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Smoky Mountain District Newsletter July 2022

News Article July 14, 2022
As a spiritual leader on the margin, Rev. Jae Lee has led people from the edge. From the Edge* will become a voice for diverse perspectives and encouragement among the Smoky Mountain District's churches and leaders. In addition, Jae may ask the district lay and clergy leaders to write a short article from our edges. Re-Evangelism (Rediscover Wesleyan Evangelism) “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but ...

Retreat for Rural Clergy, Sept 12-14

News Article June 28, 2022
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.” — Jesus (Matthew 11:29, MSG) Hinton Rural Life Center is hosting a renewal retreat for rural clergy, Sept 12-14, 2022. (Hinton is a retreat and mission outreach agency of the Southeastern Jurisdiction.) Conference cabinets have been encouraging all clergy to take time for renewal. With its specialization in rural communities and ministry, Hinton ...

Smoky Mountain District Newsletter May 2022

News Article May 5, 2022
 As a spiritual leader on the margin, Rev. Jae Lee has led people from the edge. From the Edge* will become a voice for diverse perspectives and encouragement among the Smoky Mountain District's churches and leaders. In addition, Jae may ask the district lay and clergy leaders to write a short article from our edges.   Together in One Spirit Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for an entire year, they met with the...

Bishop Carter’s Pastoral Response to the General Conference Announcement

News Article March 3, 2022
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District E-News - December 2021

News Article December 8, 2021
District E-News December 2021 From the Edge* As a spiritual leader on the margin, Rev. Jae Lee has led people from the edge.  From the Edge* will become a voice for diverse perspectives and encouragements among the Smoky Mountain District's churches and leaders.  Jae may ask the district lay and clergy leaders to write a short article from our own edges. The Spirit of Christmas: “With” “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means, “God is with ...

Coming Together: Clergy Collegiality and Care

News Article November 22, 2021
Article via WNCC can be viewed here. 

View The Service Celebrating the Appointment of Rev. Dr. Hyung Jae Lee

News Article November 2, 2021
Thank you to Long's Chapel for capturing and sharing this video of the service celebrating the appointment of Rev. Dr. Hyung Jae Lee.  The service can be viewed by following the link here. 

Burn the Burden - First UMC Franklin Helps with Medical Debt Relief

News Article September 8, 2021
Earlier in Summer 2021, First UMC Franklin held a campaign, Burn the Burden, to help alleviate medical debt for families in our region.  They raised $31,394.27, which they were hoping would alleviate about $3.1 million in debt.  They just received the final report and with their funds, RIP Medical Debt was able to purchase $4,067,694.39 of medical debt for 2,837 families in NC, northeast GA and eastern TN!  They were able to help 68 families in far western NC, and 7 in Macon County where the ...

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ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES

Blog Post October 29, 2020
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