Bishop Leeland’s Response to Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation

posted on January 04

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 ...
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2020 Mountain District Leadership Empowerment Event

posted on January 02

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, ...
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I'm New to the District: Eric Henson

posted on November 27

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 ...
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I’m New to the District: Laura Jones

posted on November 06

     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 ...
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Shepherd’s Table: The Old Made New Again

posted on October 22

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 ...
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Congregations For Children

posted on September 20

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.  ...
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