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"Here I am, Lord." Bishop James Swanson is included in this UMVIM video, shown at SEJ Conference.UMVIMSEJ logo 8-6-12        
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We asked Rev. Rusty Taylor, director of congregational development for the South Carolina Conference (and spouse to incoming Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor):   
Rusty Taylor 8-4-12    
What book is lying on your nightstand?   
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maria at casa del alfarero 8-6-12             
Maria Jiminez is a member of Casa del Alfarero United Methodist Church and attended Annual Conference as an at-large member.
Child of Holston
Immigrant student could benefit
from new deportation policy 
Maria Jiminez was one of the first children served when Maryville District churches began throwing parties and teaching vacation bible school in a Monroe County trailer park.
Today, she's a 21-year-old Hiwassee College graduate who wants to answer God's call to become a missionary nurse. Will the new "deferred action" policy for undocumented immigrants help?
Staff change

John Tate at Annual Conference 8-4-12             
Tate resigns,
search begins
The Personnel Resources Committee has begun its search for a successor to John Tate, conference treasurer since December 2006. Here are details about his plans for the future.     
Feeding the hungry

Kyle Wright Daily Times 8-4-12             
Eagle Scout organizes
sweet potato drop    

Kyle Wright's got connections. He's a member of a boy scout troop at Sycamore Tree UMC. He's a member at Broadway UMC. And his mother is Karen Wright in the conference Connectional Ministries office. Here's how he organized a massive project to feed the hungry through the Society of St. Andrew.   


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Camp in the Community

wesley woods at st. mark's 8-6-12                   
St. Mark's, Wesley Woods partner
to bring summer camp to kids

Wesley Woods takes "Camp in the Community" to 11 locations this summer, including this particular week-long free camp at St. Mark's UMC in Louisville, Tenn.   


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