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Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina

Stories in the Diocese

Tale of Cherokee Sand Town Preserved at St. John's

On Saturday, June 3, about 150 people gathered at St. John’s, Cartoogechaye for the unveiling of a sign that tells the story of Sand Town (Nvyohi), one of many post-removal Native American towns in North Carolina. Though the forced removal of Native Americans along the Trail of Tears is a tale marked by lament, those behind the placement of the memorial signage said the tale is also one of resolve and resilience. Also present were cyclists taking a nearly 1,000-mile bike ride to draw attention to the history of the Indian Removal Act.


Introducing: Latino Camp Exerience

The first-of-its-kind summer camp dedicated to empowering Latino youth is coming up July 23–26. In the fashion of Camp Henry, the camp theme will be “It Begins with Me.”



Diocese Staff Welcomes Gaelyn Evangreene and Kevin Todd

Join us in welcoming the Rev. Gaelyn Evangreene as Campus Missioner for WCU and the Rev. Kevin Todd as Interim Director of Blue Ridge Service Corps.



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Events around the Diocese

Deacon's Tea Part 2

Speakers to be local authors of color

Saturday, June 10 |

1–4 p.m. |

St. Matthias, Asheville


Wild Wonder VBS

Creation Care Camp for children ages 4–10

June 12–16 |

9 a.m.–noon | St. John in the Wilderness, Flat Rock

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Permission Granted: The Art of Extreme Self Care

Space still available

Saturday, June 17 |

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. |

St. Philip's, Brevard

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Sponsored by Grace, Asheville

Sunday, June 18 |

5–7 p.m. |

Zillicoah Beer Company, Asheville

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Juneteenth Celebration Weekend

Multiple locations

June 17–19 |

Good Shepherd, Tryon

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Family Day

Sponsored by Camp Henry

Saturday, July 8 |

10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Lake Logan


Job Openings



Good Shepherd, Cashiers



Trinity, Asheville



Church of the Transfiguration, Bat Cave

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Weekly Spotlight

ECW Celebrates 150 years

On June 3, 2023, Episcopal Church Women in the Diocese of Western North Carolina came together at Lake Lure Inn & Spa to celebrate 150 years of mission and ministry. Keynote speaker, Katerina K. Whitley, gave an oral history of the WNC ECW's work from 1872 to the present. The women also watched a video from Bishop José thanking them for their dedication to service within the diocese. Women from various churches gave a recap of their own ministry. A good time was had by all.

Around the Episcopal Church

Episcopal Churches Celebrate Pride Month

Episcopal churches across the United States will be celebrating the 52nd annual Pride Month in June with events ranging from special worship services and festivals to hosting LGBTQ+ proms and advocacy discussions.

New Creation Care Curriculum to be Released in July

“Love God, Love God’s World” is a nine-session, film-based curriculum, ideal for Episcopalians anywhere on the journey with creation care and environmental ministry—from newcomers looking to take their first step to seasoned leaders seeking a transformative small-group experience.

Episcopal Resources

The Episcopal Church

Center for Racial Healing

Episcopal Migration Ministries


Relief and Development

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