For the third year, Holston churches will take their Annual Conference missions offering for south Sudan. The offering happens Sunday, May 16, or on an alternate Sunday before June 13.
"Holston's partnership with East Africa Conference and the United Methodist Church in southern Sudan continues to provide resources and mission teams to address the needs identified on the Covenant Agreement," according to an explanatory brochure for the offering.
"The generosity of Holston has provided educational facilities, medical assistance, pastor training, leadership in the church through Boo and Phyllis Hankins, leadership education, and clean water."
Church treasurers will receive special envelopes for the offering by postal mail. Total offerings from each church should be placed in the envelope and brought by the pastor or lay member to Annual Conference in Lake Junaluska.