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September 14, 2001

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What Is The Sunday Call?

Holston Conference churches now have access to an exciting new tool which should be very popular among participating churches. The Sunday Call is now 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 is 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 is 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

September 14, 2001 Issue

Makeup Ministry
Freshmen at University of Virginia College at Wise receive the royal treatment during a Wesley Foundation outreach effort.
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New Consultant
The conference has endorsed the Rev. George Odle as a consultant for congregations considering capital campaigns, effective Sept. 1, 2001.
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They Do Windows
After floodwaters muddied up a Greeneville elementary school, youth from Holston Home for Children came to the rescue, readying the building just in time for opening day. Page C4

Debt Free
What could be better than dedicating a 15,800-square-foot ministry building with 12 classrooms, 4 restrooms, showers, a commercial kitchen, music room, drama room, and a new sound, video and light system? Guess.
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Harry Revisited
Like Holston’s own Church Street UMC, a New York Catholic congregation is attempting to reach children through Bible studies based on “Harry Potter” bestsellers. Page C3

Bishop's Perspective

Unless otherwise noted, all articles written by Annette Spence Bender

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