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linda wright in sudan 5-31-10
Grief gives way to hope in Sudan

Linda Bird Wright is not defeated. She's making decisions that will give life in Sudan.

pottershouse 5-31-10
New house for Potter's House
Nearly 15 years ago, a woman named Bonnie started a ministry for Hispanics in a trailer park. Today, the church has a name and a home.

veterans wall 5-31-10
Showing Jesus at the wall
For Memorial Day: A Virginia church creates a ministry at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and also shows love to troops serving today. (UMTV)

sudanese in kspt 5-31-10
Modeling Kingsport
A mission trip to Sudan leads to a unique relationship between the government workers of Yei, Sudan and Kingsport, Tenn. (Kingsport Times News)

clergy appts 5-31-10
Pastors: Security is covenant
United Methodist clergy express misgivings about a recommendation to end "guaranteed appointments" for elders in good standing. (UMNS)

will willimon 5-31-10
Commentary: Numbers are important
Bishop James Swanson requests The Call2 to offer a January 2010 commentary by Bishop Will Willimon. (Duke Call & Response Blog)

hands on 5-20-10
Ready for AC?
Churches are taking offerings for Sudan and gathering supplies for Liberia and Zimbabwe, all in preparation for the June 13-16 meeting in Lake Junaluska.

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

ERT in nashville 5-31-10 Picks
  • Wanted: More ERT workers. If you want to be in the front line of disasters such as the recent floods in middle Tennessee, new training sessions are set for Oct. 1-2.
  • Calling All Men: In its third year, this annual men's retreat is better than ever, with hands-on mission opportunities and a new convenient location. Sign up now: Aug. 13-14.
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national hispanic plan 5-31-10 Picks
  • Empowering Ministries of Health: Leaders who hope to "create a culture that makes wellness a priority in the UMC" are invited to this Sept. 21-23 event in Salt Lake City.
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joan lovelace CD 5-31-10
  • Support the Potter's House in Loudon County: Help Hispanic ministries in Holston by purchasing the bluegrass/gospel CD, "Working on a Building," by Joan Lovelace. Cost: $15. E-mail
  • MIC deadline on June 12: Organizations using wireless microphones operating in the 700 MHz band (698-806 MHz) must stop doing so by June 12. (

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