Watch Bishop Ward’s Connections video about disaster response and her recent trip to Swan Quarter for a house blessing.
Bishop Ward’s video about Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday is above. Read the transcript below. “Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent begins. Many places in our world are experiencing a huge party at this very moment, on the eve of Lent. It was, in the history of the church, a time for people… Continue Reading→
Watch the video above or read the transcript below. Bishop Ward: Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, who calls each of us in our baptism to serve Christ in the world. We’re at Louisburg College today. The Heritage District pastors are meeting and President Mark La Branche is with us… Continue Reading→
Watch the video above or read the transcript below. “In Acts 15:36, Paul asks Barnabas, “Come, go with me. Let’s go visit the believers.” It is in the spirit of this text that I begin this week visiting with clergy in the eight districts of our Annual Conference. Laity, this is an important time for… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward invites your prayers as we continue to build a culture of call in our Annual Conference in this Connections video.
Watch the video above. Read the transcript below. “‘Here comes the dreamer.’ Those were the words of Joseph’s brothers as they saw him coming. And they took him and bound him, and threw him in a pit, and sold him into slavery. ‘Here comes the dreamer.’ Words which we could also attribute to Martin Luther… Continue Reading→
Watch the video above. Read the transcript below. “I wish for each of you a strong and joyful new year. As the new year dawns, let us give thanks for one another and for the light which shines in darkness guiding us forward. The beautiful story of Christmas is a story of light shining in… Continue Reading→
Watch Bishop Ward’s final video on Advent. Read the transcript below. “May Christ come to you with fullness of hope, joy, peace and love this Christmas. We light the Christ candle as a sign of welcome to the one who comes to fill our hearts and lives with these magnificent gifts of God. Christ is… Continue Reading→
Watch Bishop Ward’s video on the fourth week of Advent above. Read the transcript below. “Christmas is very near. The candles burn with a bright invitation. Come, Lord Jesus, bring peace, bring hope, bring joy, bring love. This is the celebration of God’s love coming down to us at Christmas. God has come to dwell… Continue Reading→