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Love for All
May 22, 2009
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camp staff training It's more than staff training

This year's summer camp theme is "No Greater Love." If you want to understand what it means, just look at the camp counselors' faces.

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Reading List
We asked these camp counselors ...     

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Hog wild
A preacher who recently returned from a Mexican mission trip offers his commentary on swine flu panic.

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Before you vote
Bishop Scott Jones and the Rev. Eddie Fox offer opposing views on constitutional amendments to be considered by Annual Conferences this summer. (Interpreter Magazine)

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Holy riders
An Abingdon District congregation is delighted by a visit from horseback riders who are retracing Francis Asbury's 50-mile route. (Bristol Herald Courier)

Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked! Top three links in our last edition:
  • 386 - UMNS: Bishops vote for pay cut
  • 319 - Edina Tomalu works for no pay
  • 282 - Daily Post Athenian: Preacher wife recipes

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
  • May 31: Holston Home 5th Sunday offering
  • June 1: Early bird deadline for Resurrection
  • June 7: Peace With Justice Sunday
  • June 11: Calling All Men Golf Tournament in Dandridge
  • June 14-17: Annual Conference at Lake Junaluska 
  • June 21-28: Youth in Mission trip to the Gulf Coast
  • July 6-10: Jr. and Sr. High Assembly at Emory & Henry
  • July 20: Deadline for Resurrection T-shirt contest
  • July 23-25: UMW School of Christian Mission in Oak Ridge
  • Aug. 2: Holston Night at the Smokies Ballpark in Kodak 
  • Aug. 7-9: Calling All Men in Sevierville
  • Aug. 30: Holston Home 5th Sunday offering
  • Sept. 11-13: Cross-Bearers for youth at Camp Wesley Woods 
  • Sept. 19-21: F.U.E.L. Sabbath Retreat in Gatlinburg
More calendar items...

write a check Picks
  • Write a big check: Churches have until June 14 to take the Annual Conference offering for Sudan.
  • Going to Resurrection? The early bird deadline is June 1.
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carbon footprint
  • What's your carbon footprint? The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program offers a quiz and other resources to help churches reduce carbon.  
  • Emory & Henry benefit golf tournament: June 8 at Glenrochie Country Club in Abingdon, Va. Contact: Paul Russo at (276) 944-6363 or

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