Donate Now to Support Diocesan Ministries
Giving Tuesday - March 5, 2020
#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
We ask for your help this giving Tuesday in supporting our diocesan camp and conference centers, Camp Henry, Lake Logan, and Valle Crucis. These centers are sacred spaces for many in the diocese, and your donations ensure that these spaces continue to exist after the pandemic.
Click on a conference center below to donate.
Partners in Mission
Read the full letter here
From Bishop José: "I’m pleased to ask you to join me as a Partner in Mission. By focusing new resources on these mission areas, I am confident that we will have a growing, vibrant community of faith for many years to come. Please consider your contribution to become a Partner in Mission with me as we focus on three mission areas for the coming year:
Empowering Youth & Young Adults. Our young people are a significant part of our vision in the diocese to “walk in the way, widen the walls, and wake up the world." Our youth, young adult and college campus programs are structured to supplement the youth and young adult ministry programs of local parishes.
Continuing to make our Spanish-speaking ministries a focus in the diocese. Today, we have a vibrant Spanish-speaking ministry with mission sites across the diocese, numerous parishes serving their Spanish-speaking neighbors, and two full-time Latino missioners. But we still have a long way to go to make our Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters truly a part of our community.
Forming and supporting the men and women this diocese raises up for ordination as deacons and priests. We do this first by offering additional formational opportunities for those individuals who are called to serve as priests in non-traditional settings, including bi-vocational priests in small congregations. The IONA School for Ministry is an Episcopal program that can be implemented and led at the local level. Likewise, our Curacy program will help us be intentional about how we encourage, place and support our newly ordained priests so that they can better enhance the life of the diocese, and so that they are better positioned to be successful and motivated to lead us into the future."
Please join us in creating leaders for our church and diocese. The Seminarian Fund helps students with funding for tuition, books, and living expenses. This is not only beneficial to them in the immediate future, but also long-term, as it decreases post-graduation debt.
Camp Henry Scholarships
The Diocese of Western North Carolina is committed to supporting any child that wants to go to Camp Henry. Your support helps families defray the costs of camp and ensures that a child will experience the joy and wonder of Camp Henry.
Church of the Advocate
Young Adult Service Corps