As Christians, we are called to be peacemakers and to break down walls that divide us from each other. We refuse to label people. We are called to extend the hospitality of God and to live in beloved community with our neighbors. Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. “We refuse… Continue Reading→
We are called to demonstrate the love that Jesus embodied. While it is easy to love our neighbors, in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us to also love our enemies and those who hurt us. This is only possible through the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Bishop Ward gives a report on the conference Mission Endowment Fund, which has made a grant of $60,000 to the Conference Disaster Response Ministries to be used for Hurricane Matthew recovery.
Bishop Ward asks for prayers for all the people living in the troubled lands of Israel and Palestine – the place where Jesus was born, spent his life and engaged his ministry.
Bishop Ward gives thanks for the great diversity among us and for the unity which we experience in Christ and our common commitment to God through the Church of Jesus Christ.
Bishop Ward gives thanks for the eight district superintendents serving the North Carolina Conference and tells about their role as the chief mission strategist for their district.
As we celebrate the baptism of Jesus this week, Bishop Ward reminds us that as we remember our baptism, God speaks over us, as he did to Jesus – “You are my beloved. In you, I am well-pleased.”
In this video, Bishop Ward invites us to pray and to participate in Circles of Abundant Grace, beginning the second week of January.
Bishop Ward encourages us to begin the new year in prayer for the North Carolina Conference and The United Methodist Church.