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The Latest Edition of E-News - A Christmas Message from Bishop Carter, An Advent Message of Love, and more

12/22/2022
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Read this edition of The WNCC E-News published on December 21, 2022.

WNCC Magazine "Stories of Faith" 2022 DIGITAL Edition Now Available

12/22/2022
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We are so excited to announce that the Annual WNCC "Stories of Faith" Digital Magazine is now live! This 2022 issue includes a snapshot of faith during this year and highlights inspiring stories of mission and ministry from around our Conference.

Antiracism Ethics Training

12/20/2022
Antiracism
Spring Antiracism Workshops are Now Open

Means of Grace: Christmas Traditions Around the Conference

12/20/2022
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Means of Grace
In this Means Of Grace podcast episode, we listen to the stories of different Christmas traditions from some leaders in The Western NC Conference. We get to hear how different families celebrate the Christmas season in different ways; some more common traditions and others more unique. What traditions are you most excited about this time of year?

Patience, Peace, and the Promise of God: A Christmas Message from Bishop Carter

12/20/2022
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Read this Christmas message from Bishop Carter as we prepare for Jesus' holy birth this weekend.

Lake Junaluska Announces Drawdown of Water Levels

12/19/2022
Creation Care
News
A temporary lowering of the water level at Lake Junaluska to allow for the removal of silt from the lake’s floor as well as repairs, maintenance and litter cleanup will soon be underway. Plans call for the work to be completed and the lake refilled by Easter.

Duke Divinity School 2023 Preaching Initiative Applications

12/16/2022
Christian Education
Leadership
Duke Divinity School is now accepting applications to participate in the 2023 DDS Preaching Cohort. This experience is generously funded by The Parish Ministry Fund and will be taught by the Rev. Dr. Michael B. Brown. Dr. Brown has practiced ministry for half a century, with his primary focus being on the Calling and Craft of Preaching. Cohort members will be guided through a strategic approach to that work, taking into consideration theory and practice for improving one's skills in the pulpit. You can learn more about Dr. Brown by visiting his website.

FREE New Confirmation Curriculum

12/16/2022
Children and Youth
Childrens Ministry
Christian Education
Youth Ministry
Who's looking for a confirmation curriculum for 2023? Hinton Rural Life Center and the WNCC Resource Center have partnered to offer Hinton's new Theotokos Connections confirmation curriculum for FREE to United Methodist churches in the Western NC Conference. Learn more about the new curriculum and how to order your free copy at https://www.wnccumc.org/theotokos

The Latest Edition of E-News - An Advent Message of Joy, 2022 Apportionments Due, and more

12/15/2022
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Read this edition of The WNCC E-News published on December 14, 2022.

2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration "It Starts with Me: The Quest to Create the Beloved Community"

12/13/2022
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The Western North Carolina Conference will host its annual Martin Luther King Commemoration Service on January 14, 2023. The time is 10:00AM-11:30AM. It will be hosted on the Zoom Platform, FB Live and You Tube Live. The theme of the event is: It Starts with Me: The Quest to Create the Beloved Community. The focus scripture is Micah 6:8. The keynote speaker will be M. Garlinda Burton, Director for Resource Development for the denomination’s General Commission on Religion and Race.
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