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PAST UPDATES Here are this past week’s major changes to the website. What did you miss? LATEST NEWS Building Teams Publishes 2016 Information Missional Network Packs 41,000 Meals of Hope Community Carnival at Mission First in Reidsville LATEST CAREERS Youth Ministry Intern Office Administrator Business/Human Resource Manager Church Administrator Youth Director LATEST EVENTS Building Teams Leader Training– October 2 Camp Continue reading

Building Teams Publishes 2016 Information

The Western North Carolina Conference VIM Building Teams Committee unveiled their 2016 Building Teams information today. All of the latest information can be found at this page on our website: http://mission.wnccumc.org/building-teams/ You can download individual documents below: 2016 Projects Flyer 2016 Projects Booklet (August 2015) 2016 Poster 2015 Reunion and Rally The Building Teams Committee invites you to their 2015 VIM Continue reading

Missional Network Packs 41,000 Meals of Hope

The East Greensboro Missional Network packed 41,000 Meals of Hope for area food pantries on the afternoon of Sunday, August 16th. Rev. George Coates, pastor of the Laughlin Memorial- Newlyn Street Charge is their Network leader. More Photos

Community Carnival at Mission First in Reidsville

First United Methodist Church in Reidsville offiicially merged with Woodmont UMC on Easter Sunday 2015. The building at First UMC is now used as a Mission Center in downtown Reidsville. United Way, UMAR and Rockingham County Children’s Advocacy  are all moving in as renters this fall.  The pre-school that was already meeting there prior to the merger continues to serve 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 Caroline Wood Assumes Interim Role as Director of Mission Pathways How’s Your Spiritual Life? The Class Meeting for today Rev. Randy Harry Installed as Smoky Mountain DS LATEST CAREERS Choir and Worship Arts Director Contemporary Worship Leader Youth Pastor/Director Director of Children’s Continue reading

Caroline Wood Assumes Interim Role as Director of Mission Pathways

Following the Rev. Jaylynn Byassee’s move to Vancouver, British Columbia, with her family, Caroline Wood’s position of Associate Director of Discipleship Ministry is being reconfigured to include serving as the Interim Director of Mission Pathways. In this new role, she will work to strengthen and expand lay ministry, missional partnerships, and the intentional outreach of the local churches of the Continue reading

How’s Your Spiritual Life? The Class Meeting for today

A UMC.org Feature by Joe Iovino* The second in a series of four stories on Wesleyan small groups. Read the first story here. Into their already jam-packed schedules, many United Methodists are setting aside time to connect with other Christians, to receive encouragement to grow in their discipleship, and to spiritually mentor one another. The typical Sunday morning interactions that occur in Continue reading

Rev. Randy Harry Installed as Smoky Mountain DS

The Smoky Mountain District installed the Rev. Randy Harry as their new Superintendent on August 16th at Memorial Chapel at Lake Junaluska, NC. The service of worship included clergy and laity from across the district, and included the former superintendent, Rev. Amy Coles, and Bishop Goodpaster introduced Harry to the District. Harry was presented with the signs and tools of 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 Proposals Aim to Increase Bishop Accountability Sharing Jesus at the 50th Gathering of the Laity WNC College Presidents Prominent at NASCUMC United Methodist Churches Invited To Explore Crisis Communications LATEST CAREERS Director of Children and Youth Ministry Director of Worship Childcare Worker  Continue reading

Proposals Aim to Increase Bishop Accountability

By Heather Hahn Aug. 12, 2015 | NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) What does it look like to hold bishops accountable? Over the past four years, a number of United Methodists have debated that question ─ including bishops themselves. Now, legislation that seeks to increase bishop accountability is heading to General Conference, the denomination’s top lawmaking assembly, when it meets May 10-20, 2016, Continue reading