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Celebrating Asian American/Pacific Islander History Month in the WNCC: Rev. Amos Taj5/11/2023
Did you know that when Rev. Amos Taj became a clergy member of the WNC Conference, he was the only Asian American clergyperson in the WNC Conference? In this short bio, Conference Archivist and Historian Jim Pyatt tells a story of Rev. Taj's influence in The United Methodist Church.
Clergy Attendance at Annual Conference5/11/2023
Clergy Who Cannot Attend Annual Conference Should Request an Excused Absence
Pass-the-Mantle Initiative Continues5/11/2023
Celebrate the years of faithful service of WNCC retiring clergy by making a gift in their honor and to support WNCC seminary students.
Preparation to Proclamation5/11/2023
A preaching cohort for WNCC clergy led by Rev. Brian Combs and Rev. Rob Blackburn in Asheville, Monthly July-December
Bishop Carter shares preliminary results of disaffiliation vote in letter to the Western NC Conference5/8/2023
Bishop - News
In a letter to the clergy and laity of the Western North Carolina Conference, Bishop Carter shares thoughts on the lead up to the May 6 special called session of the Annual Conference and preliminary results from the disaffiliation votes.
Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church Releases Preliminary Results of Disaffiliation Vote, 192 Churches Approved for Disaffiliation5/8/2023
With less than 50 paper ballots still out, the Conference issued a provisional statement that the motion passed with approximately 96% of the vote approving the disaffiliations and approximately 4% disapproving. The 192 churches, representing about 15 percent of the membership of the Conference, will be allowed to continue with the disaffiliation process as laid out in Paragraph 2553 of The United Methodist Book of Discipline.
The Latest Edition of E-News - May 6th Special Session is This Saturday, a New Means Of Grace Podcast Episode, and more!5/4/2023
Read this edition of the WNCC E-News published on May 3, 2023.
Celebrating Asian American/Pacific Islander History Month in the WNCC: Rev. Samuel Om5/4/2023
Did you know that Rev. Samuel Om grew up Buddhist before becoming United Methodist in the WNCC in 2004? In this short bio, Conference Archivist and Historian Jim Pyatt tells a story of Rev. Om's influence in The United Methodist Church.
Means of Grace: Lighthouse Congregations: Creating a Space for Healing & Hope5/2/2023
Means of Grace
Director of Church Development, Rev. Rob Hutchinson, speaks with several pastors of Lighthouse Congregations. Together, they explore what it means to be a Lighthouse Congregation, how these families of faith are creating space for healing and hope for the individuals who find themselves without a church home after painful disaffiliation votes, and how this care-first initiative is providing opportunities to be the hands and feet of Jesus for our fellow United Methodists.
2023 Convocation and Pastors' School5/1/2023
Please mark your calendars for October 15-17, 2023 for the 2023 Convocation and Pastors’ School at Duke Divinity School. This year, our theme is Growing Where You Are Planted. Registration will open in early to mid July so keep an eye out for the registration link.