Bishop: Beyond Prayer

I do not want to do anything but sit in my anger. Another mass shooting, and my anger overshadows my grief. Professionals would probably say that my anger is just a stage of my grief.  Why can’t we have Super Bowl victory or holiday parades without casualties...

MLK Day of Service Impact

On January 15, 2024, more than 700 Hoosier United Methodists joined with Americorps to live out Dr. King’s dream of building beloved community.  The Indiana Conference offered nine church host sites where people could serve. Additionally, there were two educational...

NCJ Special Called Session

The North Central Jurisdictional Conference’s Special Called Session was held on January 23, 2024. Bishop Frank Beard presided. After a Call to Order and prayer, they made a motion: The Voting Bar of this Special Called session will be those duly elected delegates on...

Civil Rights Tour: Love in Action

Collaborative Reflection: Lan Davis Wilson (Associate Director of Diversity, Mission, and Justice) and Rev. Dr. Aleze Fulbright (Dean of the Cabinet) As the Indiana Annual Conference began its work around Diversity, Mission, and Justice, around three years ago, Bishop...

Bishop: I Believe

Twenty years ago, I wrote the following in the Pastors Corner of the monthly newsletter for Aldersgate UMC in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, where I served as senior pastor at the time.  I believe in the goodness in humanity. I believe that God never stops loving...