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December 5, 2008
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Tell your youth members now! These new Facebook and MySpace pages will get them connected before the BIG event in January. 

Reading List
These CCYM'ers are already chillin' on MySpace and Facebook. So we posed the question ...

'How shall we live?'
Pastor Mike Feely discusses immigration and "positive burnout" with the Chattanooga Pulse.

Soldier Bears
Soldiers with bears
When the 150th Armored Reconnaissance Squadron of the West Virginia Army National Guard deploys on Dec. 5,  they will carry the prayers of Trinity UMC. (Bluefield Daily Telegraph)

5 reasons to attend a small church
Commentary: Certain types of people keep showing up as visitors to small churches. (UM Reporter)

Greatest-Hits-Illustration Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked: The top three links in the last (11/19/08) edition of The Call 2.

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
  • Jan. 9: Last day to submit 2008 apportionments to conference treasurer
  • Jan. 16-18: Resurrection youth retreat in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
  • Jan. 18: Human Relations Sunday
  • Jan. 23-25: Resurrection youth retreat in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
  • Jan. 23-25: Divine Rhythm young adult retreat in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
  • Feb. 2-5: Ministers Convocation in Lake Junaluska, N.C.
  • Feb. 16: Change for Children grant applications due
  • March 12-14: Ministers' Wives retreat in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
More calendar items...

Parish-Paper Picks
  • "The Parish Paper: Insights and Ideas for Active Congregations" by co-editors Herb Miller, Lyle Schaller, and Cynthia Woolever. Download a free copy.   
  • The scary economy: 10 steps for local churches.  
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Advent-Resources Picks
  • Advent resources galore! Wreath meditations, family litany, scripture readings, music/lyrics, and lots more. 
  • Instead of another scented candle: Give a Christmas gift that shows God's love in another land. (The Advance)   
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  • Caring for Creation: Learn how your church can "go green" at this March 5-8 seminar in Lake Junaluska, N.C.
  • Summer in Washington: The deadline to apply for an Ethnic Young Adult Internship is Feb. 1.

Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church