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November 25, 2009
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cabinet thanks 11-25-09
Grateful in Holston
Holston's district superintendents and resident bishop share their thanksgiving responses.


redskins appeal 11-25-09
'Redskins' name remains
United Methodist leaders are disappointed the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal challenging the NFL's use of what many believe to be a racist term. (UMNS)  


shane claiborne 11-25-09
'God is not a monster'
Shane Claiborne, who spent some childhood years at First Maryville UMC, writes an apology to non-believers: "I am sorry that so often the biggest obstacle to God has been Christians." (Esquire Magazine)


josh swanson 11-25-09
Reading List
Nov. 29 is United Methodist Student Sunday. We went on a search for students to answer this question ...


greatest hits 11-09-12
Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked! Top three links in our last edition:


Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
  • 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. 2-5: Ministers Convocation in Lake Junaluska
  • Feb. 15: Change for Children grant applications due
  • Feb. 19-20: Holston Evangelism Conference in Knoxville
  • 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
  • March 14: One Great Hour of Sharing
  • April 9-11: Clergy Marriage Retreat in Jonesborough
  • June 13-16: Annual Conference at Lake Junaluska, N.C.
More calendar items...


grant money 11-25-09
Holston.org Picks
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renewed creation 11-25-09
UMC.org Picks
  • Advent reading: The Council of Bishops requests that churches read aloud "God's Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action."
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disciple bible 11-25-09
Opportunities
  • Wesley Ministry Network: In January, courses will be available online through a partnership with The Institute for Discipleship, affiliated with Bishop Richard Wilke, founder of Disciple Bible Study. Learn more.

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