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Risk-Taking Love      

March 12, 2008

Easter StoryMy Easter Story
By Dale Gilbert

"What does a congregation do, when cultures clash?"

A story of how
two Morristown boys, who had their childhoods destroyed by forces of evil, were shown that they were worth all the trouble.

Bishop SwansonUMM Day with the Bishop

"C'mon, give God a hand of praise!" Bishop James Swanson preaches to the United Methodist Men at Trinity UMC on March 8.

Tornado ReliefMaryville-area youth provide tornado relief

The first sign to greet Nick Vineyard and the other volunteers from St. Mark UMC was a couch left on the side of the road. (The Daily Times)

Reading List 3-12-08Reading List

Four children's ministry workers ... from Bristol, Morristown, Kodak, and Oak Ridge. We asked them, "What book is lying on your nightstand?"


Mental-Health-MattersMental health matters

How can your church be more open to kids working through mental-health issues? Coming in April, four different workshops offered in four regions, all during the Week of the Young Child.

The-CallThe Call is coming

The March edition of the newspaper was postal-mailed to paid subscribers on March 12. You may also download PDFs here.

The-CallHoly Week update

The Call 2 will not be e-mailed next week, in observance of Holy Week. However, pastors are invited to e-mail their total Easter worship attendances to us by late Monday, March 24. The list will be posted online later that week. If you need an e-mail reminder (about sending us your Easter attendance), let us know now.

CalendarConference Calendar Picks 

  • Coming in May: A Sudan missions offering from Holston's 910 churches. Download a brochure for more information
  • Vacation Bible School planners: Info about a conference-wide children's offering for Liberia provided in a future edition!
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  • What do the United Methodists believe?                                                                         
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  • April 5: Saturday Parent Summit on teen relationships at Hixson UMC, Chattanooga, Tenn. See the video commercial at
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