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July 12, 2010
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wall street UMNS 7-12-10
United Methodist funds put pressure on BP

If you have a pension with The United Methodist Church, you have investments in BP, Transocean Ltd., and Halliburton.(UMNS)

cherokee youth JCPress 7-12-10
Against the tide
Instead of pointing fingers at politicians and executives, youth from Cherokee UMC decided it was their responsibility to help clean up the gulf. (Johnson City Press)

revs wright JCPress 7-12-10
Wright stuff
A clergy couple leads two Johnson City churches from a "workable, healthy distance." (Johnson City Press)

jc parish JCPress 7-12-10
Take three
"How do I reduce the financial strain on the small membership church?" (Johnson City Press)

j. russell hiwassee 7-12-10
Hiwassee hangs in
The Tennessee state legislature passes a bill to allow Hiwassee college to again receive HOPE scholarship funds. (WDEF)

new church 7-12-10
New church? New start
How clergy who have recently moved to new appointments can get off to a good start. (United Methodist Reporter)

camp weeksix 7-12-10
Best of Summer: Week 6
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

calling all men 7-12-10 Picks
  • August is hot: Get prepared spiritually as you prepare for a new school year. Sign up for "Great Black Churches" on Aug. 7, "Calling All Men" on Aug. 13-14, or "Adult Ministries Kick-off" on Aug. 21.
  • Tell us about VBS!  The Call will do a special "VBS Roundup" in the September newspaper. Send success stories, touching stories, funny stories to Also send photos (high-resolution JPG file attachments only).
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gulf spill environment UMNS 7-12-10 Picks
  • Wanted: United Methodist Communications is searching for local churches involved in environmental and immigration activities. The re-launch of will highlight a "Church of the Day." Submit activity details to
  • What's your best camp memory? Upload a video or see videos from others at UM Cam.
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watermelons 7-12-10
  • Operation Watermelon Drop: The Oak Ridge District United Methodist Men invite all to help give away 36,000 pounds of watermelons -- originally designated for a landfill -- to needy families, shelters, pantries. Meet at Beaver Ridge UMC, 8:30 a.m., Saturday, July 17. More details: e-mail Mike Smith.
  • Project idea: If your Sunday school class or senior group is looking for a way to serve, scholarships are desperately needed for Strength for the Journey camps in September and October. E-mail: Ginny West Case.

Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
  • 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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