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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 ...

Hinton Center in Hayesville, NC recently introduced a dynamic new curriculum! It is titled: “Cultivating Hope (Where You’re Planted). Dawn Livingston, Director of Program ministries at the Hinton Center, designed the curriculum to help you explore ...

Is your church looking for ways to connect with families with children in your community in new ways? Messy Church is a type of fresh expression that is having a huge impact around the country and globe. Messy Church combines crafts, a meal, and a ...

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 ...


Embracing the Body: Renewing the Mind: Engaging the Spirit March 13, 2020, 8:30 am-1:20 pm First United Methodist Church of Hickory Partners in Health and Wholeness/NC Council of Churches WNC Faith and Health Summit. Worship workshops sessions ...

In this episode of Means of Grace, Jesse and Kim talk to Rev. Rodvegas Ingram, Rev. Tom Latimer and Rev. Maria King in the Northern Piedmont District about the intentional work they have been doing individually and collectively around racial ...

Are you interested in leading a team on an international or domestic Mission Journey? If so, please click the button below to complete a proposal. Upon review by the Mission Engagement Team, you will be contacted with more information.  ...

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Linda Kelly
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Linda Kelly

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Beth Christopoulos

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Lake Junaluska, North Carolina 28745-1269

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