The lighting of the Advent candles reminds us that Jesus, the true light will soon enter the world.
Bishop Ward recounts for us the symbolism and significance of trees throughout the Bible from the Garden of Eden to Revelation.
As Advent begins, we stand once again amid the destruction left by devastating storms. In the darkness, we yearn for light, Bishop Ward writes in an article published by Faith & Leadership.
Bishop Ward shares the legend of the poinsettia and how God will use our gifts to help, heal, and welcome many.
One year after Hurricane Matthew, the Disaster Response Ministry Program continues to welcome volunteer workteams for home rebuilding.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 17, 2017 WASHINGTON – The Council of Bishops (COB) met at Lake Junaluska in North Carolina last week to receive an interim report from the Commission on a Way Forward; elect new officers; and prepare for the 2019 Special Session of General Conference among other things. From the president’s address… Continue Reading→
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. Early Sunday morning, vandals painted racist and misogynist graffiti on classroom trailers of Saint Francis United Methodist Church in Cary. This is deeply disturbing to us all as people baptized into Christ and deeply committed to honoring all as beloved… Continue Reading→
In this video, Bishop Ward invites us to plan for generosity this upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2017 Lake Junaluska, North Carolina – United Methodist Church bishops are calling on members of the denomination to engage in respectful conversations amidst growing conflict over political, religious and justice issues in many places in our world. In a pastoral letter released at the end of the Council of Bishops… Continue Reading→