In this video, Bishop Ward speaks about the life of Saint Francis of Assisi and challenges us to care for our world that God has created.
Brothers and Sisters of The United Methodist Church, Grace and peace to you in the compassionate name of our Lord Christ Jesus. I write to you on behalf of our Council of Bishops to invite you to observe Global Migration Sunday on December 3, 2017. This is the first Sunday of the season of Advent,… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward invites us to pray for our pastors and to find ways this month to offer special expressions of appreciation for our pastor.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, October 5, 2017 United Methodist bishops call for a ‘Clean Dream Act’ WASHINGTON – United Methodist bishops are urging the United States Congress to pass a Clean Dream Act that would allow undocumented young people the opportunity to work, receive an education and serve in the U.S. military. In statement… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward encourages each church to examine the ways they are now or can better care for God’s creation. Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. I love this prayer, “New every morning is your love great God of light and all day long, you are working for good in the… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward encourages the observance of World Communion Sunday on October 1 and offers a prayer for unity, peace, compassion and hope.
The Commission on a Way Forward has started sketching models to share with the Council of Bishops as options for finding a way forward for The United Methodist Church (UMC) regarding human sexuality. During the meeting in Berlin, Germany (Sept. 18-20), members of the Commission expressed the need for the unity of the UMC, yet… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward extends the invitation for youth and youth leaders to attend Pilgrimage 2017 at the Crown Center – Fayetteville, Nov. 10-12.
In this season of hurricanes, Bishop Ward highlights the work and ministry of UMCOR in helping people rebuild not only their homes, but their lives.