As been his practice throughout his tenure as the Episcopal Leader of the Central Texas Conference, Bishop Lowry is asking the people of the Central Texas Conference and Christ followers everywhere to intentionally pray for those who have been peacefully and dutifully installed into governmental leadership of the United States of America. "Please pray for the President, Vice-President, all the members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as our Supreme Court Justices," stated Bishop Lowry following the conclusion of the 2021 Presidential Inauguration. For more, click here or the title above.
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is joining the global community in mourning the death of Africa University Vice Chancellor Professor Munashe Furusa, who died last week on January 13, 2021 after a short illness in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Click here
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In anticipation of the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th
president of the United States, the Council of Bishops President Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey has issued a call to action letter in which she offers prayers that the people of The United Methodist Church will be an active and positive influence in the world during these "times of challange," and be willing to adopt the new hearts, minds and skills necessary to build a church and world where all belong and are embraced as beloved of God. Read the full letter by clicking here
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After viewing with horror and repulsion the mob assualt on the U.S. Capitol, Bishop Lowry issued a statement calling on the people of the Central Texas Conference and Christ followers everywhere to be true followers of the Prince of Peace. To not let hatred rule, nor allow evil and violence to triumph nor allow arrogance of conviction govern our response. Rather, he asked that our witness be one of peace and justice tempered with mercy and for all to remember the words of Christ, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
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Bishop Lowry states it succinctly and well when he opens his New Year’s message to the conference with “Thank God 2020 is over!” With our sigh of relief that we have begun a New Year, it is good to remember that we have hope and joy in the coming year, not because we have flipped the page on our Gregorian calendars, but because we enter 2021 in the sure and certain knowledge that the Lord is with us. View and/or read Bishop Lowry's message for the New Year 2021 here or by clicking the title above.