Bishop Ward and others celebrate the opening of a JFON Immigration Legal Clinic in Fayetteville which will help neighbors navigate the immigration legal process.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE11/03/2020 Connectional Table’s Emerging Project launches first video segments discussing General Conference and the future of the UMC Chicago, Illinois – The Connectional Table’s Emerging Project is launching video segments about the future of the United Methodist Church. The Emerging Project is moving in a new direction by using Wesley’s historic questions that… Continue Reading→
Chicago, Illinois: In a virtual board meeting on October 29, 2020, the Connectional Table (CT) voted to affirm the Christmas Covenant legislation as a vehicle for providing global regionalism in The United Methodist Church, including the creation of the U.S. as a regional conference. This decision affirms the CT’s continuing support of its own U.S…. Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward offers a prayer for this election day and the days to come.
For Immediate Release Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 United Methodist Bishops meet to discuss church future, epidemic crisis. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church will meet November 2-5 in the midst of a pandemic, racial unrest, denominational and political anxiety. The more than 120 bishops serving in Africa, Asia, Europe,… Continue Reading→
Commission on the General Conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 27, 2020 The Commission on the General Conference has named a Technology Study Team to explore the implications of options for accommodating full participation at General Conference including, but not limited to, the possibility of utilizing technology and online voting. The Commission made the decision to create… Continue Reading→
As we approach All Saints Day on Nov. 1, we celebrate and give thanks for all God’s saints and lift up the ministry and legacy of St. James UMC in Pembroke.
Bishop Ward uses a passage from John Donne’s poetry to remind us that although God created the changing seasons, mercy, love, grace, and justice are always in season.
Bishop Ward encourages each church to complete the Church & Community Needs survey and telling how your church is persevering or needs assistance during the pandemic.