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October 30, 2009
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hancock county 10-30-09If you think the economy is bad in your town ... 

Unemployment in Hancock County may reach 20 percent by January. Here's how Holston churches can help Jubilee Project reach out in the spirit of Christmas.

sallee cokesbury west 10-30-09
Cokesbury opens 3rd campus
The first of 15 new churches in Holston Conference opens with more than 500 in worship attendance.

ooltewah 10-30-09
New family, new home
A Cleveland District church welcomes a new family, then builds them a new home following a devastating storm. (NewsChannel9)

sex ethics 10-30-09
Sexual misconduct
An updated sexual ethics web site will offer resources for those accused of sexual misconduct in addition to information for victims and church leaders. (UMNS)

halloween 10-30-09
Holy Halloween
"Is there any other time when a church can anticipate that minimal advertising will yield an eager flock of un-churched comers waiting impatiently to be let into the building? " (UM Reporter)

digital fasting 10-30-09
 Digital fasting?
"I check e-mail first thing in the morning and often as the last thing I do before bedtime. I am not proud of that."(RNS)

Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked! Top three links in our last edition:
  • 839 - Stop guaranteed jobs for clergy? (UMNS)
  • 331 - Renovating Lake Junaluska (LJCRC)
  • 276 - Nighttime reading in Greeneville, Tenn. (The Call)

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
  • Nov. 8: "Adventures in Missing the Point" in Chattanooga
  • Nov. 29: United Methodist Student Sunday
  • Nov. 29: First Sunday of Advent
  • Nov. 30: Deadline for health insurance changes
  • Dec. 1: Deadline for Worker's Compensation questionnaire
  • Jan. 11: Deadline to submit 2009 apportionments
  • Jan. 15-17: Resurrection youth event in Gatlinburg
  • Jan. 17: Human Relations Sunday
  • Jan. 22-24: Resurrection youth event in Gatlinburg
  • Jan. 29-31: Divine Rhythm young adult event in Pigeon Forge
  • Feb. 2-3: Ministers Convocation in Lake Junaluska
  • Feb. 15: Change for Children grant applications due
  • March 5-6: March Forth for Children training in Bristol
  • March 6: UMM Day with the Bishop in Rogersville
  • March 11-13: Ministers' Wives Retreat in Sevierville
More calendar items...

disaster response 10-30-09 Picks
  • New title: For the first time, churches are requested to designate their own "disaster response coordinator" on change conference forms. For information, e-mail Jim Fetzer.
  • Still available: Holston Conference handbooks and 2010 calendars. Download a form.
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church of wk 10-30-09 Picks
  • Send a picture: Get national recognition for your church on the GBOD web site.
  • Video freebies: High-quality videos of successful ministries to use in worship, Sunday school, or other activities. (UMTV
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elders for today 10-30-09
  • Elders for Today: Scarritt-Bennett Center is hosting a three-day conference, "Memories, Dreams and Reality: The Civil Rights Movement." Interactive conversation and activities, Jan. 5-8 in Nashville.

Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church