Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. As we move forward together after Election Day, we acknowledge a wide range of emotions, reactions, and responses. In our democracy, we freely voice our perspectives and elect leaders who seek to translate our perspectives into public policy. We cast… Continue Reading→
The United Methodist Council of Bishops has announced the membership of the Commission on a Way Forward. “After three months of diligent and prayerful discernment, we have selected 8 bishops, 11 laity, 12 elders and 1 deacon to serve on the Commission,” said Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the Council of Bishops. “This group… Continue Reading→
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. The North Carolina Conference has embodied for the entire connection of United Methodist people the will and the capacity to navigate difficult and contentious issues. The overwhelming affirmation of the Plea for Unity at the 2014 Annual Conference is a… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward explains a tradition, begun in 1812, of the bishops sending a letter to all churches at the conclusion of General Conference.
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→
Bishop Ward talks about her meeting this week with the Council of Bishops in her latest Connections video.