A Message From The Bishop
A Message from the Bishop - May 2013 Relay
John Wesley believed conferencing was a means of grace because conferring with each other is a means that opens us to God’s truth, grace, and growth in faith and spiritual maturity, forgiveness, and humility.
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
This May 30 – June 1, 2013, GNJ at its annual conference session will engage in spirited conversation about the future of the Greater New Jersey Conference. The conference will be held at the Wildwood, NJ Convention Center. More than 1,200...
GBGM Staff & Board Members Join A Future with HOPE in Repair Efforts
It was just about noon on Saturday, April 13th when a charter bus pulled up to Grace United Methodist Church in Union Beach, NJ. Quickly, an eager group of people made their way off of the bus and gathered outside of the church's social hall. They were greeted with bright yellow t-shirts by Bishop John Schol and staff members of A Future with HOPE, Inc., Greater New Jersey Annual Conference's Sandy recovery organization. Staff and Board members of the General Board of Global...
United Methodists mourn Bob Edgar
3:00 P.M. ET April 23, 2013 | WASHINGTON (UMNS)
The Rev. Bob Edgar, a United Methodist pastor and a “tireless defender of the poor and an advocate for justice,” died unexpectedly April 23 of a heart attack at his home in the Washington area. He was 69.
Edgar, who was top executive of Common Cause, is the former top executive of the National Council of Churches and a former six-term member of Congress from Pennsylvania. He was president of United Methodist-related Claremont...