Latest News Regarding COVID-19
Stay informed on event cancellations for the WNCC, districts, and related organizations.
The Latest Edition of E-News - Financial Resources, Peer Learning Sessions for COVID-19, and more...
Ministry Matters offers some suggestions on how rural churches can use their unique status in the community to help during COVID-19.
Nonprofits with a 501(c)3 status - including churches - are eligible to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program. GCFA has automated the process of obtaining the 501(c)3 documentation for your church or other United Methodist organization. We have updated our user guide to help facilitate this process. Be sure to read through it today. Visit www.umgroupruling.org to get started.
As churches explore more digital ministry options, GCFA has developed some guidance on reporting and counting the number of viewers of your online worship and Bible study attendance.
Bishop Leeland and the Cabinet share an update on appointments this year after discernment and reflection given the current circumstances of social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bishop Leeland outlines specific guidelines for the practice for online communion during the COVID-19 crisis. Please note, this is only to be viewed as temporary. This is not a license to continue this practice when life returns to normal.
Arbor Acres, a continuing care retirement community, responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with safety measures, fun, and compassion for residents.
The Committee on Relief offers advice on how to respond to disaster situations safely during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The times are not only troublesome for us, but for our children as well. United Methodist News helps us find the words to say to our children about all that is happening with COVID-19.
"Ask the UMC" tackles the question of how to find public domain hymns for your worship live stream.
ClergyEducation.com is a resource for clergy and church leaders, offering CEUs accepted by most United Methodist annual conferences. Learn more here: https://clergyeducation.com/
The rural faith team at the Institute for Emerging Issues is hosting two weekly Zoom chats to check in with faith leaders on HOW you are doing (Tuesdays) and WHAT you are doing (Thursday). Learn more and join: https://iei.ncsu.edu/faith/
On Thursday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. Discipleship Ministries will host a webinar to help you start planning your church's COVID-19 recovery ministry.
Clergy are invited to participate in upcoming peer learning sessions facilitated by a professional coach to consolidate and share timely insights, experiences, innovations and resources that help them and their churches adapt during a time of physical distancing.
Bishop Leeland and other Cabinet members lobby Governor Cooper to include church employees in extended unemployment benefits. Because churches are exempt from paying both federal and state unemployment insurance, church employees are not eligible to receive unemployment benefits at this time.
Many churches have reached out regarding the payment of apportionment funds given the Conference office closure. WNCC Treasury Services continue to operate and process apportionment payments and payment disbursements weekly. Apportionment payments may still be sent to PO Box 2757,Huntersville, NC 28070. Thank you for your support of our connectional ministries.
The United Methodist Credit Union (TUMCU) is a participating institution in the Paycheck Protection Program and would be happy to assist any UMC church or related organization who would like to apply. Our online application and other information about the SBA program is available at https://www.tumcu.org/sba-paycheck-protection-program/.
Committee on Relief and Niner United work with university officials at UNCC to ready six residence halls in South Village to stage a massive field hospital or stable quarantine housing as needed for COVID-19 response.
Bishop Leeland and the Western North Carolina Cabinet are preparing an Easter worship video for our conference. Many of you are finding wonderful ways to connect with your church communities online and we celebrate that! However, if North Carolina’s restrictions on gathering are impacting your worship planning, use this worship video as a resource for celebrating Easter together. Bishop Leeland will share an Easter message and our District Superintendents will lead us in worship. The link will be sent to clergy on Saturday, April 11 and posted on the Conference website and Facebook page on Easter morning for your use.