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February 8, 2010
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convo w glow edges 2-8-10 Welcome to Clergy Land

Last week, 250 preachers risked rockslide, snow, and ice to gather in Lake Junaluska for their annual educational event. So what did your pastor learn at Ministers Convocation?

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Reading List
We asked these pastors at Ministers Convocation, "What book is lying on your nightstand?" 

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Valentine's volunteers
This story was originally posted in 2006, but it's still a mighty sweet tale of United Methodist Women in the Holston Conference. (UMNS) 

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Volunteer spirit
The generosity of Holston churches is mentioned in a Knoxville News Sentinel article about local responses to the Haiti crisis. 

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Still going ...
By Jan. 31, Holston churches had given $436,058 for Haiti relief through UMCOR. Receipts are still being calculated for February. In the meantime, here's the ongoing, updated list of how churches and districts are responding. 

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When a pastor retires 
"Too often the retirement of the pastor is approached with secrecy, a lack of openness, and an attitude of 'biding our time.'" (Lewis Center for Church Leadership)

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Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked! Top three links in our last edition

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
  • Feb. 15: Change for Children grant applications due
  • Feb. 19-20: Holston Evangelism Conference in Knoxville
  • Feb. 21-23: Christian Educators Fellowship in Sevierville
  • Feb. 23: Traditioned Innovation in Knoxville
  • Feb. 27: YELP: Youth Exploring Leadership Positions in White Pine
  • March 1: Mini-Jubilation (for senior adults) in Athens
  • 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 
  • April 18: Native American Ministries Sunday
  • May 15-16: 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.
  • Aug. 13-14: Calling All Men in Knoxville
More calendar items...

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  • YELP: Youth Exploring Leadership Positions. A new event, Feb. 27 at First White Pine UMC. 
  • Junior High Service Week is an opportunity for middle school students to serve the homeless, spread mulch, and participate in other hands-on ministry projects. June 7-11 at Camp Lookout near Chattanooga. Visit the camp website or e-mail Don Washburn.
  • Need a senior outing? "Mini-Jubilation" will be held March 1 at Allen Memorial UMC in Athens, Tenn. E-mail Bob Bostick for more information.
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black history 2-8-10 Picks
  • Black History Month: Music, stories, and photos from the GBGM.
  • "What should I wear?" InfoServ will answer any question about the UMC, from the appointment process to worship apparel. Ask.
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  • Wanted: Nine African-American youth to represent Holston at the "Ebony Youth Christian Vocation Exploration Retreat," held April 9-11 at Lake Junaluska.
  • Concert at Church Street: The Concordia College Choir from Minnesota will sing March 2 at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information and other details, call (865) 524-3048. 
  • Eat pizza, help UMCOR: Nine Pizza Hut restaurants in the Tri-Cities will give 25 percent of profits to UMCOR if you will dine there Thursday, Feb. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. Download a flier for more information.

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