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AC After Hours- Thursday, June 21

AC After Hours- Thursday, June 21

5/18/2018
AC After Hours Thursday, June 21st, 8-10 pm BearWaters Brewing 101 Park St Canton, NC Join us at BearWaters Brewing for an evening of conversation and laughter among friends. We may have a guest Bishop or two on hand as we talk about the future of the church and then will chat with some colleagues about some of the creative ministry they're doing in our conference. Come unwind and get inspired! Questions? Contact Louis Timberlake (ltimberlake@wnccumc.net)  
Women in Ministry Luncheon at Annual Conference

Women in Ministry Luncheon at Annual Conference

5/18/2018
To All Women in Ministry of the Conference,  As we excitedly prepare for our time together at Annual Conference, we have two things to share with you.     You are warmly invited to join together for our annual Women In Ministry Breakfast at Annual Conference.  The breakfast is open to all women who serve in professional ministry throughout the conference (deacon / elder / local pastor / Christian educator/ provisional / student).  We have varied gifts and callings  in diverse settings, and this...
Clergy Spouse Social is June 21st

Clergy Spouse Social is June 21st

5/17/2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018 3:00 pm Home of Lisa Roberts 76 Atkins Loop Lake Junaluska A time of fellowship for Clergy Spouses to get together during closed Clergy Session. Easy access to house - trolley stops at Sunset Inn at corner of Atkins Loop - then short "3-house down" walk. Hosted by Lisa Roberts 707-677-6728 There will be emailed invitations going out soon, or please call Lisa Roberts to let her know you will attend.
Space4Grace on June 21st

Space4Grace on June 21st

5/17/2018
FROM: Bishop Paul L. Leeland TO; WNCC Clergy Dear Friends,   I want to invite you to participate in one of two Space4Grace events on Thursday, June 21, the day of our Executive Session of Clergy Members. These Sabbath experiences are brought to us by the Sabbath Living Initiative. There will be two different options offered - either from 10:30 to 2:00 before the Clergy Session or from 5:30 to 9:00 after the Clergy Session.  Both of these sessions will include a Sabbath meal and a time of ...
Spiritual Directors offer retreat from Annual Conference

Spiritual Directors offer retreat from Annual Conference

5/17/2018
The Spiritual Directors of the Western North Carolina Conference would like to offer you a place to slow down and take a breath during conference. The pace of day to day living makes it difficult to attune ourselves to the rhythms of soul, the rhythms of the Sacred within and all around us. This one hour guided experience is designed to provide you with a transitional space between the worries of the world and the slower, deeper, and more natural flow of Spirit. While there will be some space ...
Wesley CDC invites you to luncheon on June 22

Wesley CDC invites you to luncheon on June 22

5/17/2018
You’re Invited to attend the GET TO KNOW WESLEY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ANNUAL CONFERENCE LUNCHEON   Stop by and learn about the services offered by Wesley Community Development Corporation throughout the Western North Carolina Conference and beyond.   When: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 12pm Where: Foundation for Evangelism at Lake Junaluska   Please RSVP Michael@WesleyCDC.com by June 10, 2018, as space is limited. We look forward to seeing you and sharing some of the past, present, and future ...
Lineup of Internationally known preachers announced for Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series

Lineup of Internationally known preachers announced for Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series

5/15/2018
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. — All are invited to attend the Summer Worship Series at Lake Junaluska from June 10 to August 5. The Summer Worship Series includes spirited traditional worship services led by internationally known preachers on Sunday mornings. Most services begin Sundays in Stuart Auditorium at 11 a.m., with a prelude by the Lake Junaluska Singers at 10:45 a.m. This year two special services will be held in the evenings at Memorial Chapel and the amphitheater by the Lake Junaluska Cross....
Christ in the Community

Christ in the Community

5/10/2018
from Northern Piedmont District Churches Thanks be to God for all the volunteers from Laughlin Memorial, Newlyn Street, Mt. Zion AME and all who contributed financially to our Tornado Relief Effort!  We even received contributions by mail from Little Rock, AR! We (Laughlin Memorial UMC) carried out our effort for two weeks.  During the first week, we were without electricity and telephones, but our congregation wanted to do something.  It began by working with our District Vitality Specialist,...
NC Bishops offer letter in support of education

