The following are videos that were screened during Annual Conference 2018 highlighting local churches and their vital ministries and throughout Greater New Jersey.
"Lead On" // Highlights of the 2018 Greater New Jersey Annual Conference
The United Methodists of Greater New Jersey gathered at The Wildwoods Convention Center in Wildwood, NJ on May 20-22, 2018 for their Annual Conference under the theme “Miracles Everywhere!” GNJ celebrated a new strategic plan that aligns with God’s miracles to continue to make new disciples, grow vital congregations, and transform the world.
Centenary UMC Community Kitchen // Eliminating Poverty
Centenary UMC in Lambertsville, NJ hold a weekly Community Kitchen where organic, high quality lunch is served to people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds. Pastor Denise Tiedemann and Coordinator Muriel Meserve share how the Community Kitchen not only eliminates economic poverty, but also emotional and relational poverty as well.
Hope Church Mt. Laurel // Second Site Church Plant
Hope Church in Voorhees, NJ planted a second site in Mount Laurel that is reaching new and different people for Jesus Christ.
Young Adult Testimonies // Next Gen Ministries
Abbey Wortman of Old First UMC, Zachary Holder of Roselle UMC, and Michael Herrick of Conklin UMC South River share their testimonies of how Ignite and Next Gen Ministries changed their lives and developed them to be leaders in their churches and communities.
Morristown UMC Soccer and Justice Ministires // Hope Center
Morristown United Methodist Church through its new Hope Center Initiative is reaching the Hispanic/Latinx Community through soccer ministry and advocating for DACA and immigration issues.
A Future With Hope Homeowners Over 6 Years // Sandy Recovery Celebration
The 2018 Annual Conference celebrated 6 years of Sandy Recovery work done through A Future With Hope, Inc. Homeowners throughout the years share their testimony.
Laity Recognition Ceremony 2018 Highlights
On April 28, 2018, GNJ recognized 24 disciples for their powerful ministries. These laity come from every district and region and represent congregations both large and small, urban and suburban. Thank you to all our laity whose strong leadership make vital congregations who make disciples for the transformation of the world!