Bishop Ward shares with us the details of General Conference and the Clergy Day Apart.
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward announces a new configuration of responsibilities within the Cabinet and new Cabinet appointments, effective July 1, 2021, for the 2021-2022 Conference year. Rev. David Blackman, pastor of Hay Street UMC in Fayetteville (GA), will become Superintendent of the Beacon District. Rev. Chris Brady, pastor of Wilson Temple UMC in Raleigh (CA),… Continue Reading→
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you in these Lenten days as we receive the projected next steps for The United Methodist Church. The Commission on the General Conference has scheduled the 2020 General Conference, delayed further as a result of the pandemic, for August 29-September 6, 2022. Read the call announcement. The… Continue Reading→
Press ReleaseFebruary 25, 2021 Bishops call Special Session of General Conference, create timeline for moving forward WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the further postponement of the 2020 General Conference, the Council of Bishops (COB) is calling a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be convened online on… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward invites us to join the event “Welcoming the Stranger” as she and Mike Frese read stories from persons fleeing violence and danger in their countries, hoping to relocate to the United States.
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church will be offering a weekly devotion during the Lenten season which begins this week. Each Wednesday during Lent and every day during Holy Week, a 15-minute recorded devotion, led by a bishop and leaders from their episcopal areas will be released. “We are offering this Lenten… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward reminds us that the joy of Mardi Gras and the sorrow of Lent and the journey toward Easter moves us into life in Christ, life abundant, and life forevermore.
As we find ourselves on the cusp of the beginning of Lent, Bishop Ward invites us to gather virtually for a conference-wide Ash Wednesday service on Feb. 17.
Bishop Ward celebrates the mission of The United Methodist Church around the world.