April 2019 District Mini E-Notes

posted on April 04

April 2019 District Mini E-News

Informational UMAR Luncheon for All Clergy
On April 30th, the Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountain Clergy are invited to a UMAR Informational Luncheon with Ed Manner, Chief Development Officer of UMAR, at Foundation For Evangelism in Lake Junaluska. Preceding the luncheon, clergy will meet from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. to discuss the rulings from the Judicial Council (April 23 - 26) and other issues that impact our churches. Please register here by April 23.


Senior Adult VBS

April 29 @ 9:30 am - May 1 @ 1:00 pm at Hinton Rural Life Center
Senior adults will enjoy three mornings of "Vacation Bible School" (VBS) fun and fellowship with singer and folk-theologian Ed Kilbourne. Register by April 15th. Find out more and register here.  

Partnering with Laity: Improving Culture and Processes to Achieve Excellence

A Two-Day Workshop with John Dyer, sponsored by the Leadership Development Team. 
Clergy are invited, as well as Associates and Professional Ministry Staff whose senior pastors have previously attended a Partnering with Laity workshop. 

May 22-23, 2019  @  Catholic Conference Center, Hickory, NC
Information and registration are available at this link.

Ushers and Tellers for the 2019 Annual Conference

We need 6 ushers from each district.  We prefer 3 laity and 3 clergy that reflect the diversity of the conference. They need to be conference members.  This is a reduction from previous years.  We are going to have 2 teams instead of 3 teams this year. 
We also need 4 tellers from each district.  We need 2 laity and 2 clergy that reflect the diversity of the conference. They need to be conference members.

Please email or call Beth if you are interested:  828-454-6820.


Resident Bishop - Paul L. Leeland 

Linda Kelly - District Superintendent

Sherrie Schork - Church Vitality Strategist

Beth A. Christopoulos - Office Administrator

Smoky Mountain District - Western North Carolina Conference

of the United Methodist Church

125 N. Lakeshore Drive, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

website:  http://www.smokymountaindistrict.org/


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