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NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy spent the morning of May 14 with volunteers and staff at CUMAC in Paterson to pack boxes for WIC recipients.

New Health Disparity Tool Kit Available

In an effort to address realities created by racial disparities in communities, the GNJ Commission on Religion and Race has created a COVID-19 Health Disparity Tool Kit for pastors to use with their congregations and community partners as they work collaboratively in communities that are suffering. Check out and please share.
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Three Priorities of GNJ

Deepen Faith

Sighs Too Deep For Words
Sighs too deep for words…in the past few days I have found myself in this place as racism looms large. My anger grows as armed white protestors can confront police who simply stand in place as they are confronted, yet unarmed black protestors are tear gassed when protesting the death of George Floyd. Read more

Develop Leadership

In Peter’s Pentecost speech and the response from the people in the Book of Acts, we “encounter a Jesus who does not expect us to return to who we were before the pandemic or any other critical life experience,” writes Alaina Kleinbeck. As leaders, how has the pandemic provided you a deeper understanding of Pentecost? Read more

Grow Vitality | Five Markers

Small Groups

  • New Resource for Leaders - Road Trip with Jesus in June! Read more
  • Move Mountains Workshops continue through Sunday Read more
  • Tune into Facebook weekday mornings at 8:30 for prayer Connect Live


  • Jesus in the City – new bonus series by and for churches Read more
  • NEW Preaching Discussion Groups begin this Tuesday! Read more
  • Move Mountains Series – recommended to use beginning June 7 Read more


  • Alternatives to Traditional Offering Read more
  • In case you missed: Miracles Everywhere's Lifesaving Mask Video Watch and download
  • Online Giving Surpasses $162K! Use GNJ's online giving portal Read more


  • GNJ Food Pantry Directory by county and district. Find one close to you. Read more
  • Starts Tomorrow: Connecting with Missionaries Read more
  • Volunteers in Mission Courses available online Read more

Making New Disciples

  • Deadline is Monday for Youth Ministry Grants Read more
  • 10 Ways to Engage New People Read more

News and Information

Good News from GNJ Churches

Inspiring and motivating stories of God at work through us like the virtual fundraiser for Miracles Everywhere that Amanda Rohrs-Dodge of Hurdtown UMC and Evan Rohrs-Dodge of Belvidere UMC, hosted on Sunday. Amanda cutting her husband's hair on FB Live raised $1,000! Check out the Good News our churches are spreading! Check out their FB video

GNJ in the News

  • Bishop Schol on Search Committee for new Drew President Read more
  • GNJ Receives 9 Awards from the United Methodists Communications Association Read more

Denominational News

  • NEJ College of Bishops Set Plan Episcopal Supervision Read more
  • Commission Sets Dates for Postponed General Conference Read more
  • UMNews: Council of Bishops Statement on Arbery Killing Read more

Bishop Schol's Messages

Events & Other News

  • Tomorrow: GNJ's Church & Society to Lead Funerals for those who have died while incarcerated. Read more
  • "Grieving During COVID-19 and Beyond" webinar hosted by GNJ's Sharon Burniston available on video Watch here

Clergy Information

  • Clergy Appraisals Are Open Read more
  • 2020 Cross-Racial & Cross-Cultural Appointment Workshop Read more
  • Register Your Food Pantry with GNJ Read more
  • Clergy Coaching Registration Open Through June 15 Read more
  • COVID-19 Relief Fund Grant Applications Read more
  • New CARES Act/PPP Funding Info Read more


  • NEW! HealthFlex Exchange Provides More Options Read more
  • Appointments Announced this Week Read more
  • Appointment Transition Resources for COVID-19 Read more
  • Fund Balance Report Due Monday Read more
  • Blueprint for Wellness & HealthQuotient Extended to Sept. 30 Read more
  • Cathryn E. Marino Died May 19 Read more

Laity Information

  • Clergy Appraisals Are Open Read more
  • COVID-19 Relief Fund Grant Applications Available Read more
  • 2020 Cross-Racial & Cross-Cultural Appointment Workshop Read more
  • Register Your Food Pantry with GNJ Read more

Mission Partners

  • Confirmation Student Recognition Service with Bishop Schol is Sunday, 7:00 p.m. Read more
  • IGNITE Summer at Home Goes Virtual Read more
  • Grants for Campus Ministry Read more
  • Cultivate H.S. Internship 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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