Bishop Ward invites us to join in evening prayer throughout the season of Advent and the District Christmas offering for UMCOR.
Dear friends in Christ, Grace and peace to you all in the name of Jesus Christ. As we approach Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas, we yearn for gathering in the ways we have been accustomed. This pandemic year has called us into new ways of connecting, celebrating, and comforting one another. The number of people directly… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward and others celebrate the opening of a JFON Immigration Legal Clinic in Fayetteville which will help neighbors navigate the immigration legal process.
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→
Bishop Ward offers a prayer for this election day and the days to come.
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→
As we approach All Saints Day on Nov. 1, we celebrate and give thanks for all God’s saints and lift up the ministry and legacy of St. James UMC in Pembroke.
Bishop Ward uses a passage from John Donne’s poetry to remind us that although God created the changing seasons, mercy, love, grace, and justice are always in season.