June 27, 2012
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UMW School of
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July 26-28
State Street UMC
Bristol, Va.


Topics include "Haiti: Challenges and Hope" and "Immigration and the Bible" 

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UMW Social Action Workshop

Aug. 11

Kodak UMC


Topic: Human Trafficking

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Bishop Swanson preaches 6-21-12    
Bishop James Swanson doesn't disappoint while preaching his last Holston Annual Conference sermon on June 13.
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Concludes with big giving, big dreams,
big send-off for Bishop James Swanson 
The June 10-13 meeting at Lake Junaluska has come and gone, and pastors receiving new appointments made their moves last week. Here are the updated offering numbers and highlights from Holston's annual meeting of leaders from 897 churches.          
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Del Holley at AC 6-25-12     
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So many good things happened at Annual Conference 2012 that bear repeating. At AC.Holston.org, you'll find the four "Bright Spot" videos featured Wednesday morning, Del Holley's delegation report, ministerial appointments, and more.
AC endorses Graves  

David Graves 6-25-12        
Kingsport District superintendent all set for bishop elections 

The Holston Annual Conference endorsed the Rev. David Graves as an episcopal nominee on June 11 at Lake Junaluska Assembly. 


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Hands-on Hallelujah

2 children carrying bucket 6-25-12          
Recording-breaking collection of supplies for Africa -- again  

Continuing a mission tradition of sending life-sustaining supplies to Liberia and Zimbabwe, Holston churches again surpassed their own generosity for the annual Hands-on Mission Project. 


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