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October 24, 2008
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Clergy, here's straight talk from your own peers 

When 370 Holston preachers crowded into a Morristown church earlier this week, they already knew a lot about the speakers. What did they hear?

Reading List
We interrupted the lunch of six people attending Clergy Gathering to ask this question. 

Give thanks, make flood buckets
As Thanksgiving approaches, a request is made for a conference-wide drive to help replenish UMCOR supplies depleted by recent hurricanes.

Firewood ministry still serves basic need
When Curtis Neeley knocked on the door of this elderly Kingsport woman, it took a while for her to answer. That's because she was in her bed, just trying to stay warm. (Kingsport Times-News)

In his October column for The Call newspaper, Bishop James Swanson emphasizes one word for us: Community.


Remembering Mohney  "The passing of a mentor from one's youth is cause for reflection of how that person's life shaped your own."

Chattanooga Times Free Press: "Dr. Ralph Wilson Mohney ... was remembered as a man of vision."

Greatest-Hits-Illustration Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked: The top three links in last week's (10/16/08) edition of The Call 2.
  • 1 - What books are these four associate pastors reading?
  • 2 - Oneida kids reach out to needy people on the roadside.
  • 3 - UMNS commentary: The gravy-train rescue of the rich.

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
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Divine-Rhythm Picks
  • Want to reach young adults? Invite them to a weekend in Pigeon Forge. Divine Rhythm happens Jan. 23-25. 
  • We want to reach MORE. This weekly e-mail was created to connect and strengthen ministries throughout Holston. Invite your congregation to sign up for a free subscription at 
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UM Student Day Picks
  • They really need us: As financial resources are stripped away, young people need to know that education is still within reach. Offer Them Christ by celebrating United Methodist Student Day on Nov. 30.
  • Pray Now: A prayer for the United States presidential election. 
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  • How to help a veteran: A free bulletin insert from interfaith Mental Health Ministries offers practical suggestions for reaching out to veterans and their families. Veterans Day is Nov. 11.

  • Evergreen and Beyond: That's the name of a 445-recipe cookbook supporting youth ministries at Evergreen UMC in Wytheville, Va. Cost: $10 plus $2 shipping. E-mail Brenda Fowler or call (276) 228-8972.

  • Sorry about that: Last week's telephone number for ordering Allen Memorial UMC cookbooks was incorrect. Call (423) 745-1560 to support older adult ministries in Athens, Tenn.

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