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December 13, 2010
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Holston hikers on Asbury Trail 12-13-10  
'What an awful day'

Holston hikers mark the 200th anniversary of Francis Asbury's journey through the Great Smoky Mountains.


swanson at cataloochee 12-13-10
God is concerned about the poor
... so maybe the church should be, too. Bishop James Swanson's December column


noe's child wearing hat 12-13-10
District Roundup
Twelve stories from 'round Holston: Christmas-parade public relations in Big Stone Gap and in Daisy, memorial Christmas hams in Arthur, and hand-knitted hats from a preacher's mom in Morristown.
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casey darnell 12-13-10
Footloose and wrinkle-free
Divine Rhythm and Resurrection: Young adults and youth invade Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg for three January weekends as Holston again offers groundbreaking spiritual events for the young.
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baseball mit 12-13-10
Presents or presence?
"What we're saying is that instead of buying your kid the Xbox, buy him a baseball mitt, and yourself a mitt, and  make a commitment to play catch regularly." (UM Communications)


SEJ of the UMC logo 12-13-10
The Call is coming
The December newspaper was postal-mailed to paying subscribers on Dec. 10 ... or you may download free PDFs here.
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christmas gift 12-6-10
Holston.org 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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Christmas sheet music 12-13-10
UMC.org Picks
  • Free Advent music: 158 alphabetized web pages of  music downloads ... from "A Voice was Heard in Ramah" to "Your Light Has Come." 
  • Free booklets for your congregation: "Why We Apportion" gives the biblical foundation for the apportionment system and also includes the Four Areas of Focus, our Wesleyan heritage, and biblical stewardship. Order online.  
     
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church secretary 12-13-10
Opportunities
  • Church secretaries: Holston will host the 2011 Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries Conference on April 7-10 in Knoxville. Visit the  PAUMCS site. 
  • The conference newspaper will be discontinued after January 2011, but The Call lives on! Tell your church members to click "like" on Holston's official Facebook page and sign up for our free weekly e-news
     
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Conference Calendar
Conference Calendar
  • Dec. 24-27: Conference office closed for Christmas
  • Jan. 1-3: Conference office closed for New Year's
  • Jan. 10: Final 2010 apportionment payments due in Alcoa office by 5 p.m.
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