The Latest Edition of E-News - Spiritual Renewal Grants, 2020 Health Rates, Wesley Heritage, Día de Visión, and more

September 18, 2019

E-News - September 18

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. Submit articles for the next e-news. Submit events.


Spiritual Renewal Grant for WNC Clergy and Lay Ministry Professionals
The Leadership Development Team wants to help foster your own spiritual growth, as you foster the spiritual walks of others.  Refresh your soul and renew your spirit through one of the many opportunities identified by the LDT!  Paid church leaders ...
2020 Health Rates Memo
The Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits upon recommendation from the Health Benefits Subcommittee of the Board has approved the 2020 rate schedule for our Conference Active and Retiree Health Plans.
Wesley Heritage with Bishop Paul Leeland
Want to Learn More About All Things Wesley? Join the Western North Carolina Conference in June 2020 on a trip exploring Methodist history. One important aspect of being United Methodist is our connection to the historical roots of our Church...
Expresiones Divinas: Día de Visión
¿Te cuesta conectarte con personas fuera de la comunidad de tu iglesia? ¿Es la adoración dominical tu único método para presentar a tus vecinos a Jesús? ¿Tienen las personas en tu iglesia tienen amigos/as no cristianos/as? ¿Te es difícil 
Clergy: How are you? The Duke Clergy Health Initiative wants to know.
The 2019 edition of the Duke Clergy Health Initiative’s Statewide Survey is under way. If you are an appointed or recently retired pastor in the Western North Carolina Conference, you should have recently received a welcome packet in the mail...
We are wrapping up our annual inventory at the Resource Center and purging items to make room for the new. Visit by October 1 to shop our FREE resources that you can add to your shelves (and never return!). You'll find Adam Hamilton DVD kits, ...
Eating Together Faithfully Training Retreat Nov. 15-17
We've found that something holy happens around the table together. Community is nourished. Relationships are built. Conversations are rich. God is present. A vision for transformation is planted.
Early Response Team Training
Emergency Response Teams (ERTs) go into an affected area after the first responders have secured the area and invited them in. Disaster Response works with and deploys ERTs. Mission Operations trains and re-certifies ERTs. Their purpose is to assist ...
Seven Strategies to Navigate Change
A primary task of leaders is to initiate lasting and useful change in their congregations, and/or effectively navigate the whitewater of change in which they find themselves.
Praying the Scriptures
Contemplative Outreach describes Lectio Divina as follows: “Like Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina cultivates contemplative prayer. Unlike Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina is a participatory active practice that uses thoughts, images and insights to ...
Heritage Preservation Workshop, hosted by the SEJ Commission on Archives & History
Heritage Preservation Workshop: Back to the Basics November 8 – 9, 2019  The Heritage Center @ Lake Junaluska, NC For archivists, historians, secretaries… and anyone interested and concerned about United Methodist History.
Mission Connection Team Meeting
The Mission Connection Leadership Team of the Western NC Conference of The United Methodist Church will be hosting a Mission Connection Team Meeting on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm at Huntersville UMC. We will be gathering at 9:30 ...


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