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.

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.

September 17, 2018

Lessons from Jury Duty

In fact, I observed something incredible taking place, something we don’t often see in today’s culture: two opposing sides discussing a controversial issue with civility.

September 06, 2018

The Morning After

Laura Auten reflects on the morning after the Special Session of General Conference in February 2019.

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