Welcome to the Western North Carolina Association — one of three Associations of the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ. Comprising 65 churches in four program districts, WNCA is led by professional staff working with specialized commissions and committees — all working together to strengthen the spiritual and community life of people and congregations across the Association.

Ecclesiastical Councils Policy Clarified

In the UCC, each Association maintains the authority to ordain ministers and grant ministerial standing for their region. When an individual seeks to be ordained to ministry in the UCC, the candidate engages in a lengthy period of discernment that includes their local...

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Register to attend Stuff Happens! on Saturday, March 2 WNCA's annual Education Day will focus on how the church and its people can respond when disaster strikes. Click the Stuff Happens button to learn more!

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Annual Meeting Highlights

2018 Annual Meeting Highlights Over 140 attendees representing two-thirds of WNCA churches gathered at Abernethy Laurels for the WNCA Annual Meeting. With worship interwoven throughout the day,  the morning offered educational presentations and music from...

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Sign up to join WNCA Disaster Response

Sign up to join WNCA Disaster Response team The Western NC Association is building a Disaster Response & Recovery Team — people and churches who want to participate in or support direct work on-the ground, helping people recover from disaster and...

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Help Carolinians clean up!

Help Carolinians clean up In response to the impact of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Florence, the Southern Conference is sponsoring a Clean-Up Campaign — a drive to supply 500 Clean-Up Buckets to people seeking to recover. To learn how you and your church can...

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2nd Monday Webinars begin in October

2nd Monday Webinars begin in October On October 8, the first in an ongoing series of free, monthly webinars begins! Each month, WNCA subject experts will offer programs on topics ranging from church budgets to mental health to end-of-life planning. You'll...

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Love Your Neighbor — here’s how!

On March 3, over 80 members of churches across the WNCA met at Abernethy Laurels to explore what it means to Love Your Neighbor. Using a World Cafe discussion style led by The Rev. Tamara Franks of High Country UCC, the gathered body developed a great list of ways to...

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Celebrate Jerry & Love Your Neighbor — March 3

Saturday, March 3, 2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $10 including lunch & refreshments Learn more about putting your faith in action — both as an individual and as a church! Join us for the annual WNCA Education Gathering featuring one of the UCC's Three Great Loves: Love...

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WNCA Annual Meeting celebrates 50 years of ministry

At its October 7, 2017 annual gathering, the Western North Carolina Association celebrated its golden anniversary with stories from pastors and leaders who have served the Association for many years, with reflections from Millennial clergy, and with a challenge for...

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Bethany UCC Stunned by Pastor Lee’s Resignation

WINSTON-SALEM, NC — The leaders of historic, rural Bethany United Church of Christ said they were stunned to receive the emailed resignation of their pastor, Robert W. Lee IV, a few days after he denounced white supremacy at the Aug. 27 MTV Video Music Awards. On...

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