Scandinavian Caravan Receiving Applications for 2016

September 30, 2015

Caravan07Denmark-SM-300x198Since being initiated by Dr. Carl H. King in the summer of 1955, the Western North Carolina Conference has shared ministry with United Methodists in Scandinavia, and, in recent years, the Caravan has expanded into Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The Caravan ministry has enabled young adults from the WNCC to travel during the summer to northern Europe and young adults from northern Europe to travel during alternate summers to North Carolina. These young adults are able to share their faith stories, their lives, their gifts, and the love of Christ with United Methodist congregations across the miles. In the summer of 2016 between late June and late July, congregations in the WNCC will have the opportunity to host approximately ten young adults from northern Europe. Please consider being a part of this formative and long-standing ministry of the WNCC. Expectations for host churches:

  • Arrange transportation for the Caravan group from one church to the next
  • Offer housing and meals for approximately four days
  • Create ministry opportunities
  • Introduce young adults to North Carolina culture
  • Extend Christian hospitality
Download Application There is more information about the Scandinavian Caravan at this page: For further information, please contact Rev. Rebekah S. Ralph at 828.734.4362 or