PAST UPDATESWeekly-Update--Post-Tag

Here are the major changes for the past week to the website. What did you miss?   LATEST NEWS The method of early Methodism: The Oxford Holy Club  Charlotte church worships God in different languages  Reflections from Charlotte    LATEST CAREERS Associate Pastor  Financial Secretary  Director of Youth Activities  Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries    LATEST EVENTS   2016-2017 Cabinet – Extended Cabinet Calendar   October 4-5Joint Cabinet Meeting with NCC – West Market Street UMC; Proximity Hotel   October 10-11 – Duke Convocation & Pastor’s School   October 17-19Cabinet Meeting – UM Foundation, Huntersville (Begin at 10am on Monday, end at noon on Wednesday) Extended Cabinet – October 17 – 10am – 1pm   November 2-4Extended Cabinet Training – Jacksonville, FL  

November 14-16 – Elder’s Retreat

  November 19 Leadership Summit (10am – 3pm) – First UMC, Gastonia   November 28-29- Cabinet Meeting         (Begin at 10am on Monday, conclude by 4:30pm on Tuesday) Extended Cabinet – November 28 – 10am – 1pm   December 12Cabinet Meeting- “Touch-base Meeting” (10am) Extended Cabinet Christmas Dinner including spouses – 6pm – Providence UMC, Charlotte  

January 17-20 – Cabinet Consultation at Epworth

  January 24-26  Cabinet Meeting         (Begin at 10am Tuesday, end at noon on Thursday) Extended Cabinet – January 24 – 10am – 1pm BOM Executive Committee – January 25   February 15-17 Cabinet Meeting         (Begin at 10am Wednesday, end by 4:30pm on Friday)   March 27-31Appointment Week 1 (Begin at 10am Monday)   April 17-21Appointment Week 2 (Begin at 10am Monday)   May 22-24Cabinet Meeting at Lake Junaluska (Begin at 10am Monday; end with lunch with Orientation into Ministry participants on Wednesday) Extended Cabinet – May 22 – 10am – 1pm   June 21-22Cabinet Meeting at Lake Junaluska (Begin at 10am on Wednesday) Clergy Executive Session at 2pm on Thursday, June 22   June 22 – 25Annual Conference   July 3-7 – Moving Week (out of parsonage by noon on Wednesday, July 5) July 9 – Transition Sunday July 10 – First day in office July 16 – First Sunday in new pulpit     CHANGES The Candidacy Process Disaster Response Team (updates on Bertie & Windsor County) Building Teams (new information, updated team information for 2017)


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Conference Blog

Conference Blog 2.0this week’s blog by Carl Arrington- A Deeper Love

UM Connect

Wednesdays at 11AM: CONNECT-  On iTunes 9/07- Dan Wunderlich 9/14- Brian Combs (replay) 9/21- Diron Chloe 9/28- Brandon Wrencher and the Blackburn House Past Shows | Cultivated Clips from Connect        

Resources for Vital Congregations



Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources


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


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


Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

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

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology


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


Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment


The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:

  • Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
  • Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.

We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at hfleming@wnccumc.net.


  • Resources
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