Bishop Hope Morgan Ward will deliver the message at the 11 a.m. Jan. 25 service at First United Methodist Church of Wiggins in Wiggins.
A North Carolina native, Ward has served as a youth director, Christian educator, pastor, director of Connectional Ministries and district superintendent in the North Carolina Conference. She attended Duke University and Duke Divinity School and was elected to the episcopacy in July 2004. She was assigned to the Mississippi Conference in 2004 and reassigned in 2008.
A potluck luncheon is planned to be held in the Family Life Center following the service. For information, call the church office at 601-928-4880 Monday through Friday before 4 p.m.