The funeral for Bishop John Yambasu, the late resident bishop of the Sierra Leone Conference, set for Sunday, September 6, 2020, will be livestreamed on umc.org/bishopyambasu. Bishop Yambasu died in a road accident on August 16, 2020, on his way to attend a funeral of one of the pastors in the conference. The Service of… Continue Reading→
In the aftermath of Hurricane Isaias, Bishop Ward encourages us to step forward to help our neighbors clean up, clean out, and rebuild.
For Immediate ReleaseTuesday, May 05, 2020 Bishop Harvey makes history as first Hispanic woman to be COB President WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey of the Louisiana Area has made history by becoming the first Hispanic woman to be president of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church. She is also the… Continue Reading→
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward was recently featured on the Instructions for Living a Life podcast. Instructions for Living a Life, co-hosted by Chrisie Reeves-Pendergrass and Adam Baker, Associate Pastor at Wesley Memorial UMC: Wilmington, explores “stories of people who live at the intersections of faith, belief, ministry, and mental health.” In this episode, the “conversation… Continue Reading→
For Immediate Release Monday, January 20, 2020 Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. in a season of violence and racism By Bishop Ken Carter. I was 11 years old when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. Some people can remember where they were when President John Kennedy was assassinated. I grew up in… Continue Reading→
As we journey through Advent on the way to Christmas, we read and sing Israel’s promises and prophecies. We hear the prophet Isaiah’s invitation: “Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord” (Isaiah 2:5). And for many of us, all of this culminates as we stand in the darkness of a sanctuary on… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward is joined by Dr. Edgardo Colon-Emeric to discuss the document, “Sent in Love,” written by the Committee on Faith and Order, of which Dr. Colon-Emeric is a member.
Bishop Ward is joined by members of the conference Asian Ministry team – Sang-Seon Park, Kong Namkung, and Edgar De Jesus – to extend an invitation to pilgrimage.
Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. On August 25, we will celebrate Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries Sunday and receive a special offering for this important ministry of our annual conference. I encourage you to invite generosity for this good cause on August 25 or another Sunday of your choosing. Envelopes… Continue Reading→