Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. We write to you to express our deep gratitude for life together in the United Methodist Church here in the state of North Carolina. With you, we love our state and yearn for our lives to reflect the more excellent way described by Paul… Continue Reading→
The Great Generosity of God Do not be afraid. Go and tell the others! – Matthew 28:10 Our hearts are filled this day with Easter love and life and light! Matthew’s gospel artfully contrasts the great power and generosity of God that overwhelms those who experience Easter. There is a violent earthquake! An angel of… Continue Reading→
Dear friends in Christ, I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you. We echo the worlds of Paul to the Philippians as we begin Lent together. Thank you for the constancy of your prayers as we experienced together the… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward thanks churches for their generosity of time, gifts, prayers, presence, energy, and skills – during times of need and crisis.
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you during this time of senseless tragedy in our neighboring state of South Carolina. Let us pray continually for the love of God to flow in our world overcoming every evil and healing every loss and hurt in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Lord God of… Continue Reading→
The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed!
Bishop Ward expresses gratitude for the gifts each church shares through apportionments. Your generosity supports more than 91% of the 2015 mission and ministry of the NCCUMC.
Bishop Ward and Cory Oliver, chairperson of the Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members, will host a web conversation with local pastors and associate members on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 from 12 noon – 1 pm. Feel free to ask questions and leave comments using the comment form below. Begin asking questions now or… Continue Reading→
Fourth Sunday of Advent, Bishop Ward reflects on Christ’s birth and the peace that can come on earth