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July 16, 2009
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gil's goodbye 7-16-09Gil's good-bye

Cokesbury searches for a new Celebrate Recovery leader after its well-known director resigns.

ordinands 7-16-09
Who was ordained?
Holston celebrates 18 fully connected elders and deacons.     

ordinanad reading list 7-16-09
Reading List
Nightstands. Ordinands. Hey, that rhymes. 

remy assembly 7-16-09
10 questions for Remy
We found one of our youth on Facebook and got the scoop on Junior High and Senior Assembly. What really went on last week at Emory & Henry?

shenadoah umns 7-16-09
Death in a small town
On July 12, 2008, a 25-year-old Mexican illegal immigrant was beaten and left dying in a community park. This small coal mining town is still recovering from its wounds. (UMNS)

camp week 6 7-16-09
Best of summer
We're posting the best pics from each of our four conference camps throughout the nine weeks of summer!

Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked! Top three links in our last edition:
  • 525 - Retiring clergy: Great year for a pension.
  • 406 - We're dying out there, reports UMNS.
  • 271 - Retiring clergy: Great day for a book.

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
  • 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: 17: Children's Ministry Connection in Ooltewah
  • Aug. 30: Holston Home 5th Sunday offering
  • Sept. 11-12: "Abolishing Poverty in Appalachia" in Kingsport
  • 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. 9-11: Young Adult Fall Retreat at Camp Wesley Woods
  • Oct. 13: Clergy Gathering in Kingsport
  • Oct. 23-24: Early Response Training in Knoxville
More calendar items...

bishop reading list 7-16-09 Picks
  • Bishop's Reading List: These four books are still discounted by 25 percent through July 31.
  • Calling All Men: The big event is coming Aug. 7-8. 
  • Discipleship at AC: Follow the report's online progress at
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gen com on women 7-16-09 Picks
  • "Is this sexist?" That's just one resource article available on the General Commission on Status and Role of Women site, as well as "The Pastor's Husband," "Complaint Calls," and "Church Law: A Resource Guide.
  • "The Road Out of Poverty": The latest edition of  New World Outlook, the missions magazine of the UMC.  
 More of ...

call july 7-16-09
  • The Call is on Facebook:  Latest editions, behind-the-scenes decisions, new idea plug-ins. Become a fan of "The Call/Holston Conference UMC" or visit
  • Dropped from TennCare? First Bristol UMC is hosting a training/resource class for victims, caregivers, advocates. When: July 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tankersley Hall. Class leader: Dan Ramey, Tennessee Health Care Campaign. More info: 

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