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Friends of South Sudan Dinner

May 18

Informational supper with Fred and Libby Dearing at Bearden UMC in Knoxville.  

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We asked Del Holley, Holston delegation chair and member of Colonial Heights UMC in Knoxville, Tenn.:     
Del Holley 5-10-12
"What book is lying on your nightstand?"
Video Clip
Jesus never said, "If you need me, I'll be in the temple."  
Bar Church Serves All (UMTV)
Bar Church Serves All (UMTV)
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Sad start to General Conference: Jay Garrison dies (1,096) 


Job Opportunities (175) 


Jubilation keeps blooming with big idea from local pastor (160) 


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Holston delegation prays 5-10-12 
Holston delegation meets for morning prayer before a difficult day of discussion related to sexuality.
Change? Not so much
General Conference axes guaranteed appointments,
concludes without restructure plan 
Church restructuring received more attention from delegates than any other issue. But hours of work accomplished by the 988 elected representatives of the United Methodist Church were struck in the final hours of General Conference when delegates learned their final plan was unconstitutional.   
Holston sent 14 delegates and six alternates to Tampa for the denomination's quadrennial meeting. Several other Holstonians attended as volunteers or visitors.  

See the wrap-up reports ....

Annual Conference

Victims of Agent Orange
Victims of Agent Orange offering 
$150,000 wanted for Vietnam
victims of Agent Orange
Annual Conference is June 10-13. These links will help members prepare for the big meeting in Lake Junaluska, N.C.  
  • Vietnam video: Rev. Randy Frye narrates the video explaining this year's missions offering for victims of a deadly war chemical.
  • Bulletin inserts: Print and distribute to help congregations understand the mission purpose. Suggested offering date: May 20. 
  • Hands-on Mission Project brochures: Download to discover your district's assignment for collecting supplies for children in Liberia and Zimbabwe. Complete your church's project by early June. District drop-off points and deadlines will be announced soon, or call your district office.
  • For other info, visit our website, call (866) 690-4080, or e-mail  
Imagine No Malaria

Mother and child w mosquit net 5-10-12     
Holston one of 12 conferences
tagged to stop malaria in Africa  

Imagine No Malaria announced at General Conference the commitment of 12 annual conferences that will lead a $75 million fundraising effort to end preventable malaria deaths in Africa. . 


Read the announcement ...

Global health 

Henley presents check to Dearings 5-1-12      
Wytheville Distict sends $10,000
to build latrines in S. Sudan

The 115 churches of Wytheville District continue to raise funds for United Methodist churches in South Sudan. 


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