Bishop Ward encourages us to begin the new year in prayer for the North Carolina Conference and The United Methodist Church.
Christmas is a beautiful and lasting gift. In this video, Bishop Hope Morgan Ward speaks of how grateful we are that love came down at Christmas.
As we approach the fourth Sunday of Advent, Bishop Ward encourages us to give generously to Hurricane Matthew relief and also to be in prayer as the Church enters a new year of mission and ministry.
Bishop Ward reminds us of how the angels came and sang to the shepherds about a child’s birth and introduces the denominational goal of reaching 1 million children with lifesaving health interventions in the next quadrennium.
On the second Sunday of Advent, Bishop Ward invites prayers for Circles of Abundant Grace, gatherings in January across the Annual Conference to discuss the future of The United Methodist Church.
Bishop Ward introduces the season of Advent with an art piece depicting Mary and the angel Gabriel. She also encourages persons to participate in Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29 and churches to take a special Advent/Christmas offering for Hurricane Matthew relief and recovery.