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New Resource for P/SPRCs: “Keeping the Faith: Conversations to Strengthen the Bond Between Pastors & Church Leaders”

Navigating difficult conversations is essential for healthy churches & pastors. “Keeping the Faith: Conversations to Strengthen the Bond between Pastors & Church Leaders” offers tools to help P/SPRCs ...

The Latest Edition of E-News - Charge Conference Technical Updates, 30 Days of Antiracism, and more!

Read this edition of the WNCC E-News published on September 6, 2023.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from ...

Webinars: Our Health, Our Changing World

Creation Care
Register for our Season of Creation webinars which will address the connection between our health and our changing world.  For more information and to register, click here. 

The Latest Edition of E-News - Lawsuit Resolution Update, Certified Lay Minister Interest Meeting, and more!

Read this edition of the WNCC E-News published on August 30, 2023.

Installation of a North Carolina State Sign Remembering The Allen School, a Methodist Church Supported School for Girls in Asheville

Christian Education
The Allen School provided a high-quality college preparatory education for African American girls, during segregation, until 1974. It was a boarding school supported by the Women's Division of Christian Service of the United Methodist Church. Many high school girls from Western North Carolina and other regions of the United States attended that school when it was impossible to receive a quality education in their own hometowns.

Means Of Grace: Vitality Through Storytelling

Means of Grace
Personal Reflections
In this episode of the Means of Grace podcast, Rev. Dr. Nicole Jones talks with Kim and Jesse about her Vitality through Storytelling initiative that is developing connections and amplifying the stories of rural churches and communities.

Certified Lay Minister Interest Meeting

Laity – News & Resources
Laity – Training Opportunities
There will be a Zoom gathering on September 7, 2023, 6:30 - 7:30 pm for laity interested in the Certified Lay Minister program.  Please share this information with those you know who are interested. ...

Charge Conference Technical Updates for 2023

Church and Conference Administration
Financial and Administrative Resources
Lay Leaders
Lay Ministry Professionals
It's Charge Conference season again. We've added a Creation Care form, but other than that, the paperwork remains the same. We've made it easy for you, and here are some key points to help. Remember to submit compensation, local church leaders, and the fund balance report through the respective module in Brick River, and charge conference forms through "Submittable Forms" in the Church Dashboard. Contact IT Services at (704) 464-0994 or if you encounter technical issues. For questions about the forms, get in touch with your district.

Rev. Dr. Reggie Blount to be Guest Lecturer at the Virtual Ruben L. Speaks Lecture Series

Hood Theological Seminary will hold its annual Ruben L. Speaks Endowed Memorial Lecture Series on Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, 2023. This year’s featured presenter is Rev. Dr. Reggie Blount. The lectures, which are free of charge and open to the public, will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6 and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 7. This year the lecture series will be virtual through Zoom. Go here for further information:
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