Sermons & Prayers Articles

Patience, Peace, and the Promise of God: A Christmas Message from Bishop Carter

Read this Christmas message from Bishop Carter as we prepare for Jesus' holy birth this weekend.

An Advent Message from Bishop Carter

Celebrate the Advent season with us by watching these video messages from Bishop Carter. We will update this post each week leading up to Christmas as a new video comes out.

Bishop Carter Offers a Prayer of Lament in Response to the Mass Shootings in Buffalo, Laguna Woods, and Uvalde

"Almighty God, our prayers rise like incense. When we cry out to you, the Psalms teach us, you answer. The massacres of the innocent, in Buffalo, in Laguna Woods, in Uvalde are known to you. Our schools, our churches, our supermarkets are pierced by violence, racism and hatred. We sit now in the darkness of yet another grief, and we cannot be complacent."

Sermon: Bishop Carter welcomes the congregation of SouthPark Church "Home" during their grand opening worship

Bishop Carter recently had the privilege to preach during the grand opening worship celebration of SouthPark Church in Charlotte. After eight years, this congregation is now able to worship in their new building. In his sermon, Bishop Carter took the opportunity to welcome them "Home." We invite you to listen to Bishop Carter's full sermon and join in their celebration.

A Letter from Bishop Ken Carter

Bishop Carter encourages WNCC churches to participate in a Special Sunday Offering on September 26 to support relief efforts in Western NC following the aftermath of Tropical Storm Fred. Smoky Mountain District Superintendent Rev. Dr. Jae Lee offers a prayer, which can be used in worship, for those who have suffered loss and those who bring relief.