(Begin at 10am Monday; end with lunch with Orientation into Ministry participants on Wednesday)
Extended Cabinet – May 22 – 10am – 1pm
Ministry WITH the poor is one of four focus areas of the UMC. Church leaders recognize that working side by side with those striving to improve their situation is more effective long term than top-down charity. Moreover, meaningful ministry with the poor can be transformative for both people of privilege and people struggling in poverty. Haywood Street Congregation, a mission church in Asheville, NC, has been recognized by the UMC’s General Board of Global Ministries as a model program for its WITH* initiative.
The upcoming “A Welcoming Table” workshop, May 24-26, 2017, offers an opportunity for clergy and laity to learn more about Haywood’s organizational structure and examine best practices for sustainable and transformational ministry WITH the poor.
WNCC UMW Spiritual Growth Retreat
Theme: S.M.I.L.E. Seeing Miracles in Life Everyday
Place: Lake Junaluska
Date: June 16-17, 2017
Speaker: Rev. Ashley Thomas
Music Team: Joyce Brooks- Song Leader, Gary Chapin- pianist, and Matt Stafford-Song Leader and acoustic guitar
On-line reservations begin February 1. Go to www.wnccumw.org for detailed information and to register.
(out of parsonage by noon on Wednesday, July 5)