NC Bishops offer letter in support of education

5/9/2018
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. We are deeply committed across North Carolina to the education of all children, to the support of teacher and administrators, and to stronger funding for public education.   At the 2016 Sessions of the North Carolina and the Western North Carolina Conferences, we voted overwhelmingly to be energetic advocates for public schools.  Together we engage directly in public schools through C4C (Congregations for ...
Bishops announce results of five constitutional amendments; bishops react

Bishops announce results of five constitutional amendments; bishops react

5/7/2018
WASHINGTON, D. C.:  The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has completed canvassing the votes of annual conferences on the five constitutional amendments that were approved by the 2016 General Conference.  Summary of Votes by Annual Conferences   Amendment Total “Yes” Votes Total “No” Votes % of Yes Votes Amendment I 31,304 15,753 66.5% Amendment II 29,049 18,317 61.3% Amendment III 42,639 4,578 90.3% Amendment IV 43,770 3,340 92.9% Amendment V 38,087 8,828 81.2% ...
With passing of gavel, Bishop Carter becomes president of UMC bishops

With passing of gavel, Bishop Carter becomes president of UMC bishops

5/4/2018
CHICAGO – (May 3, 2018) With a handshake and passing of a new, official Council of Bishops’ gavel, President Bruce R. Ough on Thursday night transferred leadership to Bishop Kenneth H. Carter as the next President of the Council of Bishops. During a special evening celebration of leadership and passing of the gavel on May 3 at the Hilton Rosemont Hotel near Chicago, Bishop Ough said it brought him great pleasure to pass the mantel of presidency to Bishop Carter and said the Council of Bishops ...
The United Methodist Church, Moravian Church in North America move closer to full communion

The United Methodist Church, Moravian Church in North America move closer to full communion

4/26/2018
BLACK MOUNTAIN, North Carolina -- The Southern Province of the Moravian Church in North America on Friday, April 20, voted at its synod meeting in Black Mountain to enter into a full communion relationship with The United Methodist Church. This key step in the process toward full communion will be followed up by a vote of the Northern Province at its synod meeting in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on June 21-25, 2018.  An affirmative vote at the Northern Provincial Synod would finalize the ...
Missional Network receives award for mobile food pantry

Missional Network receives award for mobile food pantry

4/18/2018
The Anson-East Union Missional Network received an award from Second Harvest for their work with the Mobile Food Pantry.   “Each year Second Harvest hosts an awards luncheon for our partners in the community who have gone above and beyond to help us in our mission of ending hunger. ...We would like to honor Anson-East Union Mission Network with a Faith Based Partner Award."   We celebrate missional engagement that is making a difference in the lives of the people in their community. If you are ...
Blackburn House taking applications for new cohort

Blackburn House taking applications for new cohort

4/18/2018
Interested in spending 11 months growing closer to Jesus in community? The Blackburn House is a unique opportunity for folks who desire discipleship and service! Located in Todd, NC, Blackburn House is an intentional Christian community that seeks to help people in their 20’s grow as disciples as they serve in a rural context. The house is a program of Blackburn Community Outreach, a non-profit that works towards revitalization and rural community development. Days are framed by prayer, work at...

"God's Back Porch" scheduled for Annual Conference

4/16/2018
"Come and see what God is up to in our Wesleyan tradition! Class meetings, Band meetings Emmaus Reunion groups, Covenant Discipleship groups... all are a part of God's Back Porch."   Register Now →  
Conference Council on Campus Ministries meets to MAP a new direction.

Conference Council on Campus Ministries meets to MAP a new direction.

