Living in Connection in a Season of Waiting

posted on March 15


As we continue on our journey, I want to thank each of you for the ways you have been in dialogue with me and with each other over these long months of the COVID pandemic. We have done some great things together, as we have all waited for many next steps. Below you may find some words from Bishop Ken Carter, who shares some wisdom about the postponement of General Conference. He expresses how we are called to live not just during this middle time, but always.

Thank you for your faithfulness on the journey!

Blessings of Peace and Health,

Rev. Beverly B. Coppley
District Superintendent
& Chief Missional Strategist  

The United Methodist Church is in an extended season of waiting, a season brought about by a global pandemic that we did not anticipate and extended by variant after variant. The delay is wearing upon us and Bishop Carter offers this message to speak into the present moment.

Click here to visit our conference website to watch Bishop Carter's video message.

Click here to download a copy of the transcript from this video message, which includes links to sources for further consideration.

Previously shared resources:

Read Bishop Carter's Pastoral Response to the General Conference Postponement Announcement

Read Frequently Asked Questions on the Further Postponement of General Conference from the WNCC Episcopal Office

Living in a Season of Waiting