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February 22: RECOGNITION OF ANNIVERSARY CHURCHES
As has been the practice for some years, the WNC Conference Commission on Archives and History will recognize all churches celebrating their 100th , 150th , and 200th anniversaries in 2018 with their display at Annual Conference this year. If your congregation is celebrating one of these anniversaries this year, please contact Jim Pyatt, Assistant Archivist, at
email@example.com by March 15, so that your church will be included in this year’s recognitions.
Events & Opportunities:
At Trinity UMC, 587 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 28806
Music from the WWII era
Free - Donations accepted to support the Avl Jazz Council's 501c3 jazz educational program) and ABCCM's Veteran's services
Picnic on the Porch fundraiser meal following the concert, front lawn
Contact: TUMC Church Office , 828-253-5471
Where: Dr. Wesley T. Grant, Sr. Southside Center, 285 Livingston St., Asheville
When: 7:00pm, March 2, 2018
Admission is free: $10 donation suggested
Inmates explore their truths through poetry, creative writing, literature,
songwriting, and visual art. Their work is curated into a staged reading performed by actors. The goal of our prison arts organization is to enable those whose voices have been locked away to tell their stories, allowing communities to witness the humanity of the incarcerated through their own words.
For individuals not attending the full Interfaith Peace Conference program, the option to attend just the Friday afternoon UNCA special session is available for a fee of $10. UNCA students can attend the sessions for free, but online registration is requested so we have the appropriate resources available on the day. Those who have already registered for the Interfaith Peace Conference do NOT need special tickets to this event, as the UNCA special sessions are already included in the program fee.
We are living in a culture of increasing polarization that borders on chaos. Our society is divided culturally, politically, economically, and racially. Educational level, sexual identity, geographical region, ethnicity, race, and class have divided our nation.
As a result of these growing divisions within our society, we are not listening to one another.We are gravitating toward conversation only with those with whom we agree on issues. We have barricaded our communities of faith and failed to reach out to our brothers and sisters of the three Abrahamic faiths, much less other faiths or those who advocate no religious belief.
Can we talk/listen to one another? At the Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska we will demonstrate the art of building bridges of godly love, and participation in holy conversation. We can agree to disagree with civility and respect while upholding the core values of our various traditions.
Mark your calendars for the UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL FORUM: Healthcare for All: Good for Business Presentations by business leaders on benefits of universal healthcare Tuesday 27 February 2018 7-8:30 PM A-B Tech Old Ferguson Auditorium 340 Victoria Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
HealthCare for All-WNC (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a regional chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP.org). PNHP is a coalition of more than 21,000 health professionals and other concerned citizens across the country supporting a public option for healthcare in the United States.
Camp Tekoa is excited to host the 2018 PK Retreat. This is a chance for children of Clergy to gather together and enjoy fellowship, worship and fun! Activities include Snow Tubing, the Vertical Playground and our Big Zipline.
Get Connected…To Each Other! On a Worldwide Marriage Encounter you can make your good marriage GREAT! Marriage Encounter is 44 hours where married couples can get away from jobs, kids, chores, in-laws and technology to focus only on each other. If you’d like greater depth, growth and enrichment in your relationship, you’ll love the difference a Marriage Encounter Weekend can make! Join millions of couples worldwide who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive. The next weekend will be held on February 9-11th, 2018 at the Wingate in Charlotte, NC. You can find more information and register online at encounter.org or contact Geoff and Francine at 518–281-2274 or email at email@example.com.
HENDERSONVILLE, NC: First United Methodist Church hosts a full-day program “Jesus for Today” with speaker Bishop William H. Willimon on Saturday, Feb. 3, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the church’s Barber Christian Life Center.
Willimon is a professor of theology at Duke University Divinity School, a retired bishop in the United Methodist Church and author of more than 60 books on Christianity. Baylor University identified Willimon as one of the 12 most effective preachers in the country.
