News

Below are the ten most recent stories.  To see all of the news from Annual Conference go to the June 2015 Archives.

Order the 2015 Journal on USB Drive

Order your copy of the 2015 Journal on USB Drive.  Deadline is July 31, 2015. The USB drive will consist of the following information: The 2015 Western North Carolina Conference Journal All of the Conference Journals since 2004 USB DRIVE ORDER FORM

Bishop’s Reflections Post-Annual Conference 2015

REFLECTIONS FROM BISHOP GOODPASTER Post-Annual Conference 2015 In the days since our 2015 Annual Conference adjourned on Sunday morning, June 21, I have found some time to rest and recover as well as to look back on our days together. I offer my personal reflections and pray that God will […]

“A Dangerous Opportunity to Do Good”

by Kathy Randall Bryant “You are entering a dangerous opportunity to do good.” —Bishop McAlilly It has been a long road full of meetings, papers, interviews, tears, phone calls, snowy roads, worship services, sermons, bible studies, projects, grammar checks, edits, and late nights. And that has just been in our […]

Thank You to the Communications Team!

Your Conference Systems and Communications Team handled lots of different aspects of AC2015.  Everything from Parking to Technology for Registration, to Website and Media.  The Conference Staff could not pull off this huge task without lots of volunteers…many thanks to: Writers: Carl Hughes, Melissa McGill & Sally Queen Photographers: Burt […]

Recordings of Annual Conference

If you are looking for recordings of Annual Conference sessions, please contact JUMP at Lake Junaluska: WNCC Annual Conference Recordings are now available online at: http://www.lakejunaluska.com/shop/ (Look at the bottom of page–it is in alphabetical order)   Known as JUMP, Junaluska Media Productions offers high-quality video and audio recordings of […]

AC2015 Official Report to UM News Service

The Western North Carolina Annual Conference met June 17-21, 2015 at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in Lake Junaluska, NC.  Bishop Larry Goodpaster presided over this gathering with over 2000 registered members. Our guest speakers for the week included: Bishop Ziphozihle Siwa of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa […]

AC2015 Wrap-Up Video

Below is a 5 minute video you can use in your congregation or in other places to give an overview of AC2015:  

Sermon- Bishop Goodpaster- Closing Worship- June 21, 2015

Net Results Sunday, June 21, 2015 Western North Carolina Annual Conference As you are able, please stand for the reading of the Gospel for today: Luke 5:1-11 As I begin this morning, I ask your indulgence for a few moments of personal privilege. On this Father’s Day, I want to […]

About the Backdrop

Stage Backdrop by Riley Gregor and the Rev. Dr. Anne Conover Title : “Until the Whole World Hears” ~ Medium: Acrylic on canvas drop-cloth As soon as I learned the theme for this year’s annual conference, I began thinking of using graffiti in some manner. The public nature of graffiti […]

Ordination- Bishop McAlilly- June 20, 2015

Love One Another [this text was provided by our translator for the hearing impaired, Loveeta Baker, who did a transcription of his sermon. This is being provided in a rough-draft format.  Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is provided in order to facilitate communication accessibility and may not be a totally verbatim […]