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Redeeming Justice      

March 27, 2008

Big Stone Gap District SuperintendentWho's the new district superintendent?

Archer Coppedge had never served the Big Stone Gap District before he was selected as its future leader.
He never wanted to be district superintendent either, but ...

Bishop SwansonPacking the pews

Holston rejoices in the number of worshippers attending Easter services on March 23. Here's the list of reported totals so far.


Bishop James Swanson's most recent column: Are we listening to the voices of people outside our churches? ("Do we dare?")

Reading List 3-12-08Is God calling me?

For young people considering a possible call to ministry, "Discovery" at Camp Wesley Woods is a good resource, says youth reporter Remy.

Scharfstein-Inviting GuyThe Inviting Guy

The man who made the front page of our March newspaper is now in the national news. Find out why Ben Scharfstein's advice is so universal. (United Methodist News Service

CalendarConference Calendar

Summer Picks 

  • Someone in your church (or just outside the door) is struggling with mental health issues. Find out how to help at one of four regional Mental Health Matters workshops, coming in April. 
More of ... Picks 

  • What are parnaments? Is connectional really a word? Quick, what's a quadrennium? Find out in's Glossary.
  • Wanted: Men and women ages 20-35 for a Living Justice Seminar in New York City, June 28-July 2. Application deadline: May 1.     
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Scholaship InfoOpportunities
  • The Jeanette Reynolds Scholarship is available to any student in Holston Conference considering full-time ministry (with preference given to First Oak Ridge UMC members). Application deadline: May 15.
  • Volunteer mission enthusiasts (or wannabes): Join others in the Southeastern Juridiction at "Connect" in Lake Junaluska, N.C., June 18-20.
  • "Preventing Child Abuse" seminar: April 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wesley Memorial UMC, Johnson City, Tenn. Call (423) 282-6722 for more information.
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