The Latest Edition of E-News - Annual Conference 2020, Q&A with Amy Coles, and more

 

 

E-News - March 5

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NEWS

Annual Conference 2020
Information and submissions for Annual Conference 2020 are online at www.wnccumc.org/ac2020.  Annual Conference deadlines are approaching for submitting petitions (April 1), scheduling special events (April 8), and display registration (April 15).  The housing and information mailing went out in February. If you didn't receive this letter, contact your district office
Means of Grace: Q&A with Rev. Amy Coles
In this episode of Means of Grace, Melissa sits down with Rev. Amy Coles, the western North Carolina Conference Episcopal nominee to talk about faith, her calling, and the future of the church. 
Recognition of Anniversary Churches
As has been the practice for some years, the WNC Conference Commission on Archives and History will recognize all churches celebrating their 100th, 150th, and 200th anniversaries in 2020 with their display at Annual Conference this year. 
Is Your Church's Property Tax Exemption Status Up to Date?
Property renovations, county revaluations or changes in property status can all be reasons to update Form AV-10, Property Tax Exemption or Exclusion, with your county tax assessor. Typically, Form AV-10 is due at the end of January. 
New Beginnings in Campus Ministry Across the Conference
New beginnings are being celebrated by the Western North Carolina Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. Our Campus Ministries are growing and adding new ministries. In July 2019, we welcomed Rev. Jeff McCumber who was appointed ...
The Caring Congregation Training
Here I Am, Lord: Congregational Care Workshop Friday, April 3, 2020, 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM Saturday, April 4, 2020,  8:30 AM- 4:00 PM St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 52 16th Avenue NW, Hickory, NC Rev. Karen Lampe served as the Executive Pastor for...
WNCC Justice and Reconciliation Team Celebrates Three African American Clergywomen
As we transition from Black History Month to Women’s History Month, the Justice WNCC Justice and Reconciliation Team celebrates three African American Female Clergy who have impacted their communities.
Adventures In Ministry
AIM (Adventures in Ministry) is a school year-long mentor guided vocational discernment journey for rising high school freshman through seniors. AIM starts with an event kickoff this fall, where Guides and Explorers are equipped with everything ...

 

IgniteUS 2020
IgniteUs is a middle school youth retreat organized by the Conference Council on Youth Ministries. We enjoy dynamic worship, small groups, games, free time, spiritual formation workshops, a campfire and fellowship.
 
 
Seeking Denman Award Nominations
The Western North Carolina Conference is now accepting nominations for The Harry Denman Evangelism Award for Clergy, Lay, and Youth. The Harry Denman Evangelism Awards honor United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of ...
 
Sumérgete Retreat 2020: for Pastors and Leaders Serving the Hispanic and Latino Community
The Hispanic House at Duke Divinity School invites you to our Sumérgete Retreat 2020: for Pastors and Leaders Serving the Hispanic and Latino Community. April 27-29, 2020. The retreat will take place April 27-29, 2020 on a beautiful lodging center ...
Voice of the Voiceless: Commemorating Oscar Romero's Challenge to Today's Christians
Duke Divinity School and the Center for Reconciliation will hold a week of events commemorating the 40th anniversary of Oscar Romero’s martyrdom on March 20-26. Events will include: – Duke Graduate Conference in Theology. March 20-21. -Concert and ...

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Director of Communications: Melissa McGill
Communications Ministry Assistant: Aimee Yeager

Resources for Vital Congregations

 

CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources

eLEAD

Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians

DISCIPLE FORMATION:

Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations

WESLEYAN STUDIES:

Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology

REACHING PEOPLE:

Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging

RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:

Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children

GRANTS:

The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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