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Sept. 20, 2010
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STFJ 9-20-10
No empty seats in this church

While attendance drops at other conference events, Strength for the Journey must turn away people who want to experience God at Buffalo Mountain.

john erdman 9-20-10
New leader for Wesley Woods
John Erdman from New Hampshire has been selected as the new director for Camp Wesley Woods.

Impact volunteers JC Press 9-20-10MMP
Impact in Johnson City
Neither rain -- nor UT football -- stopped these churches from making a Sept. 11 impression on their community. (Johnson City Press)

India orphanage CTFP 9-20-10
Dream in India
Fifteen years after her death, Mary Diana Samuel's dream of caring for children is coming true. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

apples Knox News Sent 9-20-10
Faithful to the core
For more than 50 years, Fairview UMC has sold candy apples at the fair. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

sept. 11 cross UMNS 9-20-10
Prayer, not rage
Bishop James Swanson requested that the following Sept. 11 commentary be shared with Holston members.

abolish poverty speakers 9-20-10
Abolishing poverty: Really?
 "The most most glaring signs of the church's failure are not membership decline nor the shortfall in apportionment payments. It's the growing economic disparity among our people."

lovett weems 9-20-10 Picks
  • Funding the Vision, a one-day conference led by Lovett Weems, will be held Oct. 2-3 in Knoxville and Abingdon. Registration deadline: Sept. 27.
  • Clergy Gathering will be held Oct. 25 at Colonial Heights UMC in Kingsport. Register online by Oct. 11.
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recovery icon 9-20-10 Picks
  • September is National Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Month. Here are worship resources that can be used now or anytime.
  • World Communion Sunday is Oct. 3. Get info, PowerPoint, video, and other resources to help your congregation understand why the UMC recognizes it.
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mountain top volunteer 9-20-10
  • Home repair ministry: Mountain T.O.P. seeks adult volunteers who will minister on fall weekends to families in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee. Find out more at
  • Ski retreats for youth: Lake Junaluska for Ministries with Young People offers weekend ski packages with speakers and bands. Register for Infuse by Dec. 10 for one of seven weekends beginning Dec. 31.
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