4/10/2018
The Western North Carolina Conference Council on Campus Ministries met Friday April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018 at First UMC Gastonia. The purpose of the meeting was to create a Ministry Action Plan (MAP) to help guide the councils work.   The weekend began with a time of communion led by Chairperson, Rev. John Howard, and Rev Jill Alventosa-Brown. The meeting was facilitated by Jack Ewing, senior consultant at Gonser Gerber and former executive director of Lake Junaluska.   During the meeting...
Bishop Leeland announces a new superintendent

Bishop Leeland announces a new superintendent

4/8/2018
Bishop Leeland and the cabinet announce a new appointment that will be effective July 1, 2018.  Linda Kelly, currently serving at First United Methodist Church Lenoir, in the Appalachian District will be appointed to the Smoky Mountain District.   She is a graduate of Wake Forest University (B.S., 1977), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.,1981) and Duke University (Th.M.,1985)   She served Centenary UMC in New Bern (NCC) associate (1983-1984,1986-1989); Central UMC in Shelby, ...
Partners in Health and Wholeness 2017/18 announcements

Partners in Health and Wholeness 2017/18 announcements

4/6/2018
Congratulations: 2017 PHW Collaborative Congregations Congratulations to the following congregations from the WNCC UMC and the NCC UMC who were a part of the PHW Collaborative in 2017 and are/were eligible for grants to expand or implement health and wellness ministries in 2017/2018. We are delighted to walk alongside these churches who are exploring what it means to engage with the health needs of their communities through a lens of faith. Goldston UMC                                          ...
Reminder: Nominations for 2018 Denman Evangelism Awards Now Being Accepted

Reminder: Nominations for 2018 Denman Evangelism Awards Now Being Accepted

4/5/2018
“Who do you know that should be considered for this year’s Harry Denman Evangelism Award?”   Each year The Denman Evangelism Award is presented at Annual Conference to the youth, clergy, and/or lay person that best personifies what it means to live our call to make disciples of Jesus Christ. The recipients are those who have followed in the footsteps of noted lay evangelist Harry Denman by showing Christ to others through their actions, ministries, and heart for living and sharing the Gospel. ...
WNCC COSROW offers a prayer and resources for the struggle

WNCC COSROW offers a prayer and resources for the struggle

4/4/2018
Prayer and Resources for the Struggle In light of the long, painful and ongoing struggle for women to have the same rights and privileges as men – not only in society as a whole but even within the church – your WNCC COSROW (Commission on the Status and Role of Women) would like to offer the following prayer:   We give you thanks, O God, that at Pentecost your Spirit was poured out on all people – on women no less than men. Anoint your church again, we pray, so that every barrier to faithful ...
The United Methodist Church Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Historic Merger

The United Methodist Church Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Historic Merger

3/28/2018
Nashville, Tennessee – Congregations across the connection are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary commemorating the event on April 23, 1968, when leaders of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church declared the creation of a new denomination, The United Methodist Church. With the words “Lord of the Church, we are united in Thee, in Thy Church and now in The United Methodist Church,” the new denomination was birthed at the constituting General Conference being held ...
Conference Council on Campus Ministries hosts training for local campus ministry boards

Conference Council on Campus Ministries hosts training for local campus ministry boards

3/26/2018
The Conference Council on Campus Ministries recently hosted a training for local campus ministry boards on March 23 and 24th at the Catholic Conference Center in Hickory. Twenty-five people were in attendance representing six of the seven campus ministries in Western North Carolina Conference. Rev. John Weaver, Executive Director/Campus Minister at Middle Tennessee State University Wesley Foundation lead the board training. A variety of topics including how to recruit and develop a local ...
Tell me, “What exactly is the function of the Church?”

Tell me, “What exactly is the function of the Church?”

3/26/2018
by Charlotte Brendel Our Book of Discipline is clear about why the church exists: ¶ 202.  The Function of the Local Church — The church of Jesus Christ exists in and for the world. It is primarily at the level of the charge consisting of one or more local churches that the church encounters the world. The local church is a strategic base from which Christians move out to the structures of society. The function of the local church, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, is to help people to ...
Commission members grateful to serve, complete work on final report

Commission members grateful to serve, complete work on final report

3/23/2018
LOS ANGELES – Members of the Commission on a Way Forward expressed gratitude at the opportunity to be part of the Commission and they signaled hope for The United Methodist Church as they completed their meeting in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 22. The 32-member Commission has been meeting since January 2017 in various places throughout the global denomination to assist the bishops in their charge from the 2016 General Conference to lead the church forward amid the present impasse related to ...
Brooks-Howell Home shares latest news

