Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As I have previously said in my response video, the situation that presents itself with the quick spread of COVID-19 is truly a day by day situation. I am dedicated to keeping you updated and informed, as well as supporting our parishes and communities during this difficult time. Below you will find event and meeting updates. I encourage you to go to our website for relevant resources at As always, don't hesitate to reach out to my office with any questions.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you be safe during this time.
The Rt. Rev. José A. McLoughlin
Bishop of the Diocese of Western North Carolina
We are sincerely sorry to have to cancel many of the events in our diocese due to the coronavirus pandemic. To all of those who worked hard to put these events together, your hard work has not gone unrecognized. Thank you. Please contact our Communications Officer with any updates or cancelations.
Fresh Start, March 17, 2020 - CANCELED

Commission on Ministry, March 17, 2020 - Now taking place via ZOOM

Deacon's Retreat, March 20-21, 2020 - POSTPONED

Deacon Ordination of Kevin Todd, March 28, 2020 - POSTPONED

Stewardship in the 21st Century, March 28, 2020 - CANCELED

Eastern Tennessee Mission Trip, March 20-April 4, 2020 - POSTPONED

Renewal of Vows & Consecration of Oils, April 2, 2020 - CANCELED
  • Bishop José will still consecrate oil and make it available to all congregations

Canon and Constitution Gatherings - POSTPONED for remainder of March and April

Please note, meetings of the EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, TRUSTEES, FISCAL MINISTRIES, and STANDING COMMITTEE in the month of April will be conducted electronically. These committees will receive separate email instructions for those electronic meetings.
Please continue to find updated resources, information, and updates at our website by visiting .

Here you can find public health resources and updates, resources to assist with virtual worship and formation, and useful tips to help stay centered during this time.

Have a resource you want to share? Please email our Communications Officer.
Evangelism through storytelling.

We still want to share your stories. During this time, it is more important than ever to stay connected as a community, to support one another. Is your parish offering virtual worship? Creating community groups? What ways are you finding to connect? We want to hear them and share them.

Contact our Communications Officer to share how your parish is staying connected.
Please remember, even as parishes may not meet because of health risks, to honor your pledges to your parish and other ministries.

During this time, it is more vital than ever to support our churches and ministries that are doing good for the work of all.