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July 5, 2010
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army chaplain 7-5-10
Still in Iraq: Why?

"On this Fourth of July, I recall many ways that God has confirmed to our military our place of calling here in Iraq." (UMNS)

forrest ave 7-5-10
Saying good-bye
John Shearer visits two Chattanooga churches on their final day of worship before closing. (

swanson at ac 7-5-10
Stop the fever
Bishop Swanson's "Sending Forth" message on the last day of Annual Conference

four-legged friends 7-5-10
Four-legged friends
"If you want to see the love of Christ, just look at a pet." Churches find new ministries through animals. (United Methodist News Service)

mortgage RNS 7-5-10
Morality vs. survival
Desperate homeowners are raising an ethical debate: Is it ever OK to walk away from a mortgage? (Religion News Service)

church directory 7-5-10
10 tips for church directories
A photo directory is one of the best opportunities to connect church members. Imagine the extra info that could make it even better. (United Methodist Communications)

camp photo 7-5-10
Best of Summer: Week 5
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

camp faces 7-5-10 Picks
  • Not too late: Are you enjoying the "Best of Summer" photo series? There's still time to register a child for summer camp in July!
  • State of the Church: The video of powerful local church ministries -- as shown at Annual Conference -- is now available online.
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sermon starter 7-5-10 Picks
  • Sermon starters: "How can I manage my money?" "Lose the debt," "Spare change," "Pests and Predators," and other nifty stewardship thoughts from the General Board of Discipleship.
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adam hamilton 7-5-10
  • October hope: This year's Church of the Resurrection Leadership Institute focuses on "Preparing for a Future with Hope." Join Adam Hamilton Oct. 7-8 in Kansas. Discounts  for young adults and leaders of new churches:
  • Plan now: "Taste of Jubilation" for senior adults at Broad Street UMC in Cleveland, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info or reservations: or (865) 476-5586.

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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Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church