Brooks-Howell Home shares latest news

3/21/2018
We here at Brooks-Howell Home have some incredible news that we can’t wait to share with other members of the community. But what is Brooks-Howell Home? We are a not-for-profit charitable continuing care retirement community. Originally it was established as a retirement destination for United Methodist deaconesses and missionaries, but has evolved into a community that includes local residents from Western North Carolina, clergy and spouses, and service personnel from other denominations. Our ...
Lake Junaluska to invest over $400,000 in youth and young adult facilities

Lake Junaluska to invest over $400,000 in youth and young adult facilities

3/21/2018
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C.—Lake Junaluska has recently received more than $400,000 in charitable donations to renovate youth and young adult facilities. Upgrades will begin in late spring.   Rev. Mitzi Johnson, director of programming at Lake Junaluska, said she is excited to see the transformation of the buildings and the effect it will have on the thousands of youth who stay at Lake Junaluska each year.   “I'm thrilled by this resounding affirmation that Lake Junaluska cares deeply about youth and ...
Bishops, leaders of UMC-related institutions optimistic of denomination’s future

Bishops, leaders of UMC-related institutions optimistic of denomination’s future

3/20/2018
DALLAS - Several leaders of United Methodist Church-related institutions voiced optimism and are preparing for possible changes in the global denomination that could occur as a result of the Special Session of the General Conference called for February next year. As part of its commitment of offering a proposal that would move The United Methodist Church forward with as much unity as possible, the Council of Bishops invited leaders of United Methodist-related anchor institutions for ...
Registration for Emory 5K at AC2018

Registration for Emory 5K at AC2018

3/20/2018
WNC Emory Club 2018 5K at Lake Junaluska Register at: runsignup.com/EmoryClub5K $25 before 5/31/18 $35 after Friday, June 22, 2018 8 AM Stuart Auditorium Benefitting: UMCOR/Puerto Rico Recovery
Lake Junaluska to host 5K, egg hunts, sunrise service for Easter

Lake Junaluska to host 5K, egg hunts, sunrise service for Easter

3/15/2018
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. — Lake Junaluska has a full schedule set for Easter weekend, including a 5K run, children’s Easter egg hunt, sunrise service overlooking the lake and buffet lunch. Everyone is invited to attend the events.   Friends of the Lake 5K   Easter weekend at Lake Junaluska begins with the Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race, Walk and Fun Run on Saturday, March 31. The event, which is in its 11th year, is a way for the community to support the Lake Junaluska Walking Trail, one of the ...
Commission on a Way Forward meets March 19-22 to prepare final report

Commission on a Way Forward meets March 19-22 to prepare final report

3/14/2018
WASHINGTON D.C. – The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward will meet in Los Angeles on March 19-22 to prepare a final report to be submitted to the Council of the Bishops for consideration by the bishops at their April/May meeting. “The Commission is focused on suggesting a way forward that pays attention to our public mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, especially with those who are not yet a part of our churches,” said Bishop Ken Carter, resident ...
UNC Charlotte campus ministry responds to Montana blizzards

UNC Charlotte campus ministry responds to Montana blizzards

3/13/2018
Fifteen Early Response Team members, all students at UNC Charlotte and active in Niner United, the United Methodist campus ministry, responded to the multiple blizzards affecting northwest Montana’s Blackfeet Native American Reservation. Since the first of January, the Blackfeet Reservation has seen an astonishing 240 inches of snow. Nearly 7,500 people live on the reservation, and many have been snowed in for over a month. The Early Response Team from UNC Charlotte received and distributed ...
Bishop Leeland announces District Superintendent changes

Bishop Leeland announces District Superintendent changes

3/11/2018
Bishop Paul L. Leeland and the Western North Carolina appointive cabinet announce the retirements of two current District Superintendents.  Rev. Dr. Nancy Rankin and Rev. Mark Andrews will officially retire at the upcoming Annual Conference at Lake Junaluska, June 22-24, 2018. Nancy Rankin is currently serving the Northern Piedmont District, where she has been since 2012.  Her previous appointments include: Mt. Tabor, Winston-Salem, associate (1984-1987); Oak Grove, Charlotte (1991-1996); ...
In Memoriam: Bishop L. Bevel Jones III

