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hardins chapel makes jam 11-23-11
Church sells blackberry jam, pies, quilts
to help tornado-stricken family

Unemployed father helps others rebuild without pay

When Sam and Allison Nunley learned that a small Greeneville church had bought them a new home, they "cried through the drywall dust on their faces."


On Nov. 22, the Rev. Lew Kizer of Hardins Chapel United Methodist Church presented a $30,000 check to AIDNET of Greene County.


But the Thanksgiving story of how the $30,000 made its way to the Horse Creek community to buy a used double-wide started several weeks ago. 


Photo: Church members prepare jam from the 75 gallons of blackberries they picked this summer. Photo by Debbie Cogburn 


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Happy Thanksgiving

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Bishop Swanson sends greetings 


Just before he left to spend Thanksgiving with family in Georgia, Bishop James Swanson paused with staff to share blessings with the Holston Conference family.   
Potter's House vandalized


Potter's House vandalized 11-23-11
Sound equipment stolen from
Casa del Alfarero in Monroe County
PHILADELPHIA, Tenn. -- Vandals broke into a Maryville District church on Nov. 18, taking sound equipment and spray-painting the building with symbols.
When the Rev. Daniel Castillo and the congregation discovered the vandalism, "they were, of course, upset," said District Superintendent Charles Maynard. "But they quickly moved from anger to praying for who had done this."   
Police investigation and insurance assessments are pending. Maynard will share Thanksgiving dinner with the congregation tonight.  
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