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September 27, 2010
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Contemporary worship: Fresher than traditional?

Naysayers argue that loud music, interpretive dance, oversized video screens, and swaying, handraising congregants have strayed from the United Methodist way of worship. But "being traditional is no guarantee of substance." (UM Reporter)

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$40,000 for 20 ministries
Holston Conference Foundation announces winners of the Loving and Redwine grants.

laura holderfield FFE 9-27-10
Denman winner in Nicaragua
Laura Holderfield, winner of a Holston evangelism award, writes about transformation. (Foundation for Evangelism)

tenn ernie ford WCYB 9-27-10
Remembering a Tennessee star
Anderson Street UMC holds a Sunday service with music from one of their own, Tennessee Ernie Ford. (WCYB)

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Asbury breaks ground
Asbury Place at Maryville broke ground on a $6 million apartment building for the elderly. (The Daily Times)

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Temp pastors to the rescue
When congregations face transition or turmoil, one of about 400  trained interim pastors can help guide them through emotions and changes. (GBHEM)

clergy gathering 09 9-27-10 Picks
  • Clergy Gathering will be held Oct. 25 at Colonial Heights UMC in Kingsport. Register online by Oct. 11.
  • Children's Ministry Connection will be held Nov. 6 at Jones Memorial UMC in Chattanooga.
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pakistan relief 9-27-10 Picks
  •  Holston's Missions Team requests that churches give to help UMCOR respond to Pakistan relief following flood damage caused by heavy monsoon rains.
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zwedru school 9-27-10
  • Operation Classroom: Holston recently completed the building of a new school in Zwedru. Now, student desks ($25 each) and scholarships ($50 per year per student) are needed. Contact Rev. Dan Kelly at (865) 687-2410 or
  • Suicide prevention seminar at First Oak Ridge UMC on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $5 including lunch.
  • Youth revival in Jonesborough: Eden UMC invites youth for speakers and praise bands on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. Call (423) 434-0175 or e-mail
  • Macedonia UMC in Knoxville invites the public to hear the Rev. Eddie Fox in a spiritual revival series Sept. 26-27 (morning and evening sessions).

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