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May 21, 2008
ImmigrationRipping families apart in Chattanooga

Leaders of Holston churches are scrambling to assist families torn apart by an immigration raid at the Pilgrim's Pride poultry processing plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.


NCDWhat ever happened to NCD?

Thirty-six Holston congregations are now involved in the Natural Church Development process, and 15 more have expressed interest. Here's a progress update on the first Holston church to start NCD.



Reading-List-5-21-08Reading List

We asked these NCD coaches, "What book is lying on your nightstand?"            




WingsWings

Bishop James Swanson reflects on General Conference 2008, and here's how he feels about it.



Color-BlindColor blind?

"As a white, middle-class woman, I believe that choosing not to notice race serves to protect me from having to face the painful fact of my own participation in racist systems and cycles." A column by Holston's own Anna Maynard Lee


No-SmokingButt not in churches

If you read last week's CTFP article on no smoking signs in churches, you'll want to know whether Gov. Phil Bredesen signed the bill. Here's a WRCB-TV update.

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Zwedru-SchoolHolston.org Picks 

  • Conference-wide offering for Sudan (prayer)

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UMCORUMC.org Picks 

  • The UMCOR site provides detailed information on disaster response to the cyclone in Myanmar; earthquake in Chengdu, China; and other efforts.   
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LovingOpportunities
  • Invitation: Mount Hermon UMC in Powell, Tenn., invites Holston members to hear the Rev. Fred Craddock on May 25 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and May 26 at 7 p.m. E-mail Gregg Bostick for more information.

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