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Diary of a charge conference

The clock is ticking. Do you know where your Committee on Lay Leadership Report is?

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Commentary: Dull and outdated
"No one really likes the Charge Conference -- not laity or clergy or superintendents. Let's give the connectional family pet a decent burial." (UM Reporter)

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Bishop: 'Tell me about your missions'
In his October column, Bishop James Swanson issues a request for the local churches.

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Give it up
What did Lovett Weems say about the stubby golf pencils that you find in church pews, next to the offering envelopes? A report from this weekend's "Funding Your Vision" seminars

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4 tips for reaching Hispanics
"How can we respond to the need of the Latino population for medical attention?" (UM Communications)

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The Call is coming
The October newspaper was postal-mailed to paying customers on Sept. 29, or you may download free PDFs here.

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  • Hometown video: The "State of Holston" video shown at Annual Conference has been edited into easy-to-download quick clips to share with your church.
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  • Don't forget: 10-Fold starts Oct. 10 and lasts until Oct. 19. 
  • October worship: Need music, litany, prayers for special observances? Children's Sabbath may be celebrated Oct. 10. Laity Sunday is suggested for Oct. 17.
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  • Tennessee flood recovery: The Tennessee Conference continues to request volunteers and teams to help clean up following May and August storms in the mid-state.
  • Buffalo Mountain benefits: Support Buffalo Mountain Camp through a Johnson City District Chili Cook-off at Cherokee UMC on Nov. 3 or a Kingsport District Fall Hoedown at Colonial Heights UMC on Nov. 14.

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