Bishop Ward addresses the people of Ferguson, Missouri and North Carolina after an insightful conversation with Reverend Willis Johnson, pastor of Wellspring United Methodist Church. Wellspring was planted in Ferguson two years ago after the Missouri Conference identified the community as “underserved by the United Methodist Church.”
As Labor Day approaches, Bishop Ward asks us to be mindful of the workers, the laborers, in our communities and in our counties, and to give thanks to God for the opportunity to work and for justice for all laborers.
Bishop Ward describes the unique role of The United Methodist Church in responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Bishop Ward reflects on the significance of Matthew 10:39 in our everyday lives, in our churches and in missions— “Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.”
On Aug. 24, United Methodist churches in the NC Conference have the opportunity to support Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries with a special offering. Read Bishop Hope Morgan Ward’s message about DBOM. A flyer is also available about this special Sunday. Offering envelopes have been mailed to the local churches. If a church has not received envelopes, please contact… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward explores the fishes and loaves story from the text, Matthew 14: 13-21, and what the gifts of missions can mean to the local church and the world.
The Global Young People’s Convocation & Legislative Assembly, attended by more than 300 young people and observers, adopted the unity statement the night before ending its quadrennial gathering with a worship service Sunday, July 20, at Central United Methodist Church in Manila, Philippines. These young adult United Methodists from around the world have urged leaders… Continue Reading→
After facing the fury of a typhoon in the Philippines with young people from around the globe, Bishop Ward reminds us of the importance of our youth, their leadership and John Wesley’s love for young people.
Bishop Ward discusses her trip to the Philippines this week for the Global Youth and Young Adult Convocation, where young missionaries will be commissioned for service and youth will discuss the future of The United Methodist Church.