Program reservations are accepted through the church’s website at www.fumchvlnc.org until Tuesday, Jan. 30. A $10 fee per person includes lunch and will be collected at the door. Childcare is available by reservation until Thursday, Jan. 25; register children’s names and ages by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are invited to a madrigal concert and dinner at the home of Charles Weslen presented by Groce United Methodist Church. Tickets are $15/Adults, $10 Children (10 & Under). Proceeds will go to East Asheville Welcome Table and Beverly Hills Food Pantry. Contact the church office (298-7647) for more information.
The concert is at Brevard First United Methodist Church, free and open to the public. Donations will be gratefully accepted.
The program titled "Sing to the Lord of Harvest" is a variety of choral pieces around the themes of creation, the season of the harvest and Thanksgiving. The program will include a reading of "The Creation" and a two organ pieces played on the Schantz Pipe Organ.
More information about the group and concert can be found at www.BlueRidgeSacredChorale.com. Visit the church's website at www.BrevardFUMC.org for more information about the church.
Brevard First UMC is located at 325 N. Broad St, in Brevard, across the street from Brevard College. Parking is available behind Pad Tai and in College Plaza.
A 90 minute opportunity with Dr. Blake Fagan, chief education officer for rural health initiatives, MAHEC in Asheville. Dr. Fagan is an expert in the field of opioid addiction. Each week in America, 1200 people die of an opioid overdose. 22% of those come from abusing prescription pain relievers. That number has doubled in the last six years. This event is free and open to the public.
This intensive will be lead by leaders from the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA). CCDA is a network of Christians commited to seeing people and communities restored, not just spiritually, but emotionally, physically, economically, and socially. If you are concerned about bringing transformation in under-resourced communities, please join us.
$12/person, includes lunch
(This teaching will be provided in English & Spanish)
The Atlanta Concert Ringers (ACR) will present a program of handbell music called "Shivers and Shakes". Alice Meyers, the director of the group, describes that program "a concert of spooky music for all ages."
The Atlanta Concert Ringers (ACR) is an auditioned handbell ensemble made up of musicians from throughout the Atlanta area whose mission is to showcase a wide variety of handbell music – secular, sacred, show tunes, old stand-bys, original handbell compositions, whimsical favorites, and notable classics. View more information about ACR.
The concert is free. Donations are gratefully accepted. Costumes are encouraged.
Church parking is available behind the Pad Thai restaurant.
Join us for a two-day conference on healing prayer taught by Rev. John Rice and Kimberly Garland. This conference is designed to encourage, equip and empower God’s people for Jesus’ healing ministry in the church and out in our local communities. Topics include: Listening to God, Hearing God; Prayer that is Guaranteed to Work; Praying with Jesus’s Power and Authority; A Ministry of Blessing – God’s Grace Outpouring. We’re excited to see what the Holy Spirit has in store for us as we open God’s Word and take a fresh look at how Jesus prayed and how He taught others to pray.
The Catawba Valley District will be offering a Spiritual Renewal Gathering meant to empower local churches to live into the disciple-making model, creating churches filled with disciples making disciples, churches that foster transformation through small-group ministry, and churches that model a community which loves, learns, and leads together.
Teaching will be provided by Rev. Dr. James Harnish and music will be provided by NC A& T State University Gospel Choir.
All are welcome! Hear, learn & be renewed!
1st Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – noon, 1st Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., 1st Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – noon
Group Spiritual direction is a process in which a group of individuals meet on a regular basis in an atmosphere of prayer to pay attention to the ways the Spirit is seeking to provide direction in their lives. The confidential group provides a safe haven for exploring one’s relationship with God, oneself, and others. Spiritual direction is a process of discernment, nurturing awareness of the congruence or in-congruence between our soul’s desires and our daily choices. The art component provides a way for communicating with God through the use of Lectio Divina, silence, images, written reflection and group sharing as we invite our spiritual self to open up to a new creation.
Previous art experience/talent not required. Prayer cards are included in the cost, but a few additional art supplies are needed.
$250/9 Sessions – Meetings are once a month for 3 Hours and are limited to 5 participants.
Katie S. Warren – 828.275.3971 or email@example.com