Bishop Ward proclaims June 30 as Jerry Bryan Day to honor Jerry for 25 years of service as the Conference Secretary. Jerry announced his retirement from this position during Annual Conference.
Thirty-eight elders and two deacons were ordained for Christian ministry at this year’s Annual Conference.
Bishop Ward highlights the Methodist tradition of gathering for Annual Conference and also gives thanks for persons who have had a fatherly parenting role in our lives as we celebrate Father’s Day this coming Sunday.
As we enter hurricane season, Bishop Ward gives thanks for conference Disaster Ministries and all United Methodists who are in the forefront as helpers in the wake of natural disaster.
Bishop Ward celebrates Camping Ministries and camps Chestnut Ridge, Rockfish, and Don Lee as she shares her and her family’s experiences through these vital ministries.
Bishop Ward welcomes the Rev. Connie Stutts to share the story of answered prayer at Rhems United Methodist Church in New Bern.
As we move toward Pentecost, let us give witness to God’s work in our lives and give thanks for the Spirit that guides us and leads us and also for the gift of Bishop Leonard Fairley.
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has approved episcopal supervision recommendations for the Southeastern Jurisdiction due to the retirement of four bishops. After much prayer and discernment, the bishops have approved Bishop Leonard Fairley as resident bishop of the North Carolina Conference (Raleigh area), in addition to his role as resident bishop… Continue Reading→
The Council of Bishops (COB) of The United Methodist Church has approved episcopal supervision recommendations for the Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ), due to the retirement of four bishops. The recommendations were made by the SEJ College of Bishops following consultation with the Jurisdictional and respective Annual Conference Committees on Episcopacy. This follows decisions by Bishops Lawson… Continue Reading→