Bishop Ward shares with us the details of General Conference and the Clergy Day Apart.
Press ReleaseFebruary 25, 2021 Bishops call Special Session of General Conference, create timeline for moving forward WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the further postponement of the 2020 General Conference, the Council of Bishops (COB) is calling a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be convened online on… Continue Reading→
Commission on the General Conference General Conference Postponed to 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 25, 2021 Meeting on February 20, the Commission on the General Conference made a decision to further postpone the 2020 General Conference until August 29 – September 6, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minn. as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the safety of… Continue Reading→
The Annual Audit Report is now ready for uploading your data for the calendar year 2020, which is due from all churches no later than August 1, 2021. You will find this report on the Conference’s Online Data Collection System. Once again, there is a series of questions you must answer to access one of three… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward invites us to join the event “Welcoming the Stranger” as she and Mike Frese read stories from persons fleeing violence and danger in their countries, hoping to relocate to the United States.
Attention clergy and lay leaders in NC: A team of researchers at Duke Divinity School are working to equip churches with resources that will help them to respond faithfully to individuals struggling with the opioid and substance use epidemic. But they need your help with this work! Can you take 15-20 minutes to complete this… Continue Reading→
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church will be offering a weekly devotion during the Lenten season which begins this week. Each Wednesday during Lent and every day during Holy Week, a 15-minute recorded devotion, led by a bishop and leaders from their episcopal areas will be released. “We are offering this Lenten… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward reminds us that the joy of Mardi Gras and the sorrow of Lent and the journey toward Easter moves us into life in Christ, life abundant, and life forevermore.
As we find ourselves on the cusp of the beginning of Lent, Bishop Ward invites us to gather virtually for a conference-wide Ash Wednesday service on Feb. 17.