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October 8, 2009
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ronnie's run 10-8-09Ronnie's run for Sudan 

A Wytheville District pastor hits the road for a Thanksgiving Day campaign.

Bishop Swanson
"Instead of arguing about health care, we should be teaching our people how to live healthier lives." The latest from Bishop James Swanson

hand sanitizer 10-8-09
Holy hand sanitizer!
The H1N1 scare continues, even in church.

family promise 10-8-09
No more empty rooms
A Maryville District church finds another way to utilize its building and be in ministry. (Blount Today) 

mike slaughter 10-8-09
Micro vs. macro
"We have to ask hard questions about the resources poured into facilities that are used a few hours each week," says Ginghamburg's Mike Slaughter. (Interpreter Magazine)

call is coming 10-8-09
The Call is coming
The October newspaper was postal-mailed to paid subscribers on Tuesday, or you may download free PDFs here.

Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked! Top three links in our last edition:
  • 462 - Candler, Duke, or Asbury? (UMNS)
  • 229 - Baptism of RhodyJane (Daily Times)
  • 211 - No Bible verses on the football field (CTFP)

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
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ministers wives 10-8-09 Picks
  • Save the date: Ministers Wives Retreat at Oak Tree Lodge in Sevierville, Tenn., March 11-13, 2010.
  • Last reminder! Clergy Gathering will be held Oct. 13 at Colonial Heights UMC in Kingsport, Tenn. 
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interpreter 10-8-09 Picks
  • Complimentary magazines: Make sure your church is signed up for its five free print and five free digital subscriptions to "Interpreter Magazine."
  • What is B1? Not a vitamin. It's The Advance's 24-hour fasting event for youth. Find out how it empowers the poor.
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great marriages 10-8-09
  • Great marriage? Uh, ok. Then maybe you both should attend Cokesbury UMC's live simulcast of "The Heart of a Great Marriage," Oct. 17 in Knoxville.
  • Correction: Last week, an incorrect phone number was provided for the used hand bell set for sale. The correct number is 423-341-9576. 

  • Spirituality & the Arts: A new seminar series February 2010 at the Hinton Rural Life Center in Hayesville, N.C.

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