Clergy Benefits Academy 2013
CLERGY BENEFITS ACADEMY 2013
November 18-20, 2013
Galloway, NJ 08205
The General Board of Pension & Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church invites active clergy and spouses to attend the Clergy Benefits Academy which will be held at the Stockton Seaview Hotel in Galloway, NJ!
By attending, you will:
Learn how to care for your financial, emotional and physical well-being with age-focused coursework
Gain knowledge and information necessary to make confident...
GNJ Annual Conference on Social Media
The 2013 GNJ Annual Conference is going green and digital! Join us on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram and be a part of the action!
Tweet and Instagram your photos using hashtag: #gnjac13
"Follow" and interact with us on Twitter at twitter.com/gnjumc
"Like" us and interact with us on Facebook at facebook.com/gnjumc
Follow and repost with us on Tumblr at gnjumc.tumblr.com
You'll also be able to watch Annual...
GBGM Staff & Board Members Join A Future with HOPE in Repair Efforts
It was just about noon on Saturday, April 13th when a charter bus pulled up to Grace United Methodist Church in Union Beach, NJ. Quickly, an eager group of people made their way off of the bus and gathered outside of the church's social hall. They were greeted with bright yellow t-shirts by Bishop John Schol and staff members of A Future with HOPE, Inc., Greater New Jersey Annual Conference's Sandy recovery organization. Staff and Board members of the General Board of Global...
CBS Special: Religion & Spirituality in a Changing Society
If you missed the CBS Special Religion & Spirituality in a Changing Society, featuring interviews with Bishop John Schol and our 2013 Pre-Lenten Gathering Speaker, Lillian Daniel, you can watch it online below.
Youth Learn the Roots of Methodism on Confirmation Retreat
Over 100 youth from around the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference filled the sanctuary of the Historic St. George’s United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 20th for the annual confirmation retreat. The visit to St. George’s adds a unique experience to learning about Methodism. Rev. Alfred T. Day, III, pastor of St. George’s, took the students on a journey through Methodism starting at the very beginning in America. Actors gave life to the story as...
Sandy Volunteer Registration Now Open!
GNJ Churches and Communities:
You can help rebuild a future with hope in the following ways:
Volunteer to be a part of work team (Currently accepting full week registrations).
Online registration is now open! Click here to register!
Volunteer to staff and support a host site. This includes welcoming volunteers, cleaning, providing a meal, and supporting volunteer needs.
Online registration is now open! Click here...
Greater New Jersey Volunteers Needed for Next Stage of Sandy Recovery
Volunteers are needed from within the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference (GNJAC) to move on to the next stage of Sandy recovery. Starting in April, volunteers from across the United States will begin to come to help New Jersey residents rebuild from Superstorm Sandy, the second most devastating storm in US history as part of the GNJ long-term recovery ministry. Volunteers are the backbone of United Methodist relief and long term recovery ministry.
These are some ways GNJAC churches and...
2013 Bishop's Annual Award - Christian Unity & Interreligious Concerns
2013 Award Year:
Every year, two awards are presented at Annual Conference in recognition of service in the area of Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns. One award is presented to a person who has endeavored to reach out in ministry beyond their local congregation in partnership with persons of faith who are not United Methodist. This ministry may be associated with a community ministry such as a food pantry, a coalition for human dignity and/or rights or joint worship. The second award...
Nominations Being Accepted For Harry Denman Evangelism Award
The Greater New Jersey Annual Conference is seeking nominations for the Harry Denman Evangelism Award to be presented at the 2013 Annual Conference. The Harry Denman Evangelism Award recognizes a person whose life and ministry exemplifies the teaching of Christ and the Great Commission. Nominations for lay, clergy, and youth are being sought. One lay, one clergy and one youth award will be presented.
Nominations must be received by April 22, 2013
Nomination packets and history of the...
Task Force on Conference Office Presents Findings
In June of 2011, the Annual Conference empowered a task force to study the present conference center and assess present conditions, costs and repairs as well as our present and future needs. The task force has reviewed the property using engineers and contractors and has determined that our present building is not worth further investments.
The conference center is located in Ocean County just outside of Asbury Park and was purchased by the newly formed Greater New Jersey Conference in...
All Clergy Gathering Features Expert on "Spiritual But Not Religious"
At St. John’s UMC in Hazlet, nearly 400 clergy from around the conference gathered for worship, fellowship, and conversation with the Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel, a pastor in the United Church of Christ and author of “When Spiritual But Not Religious Is Not Enough: Seeing God in Surprising Places, Even the Church.” All clergy received a free copy of her book, and there was even a CBS television crew on hand to film Rev. Daniel for an upcoming special.
Laity Celebration and Recognition - Feb. 9
Everyone is invited- Come Celebrate the work that you are doing in our churches!
Saturday-February 9, 2013
St. John UMC-2000 Florence Ave, Hazlet NJ
The primary agents of God’s mission in today’s world are the lay people or laity of the United Methodist Church, you and me. The ministry of the laity flows from a commitment of Christ’s outreaching love. Lay members of the United Methodist Church are, by history called to be active advocates of the...
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
January 18-25, 2013
Christ prayed that we might be One just as He and God are One. This year, to celebrate our unity, the Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns encourages each congregation to celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in some way. The week of prayer will be held January 18–25, 2013 and resource materials are available at www.geii.org. If you order soon, your materials will arrive in time! May we all continue to work...
Media Center Closed to In-Person Browsing Temporarily
Due to office needs involving Superstorm Sandy, the Media Center is now also serving as the main conference meeting room of the office. Until further notice, the Media Center will not be open for in-person browsing. We anticipate this to be a temporary arrangement and apologize for any inconvenience this will cause.
This also means that the Media Specialist will not be able to check on the availability of items immediately by phone. Please submit your request...
Bishop's Convocation Registration Deadline Extended - Dec. 14th!
The deadline for receiving the clergy scholarship for the 2013 Bishop's Convocation has been extended to December 14th.
For more information and to register, click here....
Bishop John Schol Named to GNJAC for Next Quadrennium
Greater NJ Annual Conference
NEJ Conference 2012 Updates
Live streaming of the NEJ Conference is available at http://nej12stories.tumblr.com/live
Download the Daily Christian Advocates: http://nej12stories.tumblr.com/DCA
The 2012 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference will be held July 16 - 20, 2012 in Charleston, West Virginia. There are many ways you will be able to follow the highlights of the week:
GNJAC Digest - to subscribe, email your...
GC2012 Week 1 Thoughts from GNJAC Delegate Rev. Jessica Campbell
General Conference is well underway, so how are our delegates feeling? Rev. Jessica Campbell, Senior Pastor of Thiells UMC in Thiells, NY, took time out of her busy conference schedule to let us know how she's feeling, so far, as a first-time delegate. Rev. Campbell is participating on the Independent Committees Legislative Committee at General Conference. This Committee is charged with affirming and encouraging the work of the commissions of the UMC.
Rev. Campbell compared...