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May 29, 2009
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pastor pay 5-29-09 Higher calling, higher salary

A new study shows that ministerial appointments are used as a way to reward productive clergy with bigger paychecks. (UMNS)

david keith 5-29-09
Remember David Keith?
A famous United Methodist from Holston steps up to protect children from abuse and neglect. (UMNS)     

reading list yeomans 5-29-09
Reading List
We asked our district lay leaders to tell us what they're reading. Which three responded?  

small church leaders 5-29-09
4 strategies for small church leaders
Through effective preaching, the pastor of a small church can accomplish important leadership tasks. (Lewis Center for Church Leadership)

Greatest Hits
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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
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calling all men 5-29-09 Picks
  • Calling All Men: Have you invited a friend? Or will you surprise your dad on Father's Day? Register now.
  • Hands on! Deadlines begin June 1 for the annual collection of supplies for Zimbabwe and Liberia. 
  • Going to Resurrection? The early bird deadline is June 1.
  • Sudan offering: Be sure your congregation is part of the Annual Conference missions experience. Offerings will be celebrated at Lake Junaluska, June 14-17.
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vince gill 5-29-09 Picks
  • Vince Gill: He'll be in concert at the Tenth National Gathering of United Methodist Men, July 10-12 in Nashville.
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  • Expensive meds: The United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries is partnering with "Prescription Savings Card" to help people without health insurance.  
  • More of Justin Lookadoo! This year's Resurrection speaker will appear at East Stone Gap UMC on July 9 at 6 p.m. For info, e-mail

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