Bishop Ward is at MERCI with Ed Rutenkroger and Linda Heil, assembling Christmas boxes for Project Agape. Volunteers are needed to get the boxes ready to ship.
Bishop Ward toured Ocracoke with Pastor Susie Fitch-Slater. Because of the connection of The United Methodist Church, Disaster Ministry staff and volunteers will be with the people on the island until everyone has a safe and clean place to live.
Bishop Ward is joined by Clara Ester in a conversation about anti-racism and the Church. Ms. Ester is a UM deaconess and witness to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ecclesiastes reminds us that there is a season for every purpose under heaven and Bishop Ward welcomes us into charge conference season.
Bishop Ward looks forward to the district gatherings for clergy which will happen this fall.
Bishop Ward is joined by Hannah McMillan and Cooper Sykes to talk about Eat for Relief, an event scheduled for Pilgrimage 2019 to benefit Disaster Ministries.
As we find ourselves again in hurricane season, let us read Psalm 46 often. Let us remember God, our strength and help. Let us remember that God is always with us. Let us fear not.
Bishop Ward welcomes Cathy Earl and Greg Ellis from UMCOR to the NC Conference with a green Disaster Ministries shirt as they prepare to tour the Disaster Recovery centers.
As we approach the beginning of another school year, Bishop Ward encourages churches to celebrate and support students, teachers, parents, and school administrators.