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July 30, 2009
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facebook faces 7-29-09The Facebook bunch

It's growing so fast. Is that a good thing? A reality chat with Bishop James Swanson

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Reading List
We asked these Holston members with Facebook pages, "What book is lying on your nightstand?"     

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Foiled by flu
A Morristown District church cancels worship due to a swine flu case. (Greeneville Sun)  

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Losing TennCare
First Bristol UMC hosts a revealing workshop for citizens losing their health care coverage. (Bristol Herald Courier)

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'No' to restructure
Holston wasn't the only conference voting against amendments that would have made the church in the U.S. a regional body. (UMNS)

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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:

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
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peanut bulletin insert 7-29-09 Picks
  • Why do we pay apportionments? A new series of bulletin inserts use real-life Holston stories to explain.
  • What's new in the A/V Library? Download the list.
  • Why would you miss this? Registration fees for Calling All Men go up after July 31. See you in Sevierville Aug. 7-8.
  • Where is that phone number? Order a 2009-10 Conference Handbook and Directory. $9.50 each.
  • What's happening next year? Order a 2010 Conference Calendar. $8.50 each.
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weavings art 7-29-09 Picks
  • Weavings is a Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life. Find out how you can get it online.
  • September is National Recovery Month. The General Board of Church and Society recommends this "toolkit" at   
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  • Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting with Bishop James Swanson as preacher: Aug. 7-9.
  • Cokesbury Leadership Academy: Register now for starting date of Sept. 15.

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