Dear United Methodist friends, In these early days of Lent, we grieve with the people of Parkland, Florida. We give thanks for courageous, faithful, thoughtful leadership of pastors and of laity. As we seek to find and offer comfort, God is with us. I hope you will read and ponder prayerfully this excellent message from… Continue Reading→
In the second week of Lent, Bishop Ward recounts the admonition from Jesus to deny ourselves and take up the cross. She highlights ways we practice self-denial.
Dear North Carolina Conference, Greetings to you from the Virginia Conference! I would like to extend an invitation to you for a Convocation on Race and Reconciliation on April 14, 2018 at Annandale UMC in Annandale, Va. Our purpose through this convocation is to empower participants to become lifelong learning disciples who can conduct the… Continue Reading→
Join Bishop Hope on a Pilgrimage to Seneca Falls, NY, the birthplace of women’s rights. Walk through the fertile history of the area, hearing the stories of women’s suffrage, the abolition of slavery and a reform movement which forever impacted our country. July 2018 approaches the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and marks the 170th… Continue Reading→
Today, we celebrate Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday, and yet, we are mindful that tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, ushers in Lent.
This week, persons in the commissioning and ordination process will take the Freedom Ride throughout eastern North Carolina to learn more about our past.
Bishop Ward and Suzanne Cobb discuss some exciting things that are happening in the area of conference Youth Ministry.
For Immediate Release – January 30, 2018 The moderators of the Commission on a Way Forward are urging United Methodists to engage in reflections on where they see mission at the heart of the denomination as well as seeing mission as significant for resolving conflict. Below is the statement from Bishops David Yemba, Sandra Steiner… Continue Reading→
The Holy Spirit has given to every believer gifts for the strengthening of Christ’s ministry in the world. Next week, COSROW will meet to consider ways to encourage women in all ministries.