Multi Cultural Celebration
Saturday, October 22, 2011 was the annual Multi Cultural Celebration coordinated by the Multi Ethnic Coordinating Team and hosted by St. John's UMC in Hazlet. The auditorium was brightly decorated with representing the countries of the world. Attendees were invited to wear their traditional cultural dress or something representative of their culture, which many did. Also in attendance to support the event were Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar, the Cabinet, Extended Cabinet, and...
Year-Round Needs At The Neighborhood Center of Camden
Specific food and food-related items for Neighborhood Center Year-round programs:
Youth Program and Afterschool Program: These two programs need the following healthy snacks: granola bars, trail mix, low-sugar 100% juice, whole grain snacks like chips or pretzels, dried fruit or raisins, no-sugar added applesauce, salsa, reduced-fat whole grain crackers, low fat graham crackers/animal crackers, goldfish crackers, fat-free pudding, and baking supplies.
Infant and Toddler...
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.
Host an HBO movie-watching party to fight malaria on April 20!
Nashville, Tenn.: Throw a party to save lives. That’s the message The United Methodist Church is sharing in preparation for World Malaria Day, April 25.
United Methodist advocates for Imagine No Malaria can raise awareness by hosting screening parties of HBO’s new movie, “Mary and Martha,” starring Oscar® winner Hilary Swank and Oscar® nominee Brenda Blethyn. The movie follows the journey of two women who meet in Africa and work to raise awareness...
Join the Neighborhood Center of Camden for Celebrations and Service
Join friends of the Neighborhood Center for 2 very special events this May as we celebrate 100 years of history & service to the children and families of Camden!
100th Anniversary Celebrations:
Celebrate our 100th Anniversary at Tavistock Country Club on Saturday May 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. with dinner, music, silent auction and lots of fun.
Join us also for our 100th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Luncheon at Haddonfield United Methodist Church at noon on Saturday May 18, 2013...
One Day Mission Projects at Pinelands Center
Fast, Cheap and Easy!
This Spring, take your youth group or young adult group away overnight for only $20.00 per person for a work day at The Pinelands Center at Mt Misery.
Arrive early on Saturday morning. We’ll provide the work projects, all the tools and supplies, lunch, dinner, a campfire after dark, heated cabins with hot showers, and breakfast on Sunday morning.
Your group participates in a one day mission project, painting, repairing,...
Free Prom Dresses For Girls Affected By Superstorm Sandy at UMC of Red Bank
Pictured: Rev. Ed and Joy Gresick, Amy Applegate, Elaine Dawson, and Sheila Leavitt
The Blessed Dress Ministry of Grace UMC in the Western PA Annual Conference has come to New Jersey to help make prom dress dreams come true for girls affected by Superstorm Sandy! Rev. Ed Gresick and his wife Joy drove to NJ with 180 prom dresses to give away to girls affected by Superstorm Sandy on Wednesday. The UMW at UMC of Red Bank is hosting the prom dress giveaway, which will span multiple days...
Theft Leaves CUMAC Without Computer Systems
Special Message from Rev. Pat Bruger, Executive Director of CUMAC:
It is with heavy hearts that CUMAC shares there was a break-in at our building over the weekend. The good news is no one was here or harmed, but sadly most of our computers were taken. Please be patient with us if we are slow to communicate over the next few days as we work to restore our systems. You can always reach us via the good old fashioned phone (973-742-5518). We are still assessing the total loss to CUMAC including...
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...
Youth Service Fund Grant Applications Available
Do you have a youth project that focuses on one of the following areas?:
Faith Sharing and Outreach
Ministry with At-Risk Youth
Apply for a Youth Service Fund grant!
The GNJAC Ministries with Young People's Youth Service Fund applications are now available for downloading. Deadline for application is April 1, 2013!
Click here to access the grant application.
Download New Pew Presentation on Religious Affiliation in U.S.
Dr. Luis Lugo, Director of the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life, presented the following presentation on “The Demise of Institutional Religion?” at the Association of Theological Schools Presidential Intensive Week in San Antonio, Texas on January 29, 2013. The presentation looks at the trends of religious affiliations in the United States. Among the results, Lugo reports the Protestant affiliation is on a decline while there is a growth in the...
2014 Mission of Peace Youth Experience - South Africa
2014 Mission of Peace Youth Experience-New Location!
The 2014 Mission of Peace is to South Africa. The approximate dates are December 28, 2013 - January 15, 2014
Round trip Air Service from “home” airport
Accommodations in all cities
Full Board....breakfast, lunch, dinner
All transportation during MOP
All transfers, tips, taxes and handling fees
Services of local guides
Family Group Leaders (Adult Advisors)
Spark12 considers finalists for social justice startups
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Young adults who want to change the world and know exactly how they would do it will soon learn if they have a chance to put their ideas to the test.
Twelve projects are being considered for funding from Spark12, a...
UMCOR Kit supplies or completed kits needed
The Good Shepherd HUB is in need of supplies for and or completed UMCOR Kits. The Good Shepherd HUB checks and repackages all UMCOR KITS and then transports them to Mission Central for distribution by UMCOR. We also stockpile clean up buckets for use in the Greater NJ Conference. If your church is not able to do kits we welcome cash donations. All cash donations go to kit supplies or transportation costs. If you have a church group that is looking for a local mission project we are always open...
Apply For a Peace with Justice Grant Today!
Applications for Peace with Justice grants for the coming year are due on June 1, 2012 and should be mailed to Rev. Rich Hendrickson at the Conference Office ( Attn: Rev. Rich Hendrickson, GNJAC, 1001 Wickapecko Drive, Ocean, NJ 07712). Applications may be submitted by any group related to the Annual Conference - a local church; an agency of the conference, a district, or by two or more such groups in cooperation. Applications are available below.
Funding for this...