Grace and peace to you! Benson Memorial United Methodist Church has been a beacon of welcome and hospitality and force for good in the neighborhood of mid-town and North Raleigh for 50+ years. We would love the opportunity to be a part of your lives!
A “Rally for Inclusion” is being held on Thursday, March 28, from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. at the NC Conference of the United Methodist Church, 700 Waterfield Ridge Pl., Garner, NC. Bishop Hope Morgan Ward will be there, and North Carolina Methodists who want to demonstrate their support for full inclusiveness of the church are invited to attend. More information is available here. Supportive Methodists are also invited to sign the Call of Action for inclusiveness.
From the Bishop
Dear United Methodist friends,
Grace and peace to you as the General Conference concludes the Called Session. The Session was tumultuous, demonstrating the difficult intersections of Biblical interpretation, contextual ministry and the global nature of our church. The Traditional Plan was affirmed by 53% of General Conference delegates with strong support from conservative regions of the global church.
It will take some time to accurately share all the implications of the actions of the General Conference. We will continue to follow Christ faithfully here in eastern North Carolina, welcoming all people into the loving embrace of our good and gracious God.
With gratitude for Christ’s ministry we share,
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward