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Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina

Stories around the Diocese

Rivercane Restoration at

Lake Logan

Planting rivercane near the bank of Big Creek is for more than stabilization against flooding. The rivercane will be harvested by Cherokee artisans to make baskets and other goods.

Apply for HHH Grants by April 15

The Human Hurt and Hope grant funds new initiatives and innovative outreach ministries that in our diocese. Projects should involve Episcopalians directly in hands-on ministries that address human needs.

St. John, Flat Rock to Welcome Summer Scholar-in-Residence

Dr. Phil Kenneson will be in residence at St. John in the Wilderness from May 28–June 22. A professor at Milligan University for 30+ years, Dr. Kenneson teaches Bible and theology.

Altar Linens Available

The diocese has altar linens and a pall available. The cloth pictured is 46 inches wide and 50 inches tall. Others are available. Please email Lewis for details or call the office at 828-225-6656.

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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

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. 


Holy Week and Easter Services at Trinity, Asheville

April 2–9 | Asheville

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Tenebrae: A Service of Darkness

Tuesday, April 4|

7 p.m. | St. James, Hendersonville

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Easter Egg Hunt

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

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Diocese WNC Dismantling Racism Training

April 28–29 | Zoom on Friday, St. Luke's, Boone on Saturday


The Bazaar at St. John in the Wilderness

May 20 |

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. |

St. John's, Flat Rock

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Family Night

May 20 |

6–10 p.m. |

Tryon International Equestrian Center


Special Call for Holy Week Newsletter

Send Rachel a PDF list of your church's Holy Week and Easter services by Tuesday, April 4 at 5 p.m. for a listing in a special section of next week's newsletter.

Job Openings



Christ Church, Sparta



Calvary, Fletcher



Holy Family, Mills River

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Resource Spotlight

Creation Care

Check out the Creation Care page on the diocesan website for links to helpful resources on good stewardship of God's creation.

Around the Episcopal Church

Tornado Takes Sanctuary

Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church in Rolling Fork, Mississippi was severely damaged, and most of its parishioners are picking through rubble at home after the devastating tornadoes that tore through the state this past weekend. Read the story to find out how you can help Chapel of the Cross and broader relief efforts.

As Legislation Targets Drag Shows, Kentucky Church Affirms LGBTQ+ Inclusiveness

Members of Calvary Episcopal Church in Louisville, KY are seeking ways of conveying a greater sense of welcome to LGBTQ+ residents and their supporters as culture wars and political controversies threaten the welcome extended to many of their community.

Episcopal Resources

The Episcopal Church

Center for Racial Healing

Episcopal Migration Ministries


Relief and Development

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