Dear friends, Let us pray and support young people who “March For Our Lives” this weekend. Let us learn, advocate, witness, work and pray so that violence in schools will cease. Let us listen to the youth in our midst: “We are praying for and standing in solidarity with those who march this weekend. As… Continue Reading→
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. Early Sunday morning, vandals painted racist and misogynist graffiti on classroom trailers of Saint Francis United Methodist Church in Cary. This is deeply disturbing to us all as people baptized into Christ and deeply committed to honoring all as beloved… Continue Reading→
Dear United Methodist friends in Christ, You are in my prayers today as you lead in your church and community. Together we pray for Bishop Paul Leeland, our friends in Charlotte and the Western North Carolina Conference. I offer this prayer and urge unceasing prayer for our communities, our state, our nation and our world…. 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 recently met with Saint Augustine’s University President, Dr. Everette Ward, and Anne Hodges-Copple, suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, to pray and work together, considering ways to partner in ministry in southeast Raleigh, while celebrating our common call to serve God and work for justice and mercy with other communities… Continue Reading→
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→
In this video, Bishop Hope shares the vision for the Conference and the local church in the coming year.
In this season, Bishop Ward reminds us to seek to live in unity with one another.