GNJ Communications Earn Awards, Recognized by Denomination

March 6, 2019 | | GNJ News

ST. LOUIS – GNJ was honored at the 2019 United Methodist Association of Communicators (UMAC) Conference last month in St. Louis, taking home six awards for work in design, writing, video, and The Miracles Everywhere Campaign. This is the fourth consecutive year that GNJ has been recognized for leadership in communication in the denomination.

The United Methodist Association of Communicators (UMAC) is a professional association geared to support the work of communicators serving the church through resourcing, engagement, education and networking.

In the area of print, GNJ was recognized for Bishop Schol’s Relay column series on leadership, the IGNITE Youth Conference booklet and a feature article called ‘In Mercer County, Hunger Knows No Religion’ that highlighted the interfaith partnership of Bordentown’s Trinity UMC and the work they have done to serve the struggling in their community.

Other awards included two for video:  GNJ’s Water & Roots video on baptism and the Next Generation Ministries camping video showcasing last year’s renewed summer camp experience at Pinelands Center in Mt. Misery. The Miracles Everywhere resources was recognized in the categorize as best campaign/strategic plan.

Each year, UMAC recognizes excellence in communication through an extensive awards program which includes awards for print and digital publications, writing, internet communications, publicity and advertising, video production, audio, photography, visual design and media presentations.  In addition to recognizing individual works, the UMAC members elected GNJ Director Carolyn Conover to serve on its leadership team.  To learn more about the annual UMAC Conference, visit