In Christmas, God comes to us in the tiny baby. The love and beauty and strength and possibility of God is contained in flesh, and so we sing “Joy to the world, the Lord is come.”
As we draw near to Christ, the Light of the world, we are called to be bearers of His light for the transformation of the world.
Let us remember that in Christmas, God comes to do something for us and that something overshadows anything that we can ever do for God.
Drawing from the prophet Isaiah, Bishop Ward invites us to throw our arms wide and to proclaim the call to social holiness, to be engaged in our world.
As we move through the first week of Advent, Bishop Ward presents this question to us – “What does it mean for each of us to be a voice for God?”
Bishop Ward invites us to join in evening prayer throughout the season of Advent and the District Christmas offering for UMCOR.
Bishop Ward and others celebrate the opening of a JFON Immigration Legal Clinic in Fayetteville which will help neighbors navigate the immigration legal process.
Bishop Ward uses the Pilgrimage 2020 theme of “Claimed” to remind us of God’s promise in Isaiah – “I have called you by name and you are mine.”
Bishop Ward offers a prayer for this election day and the days to come.