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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!


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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
Holston.org 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 ac.holston.org.
More of holston.org ...


gen com on women 7-16-09
UMC.org 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 umc.org ...


call july 7-16-09
Opportunities
  • 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 www.facebook.com/Annette.TheCall
  • 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: Joe-d@fumcbristol.org 

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