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WEEKLY UPDATE 012017

PAST UPDATES Here are the major changes for the week to the website.   What did you miss?   LATEST NEWS 5 types of church visitors: Are you ready for them?  Official merger of Crossnore School and The Children’s Home in Winston-Salem is announced  Centenary UMC (Mount Ulla) sponsors 5K for ‘Servants with a Heart’  Safe Sanctuaries background checks just …

5 types of church visitors: Are you ready for them?

By Darby Jones (from UM Com) When we think of welcoming newcomers, we often think first about friendly greeters, good signage, useful Q&A opportunities, clean bathrooms and helpful nurseries. Be assured — every one of those things is important. However, many visitors make up their mind about a church before worship begins. Within a few minutes, most visitors decide whether …

Official merger of Crossnore School and The Children’s Home in Winston-Salem is announced

I am happy to announce the official merger of The Children’s Home in Winston-Salem, NC and The Crossnore School in Crossnore, NC. Our two historic organizations have come together to form Crossnore School & Children’s Home. We are excited about the future as we continue our work of serving children as one organization with two beautiful campuses. This merger allows …

Centenary UMC (Mount Ulla) sponsors 5K for ‘Servants with a Heart’

Centenary United Methodist Church in Mount Ulla, NC is sponsoring its 6th annual 5K race.  All proceeds go to help Servants with a Heart (Charlotte) pack food that aids thousands of people.  Every entry is the equivalent of 133 meals for the hungry. The race is scheduled for February 25th at 10 AM at the church (620 Centenary Ch Rd, Mount Ulla, …

Safe Sanctuaries background checks just got easier

Have you heard?  This is GREAT news!  The Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church is partnering with Trak-1 Technologies for background checks. Here is an economical, safe and recommended solution to: Safe Sanctuaries Background Checks UMVIM Background Checks Conference Youth Event Background Checks Pre-Employment Background Checks and so much more! The best news – No need to …

WEEKLY UPDATE 011317

PAST UPDATES Here are the major changes for the week to the website.   What did you miss?   LATEST NEWS Get involved in Youth Ministry Coaching Program  A Letter to Martin Luther King Jr.—2017  Communicating through the storm  IDK 2017 scheduled for February 25  Epiphany Message from the Moderators of the Commission on a Way Forward  LATEST CAREERS Office …

Get involved in Youth Ministry Coaching Program

Since 2011, the Western North Carolina Conference has offered whole-life coaching focusing on transformation and youth ministry development through a Youth Ministry Coaching Program (YMCP)  by the Youth Cartel. Today more than sixty youth leaders in our conference have participated in this program. Through the intentional nature of this program, we have seen a significant change in the lives of …

A Letter to Martin Luther King Jr.—2017

by Bishop Woodie W. White January-February 2017 Dear Martin: This letter almost did not get written this year. I needed more time to sort out the meaning of events during this election season and the election itself. My wife, Kim, however, gave me a rather stern lecture, and insisted that I share my reflections. So, here goes! A few weeks …

Communicating through the storm

Today The United Methodist Church is stronger because of the wisdom and insight of our clergy! Early Sunday morning, January 8, 2016, I joined thousands of people who watched their local television station, if they had power, to discover the impact of Winter Storm Helena and to note how many of our local churches had cancelled worship services.  Helena did …

IDK 2017 scheduled for February 25

Do you know a young person in your church who is feeling God may be calling them into ministry? IDK (I don’t know) is an event to help youth explore that sense of calling. This day-long event will provide youth a place to hear about what a calling is, hear call stories, explore their spiritual gifts, and connect with each …