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Annual Conference Offerings Report

June 26, 2017

During the 2017 Annual Conference, there were two special offerings, one on Friday and the other on Sunday. (see description of the offerings) The offering at Opening Worship was taken for the Central Conference Theological Education Fund.  The total offering was $16,702 dollars, and then the matching gift of the same… Read more

Ordination Service- A Reflection

June 26, 2017

By Drew McIntyre We began this week with the entire Conference reaffirming our baptism.  This theme carried throughout our days of worship, recognitions, business, and fellowship, and was reiterated in the ordination service Saturday evening.  At the beginning, Bishop Leeland called on all present to remember their baptism once more,… Read more

Closing Worship

June 26, 2017

Closing worship on Sunday morning at Lake Junaluska included the music from the Junaluska Singers, Bishop Paul Leeland, preaching, and Holy Communion. At the close of worship, the 2017-18 clergy appointments were fixed, and the clergy and laity of the Western North Carolina were sent forth to make disciples for… Read more

2017-18 Clergy Appointments

June 25, 2017

Below you will find the appointment list that was “fixed” by Bishop Paul L. Leeland at closing worship on June 25, 2017.   If you find an error in this list that needs to be corrected, please contact your district office. 2017-18  Western North Carolina Conference Appointment List Over the… Read more

Media from Ordination Service

June 24, 2017

Order of Worship for the Ordination of Deacons and Elders- (pp. 33-39 in the 2017 Worship Book)   Bishop Lawson preaches “When the Wine Runs Out”     Read more

Saturday Afternoon Business

June 24, 2017

It was full afternoon on Saturday. After the lunch break, there were two plenary sessions that included the following items: Report of the Episcopacy Committee- Wanda Musgraves, chair of the committee, shared her report with the conference and welcomed Bishop Leeland to his first Annual Conference in Western North Carolina.  She… Read more