Connection Points

Photo by Robert Anasch on Unsplash

(Photo by Robert Anasch on Unsplash)


Join WNCC virtually for Connection Points each evening throughout the week leading up to Annual Conference,
connecting us to Christ, each other, and ministry in the world. Streaming live:
June 7—10
7:00 pm.

Click here to join the webinars.
 


Monday, June 7  - Equity & Justice: Eradicating the Other Pandemic

In the face of increasing injustice and violence against persons of color, United Methodists have pledged to “Stand Against Racism.” In March 2021, the Western North Carolina Conference established the department of Equity and Justice Ministries and hired the Reverend Doctor William (Bill) M. White to lead the strategic efforts in diversity, equity, inclusion, and advocacy and to help implement these practices in all areas of Conference and local church ministry. Get to know Dr. White and learn about his passion and vision for this position.


Tuesday, June 8 - Moving Forward in the UMC

The current pandemic continues to alter the work of our denomination. General Conference was postponed and then postponed again. The Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference was supposed to meet to retire and elect bishops. That has been postponed. Where do things stand in the denomination and what can we expect in the near future? Bishop Paul Leeland and WNC Delegation Chairs, Kim Ingram and Jennifer Davis, lead a conversation about the future of The United Methodist Church. 

 

Download the PowerPoint presentation from the Moving Forward in the UMC webinar.


Wednesday, June 9 - Theirs is the Kingdom Documentary Screening and Q&A

Theirs is the Kingdom follows the rare creation of a contemporary fresco mural inside the sanctuary of the Haywood Street Congregation in Asheville, NC. This is a painting not of the rich and powerful, but of people battling homelessness, addiction, and mental illness. From first sketch to final unveiling, the viewer witnesses the difficulties of this ancient artistic technique while also meeting an ensemble cast of rich, complex characters. Director Chris Zaluski, Artist Christopher Holt, and Rev. Brian Combs joined Director of Communications Melissa McGill for a panel discussion on the film, the artistic process, and the theology of Haywood Street.

 

The documentary will be available for virtual screening beginning on June 1 and will remain available for viewing for two weeks.

Learn more about the documentary on their website http://theirsisthekingdomfilm.com. Learn more about Haywood Street http://haywoodstreet.org and the Fresco project https://visit.haywoodstreetfresco.org.


Thursday, June 10 - Conference Awards Night

Every year, our conference recognizes individuals and congregations for outstanding ministry. Join us via livestream as we present the Harry Denman Evangelism Award, Francis Asbury Award, Scouting Award, and the Certificate in Church Treasury. We hope that you will gather with us on this special night to honor these leaders in ministry.