Today, we celebrate Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday, and yet, we are mindful that tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, ushers in Lent.
As we approach Ash Wednesday, we ponder the ways we have not been faithful to God and we enter into the 40 days of Lent with deeper prayer and reflection so we can move closer to God.
Bishop Ward describes Mardi Gras as a time to give thanks to God for all that has been given to us and then to lay down the decorations and bow before the Lord as we enter Lent.
Bishop Ward reflects on the unfolding tension in days leading to the Easter story and reminds us conflict transformation is possible. To learn more about Just Peace and “Leading in Anxious Times” visit: http://justpeaceumc.org/.
Dear United Methodist friends, Create in us clean hearts, O God, and renew a right spirit within us. Praying these words from Psalm 51, we move into the season of Lent today. With the weather conditions and forecast for this evening, many Ash Wednesday services across our annual conference will be cancelled. How then might… Continue Reading→
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward brings us into the season of Lent, Feb. 18, Ash Wednesday.
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward describes a writing project you can be a part of this Lenten season and invites you to share a personal story about when race began to matter.
Bishop Ward’s prayer for you this day is that your journey in this Holy Week will be a journey of life, of love, of hope, and of joy as she talks about Psalm 118.
In this video, Bishop Ward talks about how the flowering of dogwood trees in this beautiful season of spring are a proclamation of God’s goodness and victorious love for us.