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Means of Grace: New Mindset --> Changed Hearts and Improved Relationships5/16/2023
Means of Grace
Jesse Enniss and Kim Ingram talk with Mark Ralls and Kent Smith about how despite differences, we can change the culture in our churches and communities when people shift their mindset and regard one another differently.
Western NC and North Carolina Conferences Receive Duke Endowment Grant Exceeding $10 million5/16/2023
The North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences of The United Methodist Church are thrilled to announce that they have each received a generous grant from The Duke Endowment to support the creation of new United Methodist faith communities and the strengthening of existing congregations in each of their conferences.
Lay Delegate Elections at AC20235/15/2023
Laity – News & Resources
In order to participate in the upcoming lay elections at the Annual Conference in June, each lay member is expected to bring a device capable of connecting to the internet or a cellular network, such as a tablet, laptop, or smartphone.
May 6th Special Session Ballot Results5/15/2023
Every church that was voted on for disaffiliation from The United Methodist Church has passed and will continue the process of disaffiliation.
The Latest Edition of E-News - Preliminary results of the May 6 disaffiliation vote, Lighthouse Congregations, and more!5/11/2023
Read this edition of the WNCC E-News published on May 10, 2023.
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.