March 14, 2013 

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United Methodist Men's Day with the Bishop

March 16

>>>Come out for a day with Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor at Kodak UMC.

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June 9-12

>>>Keep up with planning for Holston's big meeting in Lake Junaluska, N.C. 

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Pope Francis 1 Cath News ServicePope Francis I appears for the first time on the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 13. Photo courtesy of Catholic News Service/Paul Haring.

New pope
United Methodists offer prayers,
warm wishes for Pope Francis I 

"We, the people of The United Methodist Church, are ready to continue the journey with the Roman Catholic Church, praying for one another, staying in respectful dialogue with one another, knowing of the differences but believing that Christ unites us."   


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Vital Congregations

vital congregations art 3-14-13      
Study finds common themes in congregations reaching toward vitality
A new study about how a group of United Methodist congregations successfully dealt with change says three elements were almost always present.



Duck Dynasty 

Phil Robertson 3-13-13             
Greeneville church hosts 3,300: TV star speaks on faith, politics 

How did Mount Zion United Methodist Church get Phil Robertson to speak at their dinner banquet?    

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Pastoral appointments

cabinet 3-13-13                
Cabinet still meeting in Pigeon Forge

Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor and her cabinet are in the midst of "appointment-making week" in Holston Conference. How will they match up all those pastors to local churches for the 2013-2014 ministerial year?  

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