February 15, 2017 The Commission on a Way Forward has begun meeting, and reporting of our conversation has been shared with the church. Because we are a body that meets every few weeks, and because the pace of social media is one measured in minutes or hours, there is a gap between the perception of… Continue Reading→
As Christians, we are called to be peacemakers and to break down walls that divide us from each other. We refuse to label people. We are called to extend the hospitality of God and to live in beloved community with our neighbors. Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. “We refuse… Continue Reading→
We are called to demonstrate the love that Jesus embodied. While it is easy to love our neighbors, in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us to also love our enemies and those who hurt us. This is only possible through the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Bishop Ward gives a report on the conference Mission Endowment Fund, which has made a grant of $60,000 to the Conference Disaster Response Ministries to be used for Hurricane Matthew recovery.
Bishop Ward asks for prayers for all the people living in the troubled lands of Israel and Palestine – the place where Jesus was born, spent his life and engaged his ministry.
Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued a statement regarding President Trump’s executive order on immigration at a press conference sponsored by the Minnesota Council of Churches. The event, held at Hennepin United Methodist Church, gathered faith leaders to discuss the topic of immigration. Bishop Ough participated in today’s… Continue Reading→
The Commission on a Way Forward held its first meeting in Atlanta, Georgia January 23-26, 2017, with 32 members from nine countries in attendance. Led by commission moderators Bishop David Yemba, Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball and Bishop Ken Carter, members worked and worshipped together and began the foundational work integral to their charge of developing… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward gives thanks for the great diversity among us and for the unity which we experience in Christ and our common commitment to God through the Church of Jesus Christ.
Bishop Ward gives thanks for the eight district superintendents serving the North Carolina Conference and tells about their role as the chief mission strategist for their district.