Bishop Ward discusses the upcoming Faith Summit on Child Poverty in this Connections video.
Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, our reigning Lord, who came among us as a little child.
As we approach the celebration of the reign of Christ at the end of the Christian year, we have a unique opportunity to gather in Wilson. A Child Summit on Poverty will be convened on Saturday, Nov. 23. I hope you will join me there.
Your presence at the Summit will be a witness to the deep concern that you have for children in North Carolina. With a Nov. 1 reduction in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, one out of every four children in North Carolina has inadequate nutrition.
This affects every area of their lives. It’s essential that we, in every place, extend the ministry of our church to children and their families. Jesus said “the one who welcomes a little child welcomes me.”
May this season of thanksgiving and the celebration of abundance be a time when we commit our lives again to be in ministry with all God’s people.