Back from Sudan|
As government turmoil intensifies in Sudan, two more Holston teams are able to fulfill their missions and return home safely. But not without trauma.
We asked these participants on the mission trip to Sudan, "What book is lying beneath your mosquito net?"
Fire at Emory UMC|
A Sunday morning fire on
Emory & Henry campus is investigated as a case of arson. (Kingsport Times News)
Abingdon church opens clinic |
As the economy bears down, Pleasant View UMC joins with the community to provide free medical care. (Southwest Virginia Today)
Sofa, so good |
A furniture ministry developed by a Kingsport church is featured in a new video. (UMTV.org)
Here's what you liked: The top three links in the previous edition of The Call 2.
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- 2 - Real-life lessons from Convocation (553)
- 3 - Convo photo gallery: Was your pastor there? (321)
More calendar items...
- Do this by April 1, save $15: Register your child for a Holston summer camp by the early-bird deadline! Go online or call 1-423-99929-9037 ext. 235 or ext. 236 during business hours.
- Called to serve when disaster strikes? Early Response Team (ERT) training is scheduled May 2 in Athens, Tenn. Learn more.
- Great evangelists: Know any? Denman Award nominations are due April 30.
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- Friends of Estonia: Holston will host the 2009 F.O.E. Conference and Bishop James Swanson will speak at the April 23-25 event in Sevierville, Tenn.
- The next big UM welcoming project: "Rethink Church" is an evolution of the "Open hearts, open minds, open doors" campaign. Pastors will receive a free DVD by postal mail from UM Communications. In the meantime, visit this resource-packed site.
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- Holy Week is a month away. Download devotionals, prayers, liturgies, lectionary, and preaching helps from UMC.org.
- Money for senior ministry: Applications for Loving grants are due April 30.
- Money for strategic ministry: Applications for Redwine grants are due April 30.
- Summer/fall missions: Mountain T.O.P. is an interdenominational ministry dedicated to rural home repair in the Cumberland Mountains. For available dates for youth or adults, write Sam@mountain-top.org.