Bishop Ward encourages churches to recognize the good works of UMCOR by giving generously on UMCOR Sunday, March 31.
The quadrennial theme for the North Carolina Conference UMC is “Generosity in All Seasons.” Bishop Ward encourages clergy and laity both to look for God’s generosity as they study, teach, and preach the scriptures.
Bishop Ward uses the story of Jesus healing a woman in Luke 13 to share the Methodist tradition of engaging in healing ministries.
In this week’s message, Bishop Ward highlights text from Luke 12 – “It is God’s good pleasure to give you everything you need” so we need not fear scarcity.
Bishop Ward uses this week’s lectionary Gospel text from Luke to remind us that there is a time to loosen the our grip on things and empty out our barns.
Bishop Ward and Steve Taylor introduce the new theme for the Connectional Table – Generosity in Every Season – and highlight the story of the Good Samaritan from the Gospel of Luke.
In this video, Bishop Ward speaks about God’s generosity and the generosity of the Hispanic Ministry Team during Hispanic Heritage Month.
Bishop Ward thanks churches for their generosity of time, gifts, prayers, presence, energy, and skills – during times of need and crisis.