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February 27, 2008

Sudan CovenantCovenant with Sudan: Spiritual milestone for Holston

It happened last weekend in Kingsport:  A historic covenant that may transform Holston Conference and lives in Africa for years to come. Read it in this national UMNS story. (Double-click on the photos for complete descriptions.)

Hands-On-ProjectHands-on project begins soon

In May, Holston churches will take a missions offering for Sudan -- with the goal of raising $125,000. In addition, churches will do the annual hands-on mission  collections for Liberia and Zimbabwe. (Download brochure.)

Reading-List-2-27-08Reading List

The Missions Celebration at First Broad Street was attended by church leaders  from as far away as Uganda or New York, as well as folks from here at home. What kind of books are they reading?

Pet LoversReaching out to pet lovers

Recognizing the strong bond between people and their pets, an Indiana church has developed a ministry to help them deal with death or illness of their four-legged friends.  


Central UMCSpecial called session on June 1

The Appointment Cabinet has approved a special session of the 2008 Annual Conference, to be held at Central United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tenn., on Sunday, June 1.


United Methodist WomenUMW president: 'We really know how to give'

A commentary by Teddy Stevens, leader of the Holston Conference United Methodist Women

CalendarConference Calendar

Come to the Picks 

  • Know an older adult who would benefit from a few days in a nice hotel with good meals, workshops, worship, and people to talk to? Jubilation on April 6-8
More of ... Picks 

  • Eek! Last week the link didn't work well regarding infection, good hygiene, and Holy Communion. Try this from the GBOD 
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Opportunities 2-27-08Opportunities
  • The Mid-Adult Survey offered two weeks ago has been improved and placed in an online format. Participate in what could be an emerging ministry in Holston
  • Join members of Holston's environmental ministry team at the Caring for Creation conference at Lake Junaluska, N.C., April 3-6
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