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Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina

Holy Week in the Diocese

I Couldn't See the Lamb

A reflection on Holy Week from Donna Logan, Redeemer, Shelby vestry member and leader of Sacred Craft. She shares her experience at last year's Maundy Thursday service, which left a lasting and profound impact.

Services Times in WNC

Find Holy Week service times for Maundy Thursday through Easter Sunday at various parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of WNC.

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Leadership Checklist

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

Special Call for Easter Photos

Send Rachel your Easter photos by 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, for a special photo gallery in the April 12 Along the Way newsletter. Families, egg hunts, and everything Easter welcome!

Stories in the Diocese

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

Easter Egg Hunt

April 8 | 2 p.m. | 394 N. Main St., Rutherfordton

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Afterschool Ecumenical Catechesis

Mondays | for ages 3–6 |

3:30–4:30 p.m. |

St. Mary's, Asheville

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English High Tea and Organ Music

April 23| Tea at 3:30 p.m. | Concert at 5 p.m. | Redeemer, Shelby

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Mother's Day Weekend Retreat

May 12–14 |

Lake Logan


David Weigel Concert to Benefit Memorial Fund

May 21 | 4 p.m. |

St. John's, Flat Rock

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Family Night

May 20 |

6–10 p.m. |

Tryon International Equestrian Center


Farewell Open House

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. Wednesday, April 26 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



Holy Family, Mills River

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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- Elem, 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

Easter Message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry delivered his Easter message from Paris, where the city was coping with civil unrest due to a government proposal to raise the age of retirement and against the background of the continuing war in Ukraine.

Nominating Committee Outlines Roles, Functions of Presiding Bishop

The second essay from the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop shares the vast responsibilities of the complex and multifaceted position of the Episcopal Church's chief pastor. The 28th presiding bishop will be elected in 2024 at the General Convention.

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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