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PAST UPDATES Here are this past week’s major changes to the website. What did you miss? LATEST NEWS Meredith Martin- Called to Extend the Ministry of Christ in Community Bishop’s Reflections Post-Annual Conference 2015 Practices for Our Lives ‘The Protestant Hour’ Brought Mainline Faith to Radio Gideon Grove UMC Consecrates New Building LATEST CAREERS Contemporary Worship Leader Director of Communications Continue reading

Meredith Martin- Called to Extend the Ministry of Christ in Community

Meredith Martin is the Director of Programs at Family Services of Davidson County, Inc.. She is appointed there as an extension minister of the Western North Carolina Conference. At Annual Conference in June, she was ordained as a Deacon, and will continue her work with Family Services as an ordained clergy. She is a 2006 graduate of Wake Forest University, Continue reading

Bishop’s Reflections Post-Annual Conference 2015

REFLECTIONS FROM BISHOP GOODPASTER Post-Annual Conference 2015 In the days since our 2015 Annual Conference adjourned on Sunday morning, June 21, I have found some time to rest and recover as well as to look back on our days together. I offer my personal reflections and pray that God will continue to use all of us to advance the mission Continue reading

Practices for Our Lives

by Pratt Davis Here it is a year from when I wrote an article for the church newsletter to report on my attendance at Annual Conference.  This past week I was back for another year’s Conference at Lake Junaluska.  It was a different conference this year because 2015 is a voting year to elect delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conferences Continue reading

‘The Protestant Hour’ Brought Mainline Faith to Radio

By Sam Hodges June 29, 2015 | DALLAS (UMNS) By the early 1940s, mainline Protestant churches had come to understand the power of radio. Denominations, including The Methodist Church, collaborated on a weekly program that put some of their best preachers on the air. The name “The Protestant Hour” would eventually take hold, though air time was never an hour Continue reading

Gideon Grove UMC Consecrates New Building

In December 2012, an arsonist set fire to Gideon Grove UMC in Stokesdale, NC.  It destroyed a beautiful, old sanctuary with stained glass windows, a new office addition and half of their fellowship hall. Since then, they worshiped with their sister church on the charge, Palestine UMC.  They were finally able to occupy the new building last week. Because of Continue reading

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PAST UPDATES Here are this past week’s major changes to the website. What did you miss? NEWS UM Men Send Letter to AME Men’s President “A Dangerous Opportunity to Do Good” CAREERS Saturday Worship Leader Youth Worship Leader Assistant Director of Youth Ministries Children’s Ministry Assistant Youth and Children’s Ministry Director of Family Ministries Worship Leader Assistant Campus Minister Pre-School Continue reading

UM Men Send Letter to AME Men’s President

Mr. George Brown, president Sons of Allen 208 Sweet Gum Road Columbia, SC 29223 Dear President Brown, At this time of mourning and sorrow, please know that your brothers in Christ in The United Methodist Church stand arm in arm and shoulder to shoulder with our Methodist brothers in the AME Church. We are one in unity, one in the Continue reading

“A Dangerous Opportunity to Do Good”

by Kathy Randall Bryant “You are entering a dangerous opportunity to do good.” —Bishop McAlilly It has been a long road full of meetings, papers, interviews, tears, phone calls, snowy roads, worship services, sermons, bible studies, projects, grammar checks, edits, and late nights. And that has just been in our house. Twenty-eight candidates were ordained Saturday night into full connection Continue reading

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PAST UPDATES Here are this past week’s major changes to the website. What did you miss? LATEST NEWS Scholarships Available for Clergy In the News- Asbury UMC, Huntersville Research Study Shows Church Values Differ “Until the Whole World Hears” Activity Challenge LATEST CAREERS Bookkeeper Director of Spiritual Formation Director of Spiritual Formation Children & Youth Pianist/Music Director Director of Children Continue reading