The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has approved episcopal supervision recommendations for the Southeastern Jurisdiction due to the retirement of four bishops. After much prayer and discernment, the bishops have approved Bishop Leonard Fairley as resident bishop of the North Carolina Conference (Raleigh area), in addition to his role as resident bishop… Continue Reading→
The Council of Bishops (COB) of The United Methodist Church has approved episcopal supervision recommendations for the Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ), due to the retirement of four bishops. The recommendations were made by the SEJ College of Bishops following consultation with the Jurisdictional and respective Annual Conference Committees on Episcopacy. This follows decisions by Bishops Lawson… Continue Reading→
May is designated as Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Bishop Ward and the Rev. Edgar De Jesus share thoughts on the recent violence against Asian-Americans.
Bishop Ward asks us to give thanks this month particularly for teachers, our Asian-American pastors and Asian-Pacific Ministries, and for mothers and other women who have nurtured and supported us throughout our life.
Dear United Methodist friends in Christ, I give thanks to you all, using the words of the Apostle Paul in Philippians, for partnership in ministry from the first day until now. Called to ordained ministry, I was set apart for this life of itinerant clergy leadership 42 years ago at the North Carolina Annual Conference Session… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward introduces the scriptural theme for Annual Conference 2021 and gives details about the agenda.
Dear Friends, We are God’s flock. Jesus is our Good Shepherd. – John 10 I invite you to be present for a virtual gathering of all interested laity and clergy in the North Carolina Conference on Wednesday, May 5, at 12 noon. The gathering will last no more than 90 minutes. The purpose of the gathering… Continue Reading→
Dear friends in Christ, Our hearts are heavy as we experience with our friends in Elizabeth City the death of Andrew Brown, Jr., by gunshots fired by police. We pray for those closest to him, including Patrice Revelle, his children, and his grandmother Lydia Brown. We pray for the entire community – for elected civic… Continue Reading→
Jesus Christ stands among us, alive forevermore, as we approach Good Shepherd Sunday, marked each year soon after Easter. Consider the strong words of Jesus: I am the Good Shepherd. . .I know my own and they know me. . .I lay down my life for the sheep. . .so there will be one flock,… Continue Reading→