WHEN Saturday, October 7
Registration opens at 9:00am
WHERE Abernethy Laurels Retirement CenterGoogle Maps
102 Leonard Avenue
Newton, NC
COST: $30 per person at the door (Credit/debit cards accepted)

The Annual Gathering provides a unique opportunity to worship and learn together, and to conduct the annual business of the Western North Carolina Association. The meeting is generally held on a Saturday in early October, and a call letter with specifics is issued in late summer to all WNCA churches, organizations and clergy with Association standing. Documents for the meeting are posted on this page — you can download previous’ years documents and minutes as well.

According to WNCA Bylaws Article I — Membership, Section 3 — Voting Delegates
The voting delegates of the Association shall consist of: the ordained, licensed, and commissioned ministers,and directors of religious education certified by the Worship and Education Ministry Team of Local Church Ministries of the United Church of Christ holding standing in the Association, and two lay delegates selected by and representing each local church within the Association. (Number of members for determination of lay delegates for a church is based upon the church membership reported in the national UCC Yearbook.) also states that Members of the Board of Directors shall be voting members of the Association. Visitors are welcome to attend the Annual Gathering.

The Bylaws also establish the number of lay delegates from each church eligible to attend the Annual Gathering —

  • Churches with up to 300 members shall be entitled to have 2 lay delegates
  • Churches with 301 to 500 member s shall be entitled to have 3 lay delegates
  • Churches with 501 to 700 members shall be entitl ed to have 4 lay delegates
  • Churches with 701 to 900 members shall be entitled to have 5 lay delegates
  • Churches with over 900 members shall be entitled to one additional lay delegate per each additional 200 members or fraction thereof



AM 2015

Revisions to Constitution & Bylaws
Report: United Church Homes
Report: President
Report: Nominating Committee
Report: Minister for Church Affairs
Report: E&R Historical Society
Report: Commission on Ministry — Statistics.pdf
Report: Church Women of the Southern Conference
Constitution & Bylaws — Proposed Changes
Bio of Rev. Tamara Franks
Annual Gathering Registration Form
AG Standing Rules, Amended
AG Registration Form
AG Order & Agenda
AG Official Call Letter
AG Guests & Visitors
2016 Proposed Ministry Plan
2016 Final Budget Narrative
2015 YTD Financials
2015 Call Letter
2014 Annual Meeting Minutes.pdf



AM 2014

Table of Contents
So Region E&R Historical Society Report
Rev. Eddie Weathers Bio
Registration Form
President's Report
Order & Agenda
Officers Installation
Nominee Bios
Nominating Report
MCA Report
Guests & Visitors
Elon Homes Annual Report
Comm on Ministry Report
Church Women Report
Bless You Churches
5 for 5 Giving
2015 Proposed Budget & Plan
2015 Narrative Ministry Plan
2014 YTD Financials
2014 Standing Rules
2014 Report Cover
2014 Call Letter
2014 Annual Gathering Minutes
2013 Annual Gathering Minutes



AM 2013

UCHS Brief History
UCCOSSN Save the Date
So Region E&R Historical Society Report
President's Report
Nominating Report
MCA Report
David Schoen Bio
Conference Minister's Letter
Church Women Report
Agenda & Worship
2014 Proposed Ministry Plan
2014 Narrative Ministry Plan
2013 YTD Financials
2013 Statistical Report
2013 Annual Gathering Minutes



AM 2016

Report—WNCA Church & Ministry Commission 2016
Report—WNCA Associate Conference Minister 2016
Report—WNCA 2016 Financials: Income & Expense
Report—WNCA 2016 Financials
Report—SOC Conference Minister 2016
Proposed Budget Narrative 2017
Proposed Budget 2017
President's Letter WNCA 2016
Nominations—WNCA Officers & Board of Directors
Nominations—WNCA Nominee Bios
Nominations—WNCA Church & Ministry Commission
Minutes—Annual Meeting October 2015
Budget—2017 Narrative Approved100116
Budget—2017 Ministry Plan Approved100116
2016 WNCA Annual Meeting Registration
2016 WNCA Annual Meeting Call Letter
2016 WNCA Annual Gathering Agenda