Bishop Ward invites us to join the event “Welcoming the Stranger” as she and Mike Frese read stories from persons fleeing violence and danger in their countries, hoping to relocate to the United States.
Bishop Ward reminds us that the joy of Mardi Gras and the sorrow of Lent and the journey toward Easter moves us into life in Christ, life abundant, and life forevermore.
As we find ourselves on the cusp of the beginning of Lent, Bishop Ward invites us to gather virtually for a conference-wide Ash Wednesday service on Feb. 17.
Bishop Ward celebrates the mission of The United Methodist Church around the world.
Bishop Ward gives us updates on the 2020 apportionments and the 2021 virtual Annual Conference, while thanking churches for their faithfulness in supporting the connection.
Bishop Ward encourages us to be in a vigil of prayer today and tomorrow for the incoming leaders and for the future of our nation.
Bishop Ward encourages us to continue learning and growing in our faithfulness toward anti-racism and to hold on to our hope for transformation in the world.
Just as the Magi came and offered gifts to the Christ child, we offer gifts in this season to one another and to our friends and partners around the world.
In Christmas, God comes to us in the tiny baby. The love and beauty and strength and possibility of God is contained in flesh, and so we sing “Joy to the world, the Lord is come.”