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Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath 

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf UMNS 10-10-11
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is one of three women awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. (UMNS file photo by Mike DuBose)
United Methodist shares Nobel Prize

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia,
honored for work on women's rights

She calls herself "Mama Ellen" and has made equality for women a priority. On Oct. 7, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize along with Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen.


Johnson Sirleaf is a member of First United Methodist Church of Monrovia, Liberia.


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Conference Roundup

Liberia receives buckets 10-10-11
What ever happened to
that stuff we sent to Africa?
Here's a follow-up report on the 28 tons of food, health, school, and sewing kits that churches collected for Liberia and Zimbabwe last June.       
Plus: What were you doing on June 19? (Yeah, we thought so.)                        
Bishop's Blog  


Bishop Swanson holy communion 10-10-11
Church secretaries:
A "glimpse of Jesus" 
Bishop James Swanson visits with the Holston Conference Secretaries Association in Pigeon Forge.  

Starts today!

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On Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 12:30 p.m. E.S.T., Rukang and Fresie Chikomb of Wesley Memorial UMC, Johnson City, will be interviewed. The Chickombs are scheduled to serve in Congo and were recently featured in The Call. 
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