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December 6, 2010
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hospital in Yei 12-6-10
Patients wait for medical care at Yei Civil Hospital. (File photo, The Call)
Hankins and Hodges suffer injuries in Sudan

Anyone who has visited the hospital in Yei will understand what went through the Rev. Boo Hankins' mind after he fell and fractured his right shin.

Holston UMM Pres Mike Smith 12-6-10
Teaching the Bible in prison
The United Methodist Men of the Holston and Virginia Conferences partner to teach Disciple Bible Study to inmates.

middlebrook pike umc 12-6-10
True meaning of 'church family'
A Knoxville church rallies to support a woman with a brain tumor. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

tracy fair and brenda carroll 12-6-10
Y'all come to the table
A Maryville church joins a Presbyterian church in providing the second weekly night of a free hot meal for the community. (The Daily Times)

small church UMR 12-6-10
Small but thriving
"The small-membership church is used as a steppingstone to something bigger, when really it's not a steppingstone at all." (UM Reporter)

lorenza andrade smith UMNS 12-6-10
Pastor jailed for backing immigrants
The Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith remains in jail after a Nov. 30 sit-in showing support for young immigrants and the DREAM Act. (UMNS)

christmas gift 12-6-10 Picks
  • 50 alternative gift ideas: Download this booklet, "Give the Gift of Hope for the Children of Sudan," for love gifts that will last and change lives.   
  • Wanted: Mission volunteers to help the Tennessee Conference continue its flood clean-up work. E-mail Rev. Melissa Smith.
    Also needed: Church mission groups to volunteer in Honduras. E-mail Bob and Maxine Schultz.
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Mary and Baby Jesus 12-6-10 Picks
  • Advent and Christmas resources: Devotions, meditations, music downloads, litany, prayers, and more.   
  • 5 more alternative gifts from the General Board of Church and Society: Download this brochure for ideas on giving to the Global AIDS Fund, Imagine No Malaria, and others.  
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wesley house cookbook 12-6-10
  • And 2 more alternative gifts! Support Wesley House Community Center by purchasing a cookbook, "Fork and Spoon," for $10. Call (865) 524-5494 for more info. Or, make an direct donation online and designate where the acknowledgment card should be sent.   
  • First 50 persons to register for the Caring for Creation conference at Lake Junaluska will receive a free copy of Jonathan Merritt's book, "Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planebook." The conference happens March 31-April 3. Early bird registration ends Jan. 1. 
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Conference Calendar
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