The Sept. 21 annual gathering of the Holston chapter of the Wesleyan Covenant Association will feature the Rev. Dr. Carolyn Moore, pastor, author and vice-chair of the global WCA.
Sunnyside, an eclectic bluegrass/Southern gospel band from upper East Tennessee, will provide music during the morning worship time. The event will be held at First Broad Street United Methodist Church in Kingsport, Tenn., located at 100 East Church Circle.
The event is free and open to all, with a special offering being received during the worship time to support the work of the Holston WCA. Members in good standing with the WCA will need to register at the event so they can vote on several important matters during the business portion of the gathering.
To establish or renew WCA membership, please go to https://wesleyancovenant.org/membership/. Memberships will not be processed at the Kingsport meeting.
Registration for WCA members will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with opening worship at 10 a.m., where the Rev. Moore will preach. After worship, the Holston WCA will convene its annual meeting, where attendees will hear specific WCA updates from the Rev. Moore and Holston WCA leaders, elect new board members, and elect delegates to the WCA’s Global Legislative Assembly.
Following the business meeting, two breakout sessions will be available, one regarding a pilot program for WCA-affiliated small groups, and another for lay leaders of traditional local churches seeking to network and organize.
Some more information about Carolyn Moore:
Carolyn Moore is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church who currently serves as the vice-chair of the Wesleyan Covenant Association. Her call is to create conversations and communities that expose the Kingdom of God. A two-time graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary (M.Div. and D.Min.), Carolyn has served in the local church since 1998. In June of 2003, she was appointed to Evans, Ga., where she has had the joy of planting and developing a missional community.
The church, Mosaic, serves those in the community who fall through the cracks of more traditionally structured congregations. Last year, the church launched The Mosaic Center as a separate non-profit to focus more intentionally on the needs of their local community. Carolyn has written several Bible studies and a reflection on the historic questions asked of United Methodist ministers. She is married to Steve Moore, a high school history teacher, and they have a daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter who are serving Christ in Nashville.
Some more information about Sunnyside:
With guitars, banjo, fiddle and mandolin as part of the ensemble, Sunnyside inevitably is described as a bluegrass band, but the group is much more eclectic than “bluegrass” can capture. There’s a bit of traditional and southern gospel in the band’s style; you might even hear a little contemporary. Members are Steve and Konnie Lewis, Judi Castleberry and Vicki Shell.
For more information about the WCA:
The WCA advocates a traditional, scripturally based understanding of Christianity within the United Methodist Church. Additional information about the Wesleyan Covenant Association can be found at HolstonWCA.org and WesleyanCovenant.org.