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Scanson crafts crosiers for bishops

Man holding crosier

Each newly elected bishop within the North Central Jurisdiction is gifted a homemade crosier, fashioned by a woodworker and retired elder, Rev. Art Scanson from the Dakotas Conference.

Michigan delegates prepare for NCJ Conference

Bishops being consecrated during NCJ 2016

Delegates from the Michigan Conference are preparing to go to Fort Wayne, IN, next week for the 2022 North Central Jurisdictional Conference to elect bishops and plan for shared mission… Continue Reading Michigan delegates prepare for NCJ Conference

Connectional Table members receive episcopal endorsement

Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai speaking at Annual Conference.

Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai is one of three members of the Connectional Table to receive an episcopal nomination and full endorsement by their annual conference.

Bishop calls all to the table

President Bishop calls UMC to the table

The United Methodist Council of Bishops is meeting online April 26-30. Council President Cynthia Fierro Harvey’s opening sermon highlighted the image of the family table that brings people together in… Continue Reading Bishop calls all to the table

NCJ elects Laurie Haller

The North Central Jurisdiction elected the Rev. Laurie Haller bishop on the 13th ballot taken mid-day Thursday, July 14.

Bishops … the BIG picture

Before this time next week The United Methodist Church will consecrate 15 new bishops and here’s the work that lies ahead.

3 Gay pastors nominated for bishop

Three openly gay pastors are candidates for episcopal elections, including Rev. David Meredith of the North Central Jurisdiction.

Term limits for bishops?

General Conference Legislation calls for end of  the life-long term for episcopal leaders.

Michigan endorses two for episcopacy

LANSING  (MIC) — Members of the General/Jurisdictional Delegations of the Detroit and West Michigan Conferences endorsed the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai and the Rev. Laurie Haller as their episcopal nominees at… Continue Reading Michigan endorses two for episcopacy

Task force reports core values

The Council of Bishops Task Force on Human Sexuality, Gender and Race has issued a report for members of the Council of Bishops outlining a list of seven core values… Continue Reading Task force reports core values

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