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.
Bishop Ward shares some of her experiences with children in worship and urges churches to develop creative ways to include and engage children in the worship experience.
United Methodist Council of Bishops April 28, 2017 TO: All United Methodists FROM: Bishop Bruce R. Ough, President Council of Bishops RE: Judicial Council Decision Grace to you and peace from God our Creator and our Lord Jesus Christ. Today, the Judicial Council released its decision on a request for a declaratory decision from the… Continue Reading→
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace in the name of Jesus Christ. May 7 – 13 is Teacher Appreciation Week. We United Methodists are deeply committed to our children and public schools and engage with them energetically through Congregations for Children (C4C). We will be eager to express gratitude to all who teach in… Continue Reading→
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2017 Washington, D.C. —- The Council of Bishops (COB) has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. In announcing the call, COB President Bishop Bruce R. Ough said the Special Session will… Continue Reading→
As followers of Jesus, we are called to be communicators of the Good News of the love, light and grace of God through Jesus Christ.
Bishop Ward describes the timing of Annual Conference 2017 which will conclude on Sunday, June 18.