Dear United Methodist friends in Christ, Grace and peace to you as we approach Good Shepherd Sunday, with the appointed lessons Psalm 23 and John 10. Even when we walk through the darkest valley, we fear no danger because you are with us. – Psalm 23 Thank you for your partnership in compassionate care as… Continue Reading→
Let us all unite ourselves in prayer as we continue through the COVID-19 journey, and pray for our families, our communities, and our world in the month of May.
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you as we wait, pray, and serve one another, persevering in love in this time of COVID-19. Together we receive today the wisdom of Governor Cooper and Health and Human Services Secretary Cohen relative to life ahead in North Carolina. We choose to live together in faithful… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward shares the plans for the 2020 Annual Conference as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward announces the appointment of Rev. Tara Culp Lain as Superintendent of the Harbor District, effective June 23, 2020. Rev. Edith Lee Gleaves, currently serving as Harbor District Superintendent, will become Lead Pastor of Ocean View United Methodist Church, Oak Island. Rev. Lisa Naa-Shormey Yebuah will serve on the Cabinet as Spiritual… Continue Reading→
Thank you for the way in which you are uniting your hearts, your prayers, your hopes and your generosity to meet the needs of our wounded world during this pandemic.
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→
Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Joyful Easter greetings resound from heart to heart, in prose and poetry and song, on this most amazing and wonderful of all days! Every brilliant and beautiful sign of spring points to resurrection, the great and miraculous gift of God. Life abundant and eternal are the gracious, strong gifts… Continue Reading→
As we continue on the Holy Week journey along the ancient path, let us pray for one another. Let us continue to love one another well and let us continue to reach out in loving service to the world.