If you would like your church event posted on the district events page please send event information and/or flyer to DSidorakis@gnjumc.org. Church to church happenings are updated on the website on a regular basis and linked to the district newsletter under the Congregational Sharing section.

Free Meals Program | Mission Opportunity
Partner with Covenant United Methodist Church of Plainfield in serving God’s people by providing a hot meal for the community.  The Free Meals Program, a weekly feeding ministry, prepares and serves a hot dinner to the the Plainfield community each Monday at 5:30 PM.  To learn more about this mission opportunity and to get involved please contact us at (908) 756-2684 or at covenantumcplfd@gmail.com.

Raritan Valley Clergy Gathering
Date: Thursday, May, 31, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Followed by a BBQ lunch)
Location: UMC in Washington 116 E Washington Ave, Washington, NJ 07882

Guest Speakers: Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash, Executive Director & Brian Mickle, Director of Development, The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation.

“Journey to Generosity”: We’ll offer a plan to create a year of congregational generosity! We’ll look at a year-long approach to generosity, and consider areas such as worship focus, generosity as a spiritual discipline,  designated giving, online giving, capital giving, and major gift appeals. 

Bishops Day
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Location: Aldersgate UMC 568 Ryders Ln, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Raritan Valley Clergy Gathering
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Aldersgate UMC, 568 Ryders Ln, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

 “Finishing the Year Strong Financially” Facilitator: the Rev. Dr. Ken Sloane, Director of Stewardship Ministries & Connectional Ministries at Discipleship Ministries

Stewardship Initiative – Aldersgate UMC
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Afternoon Session (1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)  “Individual Clergy Consultations” Clergy may choose a 45 minute private consultation in the following areas: Local Church Financial Management, Setting Up Electronic Giving, How to Handle Financial Crisis in the Church,  Strategies for Setting Up an Endowment, Preparing for a Stewardship or Capital Campaign, Clergy Personal Finance Resourcing. 

Evening Session (7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.)  – Come as a team! Pastors and Finance or Stewardship Teams come for a working session to “Finish the Year Strong Financially” In this session we will assist you in developing an action plan for the 4th quarter to end the year well.

Super Saturday Church Conferences
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Location: Calvary Korean UMC 572 Ryders Ln, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Aldersgate UMC 568 Ryders Ln, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Guest Speaker: Olu Brown