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New Kids In Town

posted on July 09

New Kids In Town   There's talk on the street; it sounds so familiar. Great expectations, everybody's watching you. People you meet, they all seem to know you. Even your old friends treat you like ...
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A Sunday of Solidarity for Suffering Children

posted on June 28

As a church that is united on the need to care for children, we can be in mission together. This Sunday, June 30, Global Ministries encourages you to take part in A Sunday of Solidarity for Suffering...
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New Safe Sanctuaries Resources

posted on June 26

Have you checked out our conference Safe Sanctuaries webpage lately? We now have a sample policy, sample forms, training templates, and free ONLINE TRAINING!   Yes, that's right! Thanks to a grant ...
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News from Annual Conference 2019

posted on June 23

News from Annual Conference 2019, concluded June 23, 2019 at Lake Junaluska.
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Annual Conference - Be Informed, Prayerful, and Present!

posted on June 11

Dear Clergy and Laity Members of our Annual Conference, I appreciate your important role in next week's session of the WNC Annual Conference at Stuart Auditorium at beautiful Lake Junaluska. The ...
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Charge Conference Reporting Workshop

posted on May 13

All WNCC pastors, administrators and financial personnel are invited to a one-day workshop on Friday, August 16 about filing online charge conference and year-end reports, which will be required in ...
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Near to the Heart

posted on May 09

Near to the Heart   Rescue me in weakness of mind When distraction conquers me Keep me in your shadow, oh Lord Give me grace to follow where You lead Keep me near your heart… Keep Me Near, Rend ...
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Court OKs part of Traditional Plan, exit plan

posted on April 26

From United Methodist News Service:  The United Methodist Church’s top court has found that while some provisions of the newly adopted Traditional Plan remain unconstitutional, the rest of the plan is...
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Bittersweet...Hosanna!

posted on April 11

“Bittersweet” “Hosanna!”  (Mark 11:9) It’s almost Palm Sunday. Churches all over are preparing for what I have come to call the “second most important” Sunday of the year. I know this because my Mama ...
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2019 Northern Piedmont UMAR Luncheon! Join us!

posted on April 04

YOU are invited! Invite others! 2019 Friends of UMAR Luncheon May 9, 2019 Click here to download a PDF of the Friends of UMAR Luncheon Invitation Thanks for sharing this invitation in your local ...
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Court Oks Tax-free Housing

posted on March 28

From AP News:  "MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a law giving clergy tax-free housing allowances is constitutional, overturning a ruling in Wisconsin that said it was an ...
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That Time in Lent

posted on March 20

That Time in Lent   “So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.”                                                                        ...
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Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down

posted on March 06

Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down We fall down, we lay our crowns at the feet of Jesus. We Fall Down by Chris Tomlin There is an old nursery rhyme called “Ring Around the Roses” that sadly told the ...
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Endurance and Encouragement

posted on March 01

Endurance and Encouragement We who are powerful need to be patient with the weakness of those who don’t have power, and not please ourselves.  Each of us should please our neighbors for their good in ...
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Words and A Wisdom

posted on February 21

Words and A Wisdom “This will give you an opportunity to testify. So make up your minds not to prepare your defense in advance; for I will give you words and a wisdom…” Luke 21:14-15   Without a ...
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Preaching with the Prophets: Stories and Sign Acts to Shift the Moral Narrative

posted on February 19

Event for Clergy: Preaching with the Prophets: Stories and Sign Acts to Shift the Moral Narrative Thursday April 11th, 2019  Leader:  Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove 9:30 am - 2:30 pm  (Program will ...
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Agape and Anastasis (Love and Resurrection)

posted on February 14

Agape and Anastasis (Love and Resurrection) “Let all that you do be done in love.”  1 Corinthians 16:14 You’ll receive at least a few Valentines today, I hope. We who labor in love should give, and ...
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Northern Piedmont 2019 Lay Servant Training

posted on January 15

2019 LAY SERVANT TRAINING OPPORTUNITY 2019 Northern Piedmont Lay Servant Training February 23-24, March 2-3 Guilford College United Methodist Church Letter / Information about our 2019 Lay Servant ...
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Northern Piedmont Equipping Seminars

posted on December 04

Coming in Early 2019... Northern Piedmont District Equipping Seminars! Greetings in the name of Christ, We are pleased to offer Equipping Seminars for pastors and your local church officers who serve...
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Ballistic Reentry

posted on October 18

I was amazed and grateful to hear the recent outcome of failed rocket booster in a journey that was supposed to carry NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin to the ...
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Spiritual Preparation for the Storm

posted on September 13

For you have been a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in their distress, a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from the heat. Isaiah 25:4a   Storms have a way of getting our attention. ...
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Fall 2018 Charge Conference Information

posted on August 15

CHARGE CONFERENCES – FALL 2018 – NORTHERN PIEDMONT DISTRICT DEADLINE REMINDER:          We need requests for authorization for your Fall 2018 charge conferences.  We need the date / time / presiding...
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Tornado Disaster Response Update: Work Teams Needed

posted on July 02

Tornado Disaster Response Update - July 2, 2018   We are grateful to finally announce Greensboro is ready for work teams to assist with recovery from the tornado that caused so ...
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