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.
Bishop Ward encourages us to be in a vigil of prayer today and tomorrow for the incoming leaders and for the future of our nation.
Bishop Ward encourages us to continue learning and growing in our faithfulness toward anti-racism and to hold on to our hope for transformation in the world.
Arise, shine, for your light has come. (Isaiah 60:1) I give you as light to the nations that my salvation shall reach to the ends of the earth. (Isaiah 49:6) O God of Epiphany light and love, we pray for your light in our country. As we watch with dismay images of all that is… Continue Reading→