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Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina

Stories in the Diocese

Hoop House to Grow Vegetable Variety at Food Pantry

With the construction of a hoop house on the Lord's Acre at Calvary, Fletcher, local families will have access to a wider variety of produce from the food pantry and more options for cooking their favorite dishes.

Photos from the Holy Land Pilgrimage

As our WNC pilgrims continue their journey through Israel, keep an eye on our photo gallery. See scenes from across the world and get a peek at sites from Bible times.

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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.


Living Unbound: An Easter Message

In case you missed it,

watch Bishop José's message for the season of Easter about living out God's generous gift of salvation in a new way each and every day.

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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*

Patricia Minkler Howell Children's Outreach — due April 30

Sustainable Development — due May 1

Justice and Outreach — rolling approval

Congregational Vitality — rolling approval

*The General Grant Application is now available as a fillable PDF.

Grant Details

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Events around the Diocese

Farewell Open House

Next 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. 


Sauntering Into Connection

April 21–23 |

Valle Crucis Conference Center


Earth Day

Parish Work Day

Saturday, 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

More Info

DioWNC Fifth Grade Day Retreat

Saturday, May 6 |

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. |

Trinity, Asheville


ECW of WNC 150th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, June 3 |

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Lake Lure Inn & Spa


Wild Wonder: Creation Care VBS

June 12–16 |

9 a.m.– noon |

St. John in the Wilderness, Flat Rock


Job Openings



Good Shepherd, Cashiers



Church of the Advocate, Asheville



Trinity, Asheville

More Jobs

Resource Spotlight

Child and Youth Formation Resources

Find tools and guides for programs, curricula, planning, and LGBTQ+ topics on our Children and Youth Formation Resources page.

Around the Episcopal Church

'Why Our World Needs Crazy Christians'

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry speaks on Yale University's podcast. He reflects on becoming the first person of color to lead the Episcopal Church, his fiery sermon at the royal wedding, and why we need "crazy" Christians in our world today.

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

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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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