March 21, 2012
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April 15

Holstonians will gather in each district to pray for the future.   
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April 22-25

Holston's annual retreat for senior adults in Kingsport. 

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tornado damage in harrison 3-21-12
Spring tornadoes

Financial donations needed to clean up
damage in Cleveland, Chattanooga Districts 
Workers have been living at Ooltewah United Methodist Church since March 7 to clean up damage from severe storms. Holston is experiencing a shortage of funds and volunteers, says Disaster Response Coordinator Jim Fetzer.  
Photo: Disaster volunteers encounter severe damage in the Harrison Bay area. Photo courtesy of Don Thomas   

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New superintendents

weikel, malone, green 3-21-12
Leadership change for Cleveland, Johnson City, Knoxville

Bishop James Swanson announces projected appointments for the 2012-2013 cabinet.   

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Bright Spots

love morristown 3-21-12 

What is a Vital Congregation?

According to "Call to Action" research, a Vital Congregation has 16 drivers. Churches with Vital Congregation drivers are "Bright Spots" in Holston Conference. In this edition, First Morristown UMC is a "Bright Spot" for this reason: Vital pastors motivate the congregation to set and achieve significant goals through effective leadership.
Evangelism Conference

Dave Hood speaks 3-21-12 
Fort McKinley success story
attracts big crowd in Knoxville


More than 280 Holstonians came to Cokesbury Center March 16-17 to learn
how to transform their neighborhoods and communities.  

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