Upcoming Events / Happenings!

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Upcoming Event with Bishop Schol

Dear GNJ Clergy and Lay Leadership,

Each year, I schedule time with clergy and laity in our districts to listen and learn.  This year, I will be spending time listening about how the clergy and congregational evaluations have gone. I want to learn what has been helpful, what you have learned and what you would modify. Evaluations are important to our continuing learning and growing and we want to make sure we are resourcing you well.  I will also like to hear how the SPRC, pastor and cabinet can align on the priorities for pastors and congregations.

For this reason, I encourage all members of the SPRC and Church Council, including the chairs of both committees, to attend the evening laity gathering. Additionally I will provide updates on:

  • Our strategic ministry plan.
  • The development of a new strategic plan that will take us to 2023.
  • The work of the Commission on the Way Forward as the denomination prepares for a special General Conference about our policies on homosexuality.
  • Other matters clergy and laity want to discuss.

The following is the schedule for the regional gathering:

Southern Region
Including Cape Atlantic, Delaware Bay, Gateway South Districts
Clergy Session
October 5, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. | St. John’s UMC (Turnersville)
Laity Session
October 4, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. | Sicklerville UMC

Please look for updates about these gatherings in the GNJ Digest and district communications.

I gain deeper insights from these gatherings that continue to shape my leadership and I appreciate the time you share with me. I look forward to seeing you this fall.

Keep the faith!

John Schol, Bishop
The United Methodist Church
of Greater New Jersey


  • United Methodist Women’s Fall Fest in Rotary Park 

  • The United Methodist Women’s Fall Fest will take place on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 in Cape May’s Rotary Park (Behind the Washington Street Mall).  The proceeds from this event will help fund the various Mission Projects of United Methodist Women.  2017_Fall_Fest_Sign-Rev_1 <== Click on this link to see the official flyer!

United Methodist Men’s October Breakfast 

Sunday, October 8th, will be our next UMM Breakfast and Meeting.

  • We will gather in Lyle Hall at 8:00 am for breakfast.
  • We will have a Devotion from the Scriptures.
  • A guest speaker when available.
  • A short business meeting.
  • We usually adjourn between 9:15 and 9:30 am.

All men from the church and community are invited.  We welcome visitors!


  •  United Methodist Men’s Church Dinner

    Our church dinners are open to the public. Dinners include a terrific salad bar, rolls, a scrumptious main entree, vegetables, hot and cold beverages and a large selection of homemade desserts. Come for the food and fellowship. Give Mom the night off and take “her” out for dinner! – Adults $13.00 / Children $6.00.

    The next Dinner is Saturday, October 21st, 2017 | 4:30-7:00 PM.

    The Main Course will be “Roast Beef”