Tag Archives: Bishop John Schol

From Bishop Schol: What is Normal?

A message from Bishop John Schol Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I write to you with a heavy heart because I know good people of faith will hear different pieces of news coming out of Charlottesville and come to … Continue reading

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Again, they said, Rejoice!

Want to know what goes on in the administration of the United Methodist Church in our state? Here’s the “wrap up” of the annual conference and here it is in a longer video. You will hear the command “Rejoice in the … Continue reading

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“Spot and Call New Leaders” says Bishop John Schol

Bishop John Schol calls upon each church in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference to spot potential leaders and prayerfully call, equip, challenge and support them. “I challenge each of our congregations to give permission for your pastor to be … Continue reading

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On immigration policy

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, . . . These words, written by poet Emma Lazarus and posted on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty have, for decades, welcomed the foreigner to … Continue reading

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Pray Our Way Forward: January 29 – February 4

“Holy Spirit, renew and inspire us because the way forward is hard and the disciples’ journey is long.“ This sentence concludes the prayer we are asked to offer during the week of January 29. It is part of the Council … Continue reading

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Training for God’s Work

Bishop John Schol gives the Greater New Jersey conference a report card here  Among his recommendations are to reach out like a new church (hint: sponsor an Easter Egg hunt NOT on church grounds) and to  “take the church to the … Continue reading

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When people hurt, United Methodists help

When people hurt, United Methodists help. Sisters and Brothers in Christ, We know what it feels like – fear, disorientation, grief. Because of Sandy we know what those who were in the path of Hurricane Matthew in the United States … Continue reading

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Message from Bishop Schol

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Karen Oliveto, a gifted leader, was elected a bishop in the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. She is a lesbian. This is not the first time a gay or lesbian has been … Continue reading

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Interfaith Vigil for Peace and Racial Justice

In response to the massacre in Charleston, an Interfaith Vigil for Peace and Racial Justice will be held Wednesday, June 24. Sponsored by the Princeton Clergy Association and Mt. Pisgah AME Church and the Coalition for Peace Action, it begins … Continue reading

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UMC bishops for pro-humanity church

At a conference in Berlin, 70 years after World War II, The United Methodist Council of Bishops issued a pastoral letter on racism to the 12.8 million people of The United Methodist Church affirming the sacredness of all lives and … Continue reading

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