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NCJ Delegation special session report

The North Central Jurisdictional (NCJ) Conference met virtually for two days on November 10-11, 2021. Delegates spent most of the first day, engaged in small group conversations,  discussing three main topics: dismantling racism, episcopal leadership, and the future of The United Methodist Church.

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NCJ delegates name commitment to anti-racism, LGBTQIA+ inclusion

At a virtual North Central Jurisdictional (NCJ) Conference, delegates elected by their respective annual conferences created and overwhelmingly approved a covenant naming their commitment to anti-racism work and LGBTQIA+ inclusion.

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NCJ delegates talk anti-racism and future, vote to reduce bishops

Approximately 250 delegates participated in the official North Central Jurisdictional Special Called session via Zoom, and others from across the 10-conference jurisdiction watched it live online. Delegates spent the majority of their time together on three big topics of conversation—dismantling racism, the future of episcopal leadership, and the future of The United Methodist Church.

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NIC General/Jurisdictional Update

Since the election of the delegation team in 2019, Northern Illinois Conference delegates have been meeting regularly and diligently, preparing for the upcoming General and Jurisdictional Conferences. Despite changing situations, due to the cancelations or postponements, of General and Jurisdictional Conferences, or considerations for virtual gatherings, the NIC delegation team remained resilient and adaptive.

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Prayers for NCJ Conference

The Mission Council of the North Central Jurisdiction is calling on all United Methodists in the jurisdiction to prayerfully support the November 10-11 virtual jurisdictional conference.

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Update on NCJ Conference

One month ago, the North Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops made the difficult decision to move from an in-person special session of the jurisdictional conference to a virtual gathering. The College of Bishops also decided to pare down the agenda to focus on three critical areas: the work of dismantling racism, the future United Methodist Church, and the role and deployment of episcopal leadership within the jurisdiction.

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