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middlesettlements youth for haiti 2-1-10Latest Haiti total: $355,715

As the drive to collect health kits intensifies, so does the generosity shown for the people of Haiti.
 (Photo: Youth at Middlesettlements UMC assemble health kits.)

butterfly girl kns 2-1-10
Wings and a prayer
If butterflies symbolize hope and new life, they're also a way to raise money to help the children of Haiti, according to a child at Fountain City UMC. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

darnell at DR 2-1-10
Divine Rhythm
Snow and ice didn't stop young adults from gathering in Pigeon Forge to worship and do good works. 

zwedru 2-1-10
Another mission accomplished
Holston raises $62,090 to build a new school in Zwedru, Liberia.

hiwassee 2-1-10
Hiwassee update
The University Senate has voted to continue to list Hiwassee College as a United Methodist-related institution for five years. (GBHEM)

tax time 2-1-10
How to turn taxes into a good thing
Your church can serve as a center of relief as the April 15 deadline approaches. (UM Communications)

grace umc closes 2-1-10
Time to let go: A church's story
As it became increasingly difficult for Grace UMC to pay for clergy salary and utilities, the congregation decided to end on a high note and share their resources. (UM Reporter)

greatest hits 11-09-12
Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked! Top three links in our last edition
  • 567 - Resurrection: Was it holy?
  • 409 - Here's where you can drop off  health kits.
  • 408 - Reaching into the wallets for Haiti.

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
  • Feb. 2-5: Ministers Convocation in Lake Junaluska
  • Feb. 15: Change for Children grant applications due
  • Feb. 19-20: Holston Evangelism Conference in Knoxville
  • Feb. 23: Traditioned Innovation 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 12-14: Discovery at Camp Wesley Woods
  • March 14: One Great Hour of Sharing
  • March 15: Clergy Women's Gathering in White Pine
  • April 1: Francis Asbury Award nominations are due
  • April 9-11: Clergy Marriage Retreat in Jonesborough 
  • April 11-13: Jubilation older adult retreat in Kingsport
  • May 14-15: UMW Spiritual Enrichment and Young Women's Retreat in Lake Junaluska
  • May 27: Wells for Sudan Golf Tournament in Kingsport
  • June 13-16: Annual Conference at Lake Junaluska, N.C.
More calendar items...

sudan art 2-1-10 Picks
  • Sudan Art Blog: Here's a new way to celebrate the beauty of Sudan and raise money for ministry, too. Visit this new blog by Carolyn Gass and Bobbie Crews. 
  • The Francis Asbury award is presented at Annual Conference to a leader in higher education. Nominations are due April 1. Download a form. 
  • Visit the conference finance page for crucial forms, tax information, and ability to pay apportionments online. Look.
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ash wed 2-1-10 Picks
  • Ash Wednesday is Feb. 17: Here is a contemporary worship service from the GBOD.
  • Discount software for churches: Corel WordPerfect Office X4, an alternative to Microsoft Office, is available for $55. Visit TechShop or call (888) 346-3862. Source code: TS012110EP.
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resurrection shirt 2-1-10
  • Didn't get your Resurrection shirt? Visit this Emerald Avenue UMC site, then e-mail res2010shirts@hotmail to ask if your size and style are still available. Shipping costs may be required, if unable to pick up shirts in Knoxville.

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