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Youth Assembly

June 24-28

Athens, Tenn. 

>>>Junior-High and Senior-High Assembly: Tennessee Wesleyan College.   

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Mission U

July 18-20

Bristol, Va.

>>>United Methodist Women's mission education event at State Street UMC. 

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Viral Shot
We posted lots of Hands-on Mission Kit photos on Holston's Facebook page this week. Readers especially liked this one of Johnson City District volunteers. 

Johnson City volunteers 6-8-13

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We asked Beverley Crabtree, Big Stone Gap District administrative assistant and member at Legion Memorial UMC:  Beverley Crabtree 6-8-13

"What book is lying on your nightstand?"


The Strategy of Satan: How to Detect and Defeat Him, by Warren W. Wiersbe

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Dave Slack Jazz Trio 6-8-13The Dave Slack Trio (from Chilhowie UMC) will play during Tuesday night worship at Annual Conference.

Annual Conference
10 things you need to know
before you go 

It's time for Annual Conference again. Imagine that. Here's what you need to know before you head to Lake Junaluska on Sunday ... and what you need to know if you're staying home. 


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Staff changes

      Stella Roberts, Rusty Taylor 6-8-13   
Bishop Taylor announces Extended Cabinet changes 
The Rev. Stella Roberts and the Rev. Rusty Taylor will join the Holston Conference staff.      



Imagine No Malaria  

Harrison & Arnold on bikes 6-8-13               
Chattanooga pastor and son will bike to Lake Junaluska

The Rev. Tom Hancock, pastor at Harrison United Methodist Church, and his son, Brian Arnold, will depart this morning on a wild ride to save lives. 

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supply kit UMCOR 6-8-13
Urgent call for relief-supply kits

In the wake of spring tornadoes -- including the tragic twister in Moore, Oklahoma -- relief-supply kits have been delivered at a rapid rate. UMCOR is making an urgent call for replenishment kits. 

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