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Below are news stories published by the Western North Carolina Conference.  We recommend that you also subscribe to ENews and bookmark the United Methodist News Service to be more aware of what is going on in the conference and denomination. 

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Congratulations to our GBHEM Young Clergy Initiative Grant Receipients

Congratulations to our GBHEM Young Clergy Initiative Grant Receipients

8/29/2018
Congratulations to Rimes McElveen, Stephen Cheyney, and Dawn Livingston for being 2018 grant recipients from our Conference for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Young Clergy Initiative. These grants are awarded annually to programs focused on increasing the number of young clergy in The United Methodist Church by helping young people listen for, discern and respond to God’s call to ordained ministry.   LINK: https://www.gbhem.org/article/grants-awarded-21-projects-aimed-increas...

Marriage Encounter

8/23/2018
The East Buncombe Missional Network is sponsoring a Marriage Encounter "Restore, Renew, Rekindle" experience.  This is a six-week study to help couples with good marriages achieve great marriages.  Marriage Encounter United Methodist is an affiliate of the General Board of Discipleship.   The study will be on six consecutive Sundays from September 9th through October 14th from 2:00--5:30 p.m. at Groce United Methodist Church in Asheville (957 Tunnel Road).  It will be led by Mike and Delaine ...
INVE$T YOUNG CLERGY

INVE$T YOUNG CLERGY

8/16/2018
INVE$T YC is our way of bringing together WNCC’s young clergy (under 40) for a chance to learn and grow, in regards to personal and church finances.  This program promotes financial health and personal practices.  It is designed to help you be proactive instead of reactive.  This may prove to be especially helpful to a new, young pastor expected to 'manage the books' at a small church, or one who doesn't have a background in finance. Knowing many clergy enter ministry with significant debt, we ...
Retiring Well - September 24-25th - Sign up now!

Retiring Well - September 24-25th - Sign up now!

8/13/2018
September 24-25, 2018 Registration starts at 1pm on Monday and concludes 12pm on Tuesday. Price: $75 Single & $95 Couples. Food: Dinner will be provided on Monday. Breakfast will be provided on Tuesday. Lodging: Overnight lodging will be provided at the Comfort Suites Hotel in Huntersville. Limited spaces available. WHERE Western North Carolina Conference of the UMC 13924 Professional Center Dr Suite 200 Huntersville, NC 28070 View map → WHEN Monday, September 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM to ...
Puerto Rico Mission Trips (Ongoing)

Puerto Rico Mission Trips (Ongoing)

8/7/2018
Volunteer for the efforts to support the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico (MCPR), as they work to rebuild after Hurricane Maria. The purpose of this mission trip is to work with the Puerto Rico Methodist Church for relationship development through the rebuilding of homes and churches. We will seek to offer ourselves sacrificially under the direction of UMVIM and the local church. The next trip dates are TBD and will be announced here. Click here to read the General Guidelines for a Puerto Rico...
Delmas Copeland named Chief Junaluska Award Recipient

Delmas Copeland named Chief Junaluska Award Recipient

8/6/2018
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. — The Lake Junaluska Associates have named the Rev. Delmas Copeland as the 2018 Chief Junaluska Award recipient. The Chief Junaluska Award is given each year to one outstanding member of the Associates based on service, community involvement and financial support. The Associates presented Copeland with the award during Associates Weekend, August 3-5.  Copeland served as a pastor and district superintendent for the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church. Friends ...
The Latest Edition of E-News - July 31

The Latest Edition of E-News - July 31

8/4/2018
  E-News - July 31 E-News is a bi-weekly newsletter sent out by the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. It contains important news, stories, and events from around our conference. Articles for the next e-news can be submitted here. NEWS Melissa McGill to Serve as Director of Communications Please join us in welcoming the newest member to the Western North Carolina Conference staff, Melissa McGill, in the role of Director of Communications, ...
#AC2018 Videos Posted

#AC2018 Videos Posted

8/3/2018
Opening Worship Sermon - Friday - Bishop Steiner Ball Preaching Ordination Service - Bishop Alfred Gwinn Jr Preaching Commissioning Service - Bishop Alfred Gwinn Jr Preaching   Retiring Clergy Service  Celebration of Life Service   Closing Worship - Sunday - Bishop Leeland Preaching Remarks on "A Commission on a Way Forward" - Bishop Ken Carter    
Elaine Heath Steps Down as Divinity School Dean; Greg Jones to Lead School

