In this video, Bishop Ward and Dr. Reggie Ponder talk about two endowments announced at AC 2015.
Many persons have asked questions about the United Methodist position on the health-care coverage plan passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on March 22. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mentioned in a speech that The United Methodist Church had advocated for health care reform (see the UMNS release). General Conference, the only body that speaks… Continue Reading→
ABC television affiliates nationwide will broadcast a United Methodist-produced Christmas Eve candlelight service on Dec. 24 and 25. The hour-long broadcast was taped at First United Methodist Church of Dallas, TX. The traditional service includes carols and scriptures, and features a 100-voice choir, a brass and drum ensemble, and the church’s pipe organ. Dr. John… Continue Reading→
The annual United Methodist Men Duke Day will be Oct. 3 as the Duke Blue Devils take on the Virginia Tech Hokies. Special speaker for the day will be Anthony Dilweg, former Duke and Green Bay Packers quarterback. Other plans include worship in the Goodson Chapel, a tailgate lunch, and then the 12-noon game. The… Continue Reading→
The next gathering of the North Carolina Episcopal-United Methodist Dialogue will bring together both North Carolina United Methodist bishops and three Episcopal bishops to Mt. Pleasant UMC near Greensboro at 3 p.m., on Oct. 19. At 7 p.m., the bishops will lead a service of reaffirmation of the baptismal covenant. The afternoon session will include… Continue Reading→
Update: Please read our new post “The United Methodist Church and Health Care Reform” Everyone is encouraged to engage in the John 10/10 challenge, engaging in 10 actions over 10 weeks to help bring about a just and holistic health care system. Jesus provided a promise of God’s grace for all when he proclaimed we… Continue Reading→
The African-American Methodist Heritage Center, an initiative of Black Methodists for Church Renewal, is sponsoring a workshop Oct. 2-4 at Gammon Theological Seminary. “The Journey: History as a Bridge to the Future” is designed to increase awareness about African-American contributions to the church and to encourage effective discipleship, evangelism and mission. The United Methodist Board… Continue Reading→