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On the edge of Downtown Asheville, in an area known as the "homeless corridor", stands a unique mission congregation of the United Methodist Church. Haywood Street Congregation has stood a pillar in the houseless and poverty-stricken community since ...

As a gift of many thanks for this season's hard work, conference leadership is creating a virtual service for clergy to enjoy a break the Sunday following Christmas.  One full-service video is available for streaming and several video files are ...

Conference and District Offices are closed but working remotely. In cooperation with the directives of the Western North Carolina Conference, The Blue Ridge District office is closed until further notice and district staff are working virtually from ...

Being a part of the church as a disciple of Christ is a 24 hour, 7 day a week calling. If we consider ourselves followers of Christ, It is who we are in the very core of our being. Jesus does not call the twelve to leave all that they know behind ...

1 Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day Under Covid A wonderful piece from United Methodist Communications on making the most of Martin Luther King Day for your congregation this year while navigating the seemingly never-ending changes of ...

December 2020 *We apologize for any inconvenience, but after sending this email on Monday we realized Spiritual Renewal Grants are no longer available as listed under #5. Please see the website for further information on their future ...

November 2020   1 Advisory Forms  Advisory forms will be mailed November 12th.  If pastors or their 2020 S/PPRC Chairs do not receive the form and letter, please contact Ruth Kapely at  Church and Clergy Profiles will need to be ...

    October 2020   1 Lunch Conversations with Mark (District Superintendent, Missional Strategist) 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, Mark will be hosting leadership conversations via Zoom with pastors in the Blue Ridge District. All BRD pastors are welcome...


This week's episode is about rural food systems and how churches can make an impact on our communities in economic and environmental ways. Luke Edwards talks with Jaimie McGirt of Resourceful Communities which focuses on environmental stewardship, ...

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Ruth Kapely

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Shonnie Streder

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