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Youth Assembly

June 24-28

Athens, Tenn. 

>>>Annual week of discipleship for junior-high and senior-high students, held this year at Tennessee Wesleyan College. Early registration due May 10. 

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July 18-20

Bristol, Va.

>>>Annual United Methodist Women study, held this year at State Street UMC. 

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"Imagine" is this year's Annual Conference theme.


Annual Conference
Churches prepare with no-malaria activities

While Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor and her staff make final preparations for the June 9-12 Holston Annual Conference in Lake Junaluska, congregations are planning to take the traditional missions offering that happens each May.


Church members are also preparing for Annual Conference by collecting supplies for Africa and signing up for "Healthy Holston." 


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Remember Sallee

      Dr. Sallee 5-4-13   
Cokesbury pastor dies from pneumonia, heart complications 
A celebration of life service will be held for the Rev. Steve Sallee at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 5, at both Cokesbury UMC locations on Kingston Pike in Knoxville.
A 2008 Denman Evangelism Award winner, Sallee was featured in this special archived story.    



Store closing  

Customer buys book 5-4-13               
Cokesbury bookstores shut doors in Johnson City, Knoxville

The two Cokesbury stores located in Holston Conference both closed on April 20, leaving vacant spaces in churches and eliminating a convenience for customers.

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Buffalo Mountain

Buffalo Mountain bell 5-4-13                  
Board cancels Jonesborough camp's summer season  

Following a devastating August 2012 flood, Buffalo Mountain Camp will refund this summer's registration fees.  

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