Retreat- Local pastors and members of other denominations
Apr 28 all-day

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00-4:00 p.m.
Ridgecrest Retreat Center in Black Mountain
Cost $10.00

Registration Link

Thanks to a generous grant from the Duke Endowment, local pastors and their families are invited to experience a weekend retreat and stay overnight on Friday and/or Saturday night at a signficantly reduced rate. This is optional and available on a first-come basis.  The retreat committee encourages local pastors to use this as an opportunity for rest and renewal.

The cost for Friday night is $50.00 and Saturday night is $60 and breakfast is included for the clergyperson. Bring your spouse and family.  Up to four people can stay in a room and the only additional cost is meals.

The event is mandatory for local pastors in the mentoring program and for all clergy under appointment from another denomination.

For questions, contact Kim Ingram or Adri Bullard-Rogers

Deadline for registration is April 1, 2017


Speaker: Rev. Greg Moore, Executive Director of New Faith Communities in the North Carolina Conference








Greg Moore is the founding pastor of All Saints’ UMC, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Before starting All Saints’, Greg served as the Associate Director for Congregational Development for the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, as an Associate Pastor at Christ United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and as the pastor of several churches in rural England within the British Methodist Church.

Worship Led by Roots Revival of Centenary UMC in Winston-Salem






Preacher: Rev. Dr. Winston Worrell, Director, World Methodist Evangelism Institute






Ignite Us- Middle School Retreat
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm

Western North Carolina Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM)
Middle School Retreat


New This Year:  One Camp and a New Name!!

April 28-30th

Camp Walter Johnson in Denton, NC

Speaker:  Andy Lambert

Band: John Lewis Band

Awesome Worship Services and Small Group Time

Putt-Putt, Pedal Cars, Volleyball, Basketball, Climbing Wall, Canoes,

Cost is $125 per person (includes housing, meals, and tshirt!)


Download Individual Registration Form

Download Group Registration Form

United Methodist Spiritual Rally
Apr 29 all-day

The annual Western North Carolina United Methodist Men Spiritual Rally will be held as a one-day event on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Crossnore Children’s Home, formerly known as The Children’s Home, 1001 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem.

The rally will feature sessions led by Rev. Dr.  Angela Pleasants, Catawba Valley District Superintendent; Rev. Dr. John Boggs; Rev. Dr. James Howell; and Christian Burns, CFP of the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina.

New this year- all clergy who pre-register will be admitted free of charge, an endowment fund benefiting the conference UMM, and awards.

Ministry displays will feature the UM Foundation, Man in the Mirror, Society of St. Andrew and Disciple Bible Outreach Ministry, among others.

For the rally schedule and registration information, see

Rally Brochure

Rally Registration

ERT Training
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Early Response Team (ERT) Basic Training. You must be at least 18 years old. The class promptly begins at 9am. Doors open at 8:15am. UMCOR’s participants learn the basics of disaster response, including how to stabilize and secure homes safely, and how to work effectively with survivors and others on the response team. This standardized class is required for the basic ERT UMCOR identification badge.

ERT Re-Certification. This is a refresher course that begins promptly at 9am. Doors open at 8:15am. You must be a current badge holder, and if your badge is expired, it can’t be more than 1 year past the expiration. You will take the same class with the new ERT students, but will be dismissed after lunch. PLEASE BRING YOUR BADGE WITH YOU TO THE RE-CERTIFICATION CLASS.

The cost is $25 for both trainings and must be paid online. After registering, you will be sent a link to complete a mandantory Trak-1 background check. Trak-1 will charge you $15.


Fresh Expressions Vision Day
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Conference Vitality Team is hosting a Fresh Expressions Vision Day on Saturday, May 6, at First UMC – Salisbury from 9am- 3:30pm.

Fresh Expression Vision Day is a great way to discover more about Fresh Expressions.

In an interactive format, you will have the chance to:

  • Hear how Fresh Expressions is renewing the church
  • Talk about the development of Fresh Expressions US
  • Learn more about the Mission-Shaped Church
  • Discover tools to start Fresh Expressions in your area


Smoky Mountain District Lay Servant Training
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Advanced Lay Servant Training


Topic: Leading Bible Study
featuring the book,
Biblical Interpretation: A Roadmap
by Sharon Ringe and Frederick Tiffany

Building Team Committee Meeting
May 6 @ 10:00 am

All information for this meeting to be determined

Clergy Spouses- “A Day To Be Me”
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To All Clergy Spouses,

There will be a Clergy Spouses gathering on May 6th at Shiloh UMC in Lexington, It will be from 10 a.m. to 12.

We will have a light breakfast, and when we have all had our fun, if anyone would like to we can all go to lunch.

The name of this event is called “A Day To Be Me”.

The address of the church is 943 N. NC Highway 150. This will be held in our Family Life Center.

Please let me know if you are able to come, so we can plan for a great morning.

God Bless each one of you, and hope to see you on May 6th.

You can reach me at  336-787-5917, or my e-mail is

Thank You
Sheryl Kelley

The Guatemala Summit
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Churches working in or those interested in working in Guatemala

What: Build relationships, share ideas, resource with others

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

Where: First UMC—224 N. Fayetteville Street —Asheboro, NC 27203


Experienced leaders and locals with expertise on hand to answer questions

Explore the Possibilities—Be the Connection!


Smoky Mountain District Lay Servant Training
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Advanced Lay Servant Training


Topic: Leading Bible Study
featuring the book,
Biblical Interpretation: A Roadmap
by Sharon Ringe and Frederick Tiffany