Bishop Fairley’s Advent message reminds us of the “stubborn and audacious hope” we have in the one who is Emmanuel – God with us. As the Advent season begins, let us both be filled with that hope and carry that hope to a world that longs to hear it. Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus.
I made the decision to write my reflection on 9/11 after letting my soul sink deeply into the morning uninhibited by the struggle of what to say. I needed to simply allow my heart to listen for the whispers of God’s voice weeping through the voices of the 2,977 fellow human beings who no longer speak. In the… Continue Reading→
Dear United Methodist friends, Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in good health, even as your soul prospers. – III John 2 As the pandemic continues in challenging new ways, we renew our commitment to love God and our neighbor in every way possible. Here in North Carolina, intensive… Continue Reading→
As we are enjoying this season of being outdoors and being blessed by God’s creation, Bishop Ward invites us all to become involved in creation care ministry in our local church or district.
As we enter hurricane season, Bishop Ward gives thanks for conference Disaster Ministries and all United Methodists who are in the forefront as helpers in the wake of natural disaster.
Bishop Ward welcomes the Rev. Connie Stutts to share the story of answered prayer at Rhems United Methodist Church in New Bern.
Bishop Ward is joined by Rev. Jarrod Davis, chair of the Conference Creation Care Team to discuss all the ways the NC Conference is engaging in creation care.
The Sunday after Easter, April 11, has been designated as Second Chance Sunday which recognizes our ministry with persons who have been incarcerated and also how redemption is available to all through the death and resurrection of Jesus.
As we move through Holy Week, Bishop Ward reminds us to be vigilant in keeping our eyes on Jesus so we will be witness to the most surprising and astonishing moment in human history.