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Responding to the Special Session of General Conference 2019
A Message from Our Pastor
Blue Ridge District & WNC Conference REsponse
Local Churches, Congregations & District Superintendent Respond with Love, Vigil
As featured in the Asheville-Citizen Times, read more about how local churches, pastors and our district superintendent responded with a vigil and love. Attendees included the pastor and congregation of Mars Hill United Methodist Church.
An open letter to our LGBTQ+ siblings and their allies
From Sacred Witness Western North Carolina
United Methodist pastors, church leaders, and laity in the Western North Carolina Conference wrote to acknowledge the harm done recently by the global gathering of the United Methodist Church known as General Conference.
They say to our LGBTQ+ siblings: “you are beloved children of God, and you are beloved by us.” This action of the General Conference does not reflect our own hopes and dreams for The United Methodist Church. More importantly, we believe that it does not reflect the hopes and dreams of God.
The letter included 1,250 signatures from beloveds across the Western North Carolina District and was presented to Bishop Leeland by ten clergy and one lay person. After listening carefully, Bishop Leeland acknowledged the hurt some feel when they repeatedly hear they are not fully received into the life of the church, while also recognizing there were those of sincere conviction who feel differently. All conceded the conference, and the entire denomination, represents a divided house. The meeting ended with prayer for our laity, clergy, congregations, and denomination.
WNC Annual Conference Update
Conference YIelds Delegates Who Supported One Church Plan, inclusive Petitions
The Annual Conference of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church met June 20-23 in Lake Junaluska. Get the scoop on delegate elections and approved petitions by clicking the below link.