Christmas for the children of prisoners |
A Maryville congregation offers Christ to children whose parents won't be home for the holidays.
Not just about football|
Five colleges, five Wesley Foundations: What goes on behind the scenes when UM college students get together?
Idea for next Christmas? |
A United Methodist church is commemorated when a town sells Christmas ornaments featuring its landmark building. (Greeneville Sun)
Comes the Lone Ranger|
Bishop James Swanson recalls a childhood memory in his most recent newspaper column, "Wings."
It's a wrap|
United Methodist News Service wraps up 2008 with a report on storms, the economy, General Conference, immigration -- and yes, issues of sexuality.
Here's what you liked: The top three links in the Dec. 11 edition of The Call 2.
- 1 - New space for Hispanic church in Morristown (431)
- 2 - Jeans and suits unite in Wise (408)
- 3 - Plane crash victims in San Diego (288)
More calendar items...
- Jan. 9: Last day to submit 2008 apportionments to conference treasurer. (Questions? E-mail John Tate.)
- 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. 15: Special offering for Hiwassee College (info to come)
- Feb. 16: Change for Children grant applications due
- March 12-14: Ministers' Wives retreat in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
- Road 2 Resurrection: Tell your teens... Resurrection youth are getting ready for the big January weekends through Facebook and MySpace.
More of holston.org ...
- Resurrection t-shirts: What's the 2009 design?
- Doing anything Christmas Eve? (Ha.) A National Council of Churches television special features a United Methodist choir from Dallas. (UMNS) .
More of umc.org ...
- Last chance: Advent resources for worship, family, and devotions are handily online. (UMC).
- WesleyReport.com: See the sharp new online magazine for United Methodists, by Generation-X publisher Shane Raynor.
- Local foods for Christmas: Order gift baskets, personal care products, or specialty foods from Holston's own Appalachian Spring Cooperative in Sneedville, Tenn.
See you next year
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Thank you for celebrating this 1st anniversary with us. We hope to serve you with excellence in 2009. -- Holston Communications