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Building Discipleship Centers: An update

Exciting progress continues to happen with the Building Discipleship Centers Campaign: •    In case you weren’t aware, the Bishop Mike and Marsha Coyner Discipleship Center is fully funded! Building plans are completed and bids for the project are about to begin.  •    Buck Lodge has ...

Four new NCJ bishops consecrated

Four new NCJ bishops consecrated

By Christa Meland, Minnesota Conference   In a meaningful worship service and before hundreds of United Methodists from across the North Central Jurisdiction, the four newly elected episcopal leaders were consecrated Saturday morning and officially assumed the title of “Bishop.”   Just ...

Trimble assigned as new Indiana Conference Bishop

Trimble assigned as new Indiana Conference Bishop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 16, 2016 Peoria, Ill. - The Committee on Episcopacy of the North Central Jurisdiction announced the assignment of Bishop Julius C. Trimble to the Indiana Episcopal Area Saturday, July 16. Bishop Trimble will begin his service Thursday, September 1, 2016.  ...

Delegates listen, pray, approve budget and resolution

Delegates listen, pray, approve budget and resolution

By Christa Meland, Minnesota Conference   Peoria, ILLINOIS—Delegates spent Friday, their last full day of Jurisdictional Conference, praying and listening, and they approved a resolution related to human sexuality as well as a budget and a new budget process for the next four years.   Deep...

Living Together for Ministry

Living Together for Ministry

By Rick Wolcott* “The church is the hope of the world.”  A day after the deadly attack in Nice, France and mere weeks after deadly shootings in Orlando, Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas the message from Bishop John L. Hopkins resonated with those gathered for Friday’s morning worship ...

Young NCJ delegates gather to discuss influence and impact in the church

Young NCJ delegates gather to discuss influence and impact in the church

It has been said that the Millennial generation is the most studied and talked about demographic group today. As a fellow Millennial there are aspects of our generation that I see reflected in myself but there are also characteristics that I would rather not associate with. The ...

Bishop Jung Calls for Unity Amidst Diversity in Thursday Worship

Bishop Jung Calls for Unity Amidst Diversity in Thursday Worship

By Amanda Dill During a Thursday worship service filled with music from the NCJ praise band, Bishop Hee Soo Jung of the Wisconsin Annual Conference delivered a sermon entitled “Living Together Amidst Diversity”. Though he joked that as a Korean-American, he is “half kimchi and half ...

Electronic Voting Reforms Jurisdictional Conference

Electronic Voting Reforms Jurisdictional Conference

PEORIA — Introduced officially at the 2016 Jurisdictional Conference held in Peoria Ill., handheld electronic voting devices have made plenary voting a much faster, simpler, and efficient process designed to help significantly reduce the time and alleviate stress in between ballots.  As ...

Indiana native elected as bishop in NEJ

Indiana native elected as bishop in NEJ

The Rev. LaTrelle Miller Easterling of the New England Conference as a bishop in the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church on their 17th ballot. Miller is a native of Indiana and grew up in University United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. Miller ...

NCJ elects fourth bishop and says goodbye to four others

NCJ elects fourth bishop and says goodbye to four others

PEORIA, IL July 14, 2016 -- Thursday at the North Central Jurisdictional Conference was a time of celebrating leadership. Prophetic voices were heard during morning worship and in the afternoon episcopal address. The fourth bishop to be elected was coming to the stage at mid-day. Then ...

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