June 23, 2013 

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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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We asked the Rev. Charles Neal, retired clergy in Chattanooga District:    charles neal 6-22-13

"What book is lying on your nightstand?"


Speaking Christian: How Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power -- and How They Can be Restored, by Marcus J. Borg                                        

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We've been posting photos of the June 9-12 Annual Conference on our Facebook page for the last two weeks. Readers especially liked this photo of  Lake J itself, compliments of Rev. Wayne Cook.  

Lake J, by Wayne Cook 6-23-13

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A "Bright Spot" video from Annual Conference: Wallace-Wyndale UMC of Abingdon District. 

Bright Spot - Wallace Wyndale
"We pray for children"

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Candelight celebration at AC 6-21-13The Annual Conference celebrates the exceeded Imagine No Malaria offering with praises and candlelight in a June 11 evening service. Photo by Buzz Trexler

Annual Conference
More than $1.13 million raised
for Imagine No Malaria 

What's more, there was a slight increase in total church membership since the last Annual Conference. Here's the final (joyous) report on Holston's June 9-12 main event in Lake Junaluska, N.C.  


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      5K runners 6-21-13   
News, videos, links from June 9-12 meeting 
The "Bright Spot" videos were a hit, and United Methodist Communications did a story on Holston's unique Imagine No Malaria worship service. 



Hands-on Mission Project

Packing buckets.photo by Mark Large. TDT. 6-22-13
Bucket list: Holston packs containers for Liberia, Zimbabwe

Thousands of white, five-gallon buckets arrived at Fairview UMC on June 5, bucket full of life-saving supplies for Africa.

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United Methodist Men  

UMNS photo by Mike DuBose 6.22.13               
Door open to Southern Baptist Scout groups

The UMM has a message for Scouts: If they no longer have a home at a Southern Baptist church, United Methodist congregations will be happy to welcome them. 

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Peace With Justice

actvists in Knox, TN 6-22-13
Nuclear weapons protesters jailed; demonstrators decry detention in Oak Ridge 

United Methodist Carol Green of Maryville, Tenn., said the judge revoked the pre-trial release because he couldn't find case law to distinguish between "terrorists" and "peace activists."

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