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"Reaching People Under 40 While Keeping People Under 60"  

Jan. 6

The Morristown District will sponsor an Eddie Hammett workshop in Greeneville, Tenn. 

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Holston's annual senior adult retreat in Kingsport, Tenn. 

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For those who have lost loved ones in war or know soldiers serving far from home, Christmas can be a tough time. 
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 Steve Martin 12-16-11
"What book is lying on your nightstand?"                    

Fall of Giants, by Ken Follette

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Chilcutt UMC 12-16-11
Skunk who stole Christmas

The three words that describe you are as follows, and I quote: Stink, stank, stunk. -- Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel


For almost two weeks, members at Chilcutt United Methodist Church in northeast Cleveland have fought the most odiferous fight. It all started on Saturday, Dec. 3, when member H.L. Lowe opened up the church doors to find an incense so intense, "it looked like London fog in here."


Year in pictures

Our church in 2011 

See a slideshow of how United Methodists reacted -- and reached out -- as events unfolded this year.

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Safety concerns lead to
90-year-old church's demolition


Sulphur Spings UMC 12-15-11

The demolition of the Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church sanctuary began Tuesday after crews removed about a dozen stained glass windows and other hostorical items held in the 90-year-old building. 
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