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Clergy Renewal - Worship Services

GNJ is encouraging all clergy to take a two-week renewal leave during the last two weeks of June as GNJ celebrates the hard work and resilience of clergy during this difficult time. Full worship services in Korean, Spanish and English are being prepared for congregations to use during this time. Read this week's essential actions and updates email for more information. 
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Three Priorities of GNJ

Deepen Faith

Isaiah 58:6-9 - For 50 years the people lived in captivity, now that they are returning to their “new normal,” however, life remained difficult, there are divisions, hostility, drought, food shortages, economic, homelessness, hunger, lack of clothing, and overt injustice, all of this created tension, threatened the stability and made rebuilding difficult. Read more

Develop Leadership

General Commission on Religion and Race presents a video series and study guide that features leaders reflecting on the challenges of race, culture and oppression in the Church and world today, including "Ongoing Acts of Repentance with Indigenous People." Read more

Grow Vitality | Five Markers

Small Groups

  • Resource for Leaders Starts June 17 - Road Trip with Jesus! Read more
  • Tune into Facebook weekday mornings at 8:30 for prayer Connect Live

Worship

  • Jesus in the City - new bonus series in an urban context Read more
  • Preaching Discussion Groups continue through June 23 Read more
  • New Music to Upload! Including "Lift Every Voice and Sing" Read more
  • Move Mountains Series pre-recorded sermons – use this Sunday Read more

Giving

  • Alternatives to Traditional Offering Read more
  • Online Giving Reaches $179K! Use GNJ's online giving portal Read more

Mission

  • New Health Care Disparity Toolkit Download and share
  • GNJ Food Pantry Directory by county and district Read more
  • Starts Tomorrow: Connecting with Missionaries webinars Read more
  • Volunteers in Mission Courses online through June Read more

Making New Disciples

News and Information

Good News from GNJ Churches

Inspiring and motivating stories of God at work through us like Maker's Place of Trenton who has surpassed its fundraising goal of $10K to purchase diapers for their diaper bank and has distributed 24 thousand diapers since mid-March. More info here


Denominational News

  • UMNews: United Methodists Protest, Preach, Decry Racism Read more
  • UMNews: UMW Decries Recent Killings, Continues Justice Work Read more
  • Northeastern Jurisdiction UMM Power of Prayer on June 7 Read more

Bishop Schol's Messages

Events & Other News

  • Capital District Prayer Vigil Sunday with Bishop Schol Read more
  • "Pre-Existing Disparities" Webinar on Food Insecurity is tomorrow Read more

Clergy Information

  • NEW! Reopening Guidelines, including those for childcare centers Read more
  • NEW! Masks & Other PPE Resources Read more
  • "The Way We Gather Makes a Difference" - a guide for churches to grow Read more
  • Stewardship Discussion Forums for clergy and stewardship chairs Read more
  • Clergy Appraisals Due July 15 Read more
  • Register by July 1 for 2020 Cross-Racial & Cross-Cultural Workshop Read more
  • Register Your Food Pantry with GNJ Read more
  • Clergy Coaching Registration closes June 15 Read more
  • COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants Read more

Administration

  • NEW! Reopening Guidelines, including those for childcare centers Read more
  • NEW! Discounted Pricing on PPE Supplies Read more
  • NEW! Social Distancing Signage See printable signs and downloadable floor sticker here.
  • NEW! Hurricane Season Begins Read FEMA's new guidelines during a pandemic. 
  • HealthFlex Exchange provides more options Read more
  • Appointments Announced this week Read more
  • Appointment Transition Resources for COVID-19 Read more
  • Blueprint for Wellness & HealthQuotient Extended to Sept. 30 Read more

Laity Information

  • No Lay Servant Graduation this Saturday Read more
  • Clergy Appraisals due July 15 Read more
  • COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants Read more
  • Register by July 1 for 2020 Cross-Racial & Cross-Cultural Workshop Read more
  • Register Your Food Pantry with GNJ Read more

Mission Partners

  • Regional Coordinator - For Food Distribution - job opportunity Read more
  • Childcare Centers - Guidance on reopening and grants Read more
  • Reporting Due for PPP CARES Act Read more
  • Masks and PPE Resources Available Read more

  • Stewardship Discussion Forums for clergy and stewardship chairs Read more
  • Is Your Church Listed on the Circles of Giving? New Update from Miracles Everywhere Read more

The Centenary Fund and Preachers' Aid Society, established in 1857, provides maximum assistance in times of need for the support of retired clergy, surviving spouses and dependent children of deceased clergy who have served in GNJ.

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