Books, studies, videos, webinars – there is a growing collection of resources to guide your congregation in preparing for General Conference on February 23-26, 2019. At this special event, delegates will receive and act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward based on the recommendations of the Council of Bishops. The 32-member Commission examined… Continue Reading→
At the April 29th-May 4th meeting of the Council of Bishops, the Commission on a Way Forward will present its final report and the bishops will decide what will be sent to the delegates of the 2019 General Conference for action. The commission has been working on a proposal “to lead the church forward amid… Continue Reading→
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→
The Global Young People’s Convocation & Legislative Assembly, attended by more than 300 young people and observers, adopted the unity statement the night before ending its quadrennial gathering with a worship service Sunday, July 20, at Central United Methodist Church in Manila, Philippines. These young adult United Methodists from around the world have urged leaders… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward invites your prayers for the Unity Dialogue on April 2nd in this Connections video.
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.