Dear United Methodist friends, I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ today. Together we grieve the tragedy that continues to impact the lives of people in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the nation. I offer this prayer, drawn from Psalm 80, an appointed text for the First Sunday in Advent. This Psalm is a… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward welcomes in the season of Advent by lifting up generous giving, Giving Tuesday, and Imagine No Malaria in this week’s connections.
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward reflects on the meaning of Christ the King Sunday as we approach the end of the liturgical year.
The Council of Bishops issued a statement concerning human sexuality, addressing their diverse perspectives and calling the people of The United Methodist Church to be in prayer, both for their leaders and for one another. The statement reads: As bishops of The United Methodist Church, our hearts break because of the divisions that exist within… Continue Reading→
Representatives of the Council of Bishops and the General Board of Global Ministries issued a letter to the people of The United Methodist Church on behalf of the Council of Bishops in response to the Ebola crisis affecting West Africa. The epidemic has been responsible for nearly 5,000 deaths with more than 13,000 cases of… Continue Reading→
This week, Bishop Ward was interviewed on My Carolina Today explaining the United Methodist commitment to Imagine No Malaria.
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward shares a story of honoring our Native American brothers and sisters.
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward calls to mind the clustering activities surrounding higher education and young people in the North Carolina Conference.
As we embrace this season of homecoming and harvest, Bishop Hope reminds us we too were once new as the church. You can honor those days when your church first came to life by participating in Impact10, an indispensable resource for launching of new faith communities!