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It was move-in day on Aug. 17, and the UTK Wesley Foundation was ready to help! Facebook readers loved this photo.
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We asked Jane West Blevins, Holston Director of Lay Speaking Ministries and member at First UMC of Marion, Va.: 
Jane Blevins 8-18-12      
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Bow Tie Boyz sing "Jericho" at Mountain View UMC in Kingsport, Tenn. 
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Buffalo Mtn destruction 8-18-12               
The flood destroys the "Mouse Cabin," a shed converted for staff housing, at  Buffalo Mountain Camp. Photo by Dennis Loy.
Buffalo Mountain recovery
Money is most needed
after Aug. 5 flash flood 
Buffalo Mountain Camp has celebrated some recovery victories, including an outpouring of support and prayers from campers and fans, young and old. "The goal remains to have a Buffalo Mountain Camp Summer Ministry in 2013," says the Rev. Randy Pasqua. To achieve that, the biggest need is money.  
Together again

Christina and Conrad 8-18-12                
Don't worry, kids.
Conrad's OK.
Children depart Buffalo Mountain Camp each year with all sorts of memories. For some, the best memories are of those of a kindly seven-foot Asian rat snake. Did Conrad survive the flood OK? The children wanted to know.      
Fresh start

tim paul praying at riverstone 8-18-12               
Asbury sells building
to school, transforms
into "Riverstone"

The Rev. Tim Paul and his Cleveland congregation find a way to relieve debt and make a new start. "It was a win-win for both parties."    


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High-five for Maynardville

VBS at Miller's Chapel 8-18-12                       
Methodists, Catholics
join for better VBS 

Miller's Chapel UMC in Oak Ridge District hosts 35 children and 40 volunteers for their first Vacation Bible School in 15 years.    


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