August 19, 2013 

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We asked Rev. Jeff Wadley, pastor at Sycamore Tree UMC in Maryville, Tenn.:  Jeff Wadley 8-19-13

"What book is lying on your nightstand?"

 

Desert Solitaire , by Edward Abbey

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Brooke Atchley at work 8/19/13
Brooke Atchley (center) prepares Tazewell District volunteers for a long day of home-repair work.
Church and Community Worker
Atchley will connect 83 churches
in new Tazewell District position
 

"I have a huge heart for the people of Appalachia," says Brooke Atchley, Tazwell District's new Church and Community Worker. "I want to know where the people's hearts are breaking and what they're breaking for, and I want to help the church stand behind that."      

 

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Missionaries

Two young adults from Holston sent into service
                                         
Hurley, Williams 8-19-13 Libby Hurley and Molly Williams were commissioned by the General Board of Global Ministries in New York City last week. Hurley will serve in Hong Kong, while Williams will work in Utah.

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Commentary

Susana Lopez 8-19-13
'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord


The Rev. Susana Lopez shares her story and expresses appreciation for a Wytheville District congregation. Both English and Spanish translations are provided.


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