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Meet Our New Bishop: Bishop Tracy S. Malone

Bishop Tracy S. Malone has been assigned as the resident bishop for the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church, effective September 1, 2024. She...

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NCJ 2024 – The Heartbeat of a Craftsman’s Ministry

By James Deaton, Content Editor, Michigan Conference Meticulous. Patient. Handled with care and intentionality. Done with pride. Gift from the heart. These words describe the...

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NCJ 2024 – LGBTQ+ Delegates Applaud Change, But ‘There is Still Work to Do’

July 11, 2024 By Victoria Rebeck, director of communications Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church (umcnic.org) General Conference 2024 was a good start....

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NCJ 2024 – Navigating Change: Report of the NCJ Committee on Episcopacy

By Liz Winders, Director of Communications, Iowa Annual Conference During Wednesday’s business session at the North Central Jurisdictional (NCJ) Conference, Rev. Dr. Barrie Tritle, chair...

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NCJ 2024 – Lifting Every Voice Post-General Conference to Multiply Love

By Liz Winders, Iowa Conference On Thursday morning of the 2024 North Central Jurisdictional Conference, a special session focused on what to do as United...

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NCJ 2024 – Wesleyan Vile-tality: A Call to United Methodist Renewal

By Karla Hovde, Minnesota Conference Communications Specialist Dr. Ashley Boggan D., general secretary of the General Commission on Archives and History, encouraged those gathered at...

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NCJ 2024 – Doing Good and Doing Justice

By James Deaton, Content Editor, Michigan Conference “There is great power in the name of Jesus Christ” was Bishop Julius C. Trimble’s commanding refrain in...

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NCJ 2024 – Bishops and BIPOC Delegates Discuss Diversity and Inclusion

By James Deaton, Content Editor, Michigan Conference On Wednesday, retired and active members of the North Central Jurisdictional (NCJ) College of Bishops met with BIPOC...

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NCJ 2024 – Bishop Beard: The Battle is the Lord’s

By Christa Meland, Minnesota Conference Director of Communications “Spiritual warfare is real.”  That’s how Bishop Frank Beard, resident bishop of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference,...

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