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An invitation from Bishop Paul L. Leeland regarding the appointment process

Dear friends: March 28-31, 2017, will begin the process where pastoral appointments are made for the Western North Carolina Conference.  Much of this conversation and work will be instigated by the 50 plus retirements that we have received as of this date, leaving a large number of churches without pastoral leadership.  As members of the PPR/SPRC Committee in your church, …

Bishop Leeland represents Council of Bishops at election of new German bishop

(Revised from UM News Service article by Klaus Ulrich Ruof) The Rev. Harald Rückert, senior pastor at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer in Reutlingen, Germany, has been elected as a United Methodist bishop by delegates at the Germany Central Conference meeting. Bishop Paul L. Leeland of the Western North Carolina Conference represented the Council of Bishops at the conference and …

United Methodist Now- a new biweekly newsletter

The United Methodist Church invites you to check out their new biweekly e-newsletter specially created for all church members. United Methodist Now will highlight examples of Christian living, share inspirational messages and focus on what it means to be part of our connection. You can subscribe for free. Some samples from the first edition: What to watch for in “The …

Reimagining Health Collaborative – The Church and Mental Health

Do you feel called to work for the health and wellness of your community? Does your church have health ministries in place, but long to do more? Does your church want to work with other congregations and organizations to develop theologically-based wellness programs in your community? The Reimagining Health Collaborative invites churches and Christian communities to engage more fully in …

Blackburn Community Outreach recruiting for 6th cohort

Blackburn House has been an enriching experience for many young people over the past five years. Residents have in turn enriched the community of Todd with service and tremendous creativity. This is a unique program, and like it’s rural home, it is off the beaten path. But as the 2016 election revealed, more people are aware of the conditions that …

SouthPark church says goodbye to ‘ski slope’ home, embraces change

This article was posted on Sunday evening in the Charlotte Observer: By Tim Funk tfunk@charlotteobserver.com There were tears of grief and smiles of excitement Sunday as members of Sharon United Methodist in SouthPark said goodbye to their “ski slope” church building and looked ahead to a new start as the spiritual anchor for a future plaza of stores, restaurants, offices, …

WEEKLY UPDATE 031717

PAST UPDATES Here are the major changes for the week to the website.   What did you miss?   LATEST NEWS News from the WNC Chapter of PAUMCS  Pfeiffer’s YeTI program offers great experience for high school students    LATEST CAREERS Facility Person  Organist/Pianist  Director of Children’s Ministry  Director of Children’s Ministries  Accompanist/Piano Player  Organist/Choir Director  Youth Program Director Administrative …

News from the WNC Chapter of PAUMCS

The Western North Carolina Chapter of the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries (PAUMCS) has several announcements for the organization and for other church office professionals in the conference. The spring newsletter of The Anchor has been published and is available to all members and those that might consider membership in the organization.  A full schedule of events is …

Pfeiffer’s YeTI program offers great experience for high school students

Pfeiffer Youth Theological Institute a/k/a/ YeTI is a two-week summer experience for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who want to become useful and effective servant leaders—and are ready to learn more about themselves in relation to God and God’s call on their lives. The dates for this year’s program are June 18 through July 1, 2017.  Over the …

WEEKLY UPDATE 031017

PAST UPDATES Here are the major changes for the week to the website.   What did you miss?   LATEST NEWS Bishop Leeland speaks at Hood Seminary on April 4  DeEtta Rivens travels and learns with Episcopal secretaries in Holy Land  Western North Carolina named top conference unit of United Methodist Men  LATEST CAREERS Preschool Director Children’s Ministry Associate  Director …

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