Neighboring

“Good morning, neighbor!” I have heard myself say these exact words on more than one occasion recently. My husband and I established a routine during our COVID-19 lockdown of taking a walk through the neighborhood each morning. As we walk, we often see the same groups...
Pandemic & Blitz Leadership

Pandemic & Blitz Leadership

Winston Churchill (on a US Postage Stamp) I don’t think any of us would have believed that 2020 would be like ‘this’! The layers of complexity, creativity, decision making and re-thinking have been immense, and sometimes, as I am sure you will agree, we all just want...

Striving or Stressing

(Adapted from a Lead Like Jesus blog) We hear a lot about striving in the Scriptures.  Strive for restoration of relationships (2 Corinthians 13:11).  Strive to do what is good (1 Thessalonians 5:15).  Strive together in prayer (Romans 15:13). ...
A Wide Welcome

A Wide Welcome

“Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” – Romans 15:7 (New Revised Standard Version) Our theme for charge conferences this year is “See All the People.” We receive this theme from the Virginia annual conference, who is...
2020 Annual Conference Postponed

2020 Annual Conference Postponed

Because of the technical issues encountered with the Sept. 19 virtual annual conference session, Bishop Sharma D. Lewis announced at 12 noon the decision to invalidate this annual conference and postpone to a later date. “Because of the technical difficulties and...