Elaine Heath Steps Down as Divinity School Dean; Greg Jones to Lead School

8/2/2018
Source: https://today.duke.edu/2018/08/elaine-heath-steps-down-divinity-school-dean-greg-jones-lead-school  Elaine Heath, who has served as dean of Duke Divinity School since 2016, is stepping down from that position today, Provost Sally Kornbluth announced this morning in a message to Divinity School faculty and staff. Heath will remain on the Divinity School faculty as a professor of missional and pastoral theology. “President Price and I are grateful to Elaine for her leadership over the ...
Melissa McGill to Serve as Director of Communications

Melissa McGill to Serve as Director of Communications

7/31/2018
Please join us in welcoming the newest member to the Western North Carolina Conference staff, Melissa McGill, in the role of Director of Communications, effective August 20th.    Melissa received her undergraduate degree from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, and a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication from the University of South Carolina, School of Journalism and Mass Communications.    Melissa’s most recent role as Assistant Director of Communications for Myers Park United Methodist Church ...
Way Forward Report Released In All Four Official Languages of General Conference

Way Forward Report Released In All Four Official Languages of General Conference

7/31/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward has been released in English, French, Portuguese and Swahili; all four official languages of the General Conference.  The report will be presented to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference. Subject to final copy editing, the report will be printed in the Advance Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA) in November. Here is a statement from the moderators of the Commission and the President of the Council of Bishops on the ...
GBHEM Doubles the Dollar Amount United Methodist Students Can Borrow to Pursue Higher Education

GBHEM Doubles the Dollar Amount United Methodist Students Can Borrow to Pursue Higher Education

7/19/2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 19, 2018 – The Office of Loans and Scholarships at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) announced an increase in the maximum amount United Methodist students can borrow to pursue their education. Students can now borrow up to $10,000 per calendar year (January through December) with a lifetime maximum of $40,000 from the United Methodist Student Loan Fund.   Previously students were allotted $5,000 per calendar year with a maximum lifetime total of ...
The Latest Edition of E-News - July 17

The Latest Edition of E-News - July 17

7/17/2018
  E-News - July 17 E-News is a bi-weekly newsletter sent out by the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. It contains important news, stories, and events from around our conference. Articles for the next e-news can be submitted here. NEWS Bishops seek declaratory decisions on three plans submitted to General Conference WASHINGTON –  The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is asking the Judicial Council for declaratory decisions on the ...
Hood Theological Seminary Faculty Accepted to Oxford Institute of Methodist Studies

Hood Theological Seminary Faculty Accepted to Oxford Institute of Methodist Studies

7/16/2018
Salisbury, NC - Dr. Ashley Dreff and Rev. Thomas Grinter have been accepted to the 14th Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies to be held August 12-19 at Pembroke College of Oxford University in Oxford, England. This important gathering of top professionals in the field is held once every five years and is sponsored by the British Methodist Church and the World Methodist Council. Dreff is assigned to the working group on Methodist History and Grinter to the Biblical Studies working ...
Bishops seek declaratory decisions on three plans submitted to General Conference

Bishops seek declaratory decisions on three plans submitted to General Conference

7/12/2018
WASHINGTON –  The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is asking the Judicial Council for declaratory decisions on the constitutionality of the petitions submitted by the Commission on a Way Forward to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference. In an electronic vote on July 7, 2018, the bishops agreed to seek a ruling from the highest court in the denomination on whether proposed legislationsknown as the One Church Plan, the Connectional Conference Plan, and the TraditionalPlan...
Newsletter of the E-Readers Project Features Uwharrie District

Newsletter of the E-Readers Project Features Uwharrie District

7/10/2018
Check out the latest newsletter of the E-Readers Project, which featured members of the Uwharrie District. Click here to read more. "With this newsletter, we welcome a new school to the E-Reader Project—the Bishop Wenner School of Theology in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Julu Swen recently visited the school and led a training on using the e-readers for all the students. This particular group of e-readers were made possible by donors in the Uwharrie District of the Western North Carolina Conference,...
UMC Bishops Amend Call for 2019 Special Session of General Conference

UMC Bishops Amend Call for 2019 Special Session of General Conference

7/9/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. _ The Council of Bishops (COB) has amended its call for the Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, in response to Judicial Council Decision 1360, which was handed down on May 25, 2018. The amended call issued by COB President Kenneth H. Carter notes that “The purpose of this Special Session of the General Conference shall be limited to receiving and acting upon a report from the ...
E-News - July 3

E-News - July 3

7/3/2018
E-News - July 3 E-News is a bi-weekly newsletter sent out by the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. It contains important news, stories, and events from around our conference. Articles for the next e-news can be submitted here. NEWS Anam Cara: Training in Missional Spiritual Direction Anam Cara is a two-year missional spiritual direction training program that, along with traditional preparation for one-on-one spiritual direction. moves ...
Anam Cara:  Training in Missional Spiritual Direction

Anam Cara: Training in Missional Spiritual Direction

7/3/2018
Anam Cara is a two-year missional spiritual direction training program that, along with traditional preparation for one-on-one spiritual direction. moves participants toward a posture of spiritual direction within the wider context of the neighborhood of one’s work, travel, and life in community. The name Anam Caracomes from the ancient Celtic tradition, meaning “soul friend,” one who walks alongside. Soul friends, or spiritual companions, have long listened and discerned how the Holy Spirit is ...
Author Carol Howard Merritt to speak at Lake Junaluska’s Summer Worship Series July 8

Author Carol Howard Merritt to speak at Lake Junaluska’s Summer Worship Series July 8

7/3/2018
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. — Award-winning author and renowned public speaker Carol Howard Merritt will preach at Lake Junaluska on Sunday, July 8. The service starts with a prelude at 10:45 a.m. in Stuart Auditorium. The service is part of the Summer Worship Series at Lake Junaluska, which brings in internationally known preachers each Sunday during the summer.  Howard Merritt will draw on her personal experiences, as well as her professional experiences. Her latest book, Healing Spiritual Wounds: ...
Lay Servant Ministry - Open the Door

Lay Servant Ministry - Open the Door

7/3/2018
Have you noticed a call to ministry in a member of your congregation? Perhaps, you feel God's calling? The WNCCUMC wants you to know there are pathways available to equip laity with the resources they need to serve in Lay Servant Ministries. With different tracks for Certified Lay Servants, Certified Lay Speakers, and Certified Lay Ministers, there are opportunities to provide just the right level of training for each person's calling. Lay Servant Ministries give laity an opportunity to serve in...
Retirement of Nancy Andersen

Retirement of Nancy Andersen

7/3/2018
            On Tuesday, June 26, the Conference Staff recognized Dr. Nancy Andersen as she transitions into retirement.  Nancy joined the WNC Conference Staff as Archivist in January of 1999 and has served faithfully in this capacity ever since, making her one of the longest tenured members of the WNC Conference Staff at the present time.             Dr. Andersen received her B. A. from Duke University, her Master’s Degree from Memphis Theological Seminary, and her Ph. D. in Church History from...
WNC CONFERENCE ARCHIVES ARE MOVING

WNC CONFERENCE ARCHIVES ARE MOVING

7/3/2018
As the WNC Conference offices move to a new office building in Huntersville, the WNC Conference Archives will move to the G. A. Pfeiffer Library at Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, NC.  The present schedule has the Conference Archives moving at the end of July and the beginning of August.  Because all everything that needs to happen to prepare for the move, the Archives will not be able to process any research requests until the move is completed in mid-August.  During this transitional period ...
Worship Service and Reception will Celebrate Former Lake Junaluska Singers Director Glenn Draper

Worship Service and Reception will Celebrate Former Lake Junaluska Singers Director Glenn Draper

7/3/2018
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. — A free worship service led by the Lake Junaluska Singers and the Lake Junaluska Singers Alumni Association will take place on Saturday, July 7 at 10 a.m. in Memorial Chapel to honor the legacy of former Lake Junaluska Singers Director Glenn Draper. Draper is celebrating his 90th birthday this year. Draper led the Lake Junaluska Singers, Lake Junaluska’s prestigious residential choir, from 1956 to 2009. During that time, he grew the chorus from a quartet to a 16-voice ...
Meds & Food for Kids Video

