“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’” – Isaiah 52:7 There are some expressions of thanksgiving, gratitude, and appreciation where words are often inadequate. In this season of our lives together, I find this… Continue Reading→
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.
Dear Friends, We are God’s flock. Jesus is our Good Shepherd. – John 10 I invite you to be present for a virtual gathering of all interested laity and clergy in the North Carolina Conference on Wednesday, May 5, at 12 noon. The gathering will last no more than 90 minutes. The purpose of the gathering… Continue Reading→
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. I would like to share with you that Eric Stevens has accepted my invitation to serve as Chancellor of the North Carolina Conference for the next six months, through June 2021. We continue to mourn the sudden death of Wilson… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward uses the Pilgrimage 2020 theme of “Claimed” to remind us of God’s promise in Isaiah – “I have called you by name and you are mine.”
The majesty of Mt. Ararat rises just beyond the eastern edge of Armenia. From Scripture, we know it as a place of hope and a sign of God’s providence, this grounding place for the cocoon of life that was Noah’s ark. This is the historical home place of Armenia, the oldest of Christian nations. Twenty-six… Continue Reading→
For Immediate Release Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 United Methodist Bishops meet to discuss church future, epidemic crisis. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church will meet November 2-5 in the midst of a pandemic, racial unrest, denominational and political anxiety. The more than 120 bishops serving in Africa, Asia, Europe,… Continue Reading→
For Immediate ReleaseMonday, October 12, 2020 U.S. Bishops call for full participation in November elections. WASHINGTON, D.C. – United Methodist bishops based in the United States today issued a statement on Faith and Democracy, calling on the people of The United Methodist Church to support voter registration and encourage people to vote in the November… Continue Reading→