’ says Ray Chamberlain.

Outside the box:
First Farragut gets creative, makes plans to relocate.

Workshops to grow on: Two new opportunities for clergy and laity.

Anticipation in Harrison: An update on Lighthouse UMC, Holston’s 1999 church plant.

Money talks: Financing opportunities for Methodist churches considering construction.

In Memoriam
Holston leaders mourn the loss of a respected lay member, Sammie Lynn Puett.

Unless otherwise noted, all articles written by Annette Spence Bender

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