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Holiday Creation Care

posted on December 01

During this season of Advent, when we, as Christians, prepare for and anticipate the arrival of the Messiah, our King and Savior, it seems only fair to acknowledge that many of us are also preparing ...
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Looking Back/Moving Forward

posted on December 01

This article was first published in the December 2022 issue of the First UMC (Salisbury) newsletter, Ecclesia. It is offered here, as will follow up articles, for the edification of others across the ...
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Afresh Season 2 is Here!

posted on September 26

A new season of our podcast, Afresh, has begun! In season two of Afresh we will be sharing stories from people who have experienced the Gospel in ways that have led to them living life in a new and ...
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Rev. Katie Lineberger's #BeUMC Story

posted on September 26

Rev. Katie Lineberger, District Vitality Associate for the Uwharrie District shares her #BeUMC story. #BeUMC honors the core values that connect the people of The United Methodist Church. No matter...
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September is National Recovery Month

posted on September 26

The road to recovery can feel lonely and you are not alone. In 2020, 40.3 million people aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder. Each path to recovery may look different, but recovery is ...
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Uwharrie Leaders Visit Ongoing Flood Recovery Efforts

posted on September 13

  It is hard to understand what flash flood damage looks like until you see it. To better understand the destruction, on September 7th, seven clergy and laity from the Uwharrie District travelled to ...
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AssessUMC

posted on September 06

Below is a letter recently sent to Uwharrie District clergy serving as senior pastor in their 2+ years in an appointment and SPRC chair persons. Please contact the District Office with questions. ...
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Uwharrie Charge Conference Instructions

posted on September 06

Below is a letter recently sent to Uwharrie District clergy regarding Charge Conference. Please contact the District Office with questions. Dear Pastors,   It is time to prepare for the annual charge...
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Uwharrie Leadership Institute

posted on August 23

For clergy in the Uwharrie District:  9/26/22 NOTE: Due to lack of registrations, the Macedonia location has been cancelled. In lieu of our traditional "Take Thou Authority" event for the fall, we ...
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Structuring Your Church for Mission

posted on August 22

Is Simple Governance Right For Our Church? Many local churches are looking for a more streamlined way to lead the congregation in decision making, planning, and visioning. Rev. Katie Lineberger and ...
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South Davidson Missional Network Partners with Local Schools

posted on August 09

(submitted by Rev. Brad Treece, SDMN leader) The South Davidson Mission Network (SDMN) has been blessed to be able to help our schools, local families, and local youth as we show love to our community...
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To Uwharrie Clergy, From Will's Place

posted on July 19

This article is an edited version of an email sent to Uwharrie District clergy on July 14th by Rev. Caitlyn McAlhany. Dear Fellow UMC Pastors, I hope this email finds you all well! I know so many of...
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Uwharrie Summer Clergy Fellowship Events

posted on May 16

Summer is a time that many people rest, take some time off, and enjoy a slower pace. Many church schedules slow down and clergy time time to plan and prepare for the upcoming fall (and even for ...
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Advanced Lay Servant Class: Living Our United Methodist Beliefs

posted on April 25

Participants in this class will be able to articulate an overview of the life and ministry of John Wesley and will gain an awareness of the place of doctrine in the missional movement known as ...
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The Uwharrie District is on Instagram!

posted on April 25

Have you seen the news! You can keep up with Uwharrie District information on Instagram! In order to celebrate and gain followers, we're giving away three $10 Amazon gift cards. To enter, follow @uwha...
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Uwharrie District Supports Ukraine Relief Efforts

posted on April 04

Rev. Laura Auten, Uwharrie Superintendent and Missional Strategist issued a challenge to pastors and churches across the district. She dared everyone to match a donation and double dog dared them to ...
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Uwharrie District Grants and Resources Team Awards over $60,000

posted on March 08

In February, the Uwharrie District Grants and Resources team met to review and approve the most recent round of grant applications. Twice a year, local churches and United Methodist based ministries ...
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Amplify Media Partnership

posted on January 11

The conference has negotiated a partnership with the United Publishing House (UMPH) to offer their online platform, Amplify Media, at a deeply discounted rate for all churches/charges in our ...
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2021 Uwharrie District Laity Awards

posted on November 16

Each year we ask local churches to recognize laity who have made a significant contribution to the life and ministry of the church. This year, eleven people from eight churches across the Uwharrie ...
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Recovery During the Holidays

posted on November 16

Re | cov | er | y - “a return to a normal state of health, mind, or  strength”  Oxford dictionary defines the word “recovery” as the return to a  previous state, a normal state of mind, body, and ...
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Afresh: Recovery Ministry and Fresh Expression

posted on October 25

A new episode of Afresh is now out and it's a great one! In this episode, Rev. Katie Lineberger talks to Rev. Caitlin McAlhany & Laina Davis-Harvey about recovery ministry and Fresh Expressions. The ...
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Uwharrie Clergy Hiking Group

posted on October 05

Calling all clergy! You are invited to join the monthly Uwharrie District Clergy Hike. This time with colleagues in nature is intended to restore and refresh your soul. You are welcome to join the ...
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Afresh: New Ways of Being Church in the Uwharrie District

posted on May 17

The Uwharrie District Fresh Expressions Team has launched a podcast! "Afresh: New Ways of Being Church" will share stories and inspiration regarding Fresh Expressions. Afresh is hosted by Rev. Katie ...
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Milford Hills UMC Shares Their Virtual Choir

posted on March 02

Great news! The virtual choir at Milford Hills UMC in Salisbury has created a playlist of the hymns and songs they have made for worship and have agreed to make them available for other churches in ...
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Why Not?

posted on November 11

Why Not? By Rev. Alexis Coleman   In Church Planting Bootcamp they tell you to write an elevator speech. Here’s mine: What do you do with a closed church building in a town without a shelter for ...
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Outdoor Hanging of the Greens

posted on November 01

by Rev. Susan Ewing Of all the Advent preparations, one of my favorites is the Service of the Hanging of the Greens. Almost instantly, the sanctuary is a beautiful transformation of red ribbons, ...
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Table of Grace in the Season of COVID

posted on July 27

By Rev. Kari Howard This season of life and ministry has helped me to see Elijah’s story in a whole new light. He was called to stand up to difficult challenges and act on God’s word. He had to speak...
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Uwharrie District Resources for Church in a Pandemic

posted on May 13

Uwharrie District staff will update this resource list as we come across helpful information. We hope that in providing this list, you can easily find what might be helpful for you and your context, ...
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Seagrove UMC Receives Reynold's Foundation Grant

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Seagrove UMC applied and received a grant from The Reynold's Foundation. The $1000 funds assisted in mission outreach to their local community.   On July 14, Pat ...
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