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

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>>>Annual summer spiritual retreat hosted by the United Methodist Men.

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We asked the Rev. Archer Coppedge, Big Stone Gap District superintendent:      
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"What book is lying on your
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Cokesbury UMC features Rev. Robert Kariuki Nyaga in this Imagine No Malaria video.
    
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Choir sings in jail 4-3-13    

Easter in jail
Lake City choir sings cantata for inmates 
 

The inmates call it the "God Pod." But on Easter weekend, 48 men in stripes heard the resurrection story from a small Oak Ridge District congregation who will never feel small again. 

 

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Holiday tragedy

cracked car window 4-3-13        
Church members respond to
95-car pileup on I-77 in Galax
  
Three died and 25 were injured in the foggy accident that happened near the Virginia-North Carolina line on Easter Sunday. Wytheville District church members responded. 
  

 


 

Chapel Hill UMC  

Chapel Hill UMC - CTFP photo 4-3-13               
Church in Dunlap has welcomed congregations for 160 years


From the days in 1884, when a little girl was converted under the apple trees, to this morning's Easter sunrise service, the most important tradition of the church is its role as the spiritual center of the community, said Pastor Tom Tucker.      

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South Sudan

S.Sudan orphanage construction 4-3-13                  
Bishop Taylor and team will depart April 4 for East Africa 

Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor and the Rev. Rusty Taylor will visit South Sudan for the first time this month. Other first-timers include Rev. Nathan Malone, Rev. Charla Sherbakoff, and Paige McClure.


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