September 19, 2021 at 4 pm Add this Event to Your CalendarApple | Google | Office 365 | Outlook | Yahoo A Service of Welcome is planned for Bishop Leonard Fairley at 4 pm on Sunday, September 19, at Soapstone United Methodist Church (12837 Norwood Road, Raleigh, NC). A reception will immediately follow the service… Continue Reading→
UPDATE: Link to watch the special session: www.sejumc.org Jurisdictional Conference sessionJuly 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m. Central) time. AGENDA The call for a Special Session issued by Bishop Lawson Bryan on May 26, 2021, stated the following agenda: In accordance with ¶521.4 of The Book of Discipline, the special session of the… Continue Reading→
We celebrate the growth of The Gary Wayne Locklear Mission Endowment, which now totals over $1,600,000. This Endowment seeks to support Christ’s ministry in the North Carolina Conference through new ministries that increase 1) health, wellness, and abundant life, 2) economic resources for fullness of life, 3) education, and 4) spiritual vitality found in Jesus Christ…. 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.
Bishop Ward proclaims June 30 as Jerry Bryan Day to honor Jerry for 25 years of service as the Conference Secretary. Jerry announced his retirement from this position during Annual Conference.
Four ordination services were held on Friday, June 18 at Fuquay-Varina UMC. Thirty-eight elders and two deacons were ordained. Because of COVID precautions, the group was divided into four smaller groups and the number of attendees was limited. The classes of 2020 and 2021 were ordained. Bishop Ward’s sermon, “Small Boats and Vast Seas” was… Continue Reading→
On the occasion of her last Annual Conference, Bishop Hope Morgan Ward was honored as she moves toward retirement on Sept. 1. The celebration began with video messages from persons in local churches up to the General Church level. Following a photo montage of her life and ministry, her spouse, Mike Ward, gave a poignant… Continue Reading→
During the afternoon session, the Rev. Gary Henderson, Chief Relationship Officer for United Methodist Communications (UMCom), joined by video to present the Epikoinonia Award to Derek Leek, conference director of communications. The award honors and celebrates excellence in communication ministry. It is rooted in the call to share the Good News of the Gospel of… Continue Reading→
On Thursday afternoon, Sheila Ahler, chair of the Conference Board of Pension, recognized the following persons who entered retired status in 2020 and in 2021. Class of 2020Danny Allen, John David Amon, Ben Ball, Carl Belcher, Shane Benjamin, Vito Bisogno, Nada Diana Bobbitt, James Brewer, Ray Broadwell, Terry Leigh Buckner, Renee Burnette, Diane Christianson, Jerald… Continue Reading→