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Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina

Stories in the Diocese

Pilgrims Arrive in Israel

Bishop José and Canon Augusta are leading a group through the Holy Land this week and next week to follow the footsteps of Jesus and see locations from the Bible. Please lift them up in prayer while they're away.

Easter Photo Gallery

View Easter snapshots submitted by parishes and parishioners from around the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina.

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PECM Helps with Buildfest

Students with ASU's Presbyterian Episcopal Campus Ministry pitched in to help with Buildfest, a STEAM festival at Children's Playhouse in Boone.

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Renovations at Camp Henry's Boojum

Renovations in Boojum's Cave are underway, with some exciting new changes planned for the space. Boojum's Cave is the central hangout spot for Camp Henry campers. Donations for furniture are needed.


Trinity parishioner wins poetry accolades

Lee Stockdale of Trinity, Asheville, was awarded first prize in the United Kingdom National Poetry Competition for his poem ‘My Dead Father’s General Store In The Middle of a Desert.

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Leadership Checklist

View the weekly checklist of important upcoming dates and deadlines for clergy, wardens, and staff.

Clergy: If you missed this year's Renewal of Vows service, baptismal and healing oils are available for pickup at the diocesan office.

Grants Available — Apply Now

Human Hurt and Hope — due April 15

Patricia Minkler Howell Children's Outreach — due April 30

Sustainable Development — due May 1

Justice and Outreach — rolling approval

Congregational Vitality — rolling approval

Grant Details

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Events around the Diocese

Earth Day

Parish Work Day

April 22

9 a.m.–noon |

St. James, Hendersonville

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Sunday, April 23|

4–6 p.m. | Zillicoah Beer Company, 870 Riverside Dr., Woodfin

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Storytelling Concert with Becky Stone

April 23 | 4 p.m. |

St. John in the Wilderness,

Flat Rock

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DioWNC Fifth Grade Day Retreat

May 6 |

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. |

Trinity, Asheville


Mother's Day Weekend Retreat

May 12–14 |

Lake Logan



Family Day

July 8 |

10 a.m.–4 p.m. |

Lake Logan


Farewell Open House

Wednesday, April 26

Join us as we celebrate Lisa Rettew (ten years on staff) and Kelsey Davis (three years on staff). Drop by the diocesan office (900B Centre Park Dr., Asheville) anytime between 4–6 p.m. to say farewell to Lisa and Kelsey as they prepare for the next chapters of their lives. Cake, light refreshments, and tissues will be available. 


Job Openings



Christ Church, Sparta



St. Philip's, Brevard



Good Shepherd, Cashiers

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Summer Spotlight

Register for Camp Henry

Spots are still open for Camp Henry, the Outdoor School, and the new Bilingual Camp!

  • Camp Henry runs from Sunday at 3 p.m. to the following Friday at 6 p.m. 
  • Traditional sessions run according to the campers' school level—Elementary, Middle, and High School sessions are available. 
  • Camp Henry Outdoor School (CHOS) is an option that takes campers backpacking, rafting, and climbing. The regular CHOS sessions for Middle and High School campers are suited for beginners, and CHOS Amplified is for M and HS campers that enjoy even more adventure. 
  • Bilingual Camp is a new offering for campers who speak Spanish, especially those from families where English is not their first language. This session is the first of its kind for all ages, even parents who would prefer to attend with their children. 

Financial Aid is available for all students.

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Around the Episcopal Church

Creation Care Grants due May 1

The Episcopal Church Office of Creation Care is now receiving 2023 Creation Care grant applications in English and Spanish. Applications are being accepted for local and regional eco-ministry projects until 5 p.m. ET May 1st.

Churchwide Festival Heading to Maryland July 9–12

“It’s All About Love” features three Jesus Movement festival “tents” – Evangelism, Creation Care, and Racial Reconciliation. Each tent will offer worship services, workshops, panels, and other ways to engage. Register by May 8 for early bird pricing.

Episcopal Resources

The Episcopal Church

Center for Racial Healing

Episcopal Migration Ministries


Relief and Development

Have a story or event to share?

Review our submission guidelines and submit your stories and events for Along the Way to Rachel Carr by 5 p.m. Tuesday for consideration.

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