Grace and peace to each of you in the name of Jesus Christ. As you may know, North Carolina marriage laws changed Oct. 10, when the state ban on same sex unions was overturned by judicial decision. The polity of the United Methodist Church did not change. The Book of Discipline, in paragraph 341.6, states… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward and the Conference Board of Church and Society have planned a series of forums so that we might engage in dialogue with one another about challenging issues in our communities and our world.
“Now there was a garden in the place where he was crucified. . .and they laid Jesus there.” – John 19:41-42
The Judicial Council has given us direction for continued work on our conference plan for ministry, in response to the questions raised at the 2012 Annual Conference. I hope that you will read the Judicial Council action, posted on the web. Last week, Bishop Goodpaster and I met with the Cabinets of the NC and… Continue Reading→