Event Cancellations

 

Western North Carolina Conference Event Cancellations: 

 
  • Annual Conference 2020
    • Bishop Leeland and the Cabinet have made the decision to postpone the Western North Carolina Annual Conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of our traditional three-day event, the decision has been made to hold a one-day Annual Conference session on the afternoon of Saturday, August 8 at Lake Junaluska. Additional details about the gathering and plans for the clergy session and the ordering of ministry service will be announced soon. Alternative options continue to be explored, in the event that restrictions on gathering remain in place through the summer months. Any updates will be communicated as decisions are made and finalized.
  • IgniteUS
    • The IgniteUS middle school retreat scheduled for April 24-26, 2020 has been cancelled. We grieve with the members of the Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) who made this difficult decision, especially the high school seniors who were looking forward to their final year of leadership for this event. Churches who had already paid registration fees have been issued full refunds.
  • Local Pastor and Member of Other Denominations Workshop
    • The Local Pastor and Member of Other Denominations workshop scheduled for April 25 at Milford Hills UMC in Salisbury has been canceled.  You will receive a refund for your registration within the next few weeks. 
  • Seeds of Change
    • The Seeds of Change course that was scheduled for April 28-29 has been cancelled. The next scheduled Seeds of Change course will be June 1-2 in the Appalachian District at their District Office.
  • UMW Spiritual Growth Retreat
  • WNCC United Methodist Women - Mission U

District Cancellations

Appalachian

  • UMW Mission Study scheduled for April 25th is postponed. The future date is to be determined.​

Blue Ridge

  • UMW Mission Study scheduled for April 25, 2020 – Cancelled, watch for information about reschedule.

Catawba Valley

  • UMW Mission Study scheduled for April 25, 2020 – Cancelled, watch for information about reschedule

Metro

  • UMW Mission Study scheduled for April 25, 2020 – Cancelled, watch for information about reschedule

Smoky Mountain 

  • The UMW Day Apart, scheduled for April 25th, is cancelled for 2020.

Uwharrie

  • The UMW Prayer Breakfast scheduled for May 2nd has been cancelled.

Yadkin Valley

  • The UMW Prayer Breakfast scheduled for April 25th has been postponed. The future date is to be determined. 

 

 

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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