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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)

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 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 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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  • 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  
  • 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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