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.
Bishop Ward welcomes Cathy Earl and Greg Ellis from UMCOR to the NC Conference with a green Disaster Ministries shirt as they prepare to tour the Disaster Recovery centers. Bishop Ward:Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. Behind us is a sea of beautiful green shirts as we celebrate the ministry… Continue Reading→
Dear Pastors and Church Leaders, Grace and peace to you today in the name of Jesus Christ.I offer this message in response to queries received about the Franklin Graham Decision America campaign coming to North Carolina in OctoberThe North Carolina Conference is neither an endorser nor a sponsor of Decision America.We United Methodists are deeply… Continue Reading→
As we approach the beginning of another school year, Bishop Ward encourages churches to celebrate and support students, teachers, parents, and school administrators.
For Immediate ReleaseFriday, August 16, 2019 UMC Bishops agree to ask Judicial Council to review Special Session votes WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops, in response to a request from the Commission on General Conference, has voted to ask the Judicial Council to rule on the implications of the invalid votes discovered during the… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward invites us to engage in study and thoughtful conversation about the history of enslaved persons in the U.S. and renew our commitment to anti-racism and multicultural ministries.