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June 28, 2010
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Story behind the debris pile

Whenever disaster calls, Holston sends money, supplies, volunteers. UMCOR's Tom Hazelwood explains how the response transforms people's lives -- while cautioning churches not to be overwhelmed by the needs. (UMNS)

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Flood warriors
Work teams will be needed from late summer through the next 18-24 months to help the Tennessee Conference recover from devastating spring floods.

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Hands-on happy
Churches come through -- again! -- by collecting more than 7,000 kits for Liberia and Zimbabwe.

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Creative cutting
"I guess all churches have faced financial problems during these tough times, but we've found some pretty creative ways to deal with them." (Knoxville News Sentinel)

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The Call is coming
The June/July newspaper was mailed to paying subscribers last week. Or you maybe download free PDFs here.

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Best of Summer: Week 4
We're posting the BEST photos from our conference camps during the 9 weeks of summer.

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Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked! Top three links in our last edition
  • 1,268 - Appointments: Where's everybody going? PDF
  • 732 - Annual Conference 2010: Productive
  • 266 - Bishop Swanson's summer reading list

offering plate 6-28-10 Picks
  • Apportionment stories: If  you want an easy way to explain how apportionments are used by the conference, here are 5 bulletin inserts. 
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GC logo 6-28-10 Picks
  • Worship with a bang. Here: Independence Day hymns and prayers and other July worship resources from the General Board of Discipleship.
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  • Hodges to Sudan Send-Off: Cheer on Diantha and Steve Hodges at one of two events: Thursday, July 8 at First Broad Street UMC in Kingsport, or Friday, July 9 at Fountain City UMC in Knoxville. Both at 7 p.m.

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
  • July 5-9: Jr./Sr. 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. 1-4: 200th Jonesville Camp Meeting 
  • Aug. 1-4: 192nd Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting in Jonesborough
  • Aug. 6-7: Early Response Disaster Training in Ooltewah
  • Aug. 7: Great Black Churches conference in Knoxville
  • Aug. 8-11: Page's Camp Meeting in Radford
  • Aug. 13-14: Calling All Men in Knoxville
  • Aug. 13-14: Christian Educators Fellowship at Wesley Woods
  • Aug. 21: Holston Adult Ministries Conference in Knoxville
  • Aug. 21: UMW Social Action Workshop in Knoxville
  • Sept. 1: Grant application for HIV/AIDS ministry due
  • Sept. 10-11: Abolishing Poverty in Appalachia in Kingsport
  • Sept. 17-19: F.U.E.L. Retreat for youth workers in Cleveland
  • Sept. 18-19: Native American "Gathering" in Tellico Plains
  • Sept. 18-19: UMW Annual Meeting in Lake Junaluska
  • Sept. 23-24: Holston Secretaries Assoc. in Pigeon Forge
  • Oct. 2: "Funding Your Church's Vision" in Knoxville
  • Oct. 3: "Funding Your Church's Vision" in Abingdon
  • Oct. 3: World Communion Sunday
  • Nov. 28: United Methodist Student Sunday
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