The North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church will have a day of prayer for the 2016 General Conference.
Bishop Ward encourages people in the North Carolina Conference to join the Western North Carolina Conference in accepting the challenge from United Methodists in the Denver area to collect non-perishable food items. After the game, the number of items will be tallied and many people will be blessed. Monetary donations will count as 1 item per dollar.
Bishop Ward gives thanks for all the North Carolina Annual Conference has done to “imagine no malaria” while working towards the goal of $1 million to save lives in Africa.
During Lent, we will celebrate God’s abundance and generosity as we confess who we are before God. This prayer is a gift from the heart of Thomas A. Langford, Wesleyan theologian and former dean of Duke Divinity School. I am blessed by it as Lent approaches. Thy intention to give exceeds our readiness to receive…. Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward asks us to pray for the “Let Us Pray” gathering for clergy on Feb. 1 and draws upon the prophet Isaiah’s writing that we “shall be a thing of beauty in the hand of the Lord.”
In this video, Bishop Ward talks about Epiphany and the Cabinet’s time doing Disaster Response in South Carolina.
Bishop Ward welcomes in the new year by reflecting on the text from Ecclesiastes 3 and from the Covenant Prayer in the Wesleyan Tradition.
Bishop Ward tells the Mexican legend of the miracle of the poinsettia and the miracle of the birth of Christ, bringing grace and beauty into the world around us.
Bishop Ward quotes Micah’s scripture about tiny Bethlehem and elaborates on how God meets us even in the small places of our lives.