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Caring For Our Community

The Chaplaincy Program is just one of the many ways the Y intentionally lives out our mission. Our Chaplains demonstrate the love of Jesus through serving, loving and caring for the staff, members and guests of the YMCA through faith-based programming or just a listening ear and an encouraging word.

Our mission here at the Y states that this is a place for all people to reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body. This Chaplaincy Program ensures that we can focus even more so on the spirit and mind.

The Chaplaincy Program is composed of volunteers, who will be available at posted times at various Y branches.

This program is open to all people, regardless of their faith or background. 

The Y is currently seeking volunteers to join its Chaplaincy Program to help launch the program in the near future. If you or someone you know are interested in learning more or finding ways to support the Chaplaincy Program, please contact Luke Harris at l.harris@ymcanwnc.org

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Encouraging Words

Christian Leadership Conference

Our YMCA Christian Leadership Conference is held at YMCA Camp Hanes in King, NC. in November. It is a great event for all to learn how to increase the Christian mission at their Y, camp programs, and in the community. It is designed to provide Y staff and volunteers with the tools they need in their roles as Y leaders and to connect with our community. Our goal is to provide a great experience that’s accessible for many YMCA staff and volunteers, so the cost for the weekend is only $25 per participant. More to come on 2023's event!

If you have any questions, please contact Amelia Johnson at 336 983 3131 or at amelia.johnson@ymcanwnc.org. If you are interested joining the CLC committee, send inquiries to Amelia.

Wilkes Family YMCA Weekly Prayer Vigil

A weekly prayer vigil will be held on Mondays at the Wilkes Family YMCA at noon at the flagpole (weather permitting). It will be in the lobby if weather does not permit.

The weekly prayer vigil will be a time to pray for our country, our schools, our community as well as specific prayer requests.

Mondays at noon

William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA

Please refer to the schedule below of our William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA Chaplains if you are in need of this program.

Laura Spangler
Servant of Jesus Christ
Lloyd Presbyterian Church
Available Mondays 3:00-5:00pm

John Priest
Available mornings Monday through Friday
Both chaplains are also available upon request.
Please ask a Front Desk Staff member to help you if you need a chaplain.

Statesville Family YMCA

Please refer to the schedule below of our Statesville Family YMCA Chaplains if you are in need of this program.

Mark and Linda Ferguson
Servants of Jesus Christ
Rescue House Church
Available in the branch on Mondays 10:45am - 1:30pm

“If you or someone you know if going through a crisis, has a spiritual concern, would like prayer or simply has a question about the Bible, we re here to help.”

Chaplains are also available upon request. Please ask a Front Desk Staff member to help you if you need a chaplain.