The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church will be offering a weekly devotion during the Lenten season which begins this week. Each Wednesday during Lent and every day during Holy Week, a 15-minute recorded devotion, led by a bishop and leaders from their episcopal areas will be released. “We are offering this Lenten… Continue Reading→
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→
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.
We in The United Methodist Church know the importance of diversity, of multiculturalism, and of the beauty of Pentecost people.
Bishop Ward and the Conference Connectional Table will be sharing suggested reading this conference year on the topic of anti-racism. The first recommendation is “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving.
As we remember the life and death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this week, let us recommit ourselves to the work of anti-racism, which is a priority of the NC Conference.
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. Early Sunday morning, vandals painted racist and misogynist graffiti on classroom trailers of Saint Francis United Methodist Church in Cary. This is deeply disturbing to us all as people baptized into Christ and deeply committed to honoring all as beloved… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward affirms the commitment of the North Carolina Conference to be in ministry with and for all persons and to work towards peace and justice for all.
As Christians, we are called to be peacemakers and to break down walls that divide us from each other. We refuse to label people. We are called to extend the hospitality of God and to live in beloved community with our neighbors. Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. “We refuse… Continue Reading→