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Aug. 30, 2010
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'Angels' mending lives on Gulf Coast

More than 160,000 United Methodist volunteers have mucked, hammered, wired, installed and painted their way across Mississippi and nearly 90,000 have braved the mosquitoes, heat and humidity in Louisiana to do the same. (UMNS)

Dirty hands, broken heart
"We have met the enemy, and he is us." Bishop James Swanson's September column

Flood damage at Fort Blackmore
Donations and volunteer labor are needed to help repair the camp, so that ministries to children and others can continue.

Hodges and Hankins in Sudan
Read Steve and Diantha Hodges' new blog for an up-close and inspiring look into their co-ministry with Boo and Phyllis Hankins in south Sudan..

Donor fatigue?
The outpouring of donations following the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti is not being repeated for the people of Pakistan in the wake of massive floods. (UMNS)

The Call is coming
The September newspaper was postal-mailed Aug. 27 to paid subscribers. Or you may download free PDFs here.
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  • Clergy Gathering will be held Oct. 25 at Colonial Heights UMC in Kingsport.
  • Calling All Men DVD: To order the $15 set from the Aug. 14-15 gathering, visit
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  • Pray 40 is a collaborative effort to pray for and with college campuses for 40 days (Aug. 23-Oct. 1). Join the praying.
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  • Lake Junaluska Peace Conference happens Sept. 18-21. Leaders include: Marian Wright Edelman, Jeni Stepanek, Bishop Kenneth Carder, Luther E. Smith
  • GBCS Young Clergy Leadership Forum: Bishop James Swanson recommends this Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2011 event on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. For information, e-mail the Rev. Clayton Childers or call (202) 488-5642.

Conference Calendar
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Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church