In Memoriam: Bishop L. Bevel Jones III

3/7/2018
We learned on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 of the death of Bishop Bevel Jones.  We express our prayers and condolences to the Jones family, and to all of their friends and associates. He was elected to the episcopacy at the 1984 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, he was assigned to the Charlotte area and served the Western North Carolina Conference until his retirement in 1996. Bev Jones was born in a Methodist parsonage in Gracewood, Georgia. He earned the A.B. degree from Emory University and...
Ken Howle elected Executive Director of Lake Junaluska

Ken Howle elected Executive Director of Lake Junaluska

3/5/2018
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. — The Lake Junaluska Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Ken Howle as the new executive director of Lake Junaluska. He will assume the role immediately.   Howle has worked at Lake Junaluska for the last 14 years as director of advancement and as director of sales and marketing. He is a life-long United Methodist. He serves as a member of the church council at Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Waynesville, N.C.   “We are fortunate to be able to build on Ken’s ...
New grants for churches needing websites

New grants for churches needing websites

3/5/2018
Website Development Grants are for local United Methodist churches and church entities who do not currently have a website.  Through this new grant, United Methodist Communications will offer the following: One year of webhosting One year of domain name registration Free WordPress online training through UMCOM Free online support throughout your training and during your year of web hosting Free pre-designed templates for easy development of your new website United Methodist Churches and church...
Commission on a Way Forward clarifies values as it presents two sketches to bishops

Commission on a Way Forward clarifies values as it presents two sketches to bishops

3/1/2018
DALLAS - What is the Christ’s way forward for doing mission and ministry in the worldwide United Methodist Church? That is the question bishops pondered during their February meeting in Dallas this week as they received an updated report from the Commission on a Way Forward. In the report given to the Council this week, the Commission shared with the bishops two sketches that carry forward many of the values and principles of the three sketches that were presented to the bishops at their ...
Deadline for Petitions for Annual Conference- April 3

Deadline for Petitions for Annual Conference- April 3

3/1/2018
The deadline for submitting petitions for consideration by the 2018 Western North Carolina Annual Conference has been extended to Tuesday, April 3.  Please send petitions to Rev. Kim Ingram, Conference Secretary at kingram@wnccumc.org and they will be reviewed by the Petitions Committee.  For help with formatting, please refer to previous petitions.
Cycle to Lake Junaluska 2018

Cycle to Lake Junaluska 2018

2/28/2018
Cycle to Lake Junaluska June 18-20, 2018 You are invited to join in the 5th Annual Cycle to Lake Junaluska which will take place Monday, June 18 to Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Join us as we pedal to Lake Junaluska in a 3-day fully supported charity bicycle ride that benefits the campus ministries of our conference. The C2LJ Team has been hard at work to set up a 145 mile route with amazing host sites. Day 1 will start in Hickory, NC at Christ UMC on Monday, June 18 and cycle to Rutherfordton, ...
Bishops to receive, discuss updated report from Commission on a Way Forward

Bishops to receive, discuss updated report from Commission on a Way Forward

2/26/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. - With attention on the missional and theological foundations of The United Methodist Church, the Council of Bishops (COB) is preparing to receive an updated report from the Commission on a Way Forward on possible models regarding the inclusion of LGBTQ persons in the global denomination. The 32-member Commission met last month to rework sketches of possible models of the future of the denomination and will present that updated report to the bishops at a special meeting set for ...
WNCC CEF and Pfeiffer invites you to a Day Apart May 17th

WNCC CEF and Pfeiffer invites you to a Day Apart May 17th

2/22/2018
Grace Break ​Are you seeking ways to thrive in ministry for the long-haul?  Maybe you​ are tired, feeling the pressures of a 24/7 on-call ministry, or stressed at leading your church to make disciples for Jesus Christ in today's world?   Led by Big Sigh Ministries Inc. co-founders Jacqueline and Jack Tookey, this workshop will help you focus on self-care, rest and renewal.   Based on Mark 6, The Jesus’ Way for rest and renewal (Get Away, Get with People who Love You, Serve Where You’re not in ...
Nominations for 2018  Denman Evangelism Awards Now Being Accepted

Nominations for 2018 Denman Evangelism Awards Now Being Accepted

2/22/2018
“Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary use words.”  We cross paths with people that personify this quote almost daily in our ministry.  Like Susie Heidt, who coordinated a successful VBS in a town that has no schools.  Or Ethan Oltreman, a high school senior who organized a revival designed to encourage racial reconciliation.  Or Rev. Andrew Singh who is passionate  about moving his church parishioners to pray and grow in their prayer lives equipping them to share the Good News of ...
Recognition of Church Anniversaries

