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Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina

Stories in the Diocese

Sharing Our Mission and Ministry

Our diocese loves progress, and Bishop José recently collaborated with the Leadership Task Force and the Standing Committee to provide the winds to propel us forward. READ MORE

Bishop José's Sweet Sabbatical Sayonara

Go forth in love, Bishop José!

The diocesan staff met Tuesday for a surprise bishop sendoff. It included tiny cakes, aviation decor, cards, and gifts as we said sayonara to Bishop José until Sept. 12.

Sabbatical Letter

Diocesan Family Night Rescheduled

Stormy weather may have cancelled Saturday Night Lights on May 20, but Diocesan Family Night will forge ahead July 15 with a blacksmithing theme at the Tryon Equestrian Center. Registration is still available.


Redeemer Celebrates Moms on Rogation Sunday

The congregation of Redeemer, Asheville held a special service on Rogation Sunday, May 14, followed by a Mother's Day luncheon. The church is enjoying new leadership under The Rev. Dr. Robert Resse.

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Leadership Checklist

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

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Events around the Diocese

Red Door Jazz

Featuring the

Asheville Art Trio

Friday, June 2 |

7 p.m. | St. John's, Marion

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Cherokee Sign Dedication

Saturday, June 3 |

2 p.m. |

St. John's, Cartoogechaye (Franklin)

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Taizé Service

First Sundays

each month

Sunday, June 4 |

7 p.m. | Grace in the Mountains, Waynesville

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Deacon's Tea Part 2

Speakers to be local authors of color

Saturday, June 10 |

1–4 p.m. |

St. Matthias, Asheville


Being Prepared: Essential Tools for Church Communications

Thursday, June 8 |

6:30 p.m. | Zoom


Friends of Music Concert

Sunday, June 18 |

4 p.m. |

St. John in the Wilderness, Flat Rock

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Job Openings



Good Shepherd, Cashiers



Church of the Advocate, Asheville



Church of the Transfiguration, Bat Cave

More Jobs

Weekly Spotlight

Youth Council Applications Go Live June 1!

Youth interested in serving on the diocesan youth council will be able to apply for the upcoming school year starting June 1. Applications will be due Aug. 1.

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Around the Episcopal Church

Haiti: Reports from the Ground

Join the Episcopal Parish Network from 3–4 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 for a workshop focused on the situation in Haiti. Leaders from EPN partner group, Locally Haiti, will be on the call to discuss challenges and opportunities for partnering with the people of Haiti as the country faces insecure times.

Language Task Force Seeks Survey Responses

The Episcopal Church Task Force on Translation and Interpretation is working to develop a strategy for making materials and methods that will help to "incorporate all members fully into the body of Christ." The online survey is available now.

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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