September 1, 2012
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Mary Virginia Taylor

Sept. 9

Knoxville, Tenn.

>>Celebrate the beginning of Bishop Taylor's Holston leadership at  Concord UMC 

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Generosity in Your Church: Developing a Strategic Plan 

Oct. 7

Knoxville, Tenn. 

>>Stewardship workshop led by Michael Reeves   

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We asked Yvonne Wheeler, member at Noe's Chapel UMC in Morristown, Tenn.:
Yvonne Wheeler 9-1-12
What book is lying on your nightstand?   
Hear My Heart, by Sheri Easter
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Luminary UMC goes "overboard" for Vacation Bible School:  
Luminary VBS 9-1-12
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Buffalo Mountain Camp aims for summer 2013 (367) 


Don't worry kids. Conrad's alright. He's with Christina.(329) 


Asbury UMC sells building to school (238) 


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Isaac on the map UMNS 9-1-2012                
Hurricane Isaac lashes Mississippi and Louisiana coastal areas before moving inland. UMNS photo courtesy of  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Isaac's wrath
Seven years after Katrina, 
United Methodists respond again
Almost seven years to the day that Hurricane Katrina devastated parts of Louisiana and Mississippi, Hurricane Isaac made its second landfall in Louisiana on Aug. 28.    
Holston readies for Isaac response
Churches are asked to replenish the 500 "cleaning buckets" that will soon be sent from Holston to Louisiana.
Olympic gold medalist

Claire Donahue with children 9-1-12                 
Claire Donahue visits
Lenoir City church
Home from London, swimmer Claire Donahue visited her home church, Central United Methodist Church, on Aug. 26.     
Sleeping on the streets

Lorenza Andrade Smith 9-1-12                
Lorenza Andrade Smith, homeless pastor, comes to
east Tennessee

The Texas pastor is something of a social justice heroine in the United Methodist Church and beyond. Why was she here?      


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Buffalo Mountain update

removing Jesus pic from Allison 9-1-12                        
Leaders answer questions
about flood recovery

Why didn't the camp have flood insurance? Will it be ready for summer 2013?      


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