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Clergy Session - June 15, 2023
Annual Conference - June 16-18, 2023
The 2023 Western North Carolina Annual Conference meeting will be held at Lake Junaluska, June 15-18. While the conference will be livestreamed for at-home viewing, registration and full participation (including voting) will ONLY happen in person.
WNC clergy who are in full connection, provisional members, associate members, and local pastors are required to attend the Western North Carolina Annual Conference meeting, June 15-18, 2023. Annual Conference will be live-streamed for at-home viewing, but registration and full participation (including voting) is only possible in person.
If you are not able to attend in person, please request an excused absence.
You can make that request HERE.
Clergy who are retired or are on leave of absence are automatically excused if they are not able to attend.
If you are a lay member of conference representing your local church/charge and find that you cannot attend, please pass this material to your pastor, who will give it to the alternate lay member. Member information should be updated by your pastor or church staff directly in the Church Leaders page of the Church Dashboard until June 1st.
District at-large members who can’t come should notify their district office.
Thank you for your faithful ministry and leadership in the conference and the kingdom.
Are you attending Annual Conference this month? If so, we invite you to stop by our table display that will be located outside – between Harrell Center and Stuart Auditorium. We will have artwork on display of the top three winners in each category for our “Caring for God’s Creation” themed art contest, along with a solar-powered phone charging station and numerous native plant seedlings that are available “free to a good home.” Additionally, we will have information about some upcoming ...
Hello everyone, I look forward to seeing you at Annual Conference this year. You are invited to breakfast at Maggie Valley UMC Saturday June 17th at 7:30 AM for the UMRA and Town and Country of WNCC. It has been a long 3 years and if nothing else it has proven how we need each other. For Rural and small membership churches this is especially true. My hope is that we can rebuild the UMRA in WNCC into a robust advocate for the rural and small membership churches. To do this we need each other. Let...
Greg Jarrell, vocalist Dawn Anthony, and the Carolina Social Music Club offer a 90-minute interactive program of music, readings, corporate singing, and art to inspire all to create spaces for justice and belonging. Readings will be offered from Greg's book, A Riff of Love: Notes on Community & Belonging and will be available for purchase. This event is being hosted by the Missional Collective: A growing collective of individuals who are cultivating lives of experiential neighboring and made...
The 2023 Annual Conference Program and Reports Book is available online. Clergy and Lay Members of the 2023 Annual Conference are invited to read about the ministries of the Western North Carolina Conference.
The Listening Post is back for Annual Conference 2023. Partners in Health and Wholeness in collaboration with CareNet Counseling are offering listening sessions, and mental health assessments at the annual conferences of both the Western North Carolina Conference and North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.