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If clicks are votes, the following stories and reports were the most-read by our subscribers in this past month's weekly editions of The Call.
The Rev. Lisa Bryant woke up with a head cold and fever. She quickly got a COVID-19 test and quarantined herself. While she waited for the test results, she came up with a new way to do online worship at Madam Russell United Methodist Church. From The Call. (Oct. 1) Read story.
1. Pastor's fever leads to bright idea
2. Pandemic takes toll on recovery ministries
Recovery leaders in Holston are agonizing over damage caused when the pandemic closed United Methodist church buildings to people fighting addiction. "People were drowning at home in isolation, and we remained tunnel-focused.” From The Call. (Oct. 16) Read story.
3. Hiwassee 'lacked management oversight'
Operating deficiencies related to disbursements, travel reimbursements, and the release of restrictions on monetary gifts at Hiwassee College were found during an investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office. From WATE. (Oct. 15) Read story.
4. 'Open letter' addresses church vote
Holston Conference Secretary Rev. Terry Goodman weighs in on voting at Annual Conference: "A small contingent of laity is espousing the idea that each lay member is like a member of congress." From Holston Communications. (Oct. 2) Read letter.
5. Bishops sign 'crisis' statement
More than 50 United Methodist bishops in the U.S. have signed a statement entitled "Crisis of Faith and Democracy." "The right of every citizen to vote in the United States is under attack." From United Methodist Council of Bishops. (Oct. 12) Read statement.
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