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Bold and Passionate October 2, 2009
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umcor responds 10-2-09Typhoon, tsunami, earthquake 

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is responding to people affected in the Philippines, Samoa, and Indonesia following three disasters this week.

rhodyjame 10-2-09
Baptism of Rhodyjane
"There's something about a river baptism that brings nostalgia and romance to the faith experience." (The Maryville Daily Times)


cans for college 10-2-09
Collecting cans for college
Every Tuesday, Jack and Chuck collect and recycle cans for Holston college scholarships. In 13 years, they've raised almost $10,000. (Kingsport Times News)


trinity history 10-2-09
99 and counting
What began as planning for this church's 2010 centennial celebration became a mission to obtain a place on the National Register. (Daily Post Athenian) 


duke divinity 10-2-09
Candler, Duke or Asbury?
Nearly nine in 10 elders and deacons ordained in 2008 were trained at denominationally approved seminaries. Which school is number one?  (UMNS)


cheerleaders verse 10-2-09
Cheers or jeers
A north Georgia community flips when the high school school cheerleaders are restricted from displaying Bible verses at football games. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)


findachurch 10-2-09
Knock knock
Are you missing an opportunity to introduce your church to the world around you? Please open the door. (UMComm)


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Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked! Top three links in our last edition:
  • 1,435 - Hanging out at the bar for Jesus (UMNS)
  • 422 - Boo and Phyllis: Ain't no easy street in Sudan
  • 391 - Deadlines for Holston health insurance


Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
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flood buckets 9-24-09
Holston.org Picks
  • Have a bucket party: "Flood buckets" are needed to help Holston respond to floods in north Georgia. Details.
  • Workers comp insurance: It's now mandatory for all Holston churches with employees. 
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tuesdays 10 10-2-09
UMC.org Picks
  • Doing anything Tuesday? UM Communications offers weekly webinars on improving your PowerPoint, website, or other church media. Visit Tuesdays @ 10am Central.
  • Free digital music: Eleven choral works of familiar hymns, arranged a North Carolina music minister and offered by the GBOD.
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Opportunities
  • Bishop speaks to young adults: Bishop James Swanson is the featured speaker Oct. 16-17 at Unite '09, a new young adult conference at Colonial Heights UMC in Knoxville. Info: Call 865-803-4178 or visit http://www.myspace.com/unite2009.  
  • Free choir robes: St. Mark UMC of Clinton offers 22 royal blue used robes. Call 865-457-1520.
  • Hand bells for sale: A full set, used once, for $2,500, or reduced price if traded for Christmas banners. Call Rev. Amy Holmes at Asbury UMC in Limestone: 865-457-1520.


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