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May 3, 2010
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hands on mission 5-3-10Hands on! Annual project starts now

Holston's 904 churches begin their annual collection of school, health, sewing, and food supplies to help missions in Liberia and Zimbabwe. 

sudan painting 5-3-10
 Sudan offering on May 16
Holston is all over the map with life-changing mission work. On May 16, churches will take their Annual Conference missions offering for south Sudan.

baileyton 5-3-10
From the ashes
After a disastrous fire in November 2007, Baileyton UMC consecrates a new building in Morristown District. (Greeneville Sun)

concord groundbreaking 5-3-10
Plowing new ground 
Concord UMC celebrates groundbreaking for a $6.5 million building addition in Oak Ridge District.

recession latimes 5-3-10
Recession squeezes churches
"In tough times, people cut their charitable giving  ... but their local congregation is the last place they cut." (Los Angeles Times)

school bus 5-3-10
O Lord, hear our prayer
We asked these Facebook readers of The Call, "What are you praying for today?"

greatest hits 11-09-12
Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked! Top three links in our last edition
  • 708- Seven ways to attract new members (UMComm)
  • 494 - United Methodist map will change in June (UMNS)
  • 474 - Michelle Ellis commentary on government power

hiv/aids ribbon 5-3-10 Picks
  • New HIV/AIDS grant money: If your ministry group promotes awareness and prevention, care for persons with HIV/AIDS, or support for family and friends, submit your grant application by Sept. 1.
  • Building repair and replacement: Most grants cannot be used for "bricks and mortar" but the Renfro Trust Grant is for that purpose. For grant assistance, submit your application by June 18 to: Rev. Mat Merker, 324 Webb Lane NE, Cleveland, TN 37323.
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mother's day 5-3-10 Picks
  • Mother's Day and more: Hymns, prayers, litany, and other resources for Mother's Day, Armed Forces Day, Heritage Sunday, Pentecost, and other observations in the GBOD's worship planning calendar.
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motorcycle 5-3-10
  • Nolichucky motorcycle ride: Embreeville UMC of Jonesborough hosts a fundraiser for a fellowship hall on May 29. Register at 10 a.m.; make a donation; then ride along the river at 11 a.m. Info: 
  • Horse-churned ice cream: Weaver Church, a union of United Methodists and Presbyterians, hosts an ice cream supper with Lightnin' Charlie in concert on June 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Bristol. Info:
  • Heart for Haiti rally: Hear Justin Lookadoo and Casey Darnell at a Haiti benefit event May 8 at Middlebrook Pike UMC in Knoxville. Pre-ordered tickets: $12. Doors open: 6 p.m. Info:
  • Barbecue and bluegrass: The Wesley Foundation at UT Chattanooga hosts a fundraiser May 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by the First Cleveland UMC stringband. Proceeds for Wesley programs and maintenance. Info:
  • Broadway golf tournament happens May 15 at Rarity Bay Country Club in Vonore. Tee time: 12:30 p.m. Entry fee: $60, due by May 9. Sponsorships: $25-$50. Proceeds for Broadway UMC United Methodist Men projects. Info:

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