Blog

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.

August 04, 2020

The Legacy of Royce Reynolds

"To fully appreciate what Royce Reynolds has done for The United Methodist Church, hear the voices of those whose status quo he disturbed…"

August 04, 2020

The Value of A United Methodist Education: A Profile of Dr. Dennis Carroll

"For Dr. Dennis Carroll, the value of a United Methodist education been a central part of his life, his faith and his vocation....“I am a product of United Methodist higher education,” he says. And he has dedicated much of his life to offering that educational opportunity to others, “in trying to teach a values-based education that’s still very Wesleyan at its roots."

April 09, 2020

WNCC Easter Worship Service

Download a PDF of the Order of Worship Easter Sunday April 12, 2020 Before Coming Together As you gather for this Easter Service where we celebrate Christ’s resurrection, we invite you to create ...

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 ...

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