Beginning at noon on Ash Wednesday, the Communications Office will send out a daily Lenten reflection via email and our website through the 40 days of Lent.
Dear United Methodist friends, Create in us clean hearts, O God, and renew a right spirit within us. Praying these words from Psalm 51, we move into the season of Lent today. With the weather conditions and forecast for this evening, many Ash Wednesday services across our annual conference will be cancelled. How then might… Continue Reading→
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward brings us into the season of Lent, Feb. 18, Ash Wednesday.
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward describes a writing project you can be a part of this Lenten season and invites you to share a personal story about when race began to matter.
Bishop Ward’s prayer for you this day is that your journey in this Holy Week will be a journey of life, of love, of hope, and of joy as she talks about Psalm 118.
In this video, Bishop Ward talks about how the flowering of dogwood trees in this beautiful season of spring are a proclamation of God’s goodness and victorious love for us.
During this season of Lent, Bishop Ward reflects on John 3 and God’s Grace.
As Lent begins this week, Bishop Ward talks about God’s redemption and restoration.
Bishop Ward’s video about Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday is above. Read the transcript below. “Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent begins. Many places in our world are experiencing a huge party at this very moment, on the eve of Lent. It was, in the history of the church, a time for people… Continue Reading→