Bishop Ward and Bishop Kenneth Monroe of the AMEZ Church share some of the collaborative ministries in which we have been engaged.
WASHINGTON, D. C. – Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, president of the Council of Bishops, has issued a pastoral letter based on James 5:13-16 following the conclusion of the Special Session of the General Conference. “James does not call us to identify the sins of one another. He calls us to confess our sins to one… Continue Reading→
Dear United Methodist friends, May you hear and receive the powerful, ancient greeting of the universal church: grace and peace of Christ to you. The Traditional Plan, approved by the General Conference and now before the Judicial Council in April, continues and strengthens the language of the Book of Discipline relative to homosexuality. We lament… Continue Reading→
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you as the General Conference concludes the Called Session. The Session was tumultuous, demonstrating the difficult intersections of Biblical interpretation, contextual ministry and the global nature of our church. The Traditional Plan was affirmed by 53% of General Conference delegates with strong support from conservative regions of… Continue Reading→
Please use the following prayers from Bishop Hope Morgan Ward and the Council of Bishops on Sunday, February 24, 2019, as General Conference begins. Bishop Ward: Eternal and loving God, we pray for the United Methodist Church and for the Special Session of the General Conference. Lord Jesus Christ, we ask for your humility, strength… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward asks three things of us while United Methodist delegates from around the world meet at the Special Called General Conference beginning Feb. 23 in St. Louis.
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward announces the appointment of Rev. Mike Frese, pastor of Millbrook UMC, as the superintendent of the Corridor District effective July 1, 2019. Thank you for your prayers for Mike, Millbrook UMC, and the Corridor District during this time of transition.
I invite you to join me in a Bishop’s Forum on Support for Immigrants and Families. As actions by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) increase, many immigrants and families in our United Methodist churches and surrounding communities are being deeply traumatized.
As the 2019 General Conference convenes next week, Bishop Ward is asking us to pray for a strong and faithful outcome to the deliberations and for us to love each other well.