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FROM WNCCUMC.ORG: As the state of North Carolina prepares to enter Phase Two, the Cabinet has updated our Conference Guidelines for In-Person Worship and Ministry During COVID-19. These will be effective Saturday May 23, 2020 and will remain in ...

Though in person worship is limited, Pastor Jo (Whittier UMC) has initiated ministry through an imaginative lens. She had a friend who was struggling with death and fear of death during the pandemic. Around the same time, she noticed conversation on ...

WNCC: We have updated the Orientation to Ministry (O2M) website. Please remember that (O2M) is for all persons coming under first-time appointment in Western North Carolina on July 1, 2020, since the last O2M was offered, or since July 1, 2019.  ...

Click here or read below: Bishop Leeland and the Cabinet have made the decision to postpone the Western North Carolina Annual Conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of our traditional three-day event, the decision has been made to hold a ...

This weekend (May 31), local churches are invited to participate in a nationwide time of prayer and remembrance for the over 100,000 people in the US who have died as a result of Covid-19.  Churches are encouraged to use resources in the Hymnal and ...

Attached is information on UMAR. One document is an update on how the pandemic has impacted them. The other is an invitation to join their first ever “Virtual Event” on May 28th at noon.    


Bishop Paul L. Leeland will continue to serve the Western North Carolina episcopal area until the postponed Southeastern Jurisdiction Conference in November, 2021. We celebrate Bishop Leeland’s extended ministry in Western North Carolina and express ...

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to enjoy all that Tekoa has to offer with your family? This summer you can! We are offering Family Camp for the first time in our history!

Our nation will soon pass a grievous point in history: 100,000 Americans will have died from COVID-19. As people of faith, we cannot allow this grim number to go unnoticed. Always and everywhere, it is the duty of religious communities to remember ...

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Linda Kelly
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Linda Kelly

District Office Administrator
Beth Christopoulos

(828) 454-6820
Fax: 828.454.6810

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PO Box 1269
Lake Junaluska, North Carolina 28745-1269

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125 N. Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, North Carolina 28745

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