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.
Bishop Ward is joined by Rev. Jarrod Davis, chair of the Conference Creation Care Team to discuss all the ways the NC Conference is engaging in creation care.
Bishop Ward talks with Dr. Kenneth Locklear (Gateway District Superintendent) about how the Native American Ministries Offering has been instrumental in his life and ministry.
The Sunday after Easter, April 11, has been designated as Second Chance Sunday which recognizes our ministry with persons who have been incarcerated and also how redemption is available to all through the death and resurrection of Jesus.
As we move through Holy Week, Bishop Ward reminds us to be vigilant in keeping our eyes on Jesus so we will be witness to the most surprising and astonishing moment in human history.
Using the story of Jesus raising Lazarus, Bishop Ward reminds us of the words of Jesus foreshadowing Easter victory, “Roll back the stone. Unbind them. Let them go.”