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January 14, 2016
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Going to Resurrection? 5 things you need to know

Tick, tick, tick, tick. Can you hear it? That's the clock ticking off the minutes before Resurrection 2016 begins Jan. 22 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Yes, that's right. Pigeon Forge.

Call to Ministry
13 begin long process for clergy credentials
ALCOA, Tenn. -- Will one of these people be your next pastor? Thirteen prospective preachers gathered last weekend at Alcoa Conference Center for the annual "Candidacy Summit."

Holston News & Info
Green Meadow UMC
The Call
Johnson City church blesses homeless kids with toiletries, toys

Kingsport Times News

Out of the Box UMC

The Advocate & Democrat

Emory & Henry College

Alana Phillips blog (Daisy UMC)

Wesley Leadership Institute
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United Methodist Appalachian Ministry Network
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Israeli banks on ineligible list for pension agency


United Methodist News Service

Church court convicts pastor of sexual misconduct


United Methodist News Service

Kansas pastor comes out during sermon


United Methodist News Service

Filipinos, North Georgians team up in evangelism


United Methodist News Service

Timothy Bias gives up leadership of Discipleship Ministries


General Board of Church and Society

Bill Mefford departs after 9 years with agency


General Commission on Religion and Race

Recognize Human Relations Day, Jan. 17 #AllMyRelations


United Methodist Communications

Lewis Center for Church Leadership

United Methodist Communications
Upcoming Events
Divine Rhythm
Jan. 29-31
>> R etreat for adults ages 18 to 35. Registration is $55 per person at the door. Mills Auditorium, Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Feb. 22-25
>> Annual continuing educational event for Holston pastors in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Also: Clergy Gathering.

Reading List
We asked  Matt Hall, member at Out of the Box UMC in Hillsville, Va., and a participant in last weekend's "Candidacy Summit" ...

"What book is lying on your nightstand?" 

Viral Shot
Our Facebook readers loved this highway snapshot posted by Rev. Richie Hayes of Mountain City, Tenn. ... "A beautiful morning to focus on the cross."  

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Greatest Hits
Our most clicked-on stories in the last edition:


1. Bishop Taylor and others share Christmas memories


2. Holston's top 15 stories of 2015


3. Why many welcoming churches are dying churches


Dec. 31 edition