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Merry Christmas
December 17, 2009
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christ in christmas 12-17-09How to keep Christ in Christmas

It's easy to miss the point. But if you don't set the example, who will? Here are simple ways to remember Jesus and restore your Christmas heart. (

xmas heartwarmers 12-17-09
Heartwarmers from all over 
We invited churches from all districts to send in their Christmas stories and photos. It's a special "District Roundup" from the December newspaper.

bishop swanson 12-17-09
Does God trust you?
Bishop James Swanson is in Zimbabwe, but he left this Christmas message for you.   

holston home fire 12-17-09
Fire at Holston Home
The six horses and three cats who resided in the 105-year-old barn escaped the fire unscathed. The children were in their beds. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

middle east peace 12-17-09
The 7th grade girls get it
Peace on earth, goodwill to men: Youth at First Oak Ridge UMC are starting with the Middle East. (WBIR-TV)

christ greeneville 12-17-09
 10 quick tips 
People who avoid the church all year long might chance a visit on Christmas Eve. Share these last-minute welcoming reminders with your congregation. (UM Communications)

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

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
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rudy rasmus 12-17-09 Pick
  • Something new in evangelism: Bishop James Swanson and the Rev. Rudy Rasmus will lead a new conference at Cokesbury in February.
  • Closing the books: Final 2009 apportionment payments must be received in the Alcoa office by 5 p.m., Jan. 11. Call toll-free (866) 690-4080.
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umc calendar 12-17-09 Pick
  • 2010 calendars: United Methodist Communications offers a variety, including desk blotters and electronic versions. Look.
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john ousley CD 12-17-09
  • "Emmanuel" is the Rev. John Ousley's CD of Christmas music, performed with harmonica and Indian flute. Order a CD for $15 in support of Camp Dickenson. Contact or (276) 744-7241.

  • See you on Jan. 4: The Call2 is canceled for two weeks. Our weekly e-news returns in 2010 with Monday morning delivery! Merry Christmas.

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