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Videos From Around the District

posted on November 09

Visit this page to see what's happening in our churches around the district! Ebenezer Belmont -- Cramer Memorial -- Jordan Braswell Hill's Chapel -- Keith Sherrill Epworth (Gastonia) -- Jay ...
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Clergy Consultations with District Superintendent

posted on October 17

  Clergy, if you would like to meet one-on-one with Rev. David Christy, we have set up many opportunities. We encourage everyone under appointment in the Catawba Valley District to consider ...
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Lay Servant Classes Offered

posted on September 12

The Catawba Valley District is offering 4 Lay Servant Class Opportunities: "Opening Ourselves to Grace: The Means of Grace and Discipleship", as well as 3 classes on Methodism (History, Doctrine, and ...
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2022 Charge Conference Information

posted on August 25

Dear Pastors and Administrative Council Chairs,   It is time to prepare for the annual charge conference meeting for your church or charge. We hope that you will find the information here helpful as ...
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Anti-Racism Training Registration is Open

posted on June 07

Registration for Fall 2022 Antiracism Ethics Training is open!   We are offering nine RISE! Workshops in the fall of 2022.  One of these workshops will be offered virtually and eight workshops will be...
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Discussions on the Continuing UMC

posted on May 10

While no one knows exactly what the future holds, our District Superintendent (David Christy) and Conference Secretary (Kim Ingram) will be leading a discussion on the future of the United Methodist ...
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COVID Guidelines

posted on March 02

COVID Update- 3-1-2022   The Bishop and Cabinet continue to be extremely grateful for all the many ways that you have led faithfully through these two years of the pandemic.  We thank you for being ...
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Tempered Resilience book study with David Christy

posted on February 24

Webinar and Study Groups           Author, Tod Bolsinger will lead a webinar on March 15 at noon with Bishop Carter moderating. Information about the webinar can be found here. Tod Bolsinger ...
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Year End Reports -- Instructions

posted on January 05

Statistical Reporting for 2021 is READY and AVAILABLE! To Our Local Church Pastors, Treasurers, and Membership Secretaries: The Western North Carolina Conference statistical system will open on ...
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PPRC Consultations with District Superintendent

posted on January 03

  PPRC Chairs, if your committee has requested a pastoral change for 2022, please schedule a time to meet with Rev. David Christy. We have set up many opportunities for your committee to meet -- ...
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Clergy Consultations with District Superintendent

posted on January 01

  Clergy, if you would like to meet one-on-one with Rev. David Christy, we have set up many opportunities. We encourage everyone under appointment in the Catawba Valley District to consider ...
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Advent Video Game -- Checkpoint Church

posted on November 22

Our own Checkpoint Church is producing a video game advent experience!  View the trailer here:     Play the first episode here.  
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CV District Clergy Retreat

posted on November 22

January 21 - 22, 2022 You are cordially invited to an evening away with other Catawba Valley District clergy and District Superintendent David Christy. It is our hope to provide you with an ...
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Basic Lay Servant Class (Section #2)

posted on November 18

**We are offering a second opportunity for this class because the first class filled up quickly**      The Catawba Valley District will offer a 5-session Lay Servant Training course, Introduction to ...
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Basic Lay Servant Training

posted on October 04

The Catawba Valley District will offer a 5-session Lay Servant Training course, Introduction to Lay Ministry (Basic Course), held via Zoom.  The sessions will be held on five (5) evenings from 6:45 PM...
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Charge Conference Reports -- CV District Instructions

posted on August 25

Charge Conferences must be held between September 10 and November 14. All items required on the Charge Conference Checklist must be completed and submitted online no later than November 18.    NO ...
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Spiritual Renewal Grants Offered

posted on August 11

Spiritual Renewal Grant for Clergy and Lay Ministry Professionals   This season of ministry has been hard on leaders and many are exhausted, discouraged, and in need of time away.  The WNCC Leadership...
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COVID-19 -- Updates & Resources

posted on August 09

UPDATED 8/8/2021: Updated masking recommendation: Due to the increasing Covid-19 spread verified by the data revealed on the CDC’s Community Transmission Map (see below), the Bishop and Cabinet are ...
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2021-2022 District Appointments

posted on June 17

  View the full list here.
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Methodism Classes Offered Summer 2021

posted on May 25

  Methodism Classes Once again the Catawba Valley District is offering classes on Methodism for clergy and laity who serve in leadership positions in your church. Dr. Jonathan LeMaster-Smith holds a ...
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Lay Servant Training "Transformational Prayer"

posted on March 02

This Class is Full -- Registration has closed. The Catawba Valley District will offer a 4-week Lay Servant Training course, Transformational Prayer, held via Zoom.    The course will be based in ...
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2020 Charge Conference Instructions

posted on September 15

To view the recordings of the Help Session with Jana Alexander or the Presiding Elders Session with David Christy, click here: www.cvdistrictumc.org/videos Charge Conferences must be held between ...
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CV District News -- Tech Help Session

posted on September 09

 Dear Catawba Valley Family,  For my wife’s birthday in July, I got her a bike. The problem was that due to the pandemic, there has actually been a bike shortage. Seriously. We had to order the bike ...
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Lay Servant Training "The Class Meeting"

posted on September 08

The Catawba Valley District will offer an 8-week Lay Servant Training course, "The Class Meeting", held via Zoom.    Instructors: Jesse Caldwell and Dick Strachan The sessions will be held on eight ...
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Potato Drop Ministry

posted on August 05

On Tuesday, July 8th a tractor trailer backed up to the BackPack Weekend Food Program (BWFP) warehouse loading dock with approximately 40,000 pounds of potatoes which would become food for hundreds of...
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Greetings from David Christy, District Superintendent

posted on July 14

Dear Catawba Valley Family,               I am excited to begin this season of ministry with you! I know that my learning curve is steep and I have big shoes to fill from Angela’s graceful ...
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Welcome New Clergy!

posted on July 01

Welcome to our new Catawba Valley District clergy!  We are excited to be doing ministry with you!
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CV District Prayer -- Week of 4/13/2020

posted on April 13

  We are people on the go. Even when we sit in meetings, we are not fully present because our mind is on the next meeting that will take place in ten minutes. So, we excuse ourselves early, only to ...
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Online Giving to Your WNCC Church

posted on March 25

Online Donations to Churches  A giving portal is now available to submit tithes and offerings to any United Methodist Church within the Western North Carolina Conference. To give to a church, a ...
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Encouragement & Updates from Bishop Leeland

posted on March 19

UPDATED: March, 24, 2020 UPDATE TO SUSPENSION of PUBLIC WORSHIP GATHERINGS and GUIDELINES FOR COMMUNION   March 24, 2020   Dear Western North Carolina Conference UMC Family and Friends,   The decision...
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