What could be so exciting that a pastor would write a 3 1/2 page letter to the Bishop describing what his local church was able to accomplish in the area of mission? For Rev. Brian Wellborn, Pastor of Outreach and Mission at Holland’s UMC (Capital District) it was the success of his church’s “Give Five… Continue Reading→
Join with thousands of Methodists around the world in a weekend of service, May 17-18, 2014. Change the World 2014 marks the 5th year of this United Methodist Communications sponsored event, inspired by Mike Slaughter’s book, Change the World: Recovering the Message and Mission of Jesus. Mike’s challenge is simple and direct. Quit worrying about… Continue Reading→
In this video, Bishop Ward asks us to embrace the children of our churches in our worship services. How is your church living like Susanna Wesley lived?
State Superintendent launches Give 5 Read 5 Campaign for 2014 A word from June Atkinson: “There is no question that literacy skills serve as the foundation for student learning at every grade level and every course. Students with strong reading skills are more likely to remain in school and graduate prepared for higher education and… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward reminds us of our mission to children in our neighborhoods and communities in this Connections video.
Bishop Ward discusses the upcoming Faith Summit on Child Poverty in this Connections video.
At North Carolina Annual Conference 2013, Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, along with Western North Carolina Conference Bishop Larry Goodpaster, and United Methodist layperson & NC State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. June Atkinson, cast a vision of congregations connecting in ministry with schools across our state. They spoke of sharing love with vulnerable children and… Continue Reading→
Have you ever heard of the term summer loss? This is not a seasonal diet or exercise program, but a troubling trend in which students lose valuable literacy skills when they stop reading during their break from school. Low-income children are especially susceptible to this problem because they often go home to an environment where there are… Continue Reading→
At the end of May, a horrific storm blew across the coastal area in Buchanan, Liberia, where our missionary Frido Kinkolenge serves. The Brighter Future Children’s Rescue Center was seriously damaged. I am including Frido’s email and his photos so that you can see the damage. Frido has managed to get some of the… Continue Reading→