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Aug. 7, 2008
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Church & Community
Holston has more of these than any other conference

Church and Community Workers. With the addition of Mark and Linda Stransky (at right), Holston Conference now has six of these special types of missionaries.This year, they all need help with funding. 

Fire at St. Andrews
For the third time in nine months, a Holston church suffered fire damage when a July 30 blaze ripped through St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Knoxville District.

Interview with the shooting victim
John Worth lost the vision in his right eye when a shooter opened fire on a Knoxville church on July 27. An exclusive interview for The Call and United Methodist News Service 

Stepping out of the single-wide
The Maryville District breaks ground for a new ministry center to serve the growing Hispanic community in Loudon County. The Potter's House has been conducting services in a mobile home and under a pavillion. (The Maryville Daily Times)

In his August column, Bishop James Swanson recommends a book with nine strategies for high-impact churches. Strategy #1: The Pastor as an Agent of Change.

True or false?
The United Methodist Church is dying. Big churches are bad. People in local churches do not want to change. (United Methodist News Service)

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
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Kids Picks
  • Back to Sunday school: Are you ready for a new season? Is your Safe Sanctuaries policy in place?
  • Witness Team grants provide one-time-only seed money to begin new programs that engage people with the church. Applications are due Sept. 15.
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Flames Picks
  • UMW Prayer Calendar: The 2009 calendar showcases art from children in mission projects in the U.S. and around the world.
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  • Be like Barnabas: Lake Junaluska Conference Center offers a seminar on "The Ministry of Encouragement," led by the Rev. Paul Moots,  Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 in North Carolina.
  • Beyond These Walls: The North Georgia Conference teams with the General Board of Global Ministries for an Oct. 2-4 missions conference in Powder Springs, Ga.

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