Bishop Hope Morgan Ward and Bishop-elect Leonard Fairley address the NC Conference after the Wednesday evening session of SEJ 2016.
There is no place in Methodism that has seen more episcopal elections than Stuart Auditorium on the campus of Lake Junaluska. By the close of the afternoon session July 13, five new bishops had been elected in the historic building that has been the site of the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference since 1956. Among the five… Continue Reading→
The Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference approved a budget of $1,774,000 for the 2017–2020 quadrennium. The budget passed as recommended by the SEJ Committee on Finance and Administration and reflects a 60 percent reduction over the previous budget. Starting the report with song, Jim Allen sang “Go Tell it on the Mountain” before sharing good news from… Continue Reading→
LAKE JUNALUSKA, NC – Leonard Fairley, a native of Laurinburg and a district superintendent in the North Carolina Conference, has been elected a bishop of The United Methodist Church. The election was announced Wednesday afternoon, July 13, during the meeting of the denomination’s Southeastern Jurisdiction at Lake Junaluska. Delegates from nine Southern states began meeting… Continue Reading→
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We celebrate the way God is working through you and the churches you represent to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Your witness is making a difference in the lives of… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward talks about a bishop’s role in the life of The UMC and invites continued prayer for episcopal nominee Leonard Fairley as the 2016 SEJ Conference begins July 13 and culminates July 15 in the election of new bishops.