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WNCC EarthKeepers - Join the Team: Spring Online Training March 10-25, 2023

1/22/2023
Creation Care
The WNCC currently has seven EarthKeepers, and we need more! Who do you know who would be interested in becoming a UM EarthKeeper? Applications for Spring online training are being accepted NOW through February 13th! Training is open to both clergy and lay members interested in caring for God's creation.

Registration now open for Spring Confirmation Retreat at Lake Junaluska

1/20/2023
Children and Youth
Youth Ministry
Lake Junaluska will host a dynamic and interactive Confirmation Retreat for church youth groups March 31-April 3, and registration is now open.

The Latest Edition of E-News - Bishop Carter Announces Cabinet Changes, New Means Of Grace Podcast Episode, and more

1/19/2023
News
Read this edition of the WNCC E-News published on January 18, 2023.

How to Handle a Money Crisis in Your Church (or Simply the Fear of One)

1/19/2023
Clergy
Financial and Administrative Resources
Financial Resources
Lay Leaders
The Foundation invites clergy and lay leaders to hear from a leading voice on church stewardship. Margaret Marcuson is the author of Leaders Who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry as well as Money and Your Ministry: Balance the Books While Keeping Your Balance. Leadership in financial matters, Margaret says, doesn’t mean balancing the checkbook or creating the monthly reports. It's about inviting people to support God’s work in the church and the world — for their own sake as well as for the sake of the ministry.

The WNCC is now accepting nominations for The Harry Denman Evangelism Award for Clergy, Lay, and Youth

1/19/2023
#BeUMC
Clergy
The Western North Carolina Conference is now accepting nominations for The Harry Denman Evangelism Award for Clergy, Lay, and Youth. The Harry Denman Evangelism Awards honor United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism – expressed in Word (what), Sign (why), and Deed (how) – brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. Each year Annual Conferences join The Foundation for Evangelism to recognize one youth, one clergy, and one layperson in their conference. To download the nomination form, click this link https://www.wnccumc.org/denman-awards. Submit nominations to Candy Caron at ccaron@wnccumc.org no later than May 16, 2023, to be considered for the 2023 awards.

2023 Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race and Walk

1/18/2023
Connect
Connect and Fellowship
Engage
The Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race and Walk will take place at Lake Junaluska on Saturday, April 8, and those who register by Thursday, March 23, enjoy discounted registration and are guaranteed to receive a “Love the Lake” T-shirt.

Dr. Rona M. Williams Promoted to Associate Director at Hood Theological Seminary

1/18/2023
Administration
Christian Education
Dr. Rona M. Williams has been promoted to Associate Director of the Congregational Faith and Learning Center (TCFLC) at Hood Theological Seminary (HTS), Salisbury, NC. This appointment was effective January 1, 2023.

How Christian Faith & Immigration Intersect

1/18/2023
Mission
News
Join us in welcoming Karen Gonzalez, author of Beyond Welcome, for a look at how Christian faith and immigration intersect and why it matters to faith leaders. This event will take place on March 21, ...

Human Trafficking Awareness Program

1/18/2023
News
You are invited to attend a short program in observance of Human Trafficking Awareness Month at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2400 Dellabrook Road Winston-Salem, on January 25, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. ...

Lake Junaluska to host Journey to Joy Women’s Retreats

1/18/2023
#BeUMC
Connect and Fellowship
Spiritual Care
Lake Junaluska will host three Journey to Joy Women’s Retreats in 2023, bringing women together for meaningful weekends of laughter, sharing, worship and fellowship. Offered in partnership with Leigh Young, author of "Journey to Joy: A Seven-Week Path to the Joyous Life God Intended" and "Lessons from the Letters," the retreats will be held March 24-26, Aug. 25-27, and Nov. 10-12.
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