In this time of COVID-19, we find ourselves in a unique position to receive the fullness of God’s Spirit into our lives.
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. This year, Ascension Day and Aldersgate Day converge meaningfully on our calendars this Sunday, May 24. To a narrow question of limited hope, Jesus responded, announcing that you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you;… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward shares the plans for the 2020 Annual Conference and for re-entry and re-gathering in our local churches.
Dear United Methodist friends in Christ, With our neighbors across North Carolina, we receive Governor Cooper’s public health guidance for the first phase of the three-phase plan to continue to protect the health and safety of all people in our state. As we plan onward for community and worship in our church families, we echo… Continue Reading→
Dear United Methodist friends in Christ, Grace and peace to you as we approach Good Shepherd Sunday, with the appointed lessons Psalm 23 and John 10. Even when we walk through the darkest valley, we fear no danger because you are with us. – Psalm 23 Thank you for your partnership in compassionate care as… Continue Reading→
Let us all unite ourselves in prayer as we continue through the COVID-19 journey, and pray for our families, our communities, and our world in the month of May.
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you as we wait, pray, and serve one another, persevering in love in this time of COVID-19. Together we receive today the wisdom of Governor Cooper and Health and Human Services Secretary Cohen relative to life ahead in North Carolina. We choose to live together in faithful… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward shares the plans for the 2020 Annual Conference as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you for the way in which you are uniting your hearts, your prayers, your hopes and your generosity to meet the needs of our wounded world during this pandemic.