*UPDATED 8.27.21* VIRTUAL Clergy Meetings with Bishop Ken Carter

August 27, 2021

Dear Western North Carolina Conference Clergy:

Recently, we invited you to meet in person with Bishop Carter at one of four locations in September or October. Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases and recognizing that the State of North Carolina is considered an area with “high transmission,” we will instead be hosting two Zoom webinars. Please register at the links below. The two webinars will be the same and you only need to attend one. 

Bishop Carter Fall Clergy Meeting: A Dialogue with Scripture (Luke 10:41-42)
"Calling, Focus, and The One Thing That is Necessary"
Tuesday, September 7 or Wednesday, October 6
10:00 – 11:00 am

Luke 10:41-42:
The Lord answered, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things. One thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the better part. It won’t be taken away from her.”

Bishop Carter will share and engage in dialogue with clergy around the question: What is our focus as an annual conference? Or said differently, what is the one thing that is necessary? (Luke 10:41).

In preparation, participants are asked to give thirty minutes to a reading of Luke 10:25-42 (which includes the Good Samaritan parable and the Mary and Martha passage) and reflect on the following four questions:

      + What word or phrase resonates with my spirit in this season?

      + What is this teaching of Jesus calling me to do? 

      + What is this teaching calling our annual conference to be?

      +  What is the one thing that is necessary in the present moment? 

When registering, participants will be asked to give their response to the “one thing that is necessary in the present moment.” These answers will frame the reflection shared by Bishop Carter. 

Register here for webinar on Tuesday, September 7, 10 – 11 am

Register here for webinar on Wednesday, October 6, 10 – 11am


These webinars are limited to active and retired clergy. You will receive a Zoom email confirmation after your clergy status has been verified by staff.

If you have questions, please contact Shantá Bryan (sbryan@wnccumc.org).