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September 11, 2008
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Zimbabewe Shipment
It arrived! Hands-on kits   joyfully received
in Africa

Share this news with your congregation: The supplies collected for Zimbabwe and Libera have arrived safely. In Zimbabwe, Holston's own Rev. Jerry Russell was actually "on the ground" to help Maria Humbane (pictured) unpack the kits.  

Did you hear them sing this summer?
Love offerings from Holston churches have provided a special gift for all 23 members of the Hope for Africa Children's Choir. 

Chainsaw gangs wanted here
Hurricane Gustav has left behind plenty of debris, according to United Methodist News Service. (Holston members should contact UMVIM Coordinator Melissa Smith at 865- 660-027 or the Missions Office at 866-690-4080 before participating in response efforts.)

Project Crossroads
Crossroads lends clean-up supplies
Led by Harry Howe, Project Crossroads is gearing up to provide clean-up supplies in the wake of hurricanes and storms on the east coast. (Southwest Virginia Today)

Can you judge a church by its potluck?
"When the only people who attend the potluck are already connected to other small groups in the church, evangelism in that church probably needs attention." Commentary by Shannon Vowell (UM Portal)

Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked: The top three links in last week's (9/5/08) edition of The Call 2.

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
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Not-on-our-watch Picks
  • Offer Them Christ: Resources to help you carry the spirit of Annual Conference throughout the year.

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Hispanic-Heritage Month Picks
  • Hispanic Heritage Month begins Sept. 15: Why and how do we observe this in the United Methodist Church? (Board of Discipleship)
  • "Repurposed by Grace": A Sept. 11 anniversary reflection by Glory Dharmara (United Methodist Women)
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  • Fall Festival at Ft. Blackmore Camp: Saturday, Oct. 11, 1 to 5 p.m., in Ft. Blackmore, Va. Proceeds will benefit the camp's housing needs. E-mail Vikki Butler for more info.

  • College Fair at Tennessee Wesleyan: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 8:45 am. to 2 p.m., in Athens, Tenn. E-mail for more info.

  • Barbecue at Jones Memorial UMC: Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in Chattanooga, Tenn. E-mail Shirley Baugh for more info.

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