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Dear Smoky Mountain District Clergy and Church Members, I hope that you will set aside time to prayerfully reflect upon the following documents concerning the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace agreement released to our denomination on January 3rd.  ...

Empowering Lay and Clergy Leaders through Practical Training, Interactive Discussion, and Best Practices Sunday, February 9, 2020 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. Franklin-First UMC (66 Harrison Avenue, Franklin, NC) For information on the workshops, contact ...

I’m New to the District: Pastor Eric Henson The purpose of this series is to introduce clergy who are new to the district. Typically, I have coffee or a phone conversation with each leader to learn more about their story. I’ve been enriched by every ...

     Wisdom, love, and innovation! Those three words come to mind when I reflect on my conversation with Laura Jones, Pastor at Fines Creek UMC in Clyde, NC. Here are Pastor Laura’s answers to a few questions that I asked: Who are the most ...

Shepherd’s Table: The Old Made New Again One of the most exciting new forms of ministry / church is “Dinner Church.” The name pretty much says it all. Congregants gather around the table to be fed in body, mind, and spirit. Many of our churches have ...

Congregations For Children (C4C) "I don't have a mother!" exclaimed one of the girls in Linda Dill’s third grade reading group. "She moved to Raleigh and we don't think she's alive," she continued.   A second girl followed up, “I don’t have a mom, ...

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HENDERSONVILLE, NC: First United Methodist Church’s annual Spiritual Formation Weekend Feb. 22 and 23 features Rev. Dr. Mike Slaughter, pastor emeritus at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church (Tipp City, OH). On Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ...

The LDT wants to help nurture your spiritual growth. Refresh your soul and renew your spirit through one of the many opportunities identified! Paid church leaders are eligible for up to $500 to cover the cost of a spiritual renewal opportunity...

The Western North Carolina delegation has endorsed the Rev. Amy Coles as their episcopal nominee. Kim Ingram, chair of the delegation, speaks on behalf of the delegates: "As a bishop, Rev. Amy Coles would bring a servant's heart, deep wisdom, strong ...

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Linda Kelly
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Linda Kelly

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Beth Christopoulos

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