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Racial Awakening

By Rev. DeVere Williams He was as black as the coal he shoveled into the sooty basement furnace of the old school. Lanky and strong, he was polite but quiet as he went about his duties at a deliberate pace. In his late fifties or early sixties, he was the custodian at the Randleman Elementary School. We may have nodded …

WEEKLY UPDATE 081817

PAST UPDATES Here are the major changes for the past two weeks to the website (a busy Friday last week kept the editor out of the office).  What did you miss?   LATEST NEWS UMCom produces “Embrace Love” resources  Call to Prayer  Grace Break offerings coming up  Lake Junaluska to be featured on UNC-TV  Vienna Boys Choir at First UMC, …

UMCom produces “Embrace Love” resources

United Methodist Communications, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, has been busy this week after the events in Charlottesville last weekend.  Below are a number of resources that you can use in your churches and small groups for discussing the issues of racism and reconciliation. They developed several articles, listed below, which cover the incident but also provide help and guidance on …

Call to Prayer

Call to Prayer from The Board of Laity Western North Carolina Conference  of The United Methodist Church The Board of Laity of the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church does not condone hatred, bigotry, violence, prejudice or any form of oppression in the lives of all God’s children. We reject the hateful actions and rhetoric of hate …

Grace Break offerings coming up

CHANGING THE CONVERSATION FROM “CRISIS” TO “PREVENTION”! Nine times out of ten, renewal leaves are not sought after by clergy or their district leaders until a crisis situation.  We at Big Sigh Ministries are changing the conversation from burnout crisis to prevention and ministry resilience with our GRACE BREAK program. Through this informative program, we help clergy dream and plan …

Lake Junaluska to be featured on UNC-TV

Lake Junaluska, N.C. – Lake Junaluska will be featured on UNC-TV’s program “North Carolina Weekend” on Thursday, August 17 at 9 p.m., and again on Friday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m. North Carolina Weekend is a program that showcases the best things to see and do across North Carolina, including historic sites, festivals, music, restaurants and places to stay. The …

Vienna Boys Choir at First UMC, Charlotte on October 18

First United Methodist Church in Charlotte is hosting the Vienna Boys Choir on Wednesday, October 18th at 7:30 pm. The program for the evening is called “Bella Italia.” It is a program of popular and classical compositions from Italy, to include classical pieces by Vivaldi, Rossini, Verdi, Mascagni and other Italian composers, along with such popular favorites as ​Santa Lucia, …

$80,000 awarded to WNCC Seminary Students

On August 1, 2017 The Office of Loans and Scholarships at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry announced that it awarded more than $1.66 million to 206 recipients of the Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship to Master of Divinity students attending one of the thirteen United Methodist seminaries in the United States. Seven Candidates for Ministry in The …

Piney Mountain UMC saves 386 tons of CO2 from atmosphere

by Mary Bates Piney Mountain United Methodist Church in Candler will reduce carbon emissions by 386 tons and save $72,000 over 10 years as the result of a new initiative to care for God’s creation. The church received a grant to purchase and give away 1,152 LED lightbulbs to the community. Each household that receives the bulbs will save an …

WEEKLY UPDATE 080417

PAST UPDATES Here are the major changes for the past week to the website.  What did you miss?   LATEST NEWS Scholarships help relieve clergy debt  Brookhill Community Day sponsored by Charlotte churches  Pfeiffer-Charlotte offers lecture and lunch series  LATEST CAREERS Director of Youth Discipleship  Youth Pastor  Director of Youth Ministries  Administrative Assistant  Praise and Worship Leader/ Music Director for …

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