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June 21, 2014

Board of Laity Report

Board of Laity Report (this is from the transcript by Loveeta Baker, interpreter for the hard of hearing) Robert Upchurch:  Good morning.  During this week you have viewed a variety of videos and slides and there’s more to come.  There’s a person in the conference office who has been instrumental in working with us so […]

June 21, 2014

Reflection- Vision Report on Thursday

By Sally Queen Jesus’ mandate was to go and make disciples of all nations.  In Western North Carolina our vision for living out this mandate is to “increase the number of vital congregations that are fully engaged in accomplishing the mission of God in their neighborhoods and communities.” On Thursday afternoon we heard presentations about […]

June 21, 2014

Celebration of the Laity- Bobbie Denny

Extravagant Generosity Bobbie Denny Friday, June 20, 2014 Celebration of the Laity (this is taken from the rough transcript provided by Loveeta Baker, interpreter for the hearing impaired) My children are grown, with children of their own, but I can still remember those difficult, although be it wonderful, days of combining parenting of our four, […]

June 20, 2014

Commissioning Service

By Carl Hughes Commissioning Service for new licensed pastors in the Western North Carolina Conference began with a Hymn Trilogy performed by the Central UMC Brass Choir. Rev Jan Davis of FUMC of Rowlett TX gave the Sermon and challenge the newly commissioned provisional members to approach their ministry with courage and crazy abandon. Rev […]

June 20, 2014

UM Foundation Report

Annual Meeting of the Membership of the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina By Melissa McGill In keeping with the theme of Celebrating Generosity, the United Methodist Foundation highlighted many stewardship successes during the previous year. President David Snipes announced that our United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina ranked 4th in total managed […]

June 20, 2014

Sermon- Rev. Jan Davis- Commissioning Service

More Than Enough Rev. Jan Davis (This is an early transcription from Loveeta Baker who is one of the interpreters for the hearing impaired.) Generosity depends on the times.  We experience generosity differently in times of abundance versus times of scarcity.  It’s one thing to be generous when we have plenty, and another thing to […]

June 20, 2014

Bible Study- Rev. Cam West

“Jesus, the Big Questions, and United Methodist Higher Education:  He Died to Take Away Our Sins.  Not Our Minds.” Western North Carolina Annual Conference Lake Junaluska, North Carolina June 20, 2014 I.  Singing of Hymn 166 (UM Hymnal), “All Praise to Thee, for Thou, O King Divine” II.  Responsive Reading of #514 (UM Book of […]

June 20, 2014

Bishop Goodpaster’s Call to Discernment (Thursday AM)

We gathered in conference this week at a very interesting and challenging time in the history of the United Methodist Church.  After we set our agenda and schedule, and all the time was filled with worship and Bible study and business sessions, the discussions about division or schism within our denomination surfaced.  The cover story […]

June 20, 2014

Reflection: Kathy Randall Bryant

Worship with a Generous Spirit By Kathy Randall Bryant We come to annual conference each year to catch up with friends and do some business, but more importantly we come to Lake Junaluska each year so that we can join the gathered community in worship. It seems that the evening worship services usually have a […]

June 19, 2014

Sermon- Bishop Jonathan Holston

Thursday, June 19, 2014 Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska, NC An Offer You Can Not Refuse Matthew 4: 12-23 •We have all been there or if not, we are on a “fast track” to that proverbial place called a “fork in the road.” •We find that this “fork in the road: -is a place of discovery; […]

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