Bishop’s Blog: “Rejoice!”

Deacon Jerome Kiel was the only Deaf Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church’s Archdiocese of Baltimore years ago when I was serving as the pastor of an all-Deaf United Methodist congregation. It was significant that he achieved…

All Saints Sunday

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson November 1 is “All Saints Day,” a day on the church calendar when we celebrate the lives of Christians (“saints”) who have gone before us… Read more

Don’t forget to V.O.T.E

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson I am happy to announce that I completed my mail-in ballot and have officially voted in the fall 2020 election.  Whatever your political affiliation, I… Read more

Bishop’s Blog: Say the Name

While marching in a peaceful protest this spring there were many people carrying signs bearing the names of African Americans who had died…

Ground-Breaker: In Memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

I remember well my first Volunteers in Mission international trip. In 1993 a group of Deaf Senior Citizens…

Bishop’s Blog: The Four ‘W’s’

Every day I watch a local newscast that gives COVID-19 updates and health reminders. Yesterday they talked about the “Four “W’s.” They are as follows…

Jesus, the ‘Universal Suffragist’

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson This summer women in the United States celebrate with pride the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right… Read more

Freedom

During this 4th of July weekend, when we celebrate our country’s independence and freedom, it is a good time to ponder what freedom really means. Freedom is a privilege as well as a responsibility, or it is not freedom at all. One is free to speak but not necessarily to…

Juneteenth

I confess that until I became a bishop I had never heard about Juneteenth! My knowledge of African American history was sorely lacking…

‘The Signs of the Times’

A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Peggy A. Johnson I don’t often take to the streets and participate in peaceful protest marches. However, recently I joined with faithful people in a… Read more