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September 28, 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 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 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 28, 2001 Issue

God & Country
A special issue dedicated to the Sept. 11 tragedy in American history

Holston’s response:
Story and photos, pages C1-C4

Bishop’s perspective: ‘Letter to my grandson,’ page C2

A Week in the Life:
Facing the crisis as a managing editor and first-time local pastor, page C1, C3

Hands-on information: Coping, helping others, page C4

Bishop’s Statement: Released within four hours after the attacks, C4

Children’s Sabbath:
United Methodist congregations will join other faith groups in observing the 10th annual Children’s Sabbath Oct. 19-21. Page C2

Divine Rhythm:
The conference’s second retreat for young adults happens Jan. 18-20, 2002, in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Groove with music by LaRue and Wayne Kerr, coffee and karaoke at Café Rhythm, more. Visit and register now.

Low-Cost Tech
Along with Microsoft products, United Methodist Communi-cations is now offering Apple and Dell computer products to Methodist entities at a discount. Details are available by emailing or by calling tollfree
(866) 521-1179.

Teddy Bear Love
First Bulls Gap UMC collects 63 teddy bears for kids in crisis. Page C4

Unless otherwise noted, all articles written by Annette Spence Bender

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