The Conference Blog had its beginnings prior to 2013, but an ongoing, almost weekly version began here: Western North Carolina Conference Blog 2.0.  The blog continues in a new place as a part of the conference website.

Opinions expressed in these articles are completely the views of the author and are not an official statement from the conference.

March 04, 2020

WNCC Justice and Reconciliation Team Celebrates Three African American Clergywomen

As we transition from Black History Month to Women’s History Month, the Justice WNCC Justice and Reconciliation Team celebrates African America Female Clergy who have impacted their communities in ministry and law enforcement.

October 29, 2019

Truth and Reconciliation in Northern Piedmont

Rev. Rod Ingram and Rev. Tom Latimer share their experiences of the Northern Piedmont District Truth and Reconciliation process and how we all need to grow into God’s justice.

February 23, 2019

Legacy of Freedom

Rev. Angela Pleasants, District Superintendent of the Catawba Valley District, took a Legacy of Freedom pilgrimage to Selma and Montgomery with 40 laity and clergy. She shares her story here.  I am ...

December 19, 2018

Advent and A Way Forward

by Mary Brown On the first Sunday of Advent, we lit a candle for Christ our Hope.   But I wasn’t feeling very hopeful.     This fall, I attended two day-long meetings about General Conference 2019.  ...

December 10, 2018

Ode to Bill - An Incarnation Story

by Duke Ison   Frederick Buechner has a rather earthy, graphic description of incarnation in his book, Wishful Thinking. It is under the heading “Annunciation.” "Mary couldn’t say she wasn’t warned. ...

November 11, 2018

Intrinsically Linked...

As this is our nation’s 100th year of observing Veterans Day, this reflection is dedicated to those who served and to those who still serve our country in various aspects of military duty.

November 05, 2018

Transformation Journey

Rev. Dan Pezet, Director of Church Development for our Conference, has brought to us a process he used in the Alabama-West Florida Conference that helps churches implement their plans to be healthier ...

October 25, 2018

Dreams for Racial Equity in the WNCC

For the sake of the church we love, for the sake of our calling, for the sake of our baptism, for the sake of our Lord, we must dream dreams and make plans to heal racism in the structures of our conference.

October 15, 2018


Perhaps what we must remember is Ubuntu, that word from African philosophy that means “I am because we are.”

September 24, 2018

Experience First, Explanations Later

Without experiences of God, the explanations can become meaningless.

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