Meds & Food for Kids Video

7/2/2018
Check out the video here. Meds & Food for Kids is a social enterprise dedicated to saving the lives of malnourished children in Haiti. Please help MFK: https://mfkhaiti.org/contribute/
Annual Conference Daily News- June 25, 2018

Annual Conference Daily News- June 25, 2018

6/30/2018
Annual Conference Daily News Monday, June 25, 2018 Whats New: Bishop Leeland's Sunday Sermon Transcript Saturday Ordination Service Pictures Sunday Worship Service Pictures 2018 Appointment List Miss Something? Bishop Carter's Remarks on "A Way Forward" All photos taken by our volunteers can be found here. Did you get some good photos at Annual Conference? Submit them here and click the ! All sermon transcripts and other news can be found here. Check out the videos from Annual ...
Annual Conference Daily News- June 23, 2018

Annual Conference Daily News- June 23, 2018

6/30/2018
Annual Conference Daily News Saturday, June 23, 2018 NEWS STORIES FROM THURSDAY AND FRIDAY Laity Address by Tom Bridges Opening Worship Notes Bishop Steiner Ball- Sermon at Opening Worship Photos from Emory 5K Worship Book Available Online Annual Conference preparation at full steam MEDIA FROM THURSDAY AND FRIDAY Videos Opening Video from Opening Worship Opening Worship- 1968 Merger Video 2018 Retirement Video Fresh Expressions Video (Church Vitality Report) UMM- Amending Through Faith ...
Annual Conference Daily News- June 24, 2018

Annual Conference Daily News- June 24, 2018

6/30/2018
Annual Conference Daily News Sunday, June 24, 2018 NEWS STORIES FROM SATURDAY Bishop Gwinn's Ordination Sermon Bishop Carter's Address on "A Way Forward" Jan Brittain's Sermon for Celebration of Life Service Saturday Morning Business Bishop Gwinn's Sermon from Friday Night MEDIA FROM SATURDAY Bishop Carter's Remarks on "A Way Forward" Videos Lay Servant Ministries Training Neighboring Well with Laura Birch Media and Food for Kids See All the People- Harambee 2017 Fresh Expressions ...
Clergy Debt Reduction Loan Program

Clergy Debt Reduction Loan Program

6/25/2018
Creating good stewards of God’s financial resources Application Deadline August 30, 2018 The Clergy Debt Reduction Loan Team is promoting its first loan offering this year!   Loans will be offered at 1.5% interest for a period not to exceed 15 years in an effort to relieve clergy of paralyzing debt that can result in physical, emotional, and spiritual burden.  Active clergy in good standing, physically residing within the geographical boundaries of, and serving at least ½ compensation time to ...
Clergywomen’s Breakfast Transcript - Dr. Nancy B. Rankin

Clergywomen’s Breakfast Transcript - Dr. Nancy B. Rankin

6/25/2018
Clergywomen’s Breakfast  June 22, 2018  Lake Junaluska, NC  Dr. Nancy B. Rankin  (Hi Nancy,  I hope you are having a great week!  I’m sure your schedule is full of many things yet to be done, though I imagine you (and Terry!) must be very excited for your upcoming retirement!   During our Women In Ministry Breakfast (Friday, June 22), I would love for you to offer us some of your thoughts, insights, wisdom, etc... with the women gathered.  In light of your ministry and experiences, the influence...
Justice and Reconciliation Team News

Justice and Reconciliation Team News

6/25/2018
A Shocking Violation of the spirit of the Gospel In recent weeks, we have watched with horror at the implementation of policies from the Department of Justice regarding the treatment of people migrating to the United States. Read Statement from Church and Society Revising the Social Principles 2020 As we revise the Social Principles, we are calling for United Methodists to weigh in on the content. Share your voice and concerns | Download Dialogue Guide MARCHA 2018  August 2-5, 2018 Charlotte NC ...
Sunday Worship - Bishop Leeland #AC2018

Sunday Worship - Bishop Leeland #AC2018

6/24/2018
  Transcript The scripture lesson is from Paul's letter to the ‑‑ we always thank God our father the Lord Jesus Christ, he is the visible image of the invisible God.  The firstborn of all creation for in him all things were created in heaven and Earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions, principalities, all things were created through him and for him.  He is before all things and in him all things hold together.  He is the head of the body of the church, he is the beginning, ...
Bishop Gwinn's Ordination Sermon

