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tabor for ds 3-1-10Tazewell's new leader

The Rev. David Tabor is projected for appointment as Tazewell District superintendent this June.

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Earthquake in Chile
United Methodists scrambled to respond to a massive earthquake that struck Chile early on Feb. 27 and prompted tsunami warnings across the Pacific region. (UMNS)

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Bishop's response
Following Saturday's earthquake in Chile, Bishop James Swanson sends a message to Holston: "Let us again show gratitude for all that God has done for us."

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UM reaction to the health care summit
"I am not persuaded that either side got out of their camps," said Bishop Gregory Palmer, president of the UM Council of Bishops. (UMNS) 

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Eating local for Lent
The Rev. Enoch Hendry -- former UTK Wesley Foundation director -- is now a pastor in Savannah, promoting a principle dear to environmentalists in Holston. (Savannah Morning News)

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Evangelism campaign
Following a Feb. 19-20 evangelism conference in Knoxville, Holston churches are praying to baptize 3,000 by Pentecost Sunday. Resources available here.

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Reading List
We asked these participants at last week's "Traditioned Innovation" Conference ...

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

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
  • 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 11-12: Sudan Summit in Kingsport
  • 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
  • May 30: Peace with Justice Sunday
  • June 13-16: Annual Conference at Lake Junaluska, N.C.
  • July 5-9: Junior and Senior High Assembly at Emory & Henry
  • July 22-24: UMW School of Christian Mission in Kingsport
  • Aug. 1: Holston Night at the Smokies Ballpark in Kodak
  • Aug. 13-14: Calling All Men in Knoxville
  • Aug. 21: Holston Adult Ministries Conference in Knoxville
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sudan art hands 3-1-10 Picks
  • Celebrate the beauty of Sudan. Each week or two brings a new painting by Carolyn Gass or Bobbie Crews.  
  • Jubilation! An opportunity for a senior outing in Kingsport April 11-13. Some scholarships are available; see the brochure. 
  • Resolutions for Annual Conference: Submission deadline is today/March 1. Send to (This is the 3rd notice appearing in The Call2. A notice also appeared in the February newspaper.) 
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palms 3-1-10 Picks
  • Order palms by March 9: Celebrate Palm Sunday with this UMCOR-endorsed project. Order Eco-Palms to support fair trade and the environment. 
  • One Great Hour of Sharing on March 14: This offering helps pay for administrative costs, enabling UMCOR to keep its promise that 100 percent of every other gift will go directly to relief efforts. Get free bulletin inserts.
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splurge 3-1-10
  • Looking for youth activities? Find out about Splurge summer weekends and Confirmation retreat weekends, both at Lake Junaluska.
  • Oliver! Farragut High School in Knoxville will support Holston Home for Children with a theater production March 18-21. Find out more.

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