#BeUMC honors the core values that connect the people of The United Methodist Church. No matter the challenges we face, God is with us, and we continue to have opportunities to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!
The campaign calls us to embrace our Wesleyan heritage and envision a promising future. Every day offers a chance to live into our mission and to strive to #BeUMC — to be the church our communities so desperately need.
This grassroots effort, built upon powerful stories of congregations and people living their faith, celebrates what draws us to The United Methodist Church and what we aspire to be.
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The Bishops' Message
The #BeUMC campaign is consistent with our United Methodist Bishops’ “A Narrative for the Continuing United Methodist Church,” adopted in November 2021. Together we share our excitement, enthusiasm and hopes for the future of The United Methodist Church.
Did you know that Rev. Dr. Nancy Burgin Rankin was the first woman in our conference to serve as Senior Pastor of a church with more than 1000 members (other than as an interim) when she was appointed as pastor at University City UMC in 2001?
In this short bio, Conference Archivist and Historian Jim Pyatt tells a story of Rev. Dr. Rankin's influence in The United Methodist Church.
Did you know that Roberta Blackwell served in the Charlotte District were as District Director of Church and Society 1979-84, member of the District Committee on the District Superintendent 1980-93, and as a member of the Charlotte District Trustees 2010-12?
In this short bio, Conference Archivist and Historian Jim Pyatt tells a story of Blackwell's influence in The United Methodist Church.
In this week's episode, Director of Communications, Aimee Yeager, sits down with Bishop Carter to talk about his vision and hopes for the future for the Western North Carolina Conference and The United Methodist Church. Not ignoring the very real challenges we face, Bishop Carter's hope is that we will live into our calling to fight systems of oppression, work for antiracism, and rediscover an orthodox Christian faith that offers the radically inclusive grace of God to all people.
Did you know that Rev. Dr. Arnetta E. Beverly the first African-American woman to serve as Director of Nurture and Ethnic Ministries, to serve as a District Superintendent in the WNC Conference, and to serve as a Director of Connectional Ministries in the Southeastern Jurisdiction?
In this short bio, Conference Archivist and Historian Jim Pyatt tells a story of Rev. Dr. Beverly's influence in The United Methodist Church.
In this Means Of Grace podcast episode, Rev. Dr. Bill White, Jr., WNCC Director of Equity and Justice Ministries, speaks with Rev. Pam Blackstock, Rev. Rodvegas Ingram, and Rev. Dr. Otto Harris about Black History Month - what it means for our nation, our relationships, and the value it brings to our society and our churches.