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If clicks are votes, the following stories and reports were the most-read by our subscribers in this month's weekly editions of The Call.
1. Bishop releases new appointments
At the conclusion of an online Clergy Session on June 8, Bishop Dindy Taylor fixed ministerial appointments for the 2020-2021 year, effective July 1. (June 11) See appointments.
2. Churches return to in-person worship
For churches in areas where coronavirus cases are currently rising, returning to in-person worship might be short-lived. But in the last three weeks, some congregations gave it a try after wading through the required paperwork and procedures. (June 25) Read story.
3. Task forces releases reopening plan
On June 1, Bishop Dindy Taylor's task force released a complex plan for Holston churches to return to in-person worship. Since then, the plan has been updated. (June 4) See updated plan.
4. Going back to church? What to expect
This article from United Methodist Communications gave our readers a heads-up when it warned, "We may be excited to go to church again, but it would be unrealistic to expect things to be as they were." (June 4) Read article.
5. Do protests matter?
If the protesters and statement-makers go back to their own lives and priorities, as they have in the past, racism will still stand. Racism will still kill. The Rev. Barbara Doyle kicks off our new series, "Justice Profiles." (June 11) Read story.
The Call is Holston Conference's weekly newsletter for 853 United Methodist congregations in East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and North Georgia. Contact Annette Spence, editor, at email@example.com.