BRD Monthly - June 2021

posted on June 01

COVID-19 Guidelines for In-Person Worship & Ministry (updated 5.18.2021) View & Download a copy of the updated guidelines here. For more resources related to COVID-19 visit
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'Launching a Non-Profit' Ongoing Peer Learning Workshop

posted on May 31

  Beginning June 10, The Non-Profit Peer Learning Cohort will meet every 2nd Thursday from 1-2:30 p.m. This is designed for clergy and/or laity who are working to develop a 501(c)3 non-profit ...
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The Ultimate ReLaunch Playbook Workshop

posted on May 30

Based on best-selling author Kay Kotan's book, Being the Church in a Post-Pandemic World, The Ultimate ReLaunch Playbook Webinar will be hosted by The WNCC Leadership Development Team Wednesday, ...
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BRD Monthly - May 2021

posted on May 01

  COVID-19 Guidelines for In-Person Worship & Ministry (updated 3.24.2021) View & Download a copy of the updated guidelines here. For more resources related to COVID-19 visit
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Faith into Action: Advocating for Children in NC!

posted on April 22

Join us from 1-2 p.m. on May 6th for Faith into Action: Advocating for Children in NC! The Western NC Child Advocacy Network, Congregations4Children (WNCCUMC), and NC Child will share their ...
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WNCC Second Sunday of Easter Worship Service

posted on April 10

On the Sunday after Easter (April 11), the Western NC Conference will offer a conference-wide virtual worship led by our District Superintendents, with music and liturgy from pastors and churches ...
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BRD Monthly - April 2021

posted on April 01

Updated COVID-19 Guidelines for In-Person Worship & Ministry (updated 3.24.2021) View & Download a copy of the updated guidelines here. WNCC Second Sunday of Easter Service On the Sunday after Easter...
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Live with Chris Singleton

posted on March 24

The Blue Ridge District, in partnership with Rev. Heidi Campbell-Robinson, President and Lead Coach of WaterRock Institute, is excited to host Chris Singleton at 2pm on May 2nd, live online via ...
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WNCC's Faith Formation Community Meet and Greet Event via ZOOM

posted on March 03

Come gather with church leaders, both clergy and laity, staff and volunteers. This will be a time of collaborating, learning, sharing difficulties, and celebrating ministries in a variety of faith ...
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BRD Monthly - March 2021

posted on March 01

    Updated Guidelines for In-Person Worship & Ministry During Covid-19  February 24, Governor Cooper issued an easing of Covid-19 restrictions. The Bishop and Cabinet remain committed to our ...
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Reclaiming and Living Covenant : An In-Depth Lenten Study

posted on February 12

  The Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church has created and shared an in-depth Lenten study with a focus on scripture, UMC Social Principles, and anti-racism. Although it ...
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BRD Monthly - February 2021

posted on February 01

Resources for Black History Month With racial justice becoming an ever-increasing focus of the United Methodist Church, we would like to share some great resources for Black History Month. United ...
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Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

posted on January 28

The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund aims to support ministries who demonstrate an intention, plan, and ability to make disciples of Jesus Christ. All award decisions are made by a team of ...
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BRD Monthly - January 2021

posted on December 29

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 ...
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Stories of Us: Haywood St. Congregation

posted on December 29

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 ...
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Information on Christmas Service from the WNC Conference

posted on December 22

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 ...
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BRD Monthly - December

posted on December 01

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 ...
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BRD Monthly - November

posted on November 01

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...
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BRD Monthly - October

posted on October 01

    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 ...
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Farewell Letter from Rev. Beth Crissman

posted on June 25

Every time I think of you, I give thanks to God. I always pray for you, and I make my requests with a heart full of thanksgiving because you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about ...
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COVID-19 Response

posted on March 25

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 ...
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Thank You from Debra Luther

posted on March 27

Dear District Staff, Clergy and Laity, “I give great thanks for you” and for the last 27 plus years of building relationships that will never be forgotten. Having joined the ranks of the “retired” on ...
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BRD Monthly - March

posted on March 06

March 2019 1 A Prayer for Ash Wednesday (from - I pray that Christ may come to you early in the morning, as he came to Mary that morning in the garden. And, I pray that you find Christ ...
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Time to Push

posted on February 18

United in Prayer "When they heard the report, all the believers lifted their voices united in prayer to God." - Acts 4: 24 Greetings, sisters and brothers in the gracious name of our Lord and ...
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BRD Monthly - February

posted on February 01

February 2019 1 Year End Statistical Reports Please remember to fill out your year end statistical reports before January 31st.    2 District Leadership Conference, General Conference Recap & ...
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A Way Forward

posted on September 26

Peace Be with You "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid." - John 14:27   Peace ...
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Developing Daily Disciples

posted on March 23

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...
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Seeking Sabbath at the Center

posted on March 22

In our busy lives, taking time to find rest, renewal and delight has an impact on everything else about us. The quiet of Sabbath has the power to inject God’s freedom into our lives of slavery to our ...
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Becoming Instruments of Justice

posted on March 20

“In every moment...we choose to see others either as people like ourselves or as objects. They either count like we do or they don't.” ― The Arbinger Institute, The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the ...
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Creating Community for All

posted on March 19

Jesus told us this was going to happen. When he met the woman at the well, she began by recounting the past and current culture,  “Our ancestors worshipped on this mountain, but you say that the place...
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2019 Blue Ridge District Charge Conference Dates

Once again, our annual charge conferences for local churches will be in each Missional Network. The dates for each Missional Network Charge Conference Celebration can be found here.  Training for ...
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