Recognition of Church Anniversaries

2/20/2018
As has been the practice for some years, the WNC Conference Commission on Archives and History will recognize all churches celebrating their 100th, 150th, and 200th anniversaries in 2018 with their display at Annual Conference this year.  If your congregation is celebrating one of these anniversaries this year, please contact Jim Pyatt, Assistant Archivist, at jpyatt@wnccumc.org  by March 15, so that your church will be included in this year’s recognitions.  
Remembering Robert McMichael III

Remembering Robert McMichael III

2/20/2018
Robert H. McMichael III was the worship leader at the Western North Carolina Annual Conference in June 2017.  He was scheduled to return for the 2018 Conference at Lake Junaluska. We were saddened to learn of his death on Monday, February 19, 2018.  He was a celebrated musician and worship leader across the United Methodist connection and lead worship in a number of conference gatherings over the years.    He served in numerous capacities in churches throughout the Atlanta area. As organist, ...
New Meditation Pier under construction at Lake Junaluska

New Meditation Pier under construction at Lake Junaluska

2/15/2018
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – A new meditation pier that will extend over 40 feet into the water and seat up to eight people is under construction at Lake Junaluska. The pier, located along the Lake Junaluska Walking Trail on the south end of the Memorial Chapel parking lot, will provide a place for meditation and reflection with incredible lake views. It will be open to the public to use by Easter. Funding for this new pier was given in memory of Erle and Mary Peacock, former summer residents of Lake...
Our Prayer of Lament - February 15, 2018

Our Prayer of Lament - February 15, 2018

2/15/2018
Our Prayer of Lament February 15, 2018 "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." (Jer. 31:15) Unbelievable. Unspeakable. Shock. Our nation prays with the families of Parkland, Florida, in response to the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The unanswerable questions of "why", "how", and "could it have been prevented", do nothing to alleviate the sudden horror unleashed upon ...
Housing Letter and Conference Displays

Housing Letter and Conference Displays

2/15/2018
The Housing Letter has been mailed to all clergy and lay members of the conference and is arriving by postal mail across the state.  The link above contains all of the information contained in the mailing.  The Housing Request Form will go live on the morning of February 28th. For those interested in requesting display space, Annual Conference Display Information is now online.  The online application form is also available, and can be submitted until April 13, 2018.  
Hood Seminary: All Hood Alumni & Friends Center for Chaplaincy Symposium

Hood Seminary: All Hood Alumni & Friends Center for Chaplaincy Symposium

2/14/2018
The Third Annual All Hood Alumni & Friends Center for Chaplaincy Symposium   Chaplaincy: The Many Roads of Spiritual Service and Compassionate Caring Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception: Symposium attendees,  Chaplain Residents, HTS Students, Faculty and Staff Friday, March 16, 2018 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Continental Breakfast Morning Reflections: Rev. Katherine Higgins Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Director of Community, Practice, & ...
Bishops urge Methodists to deny themselves for the sake of Gospel

Bishops urge Methodists to deny themselves for the sake of Gospel

2/13/2018
2018 Lenten message calls for more spiritual disciplines WASHINGTON, D.C. -  The Bishops of The United Methodist Church are calling on members of the denomination to deny themselves during the 2018 Lenten Season for the sake of the kingdom of Jesus Christ and to set aside self-interest so that others may have a more abundant life. In a message sent on behalf of UMC bishops to United Methodists throughout the world, Council of Bishops President Bishop Bruce R. Ough challenged fellow Christians to...
Clergy Tax Webinar- Monday, February 12th

Clergy Tax Webinar- Monday, February 12th

2/8/2018
  Clergy Taxes: Don't Live in Fear Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, 10am, CST      You've heard a lot about changes to the tax laws that are beginning to take effect in 2018. More than ever, you'll want to be smart about filing for 2017 and strategic about how you plan for 2018! Clergy face some unique challenges when it comes to things like social security payments, estimated tax payments, housing allowances or exclusions, and reimbursed expenses. Your corner tax preparer ...
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