Bishop Gwinn's Ordination Sermon

6/23/2018
This is from a rough transcription provided by Loveeta Baker, Realtime Captioner.  The DNA of Your Calling You know, I said and I meant it, last evening, to many of you who may be here tonight again, some of you were not here last evening.  I am humbled by this.  I found myself Bishop Leeland, the more you spoke, the more I scooted down in my chair, thinking oh my, I have to come up after this and stand in the pulpit.  But I am deeply grateful.  I said also to the crowd last evening, you ...
Bishop Carter's Address on

Bishop Carter's Address on "A Way Forward"

6/23/2018
Remarks on "A Commission on a Way Forward" Bishop Ken Carter | Annual Conference 2018   Questions/Thoughts/Concerns? You can provide those anonymously here   Transcript This is from a rough transcription provided by Loveeta Baker, Realtime Captioner.  BISHOP LEELAND:  For those who are visiting or coming to the Annual Conference for the first time, you have not had the privilege of meeting Bishop Ken Carter, Bishop Carter was a member of this conference at the time of his election, a ...
Jan Brittain's Sermon for Celebration of Life Service

Jan Brittain's Sermon for Celebration of Life Service

6/23/2018
This is from a rough transcription provided by Loveeta Baker, Realtime Captioner.  Altars of Faithfulness Sometimes when I step into a pulpit I cannot honestly make this statement to the people seated before me, I know exactly what it's like to be where you are.  But today, I can.  Just 20 days ago I met my father and my brother in Greenville for the SC Annual Conference.  To attend the memorial service where my mother, along with countless other faithful servants would be remembered and ...
Saturday Morning Business

Saturday Morning Business

6/23/2018
The morning session began with an Order of Morning Prayer led by the youth of the conference. Following the brief service, the Annual Meeting  of the Membership of the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina was convened by Tom Jordan and David Snipes.  They presented their glowing report of a year of growth for the foundation, and presented the conference with a check of $30,000 dollars to assist with the Bishop's Leadership Initiative. 2018 UM Foundation Presentation from The...
Bishop Gwinn's Sermon from Friday Night

Bishop Gwinn's Sermon from Friday Night

6/23/2018
This is from a rough transcription provided by Loveeta Baker, Realtime Captioner.  Anywhere But Nineveh You know I was a little nervous, but now I am trembling.  Bishop Leeland, thank you so much.  I am humbled, I always strive to live up to some of those attributes that Bishop Leeland was talking about.  We know that who we are is the result of God at work in our lives.  That's who we really are as his sons and daughters.  The wonderful thought tonight for all of us is he loves each of us ...
Laity Address by Tom Bridges

Laity Address by Tom Bridges

6/22/2018
This is from a rough transcription provided by Loveeta Baker, Realtime Captioner.  Good afternoon.  I am Tom Bridges, the Yadkin valley district lay leader and the member of ‑‑ in Kernersville. Last November I was in Gastonia with a group, including Bishop Leeland, several from the cabinet and the Board of Laity, who were exploring ways to have the laity of Western North Carolina Conference 1* # become more engaged in ministry.  Towards the end of the meeting we were talking about the laity ...
Opening Worship Notes

Opening Worship Notes

6/22/2018
Opening Worship at Annual Conference kicked off at 10:30 AM at Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. You can check out the service order on pp. 2-6 in the 2018 Worship Book. The service was opened with a video: Following the Call to Worship and the Processional Hymn, we were reminded that this is the 50th Anniversary of The United Methodist Church: Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball offered her sermon- "Go and Teach" using the texts Matthew 28:16-20 and 1 Timothy ...
Bishop Steiner Ball- Sermon at Opening Worship

Bishop Steiner Ball- Sermon at Opening Worship

6/22/2018
This is from a rough transcription provided by Loveeta Baker, Realtime Captioner.  Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball:  Thank you for asking to participate in your opening worship.  We gather an around this table this morning to remember and to be remembered, to be remembered with God, and to be re‑membered, knitted together with one another.  This table and the story and its host, where we can learn again, so that we can take in, so that we rehearse, practice, literally swallow the story of a loving...
Worship Book Available Online

