Under the theme, "Offer Them Christ," leaders of 906 churches in Holston Conference are preparing for their annual meeting, to be held June 14-17 in Lake Junaluska, N.C.
The theme is a follow-up to last year's Annual Conference, which introduced churches to the Wesleyan and Gospel emphases behind the "Offer Them Christ" charge. This year's Annual Conference program will feature ministry successes since the 2008 conference.
Also for the second year in a row, Annual Conference members will take an offering for the United Methodist Church of Yei, Sudan. The goal is $125,000. In addition, churches are gearing up the annual collection of supplies for missions in Liberia and Zimbabwe.
See these links from the May 29 e-news edition of The Call 2 for additional information:
Also watch for the June newspaper edition of The Call for an Annual Conference preview and spiritual guidance from Bishop James Swanson.