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NCJ College of Bishops announces Special Session in November

The NCJ College of Bishops has called a special session of the North Central Jurisdictional Conference for Nov. 11-13, 2021 in Fort Wayne, IN. There will be no election of bishops at this session aimed at thoughtful and prayerful “conversations about our denomination and its future.”

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General Conference to move to 2021

Subsequent to the announcement by the Executive Committee of the Commission on the General Conference that the 2020 General Conference will be postponed, the full Commission met March 21, 2020, to determine the next steps to take in setting a new date.

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United Methodist General Conference postponed

The Executive Committee of the Commission on the General Conference has announced the postponement of the May 5-10, 2020 gathering in Minneapolis.

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DYK? All about the bishops

In The United Methodist Church, we are led by a Council of Bishops. The United Methodist Council of Bishops consists of 66 active and all retired bishops who meet biannually to shepherd the work of the denomination. The Council is further divided into geographic areas: there are five jurisdictions in the U.S. and 20 episcopal areas outside the U.S.

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NCJ Recommends Electing One Bishop

In a meeting Jan. 20-22 in Chicago, the North Central Jurisdiction (NCJ) Committee on the Episcopacy and the NCJ College of Bishops proposed to elect only one bishop instead of two during the NCJ Conference, July 15-18 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The two groups have agreed to form a task force to make recommendations on episcopal leadership for the jurisdiction over the next four years.

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Road to GC2020 Conversations - Two New Locations Added

General Conference 2020 (GC2020) will be here before we know it—and we know many throughout the NIC have questions. Gather to learn and discuss the issues leading up GC2020 in Minneapolis May 5-15. Two new conversations in Sycamore and Dolton have been added since the initial announcement.

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