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The MOVE Conference

2/6/2023
Clergy
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Imagine
Laity – Training Opportunities
You're invited to a conference Crossnore is hosting in February, inviting church leaders and members to join us to learn about supporting young adults aging out of foster care.

Follow Your Celtic Call

2/5/2023
Spiritual Care
Come to Hinton Rural Life Center on lovely Lake Chatuge in the Appalachian Mountains for a springtime Celtic-inspired weekend. Facilitated by Kathy Michaud and Patty Smitherman, the retreat will be based on their book, Following Our Celtic Call. Using timeless Celtic wisdom from Ireland and Scotland, the retreat offers safe space to bring creative seeds to blossom and to deepen the soul’s awareness of the sacred in the world around us. Experience Celtic vespers, singing, bonfires, silence, creative activities, and the celebration of spring renewal. Register by April 14.

Celebrating Black History Month in the WNCC: David Dallas Jones

2/2/2023
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Personal Reflections
Did you know that Dr. David Dallas Jones was the President of Bennett College (A United Methodist College for Women of Color) from 1926-1955? In this short bio, Conference Archivist and Historian Jim Pyatt tells a story of Dr. Jones' influence in The United Methodist Church.

Is The United Methodist Church Really...? Series

2/2/2023
#BeUMC
With some congregations considering leaving The United Methodist Church or just wondering about its future, Ask The UMC offers a series of questions and answers to help clear up some common misperceptions or misinformation around disaffiliation. This includes parts 1-8. Updated Feb 2023.

Laity Forum

2/1/2023
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Laity
Laity – News & Resources
Mission
"The Listening Church" is the topic for the next Laity Forum - Feb 27, 6:30-7:45pm via Zoom.

Bishop Carter Announces a Virtual Special Session of the Western North Carolina Annual Conference

2/1/2023
Bishop - Feature
Bishop - News
Bishop - Reflections
News
Updates
Bishop Carter announces a virtual Special Session of the Western North Carolina Annual Conference to be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

Lenten Bible Study

2/1/2023
Bishop - Feature
Bishop - News
Make plans to join Bishop Carter for a Lenten study featuring a combination of live Zoom conversations and weekly reflections with discussion questions. More information to come soon.

Register for the Cross and Key Prison Ministries Webinar

2/1/2023
Clergy
Laity – Training Opportunities
We would like for you to join us for a special webinar on Wednesday, February 8, 12:00noon-1:00pm.   Cross and Key Prison Ministries is hosting this webinar which is on the criminal justice issue of the Cash/Bail Policy in NC.
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