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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)
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revs wright JCPress 7-12-10
Wright stuff
A clergy couple leads two Johnson City churches from a "workable, healthy distance." (Johnson City Press)
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jc parish JCPress 7-12-10
Take three
"How do I reduce the financial strain on the small membership church?" (Johnson City Press)
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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 11-09-12
Greatest Hits
Here's what you liked! Top three links in our last edition


calling all men 7-12-10
Holston.org 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 thecall@holston.org. Also send photos (high-resolution JPG file attachments only).
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gulf spill environment UMNS 7-12-10
UMC.org Picks
  • Wanted: United Methodist Communications is searching for local churches involved in environmental and immigration activities. The re-launch of  www.rethinkchurch.org will highlight a "Church of the Day." Submit activity details to jvaughan@umcom.org.
  • 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
Opportunities
  • 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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