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WEEKLY UPDATE 061617

PAST UPDATES Here are the major changes for the past week to the website.   What did you miss? LATEST NEWS Extended Cabinet meets to strategize and prepare for future  Ordinands spend the day with Bishop Leeland LATEST CAREERS Director of Ministries of Children & Families  Director of Youth Ministries  Executive Director  Team Coordinator  Medical Coordinator  Children’s Ministry Catalyst LATEST …

Extended Cabinet meets to strategize and prepare for future

The Extended Cabinet of the Western North Carolina Conference met Monday, June 12th in Huntersville with Craig Robertson of Spiritual Leadership, Inc. The extended cabinet has been meeting monthly since January working to align the various ministries of the conference, and create strategies for generating new congregations and disciple making systems. During each session, there is time for spiritual formation …

Ordinands spend the day with Bishop Leeland

Last Saturday, clergy approved by the Western North Carolina Conference Board of Ordained Ministry for ordination and full membership in The United Methodist Church were invited to the home of Bishop and Mrs. Leeland. The day was shaped by a cookout at the episcopal residence, offering a time for conversation and reflection on the nature of ministry and ordination. The …

WEEKLY UPDATE 060917

PAST UPDATES Here are the major changes for the past week to the website.   What did you miss?   LATEST NEWS Annual Conference reports from across the connection  Why are gracious accountability discipleship groups important?  Van Hoever to retire from Greensboro consultant role  Reverend Maegan Daigle Habich to join Pfeiffer University as university chaplain and director of church relations  …

Annual Conference reports from across the connection

It is Annual Conference season across the United States. Check out some of the reports that have already been published at: http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/2017-annual-conference-reports Many of the conferences in the Southeastern Jurisdiction have just had their conferences, or have them scheduled in the coming weeks. The Western North Carolina Conference is actually one of the later scheduled conferences in the denomination.  Our …

Why are gracious accountability discipleship groups important?

As Christians, and as United Methodists, why should each of us be in a gracious accountability discipleship group? What is so important about small groups of disciples seeking to follow Jesus, while supporting, encouraging, and holding each other accountable to “live out” His teachings in our everyday lives? What happens in this type of small group that makes it different …

Van Hoever to retire from Greensboro consultant role

Nashville, Tennessee – David Van Hoever, the Cokesbury Community Resource Consultant in the Greensboro, North Carolina, area, announced his retirement May 15, 2017. His last day with the company will be December 10. Van Hoever, who has been with Cokesbury since January 2011, is strongly committed to his customers, no matter their size or their location in the greater Greenboro …

Reverend Maegan Daigle Habich to join Pfeiffer University as university chaplain and director of church relations

Misenheimer, N.C.—Pfeiffer University announces that Reverend Maegan Daigle Habich will join its staff on July 1 as university chaplain and director of church relations. In this new position, Reverend Habich will direct the implementation of a traditional campus ministry and chaplaincy, and work closely with the Francis Center for Servant Leadership to coordinate faith-based and secular service programming. Under a …

WEEKLY UPDATE 060217

PAST UPDATES Here are the major changes for the past week to the website.   What did you miss? ‘ LATEST NEWS Bishop Leeland reflects on the “Commission on a Way Forward”  Mark King to serve on the board of The Church Network  Gather…Grow…Go…at new G3 Church  Extended Cabinet reviews our context    LATEST CAREERS Church Administrative Assistant/Financial Secretary  Choir …

Bishop Leeland reflects on the “Commission on a Way Forward”

Dear Colleagues of our Western North Carolina Conference: Corrie ten Boom reminded us, “The question on Pentecost is not whether God is blessing our own plans and programs but whether we are open to the great opportunities to which his Spirit calls us.”  As we celebrate Pentecost we are reminded of our dependence on the Holy Spirit as counselor, consoler, …

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