Thirty-eight elders and two deacons were ordained for Christian ministry at this year’s Annual Conference.
Bishop Ward highlights the Methodist tradition of gathering for Annual Conference and also gives thanks for persons who have had a fatherly parenting role in our lives as we celebrate Father’s Day this coming Sunday.
As we enter hurricane season, Bishop Ward gives thanks for conference Disaster Ministries and all United Methodists who are in the forefront as helpers in the wake of natural disaster.
Bishop Ward celebrates Camping Ministries and camps Chestnut Ridge, Rockfish, and Don Lee as she shares her and her family’s experiences through these vital ministries.
Bishop Ward welcomes the Rev. Connie Stutts to share the story of answered prayer at Rhems United Methodist Church in New Bern.
As we move toward Pentecost, let us give witness to God’s work in our lives and give thanks for the Spirit that guides us and leads us and also for the gift of Bishop Leonard Fairley.
May is designated as Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Bishop Ward and the Rev. Edgar De Jesus share thoughts on the recent violence against Asian-Americans.
Bishop Ward asks us to give thanks this month particularly for teachers, our Asian-American pastors and Asian-Pacific Ministries, and for mothers and other women who have nurtured and supported us throughout our life.
Bishop Ward introduces the scriptural theme for Annual Conference 2021 and gives details about the agenda.