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Clergy Excused Absence Requests for AC20232/10/2023
WNC clergy who are in full connection, provisional members, associate members, and local pastors are required to attend the Western North Carolina Annual Conference meeting, June 15-18, 2023. If ...
Deaconess Joy Prim Coming to WNCC2/10/2023
Deaconess Joy Prim is a United Methodist Missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries serving as a welfare case officer for migrant domestic workers. She is based at the Mission for Migrant ...
Missional Collective Journey Application2/10/2023
This is an invitation to apply to participate in the Missional Collective Journey. This opportunity is offered through the Western North Carolina Conference from March-September 2023 with both onsite ...
The Latest Edition of E-News - Introducing Lighthouse Congregations, Celebrating Black History Month in The WNCC, & more!2/9/2023
Read the latest edition of the WNCC E-News published on February 8, 2023.
Celebrating Black History Month in the WNCC: Rev. Cecil Harvey Marcellus, Jr.2/9/2023
Did you know that in 1968, Cecil Marcellus was the first African-American elected to the Reidsville City Council, where he served for three full terms and part of a fourth term? In this short bio, Conference Archivist and Historian Jim Pyatt tells a story of Rev. Marcellus' influence in The United Methodist Church.
Hunger and Poverty Grant Application2/9/2023
The United Methodist Appalachian Ministry Network is offering a Hunger and Poverty Grant for 2023. Click here to download the guidelines and application.
Metro District 2023 Lenten Devotionals2/9/2023
Sign Up for the Metro District 2023 Lenten Devotionals!
Means of Grace: Lessons From UMC LEAD Conference 20232/7/2023
Connect and Fellowship
Faith and Theology
Innovation and Change
Means of Grace
In this Means Of Grace podcast episode, we take you into The UMC LEAD Conference. This is an annual gathering of United Methodist leaders from across the US. It was modeled around TED style talks about new and creative ways to engage in ministry such as starting new churches, self care, creativity, leadership challenges, lay ministry, urban and rural ministries, and more. The 2023 UMC LEAD Conference was held at Central UMC in Asheville with the Western NC Conference as the host! Check out some of these highlights and interviews from participants of this year's conference!
The MOVE Conference2/6/2023
Laity – Training Opportunities
You're invited to a conference Crossnore is hosting in February, inviting church leaders and members to join us to learn about supporting young adults aging out of foster care.
Follow Your Celtic Call2/5/2023
Come to Hinton Rural Life Center on lovely Lake Chatuge in the Appalachian Mountains for a springtime Celtic-inspired weekend. Facilitated by Kathy Michaud and Patty Smitherman, the retreat will be based on their book, Following Our Celtic Call. Using timeless Celtic wisdom from Ireland and Scotland, the retreat offers safe space to bring creative seeds to blossom and to deepen the soul’s awareness of the sacred in the world around us. Experience Celtic vespers, singing, bonfires, silence, creative activities, and the celebration of spring renewal. Register by April 14.