Press ReleaseFebruary 25, 2021 Bishops call Special Session of General Conference, create timeline for moving forward WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the further postponement of the 2020 General Conference, the Council of Bishops (COB) is calling a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be convened online on… Continue Reading→
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.
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church will be offering a weekly devotion during the Lenten season which begins this week. Each Wednesday during Lent and every day during Holy Week, a 15-minute recorded devotion, led by a bishop and leaders from their episcopal areas will be released. “We are offering this Lenten… Continue Reading→
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.
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace on this first day of February. As Black History Month unfolds, we honor the active and retired Black clergy who serve among us. Their strength, wisdom, and leadership continue to gift our conference, our churches, and our global connection. We are deeply grateful for your leadership toward God’s… Continue Reading→
The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail. – Isaiah 58:11 This strong promise of God will be the scriptural focus for the 2021 Annual Conference Session. We… Continue Reading→
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.