Bishop Ward is at MERCI with Ed Rutenkroger and Linda Heil, assembling Christmas boxes for Project Agape. Volunteers are needed to get the boxes ready to ship.
Bishop Ward toured Ocracoke with Pastor Susie Fitch-Slater. Because of the connection of The United Methodist Church, Disaster Ministry staff and volunteers will be with the people on the island until everyone has a safe and clean place to live.
As we wait and hope and pray for the coming of the Christ Child, we see God’s wonderful gift of children. As we welcome children into this world, we long to make this world a more gentle, welcoming, nurturing place for every child born. Brief prayers and worship resources are offered, thematically linked to the… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward is joined by Clara Ester in a conversation about anti-racism and the Church. Ms. Ester is a UM deaconess and witness to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ecclesiastes reminds us that there is a season for every purpose under heaven and Bishop Ward welcomes us into charge conference season. For everything, there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1. We are in the season of charge conferences. Thank you for your careful preparation and for your participation as we… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward looks forward to the district gatherings for clergy which will happen this fall.
Bishop Ward is joined by Hannah McMillan and Cooper Sykes to talk about Eat for Relief, an event scheduled for Pilgrimage 2019 to benefit Disaster Ministries.
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward announces the appointment of the Rev. Ismael Ruiz-Millan as the next Superintendent of the Heritage District, effective July 1, 2020. Heritage District Superintendent Rev. Randy Innes is now in his eighth year of superintendency; therefore, we all have anticipated transition at the end of this conference year. The announcement of this… Continue Reading→
As we find ourselves again in hurricane season, let us read Psalm 46 often. Let us remember God, our strength and help. Let us remember that God is always with us. Let us fear not.