Worship Book Available Online

6/22/2018
If you would like to use the worship book at Lake Junaluska, please download it to your device and feel free to use it at the auditorium for all services. 2018 Worship Book  This document covers all of the services that will be held at Lake Junaluska this weekend.
Annual Conference preparation at full steam

Annual Conference preparation at full steam

6/21/2018
The first hours of Annual Conference 2018 are underway at Lake Junaluska. Registration began promptly at 11:00 AM. Clergy pictures began at 12 Noon and will go through Saturday. Indoor and Outdoor Displays began setting up around 10 AM. There are over 40 different special events scheduled on the grounds of Junaluska between Thursday and Sunday.   The main event on the schedule for Thursday afternoon is the Clergy Executive Session in Stuart Auditorium at 3:00 PM Thursday. The first major ...
Joel Gilland named president of Wesley CDC

Joel Gilland named president of Wesley CDC

6/20/2018
The Board of Directors of Wesley Community Development is pleased to announce the third President in the company’s sixteen-year history has been appointed.  Effective June 15, 2018, Mr. Joel Gilland was elected as President of Wesley Community Development Corporation. Mr. Gilland has served as Senior Vice President of Wesley for the past three years leading the organization’s work in church real estate development in Western North Carolina. This change marks Wesley’s full commitment to serving ...
Bishop Leeland writes on immigration debate

Bishop Leeland writes on immigration debate

6/19/2018
Members and Friends of the Western North Carolina Conference:   The national debate related to immigration, expressed in the “Zero Tolerance Policy” of separating children from their families is boiling over, fed by the flames of fear and anger.  The outcry of the nation has been rapid and robust.  As the Bishop of our Western North Carolina Conference, I wish to express my dismay at the way in which the current policy of our nation to address the issue of immigration is framing the conversation...
Faith leaders’ statement on family separation

Faith leaders’ statement on family separation

6/19/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. -  The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is joining other faith organizations in a statement urging the U.S. government to stop its policy of separating immigrant families. Below is the full statement signed by dozens of faith organizations. Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, president of the Council of Bishops, signed on behalf of the COB. FAITH LEADERS’ STATEMENT ON FAMILY SEPARATION  Recently, the U.S. Administration announced that it will begin separating families ...
A WELCOMING TABLE: A Ministry WITH the poor experiential training event

A WELCOMING TABLE: A Ministry WITH the poor experiential training event

6/14/2018
At the altar table and around the dinner table, in the meeting room and beside the picnic table, this highly diverse congregation is thriving in part because of its emphasis on authentic relationship and mutual service. This workshop offers an opportunity to explore Haywood Street’s organizational structure and examine best practices for sustainable and transformational ministry WITH the poor. A focus of the workshop is supporting congregations in developing or strengthening ministry with the ...
Brooks-Howell’s Expanded Admissions Criteria

Brooks-Howell’s Expanded Admissions Criteria

6/13/2018
Have you heard?  Brooks-Howell, a retirement community in Asheville, NC owned by United Methodist Women, has expanded its Independent Living criteria to include those who have served in one or more service capacities in The United Methodist Church for 10 years or more. This means if you’ve been a Sunday School teacher, member of United Methodist Women, Director of Music and more, then you qualify to apply. Brooks-Howell continues to be a community of faith and fellowship for both men and ...
Lake Junaluska Singers prepare for summer performances

Lake Junaluska Singers prepare for summer performances

6/13/2018
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. –  With the arrival of the Lake Junaluska Singers, music is in the air, and it is officially summer at Lake Junaluska.   The Lake Junaluska Singers are Lake Junaluska’s well-known summer vocal ensemble comprised of young singers from around the nation. Throughout the summer, they perform at Lake Junaluska and other regional worship events.   Director Mary Huff and Associate Director Kathy Geyer McNeil held the ensemble’s first rehearsal in early June.   “The most exciting ...
The United Methodist Church releases Alzheimer's/dementia resource

The United Methodist Church releases Alzheimer's/dementia resource

6/6/2018
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – How can churches help people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and their caregivers? Answering that question is the topic of a new, free resource now available from The United Methodist Church.  The five-part study, titled “Alzheimer’s/Dementia: Ministry with the Forgotten” includes downloadable videos and a leader’s guide. Retired Bishop Ken Carder wrote the resource based on his experiences caring for his wife, Linda, who was diagnosed in 2009 with ...
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