After an inspiring Annual Conference, Bishop Ward, the Cabinet, and the Connectional Table look forward to the new conference year with many new and fruitful ministries in local churches throughout the conference. Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. Thank you for the wondrous time that we shared together at the… Continue Reading→
We will have two wonderful evening programs at this Annual Conference 2017 – a children’s musical on Friday evening and a dramatization from the book Blood Done Sign My Name on Saturday evening.
Bishop Ward and the Cabinet are learning to speak Spanish and will be going to Guatemala later in the summer for a week of full culture immersion. Ministry with Hispanic Latino persons is an important focus of the NC Conference.
Statement on decision by President Trump to Withdraw United States from the Paris Climate Accord. WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 2, 2017) – The decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord is not only disheartening but also puts God’s creation in further crisis. As the Bishops of The United… Continue Reading→
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 31, 2017) – The moderators of the Commission on a Way Forward are using a three-part commentary this summer in helping United Methodists throughout the world to understand work of the Commission. The commentary will deal with the mission, vision and scope of the Commission, which was named by the Council of… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward describes Pentecost people and the work of the Holy Spirit as we prepare for Pentecost Sunday on June 4.
Conference youth events offer youth opportunities for spiritual growth and vital inspiring worship. Registration is now open for Breakaway, the Appalachian Trail Hike, and ACS (Annual Conference Session).
The very first story in the Bible is of God creating all the things of the earth and then resting on the seventh day. As we honor God’s creation, we also honor the Sabbath, allowing for a time of rest and renewal.
Bishop Ward encourages us to honor teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week and introduces a new ministry – MAPS (Methodists Advocating for Public Schools), with the Western North Carolina Conference.