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July 1, 2009
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send forth swanson 7-1-09Do something about it

Bishop James Swanson asks congregations to stop thinking of their own survival -- and to lead from within. 

reading list bondurant 7-1-09
Reading List
You saw them at Annual Conference. What do they have on their nightstands?       


chiefs kids 7-1-09
At first they were skeptical
An 80-member church helps the Bristol, Va., police department "stand in the gap" for kids in high-risk neighborhoods. (Bristol Herald Courier)


carl conconcord 7-1-09
Carl's summer at Concord
Carl is among 500 workers in the YouthWorks program, which is spending $1 million in federal stimulus funds to employ 14- to 24-year-olds. (Knoxville News Sentinel) 


commentary faught 7-1-09
Commentary: Missions fatigue?
"Jesus died for the whole world -- not just for LaFollette or Campbell Country or Tennessee or even America. We do not have the luxury of picking whom we would like to be recipients of God's love."


camp photo week 4 7-1-09
Best of summer
We're posting the best pics from each of our four conference camps throughout the nine weeks of summer!


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Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked! Top three links in our last edition:


Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
  • 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. 2-5: Jonesville Camp Meeting in Jonesville
  • Aug. 2-5: Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting in Jonesborough
  • 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. 19-20: Native American Gathering in Tellico Plains
  • Sept. 19-21: F.U.E.L. Sabbath Retreat in Gatlinburg 
  • Sept. 19: Camp Lookout Golf Tournament in Harrison
  • Sept. 19-20: UMW Annual Meeting in Lake Junaluska
  • Oct. 4: World Communion Sunday
  • Oct. 13: Clergy Gathering in Kingsport
  • Oct. 23-24: Early Response Training in Knoxville
More calendar items...


quadtraining 7-1-09
Holston.org Picks
  • To boldly go: Why is Danny Howe dressed like a spaceship officer? See the Discipleship Team's new Quadrennial Training video. 
  • Church flix: Did you know the conference has an audiovisual library that could aid your ministry?
More of holston.org ...


july 4 resources 7-1-09
UMC.org Picks
  • O say, can you see? Resources for acknowledging  Independence Day in worship. (GBOD)
  • Children's ministry conference: FOCUS is the denomination's once-every-four-years gathering for children's ministry workers. Register now for the July 21-24 gathering in Indianapolis.
 More of umc.org ...


hinton workshop 7-1-09
Opportunities
  • Finance in the rural church: The Hinton Rural Life Center offers a "Money Matters" workshop Aug. 14-16 in Hayesville, N.C.
  • All about clergy benefits: Holston will join four other conferences in Lake Junaluska for the Oct. 5-7 Clergy Benefits Academy. Especially recommended for beginning clergy. (GBOPH)

Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church