Yazoo City women's retreat to feature Ward


Bishop Hope Morgan Ward will be the guest speaker at a fall retreat for Yazoo City-area United Methodist women at First United Methodist Church. 

The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 11. 

 Ward will speak on “Methodist Women in Today’s World: How We Can Make a Difference.” A native of North Carolina, Ward attended Duke University and Duke Divinity School. She was elected to the episcopacy in 2004 and assigned to the Mississippi Area for 2004-2008. 

Following the morning session, lunch will be served for a minimal fee. After lunch, the Rev. Clare Biedenharn from Bovina United Methodist Church will conduct a special service. 

The retreat is sponsored by the Leading Ladies’ Steering Committee and the women of First United Methodist Church. For information, call the church at 662-746-7648.