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Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina

Stories in the Diocese

Six Youth Delegates to Represent at EYE

Six youth delegates are representing our diocese at EYE (Episcopal Youth Event) at the University of Maryland College Park July 5–8. Please join us in prayer for Rome, Harrison, Lloyd, Jace, Maggie, Abby, and their leaders, Logan, and Eris. 

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St. Matthias Receives Foundation Grant

The Episcopal Foundation of WNC recently announced an award of $20,000 to support the preservation of a Black heritage site, St. Matthias Episcopal Church. After almost 130 years, the church buildings and earthwork foundations are threatened by moisture intrusion.

The grant includes funding for the preparation of Site Development and Landscape Plans to guide future investments.

Service Camp Seeks Youth Volunteers

Service camp is an opportunity for campers and staff to give back to the camp community by working on larger scale projects while also enjoying the best aspects of camp in a smaller group. This session fosters a strong sense of community, belonging, and excitement by offering opportunities to experience camp in a new and fulfilling way.

Six Grants Awarded for Children and Youth Programs

New this year, the Patricia Minkler Howell Children's Outreach Grant supports the development of outreach programs for and with children in need. From camp scholarships to mobile meals to artsy faith formation and more, this year's recipients are enhancing communities through opportunities for children and youth.

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

Leadership Checklist

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Events around the Diocese

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St. Luke's 125th Anniversary

July 9, 2023

10:30 a.m.

The congregation of St. Luke's, Asheville, will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the church's consecration this Sunday. Hymns and liturgy from the 1892 prayer book will be used, and cake and watermelon will be enjoyed after the service. Attire from the 1890s is welcome!


Family Day

Activities for youth, children, and families

Saturday, July 8 |

4 p.m. |

Lake Logan

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Friends of Music Concert

Choral Scholars

Sunday, July 9 |

3 p.m. |

St. Mary of the Hills, Blowing Rock

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Being Present: Websites and the Episcopal Asset Map

Diocesan workshop

Thursday, July 13 |

7 p.m. | Zoom



Gospel jam and


Sunday, July 16 |

5–7 p.m. |

Zillicoah Beer Company, 870 Riverside Dr., Woodfin

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Caminamos con Dios Hike

"We Walk with God" eucharist hike

Saturday, July 29 |

8:45 a.m. | Kanuga

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Holy Hikes of

WNC Retreat

With Patrick Dean

October 22–25 |

Valle Crucis Conference Center

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Job Openings



(full-time possible)

Grace, Waynesville



Trinity, Asheville



Church of the Transfiguration, Bat Cave

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Weekly Spotlight

Get Ready for the Cold Mountain Music Festival

The Cold Mountain Music Festival is coming to Lake Logan on August 12. This is the premier fundraising event for Lake Logan, and this year includes an eclectic range of live music, fun vendors, plenty of family friendly activities, and vibrant mountain views.

Sponsorship, vendor, and volunteer opportunities are available. Learn more and get tickets today at

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the planning team at

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Around the Episcopal Church

New Episcopal Communities Grants Available

Apply online by Aug. 1 for the second round of 2023 New Episcopal Community grant funding, including discernment grants up to $5,000; seed grants and growth grants up to $30,000; and harvest grants up to $40,000.

New Episcopal Community grants are available for dioceses and mission developers who are envisioning, planning, or growing new worshipping communities and missional enterprises throughout the church.

NYC Preaching Conference Welcomes All

Join the Living Church in the heart of New York City November 16–18 for an inspiring and encouraging conference on the art and craft of preaching in the 21st century. Topics include apostolic preaching, preaching that builds community, building a sermon series, preaching as devotion for mission, and more.

Episcopal Resources

The Episcopal Church

Center for Racial Healing

Episcopal Migration Ministries


Relief and Development

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