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April 16, 2009
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easter choir 4-16-09Hallelujah!

We invited churches to report their Easter worship attendances. Exactly 100 churches responded. Read the list and rejoice.

(Photo: The Easter choir at Abingdon UMC)

dunsmore 4-16-09
Reading List
We asked these older adults who came to Jubilation, "What book is lying on your nightstand?"

potters house 4-16-09
Where your money goes
Two new stories! Here's how children's ministries are equipped through donations to "Change for Children."

casserole 4-16-09
Stick together: 7 strategies
Times are tough. The person who needs assistance might be sitting next to you in the pew. (UM Communications)

mafair 4-16-09
What's going on at Mafair?
How did one church launch seven young adults into ministry? (Kingsport Times News)

maxine 4-16-09
Maxine and the bridge people
Sixty years ago, a Holston preacher helped a teenage girl who was living on the street. That girl grew up to become the founder of a ministry for people who live under a bridge. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked! Top three links in our last edition:
  • 595 - Will pastors' school lead to an appointment?
  • 341 - Wanna-be preachers and the books they read
  • 189 - Bluefield Daily Telegraph: Faith community responds to restaurant murders

Conference Calendar
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sudan brochure 4-9-09 Picks
  • May 17 offering: Holston churches will unite on Sunday, May 17 (or an alternate date) to collect the Annual Conference missions offering for Sudan. The goal is $125,000. Download a brochure or bulletin insert (color or black and white) now. 
  • Hands on! This spring, churches will again collect supplies for missions in Zimbabwe and Liberia. Download a brochure to discover your district's assignment.
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native american 4-16-09 Picks
  • There are 19,000 of these in our denomination. That's how many members identify themselves as Native Americans. Learn more about "Native American Ministries Sunday" (celebrated April 26) on the GCORR site.
  • Have you heard of this? The UMC celebrates "Festival of God's Creation" on April 19. For worship resources and other info, visit the GBOD site. 
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day lillies 4-16-09
  • Our own version of e-bay: Bid on day lilies, fine china, or a trip to Branson through Hiwassee College's online auction.
  • No prescription coverage: If your ministry serves needy families, visit the FamilyWize site where discount cards can be printed and presented at participating pharmacies.

Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church