Districts gatherings to meet with Bishop Ward
District gatherings are scheduled for a time when laity and clergy can be in dialogue with Bishop Hope Morgan Ward. During the meetings, Bishop Ward will share an overview of her ministry and then will encourage laity and clergy to tell her what God has placed on their heart. If clergy and laity in one district cannot be present for their district meeting, feel free to attend another district meeting. Updates and additions to the schedule will be posted on the Bishop’s website at Bishop.
- Gateway Sunday, Sept. 9, 4 p.m. Prospect UMC, 3929 Missouri Rd, Maxton
- Fairway Tuesday, Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m. St. Luke UMC, 2916 Wicker St, Sanford
- Corridor Sunday, Sept. 16, 4 p.m. Orange UMC, 1220 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Chapel Hill
- Heritage Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m. Louisburg College Auditorium, 501 N. Main St, Louisburg
- Capital Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. Centenary UMC, 140 East Market St, Smithfield
- Beacon Thursday, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m. Edenton UMC, 225 Virginia Rd, Edenton
- Harbor Sunday, Sept. 23, 4 p.m. Bladen Comm. College, 7418 North Carolina 41, Dublin
- Sound Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m. Centenary UMC, 309 New St, New Bern
Worship Celebration welcoming Bishop Ward is scheduled
A worship service celebrating the assignment of Bishop Hope Morgan Ward as resident bishop of the North Carolina Conference will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, at Edenton Street UMC in Raleigh, beginning at 4 p.m. With the assignment by the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference in late July, Bishop Ward is returning to her home conference. She was the Raleigh District superintendent when elected a bishop in 2004. For the past eight years, she has served as the bishop of the Mississippi Conference. After the service, a reception will be held in Kerr Hall so attendees may greet Bishop Ward and her husband, Mike Ward. The service is open to all conference clergy and laypersons and other interested individuals. Officials at Edenton Street UMC have suggested that the parking deck, one block east of the church, 100 W. Edenton St., can be used by anyone attending the celebration.