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October 11, 2010
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wilma foreman at truckstop 10-11-10
Friendly voice at the truck stop

Wilma Foreman mostly preached to her washer and dryer, until she discovered a lonely audience in need of God's word. 

Susan Sparks NYT 10-11-10
Finding funny amid the sacred
Can you say the word "breast" in a sermon? If so, how often? (New York Times)

safe sanctuaries 10-11-10
Keeping kids safe in church
Once upon a time, when you needed a Sunday school teacher, you just recruited someone. When they said, "Yes," your job was done. Not anymore. (UMNS)

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Your money autobiography
Our brokenness often causes us to revert to self-centered ways, contrary to even our own best desires and intentions. Why does this happen? (Lewis Center for Church Leadership)

mattie & jenni stepanek 10-11-10
Her son's legacy of peace 
On the same day a little-known Florida preacher made big news with his threats to burn Muslim scripture, three Muslim teenagers sat in a peace garden in Maryland and asked, "What if there were no more wars?" (UMNS) 

col heights umc stained glass 10-11-10 Picks
  • Clergy Gathering: The $15 registration rate expires today, Oct. 11! After today, the fee is $25 with lunch. Pay at the door: $25 with no lunch. Register online now for the Oct. 25 gathering at Colonial Heights UMC in Kingsport.
  • Clergywomen's Retreat: Nov. 7-9 at Buffalo Mountain Camp in Jonesborough. Reservations due: Oct. 22.
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  • Don't forget: 10-Fold started Oct. 10 and lasts until Oct. 19. 
  • Interpreter Magazine: Each congregation is eligible to receive 10 complementary subscriptions for leaders (five print, five digital) to Interpreter. To enroll online for 2011, visit You will need your church customer number and password. Questions: Call (888) 346-3862.
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  • Tennessee Justice Center helps children access health insurance via TennCare or CoverKids.If you know someone uninsured or on TennCare who cannot receive the services they need, call toll free (877) 608-1009 or visit
  • Woodcutting Workcamp: Join members of First Broad Street UMC in their annual woodcutting mission trip to Cherokee, N.C. Dates: Nov. 6-12. Download brochure page 1 and page 2.
  • Mountain T.O.P. is affiliated with the Tennessee Conference of the UMC, dedicated to rural life ministry in the Cumberland Mountains. Last summer, 1,690 youth and adults from 108 churches helped 468 families. Holston provided support with a  $2,500 Youth Service Fund Grant. Find out about youth ministry opportunities during summer 2011.

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