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July 23, 2014
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Susannah's House
New faith-based organization helps mothers recover from drug abuse

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee has one of the highest rates of babies born dependent on drugs in the nation, more than tripling in the past eight years into a statewide epidemic. Recognizing a ministry need, Cokesbury United Methodist Church has opened "Susannah's House" in the space vacated last year by Wesley House Community Center.

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Website Redesign
Holston.org launches successfully on July 15

ALCOA, Tenn. -- Readers are encourage to visit Holston.org, newly re-designed to be "mobile friendly, easy to navigate, and the place where information will live for the Holston Conference," according to the Rev. Carol Wilson, director of communications. The website will continue to be improved in the weeks ahead. Readers are invited to share feedback and suggestions.

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Be Like Bob
Hayes honored by Wesley Woods, featured in 'UM Reporter'

At age 79, the Rev. Bob Hayes is famous for his hiking skills as well as his volunteer spirit. Camp Wesley Woods named a trail for him on July 10, and United Methodist Reporter featured him in an "Aging Well" column on July 3.

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Coalfield Progress
In memoriam: Rev. Jim Johnson, 73, July 10

Faith UMC prepares needy kids for new school year

Knoxville News Sentinel
Magnolia UMC needs repair yet finds new meaning

The (Maryville) Daily Times
Labor of love: Welcome Table continues to grow

Chattanooga Times Free Press
Woman founds ministry to help homeless kids

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission
Holston featured in monthly "Mission Highlight"

The Call
July 15 print edition available in English, Spanish

Holston Council on Finance & Administration
July, August "Way to Give" materials available

Holston Youth Ministries
Resurrection T-shirt Contest: July 25 deadline

Central UMC/ First Farragut UMC
Churches partner for free food giveaway on Aug. 9

Holston Children's Ministries
Change for Children grant applications: Due Aug. 15

Holston Episcopal Office
Join Bishop Taylor on Holy Land Tour, March 2015
United Methodist news & info
Upcoming Events
Calling All Men
Aug. 1-2

>>For "every man who knows Jesus or desires to know Jesus." Held at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens.

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Holston Secretaries Conference
Sept. 18-20

>>Annual meeting & retreat, held in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

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Reading List
We asked Rev. Jim Hartley of Union Grove UMC in Alcoa, Tenn., "What book is lying on your nightstand?"

10 years ago this month, The Call reported on Bishop Dindy Taylor's election and Bishop James Swanson's assignment to Holston.

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