Bishop Ward affirms the commitment of the North Carolina Conference to be in ministry with and for all persons and to work towards peace and justice for all.
“The things, good Lord, that we pray for, give us grace to labor for.” – Thomas More, UMH, 408 Serving with you in the Southeastern Jurisdiction, we grieve the violence in Charlottesville. We renew our baptismal covenant to trust and serve Christ, to resist evil, and to honor all in the human family. We share… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward and Christi Dye discuss the role of the Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) in the conference.
Dear United Methodist friends, In the wake of hate and violence unleashed in Charlottesville, let us remember who we are and what we offer to the world. We are God’s people, given identity and destiny in baptism. We are God’s people, nurtured into distinctive discipleship as Christ-followers. We are God’s people, given courage, wisdom, strength,… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward gives thanks for public schools and extends an invitation to two events for persons seeking information about church/public school partnerships or persons wishing to deepen their commitment to existing partnerships.
Bishop Ward and the Rev. Reggie Ponder talk about the lectionary texts of planting and harvesting and share the story of outreach at Elevation UMC – each one to reach one.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Commission on a Way Forward has released a status report to the Council of Bishops and the entire United Methodist Church (UMC), updating the church and the leaders on the faithful work of the Commission after four meetings. The 32-member commission is accountable to the… Continue Reading→
During this week of ACS (Annual Conference Session for Youth), Bishop Ward reminds churches of the call to be praying for and being in ministry with young people within the church and those in the surrounding community.
Dear United Methodist friends in Christ, Grace and peace to you in these beautiful summer days. I encourage you to lead your church in generous support of Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries in August 27 as we interpret this remarkable ministry birthed here in North Carolina. Across the years, DBOM has flourished and grown, connecting those who are… Continue Reading→