News

Below are the most recent news stories published by the Western North Carolina Conference.  We recommend that you also subscribe to ENews and bookmark the United Methodist News Service to be more aware of what is going on in the conference and denomination. An archive of all the news since December 1, 2014 can be found at this link: ALL NEWS

Submit news releases, articles and story ideas to the Web & Communications Manager- mrich@wnccumc.org

Click on the titles to see the entire article.


Summer Theater Experience scheduled for Charlotte in June

A Summer Theater Ministry opportunity is open for students ages 16 to 19 in Charlotte. The Theater Experience will last two weeks (June 12th – 24th) and will be held at First United Methodist Church in uptown Charlotte. Students from across Charlotte and surrounding areas are welcome to audition before March 15th. Audition Information Students may audition through the website or …

Praying Our Way Forward- February 25

Our Father and our God, we come before you in the name of our big brother, Jesus, Lord and Savior of our lives! You have bid us to come unto you all who are weary and burdened and we shall find rest. You’ve also invited us to come boldly before the throne of grace that we may find help and …

WEEKLY UPDATE 022417

PAST UPDATES Here are the major changes for the week to the website.   What did you miss?     LATEST NEWS Lake Junaluska announces “Love Your #Selfie” theme for Summer Youth Events  Praying Our Way Forward- February 24  Brevard College Campus Minister to Open U.S. Senate in Prayer March 2  Praying Our Way Forward- February 23  Praying Our Way …

Lake Junaluska announces “Love Your #Selfie” theme for Summer Youth Events

Lake Junaluska, N.C. –  Lake Junaluska has announced the theme for its 2017 Summer Youth Events: “Love Your #Selfie: Appreciating God’s Masterpiece in the Mirror.” The theme was created to inspire youth groups over the course of six events taking place at Lake Junaluska from June 11-July 2. All youth groups are invited to register for the events. Tammy McDowell, the …

Praying Our Way Forward- February 24

God of Hope, We acknowledge that when we think of the future of The United Methodist Church, we too often despair. We despair because we do not see a way forward that keeps us near our brothers and sisters. We despair because we see division instead of unity. We have lost our ability to read your Scriptures and come to …

Brevard College Campus Minister to Open U.S. Senate in Prayer March 2

Brevard College’s recently appointed Campus Minister is headed to the United States Senate. Sharad Creasman will be the Guest Chaplain opening the Senate floor on Capitol Hill March 2. The prayer will be broadcast live and online on C-SPAN at 9 a.m. “I’m excited for the opportunity to serve our country in this unique role, to meet and speak with …

Praying Our Way Forward- February 23

Dear Creator of all people and Lord of Lords, Today we recognize that we are a broken people and that the world in which we live is in a struggle to bring peace and faith to all. We thank you for Jesus Christ, who by example allows us to love others just as they are and accept them no matter …

Praying Our Way Forward- February 22

PRAYER FOR THOSE DISCERNING AND WORKING FOR THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH: During a mission weekend in which we were working on a habitat house my three year old son fell asleep during our closing worship service. During the prayer time he mutters aloud, “Daddy built the house but he didn’t put the roof on….” Today I echo my son’s prayer. Creating …

UMCOR Sunday is March 26th

When tornadoes strike in places like Louisiana and other parts of the United States and Syrian refugees flood Turkish border towns, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is there every time because of your gifts to UMCOR Sunday, formerly One Great Hour of Sharing. Please check out the UMCOR Sunday information page — complete with images, videos, e-books and other …

Praying Our Way Forward- February 21

Heavenly Father, we come to you, with knees bent, asking for your guidance as we navigate these turbulent times. The feeling is almost like what the disciples must have experienced in the boat while crossing Lake Gennesaret, helpless, before JESUS came and calmed the waters. We see brothers and sisters going against brothers and sisters because of disagreements in interpretation …