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