Means of Grace: Celebrating Juneteenth in Western North Carolina
Celebrating Juneteenth in Western North Carolina - Episode No. 64
Jesse Enniss and Kim Ingram talk with persons from two different communities who are celebrating Juneteenth for the first time. D’Andre Ash is helping to coordinate the Smoky Mountain District celebration at Lake Junaluska and Lakeysha Medlin and Bruce Handy share the plans for celebrating in Marshville. Learn more about Juneteenth and ways you can celebrate!
Means of Grace has transitioned to episodes twice a month for the summer and we hope you’ll continue to follow along. Have any story ideas or topics you would like us to cover? Send a note to Melissa McGill, WNCC Director of Communications.
Show Notes - Episode 64:
Western North Carolina Juneteenth Celebrations:
WNC church/district sponsored Juneteenth events
Town of Marshville - Juneteenth | Facebook
Marshville Juneteenth event
JUNETEENTH Freedom Celebration at Lake Junaluska (wnccumc.org)
Discipleship Ministries | Juneteenth Day Worship Resources (umcdiscipleship.org)
Beyond the Books Facebook page
Beyond the Books reading guide
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.