News & Updates
June, 2019
Conference Choir

This year at ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2019 we are bringing back the conference choir! As United Methodists we pride ourselves on connectionalism and what better way to show how much better we are together than singing our faith with one another. All ages/abilities/voices are welcome to join in this year's conference choir. Rehearsal will be Thursday June 20 @ 7pm. We will lead in opening worship Friday June 21, 11am. Everything will be singable in one rehearsal, but if you'd like to practice ahead of time email Rev. Carrie Wright  for more details. Bring your friends and let us make John and Charles Wesley proud, singing our faith!
Conference On-Line Reporting Workshop

ALL charge conference reports will be completed online in 2019. Chris Hampton, Director of Web and Database Administration for the WNCC, will lead a workshop to inform us exactly how to accomplish this task! You will learn how to access, complete, and submit the required charge conference forms on our conference website. This workshop is open to anyone who would like to attend. Pastors—secretaries—financial personnel—all are welcome.

Safe Sanctuaries Training

Where: Wilkesboro UMC
When: June 25, 2019
Time: 10AM - 12:30PM
Cost: FREE  (to anyone in Western NC Conf)

Are you interested in becoming a Safe Sanctuaries trainer for the conference? Submit this interest form ! The conference is planning to offer a train-the-trainer event in late summer.

How will the conference utilize the expertise of these trainers?    As facilitators for district and conference training events; As referrals when churches ask for a trainer to train their volunteers; As regular reviewers/consultants for sample documents and materials available at

What happens when UMC Clergywomen from the Southeastern Jurisdiction gather to discuss adventures in ministry through the uncharted wilderness?
They become strengthened in God!

Date: November 18-21, 2019
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel
225 E Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Cost: $199 (May 1 - Aug. 31)
$225 (Sept. 1 - Nov. 17)
$250 (At the door)

The Reimagining Health Collaborative at Duke Divinity School invites churches and Christian communities to explore the deep interconnections of food, health, and Christian faith.

Learn more at
SpiritUS is an annual event for youth grades 6 through 12. Youth groups from all over the western NC region come together for music, speakers, faith formation, and joyful fun at the beach! The dates are August 9-11, 2019. 
Visit the  SpiritUS website  for the latest information and links to registration for youth and staff.