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August 6, 2014
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Church Development

"Shades of Grace" has first worship service

Seventy-eight people attended the Aug. 3 inaugural gathering for a new congregation in Kingsport, Tenn. "This will be an inclusive church. None will be denied," said the Rev. Will Shewey.

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Men's Ministry
'Calling All Men' calls fewer guys yet continues to build relationships

The Holston Conference United Methodist Men have been "dealing with declining numbers and aging members," says President Eric Knoefel. Change is coming in men's ministry, even as participants gleaned inspiration and encouragement from last weekend's speakers and workshop leaders during Calling All Men 2014.

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More Holston News & Info
Holston Missions
District assignments for Hands-on Project 2015

Holston Communications
Website hosting workshops held throughout August

The Call
Share Aug. 1 print edition as bulletin inserts, handouts

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

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

Holston Volunteers in Mission
Team leader training: Sept. 11 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Holston Native American Ministries
The Gathering: Sept. 12-14 in Tellico Plains, Tenn.

Holston United Methodist Women
Bishop Taylor will speak at annual meeting, Sept. 13-14 in Lake Junaluska, N.C.

Holston Secretaries Association
Annual meeting: Sept. 18-20 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Holston Episcopal Office
Join Bishop Taylor on Holy Land Tour, March 2015

Churches get peek at N. Knoxville recovery program
United Methodist News & Info
Upcoming Events
The Gathering
Sept. 12-14
>>All are invited to the Native American Ministry Team's annual event at Coker Creek Village, Tellico Plains, Tenn.

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UMVIM Training
Oct. 11
>>Interested in leading a mission team? United Methodist Volunteers in Mission training in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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Reading List

We asked John Gander,  member at Burks United Methodist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn., "What book is lying on your nightstand?"

Fifty years ago this month, Bishop Roy Short and his wife "rode to the church in a new Buick automobile, equipped with air-conditioning and other luxury features, the gift of friends in the Holston and Tennessee Conferences." -- From The Holston Methodist, predecessor to The Call

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