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Sep. 16, 2014 Bishop Larry Goodpaster announced this week that Greg Huffman has agreed to serve as the Western North Carolina Conference Chancellor, effective September 1, 2014.Read more »
Sep. 16, 2014 .This article highlights a recent retreat that Boonville UMC offered for their UMW group. It serves as one example of a church's intentional effort toward spiritual renewal. It also highlights one of the ministry offerings available from the Lydia Group.Read more »
Sep. 15, 2014 David Miner is the pastor of the West Casar Charge in the Catawba Valley District and is the Chair of the WNC-Central Congo Partners in Mission. He was on hand with Bishop Goodpaster at the Centennial of The United Methodist Church in the Congo. This is a collection f emails sent to Rev. Jim Pyatt to be distributed across the conference. This is the first edition of this travelogue. When he returns to the U.S. there will be more information and pictures.Read more »
Sep. 15, 2014 The concept behind working together is sharing expertise and resources as we go out in the community as the hands and feet of Christ; an example would say that there is a school close to a church in need of an afterschool program. The church may have the space but not the required available personal. Working together everybody wins.Read more »
Sep. 12, 2014 The Digest is an easy way to catch up on all of the stories that have been published in the last week. Each story is linked to the original, and there is a short excerpt. You may want to share this digest on your church's website so that they know what has been happening in our conference and beyond.Read more »
By Michael Rich
My job title tells you that I spend a great deal of time on the internet (Web & Communications Manager). Most of my time at the office includes sitting in front of a computer with WiFi access, and all of the digital devices I own (computers, tablets and phone) keep me connected for as many hours of the day I choose to be.
I didn’t grow up with computers. I was in my last semesters of seminary before I ever wrote a paper on a word processor (that was 1986). It was a primitive system, but it got the job done. For the first time in my academic career I turned in papers without whiteout corrections and without the mistakes that I would leave in papers because I didn’t feel like re-typing whole pages.
I welcomed technology, because it was a tool to get a job done more efficiently and effectively.
“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” How you can answer God’s call for peacemakers? Sophia Agtarap shares what it means to be a peacemaker and offers the Serenity Prayer as a tool to help us spread peace in the world and peace in our hearts.Watch more on our YouTube channel »
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