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October 25, 2010
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trinitymorristown outreach 10-25-10 
Bishop asks for more mission reports 

In his October column, Bishop James Swanson asked that churches share news of their outreach efforts. So far, 35 of 899 churches have responded. (Photo: Back-to-school block party at Trinity UMC in Morristown)

phyllis bostick, bishop swanson 10-25-10
Bishop's Blog 
Bishop James Swanson visits with the older adults of Maryville District.

church street bbq 10-25-10
Bill and Fran's barbecue
They retired at age 65, then put in 25 years of volunteer service. A Knoxville church honors the late founders of its city soup kitchen. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

lu crandall in sudan 10-25-10
'Something bigger than we are'
A Cleveland pastor shares her experiences in south Sudan -- and why Christians are called to care about their faraway neighbors. (Cleveland Daily Banner)

steve hodges in sudan 10-25-10
New food project for Sudan
 UMCOR is investing $263,000 in a three-year food-security plan to help residents of south Sudan at a critical time. (UMNS)

potters house 10-25-10 Picks
  • Need money for Hispanic ministry? Hispanic Ministry Team Grant applications for funding 2011 projects are due by Dec. 1. Download an application or call Connectional Ministries at (866) 690-4080 for information. 
  • Fastest news on Facebook: The most up-to-date and inclusive  Holston news and information is posted daily on the conference Facebook page. Visit "The Call/ Holston Conference UMC" and click  "like."
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UM Student Day 10-25-10 Picks
  • United Methodist Student Sunday is Nov. 28. Find out why the UMC celebrates this day, then order free offering materials.  
  • Want a 'Rethink Church' New Testament? Find out how you can order copies for $5 each and also give so that seekers can receive free copies. 
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SOSA advent candles 10-25-10
  • Free Advent devotions from the Society of St. Andrews -- in exchange for a covenant to donate. Order now.
  • Harvest Meal at Limestone UMC will be served Sunday, Nov. 14 at noon. Donations will support missions. E-mail for more info.

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