Dear United Methodist friends, With thanksgiving for your ministry, I urge you to give attention immediately to the financial assistance available to churches in this time of COVID-19. Your seeking resources through the programs made available by the CARES Act will help maximize the financial resources that will follow through the North Carolina Conference. The… Continue Reading→
In this time of the over-present reality of COVID-19, we remember our call outward into the world in ways beyond our regular habits and schedules.
As Holy Week approaches, we have the opportunity to journey from hosannas to the cross to the empty tomb in new ways. Let us see this Holy Week as a time to wake up to the serendipity of the amazing, wondrous love of God. We will all long remember this Holy Week, like none other… Continue Reading→
On this anniversary of strong public witness for voting rights, we remember our call to social holiness in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you in this challenging time for the entire human family. This morning, I was in Zoom conferences with faith leaders, public health professionals and several episcopal colleagues. In addition, with you, I received the directive of Governor Cooper for schools to remain closed through mid-May. I urge… Continue Reading→
Dear United Methodist laity and clergy, Grace and peace today in the name of the One who says, I am the Lord who heals you.* In these uncertain days, we draw upon the gifts of the Triune God and experience the deep well of strength, hope and love. Thank you for your creativity, patience, perseverance and faithfulness… Continue Reading→
Hearing these words repeatedly, I give thanks for the wonderful ways you are reaching out in this time of COVID-19.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has asked for the postponement of the 2020 General Conference, set to begin in six weeks, because of the new Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. Read the whole post and letter at unitedmethodistbishops.org.
Visit our Coronavirus page for ongoing updates, FAQs, and resources to help your congregation respond. Dear United Methodist friends, We continue to pray and witness in the name of Jesus Christ, our Great Physician, and Healer, as we receive updates regarding the spread of COVID-19 in North Carolina. I urge you to cease public worship… Continue Reading→