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NCJ College of Bishops announce 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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Remembering Rev. Junius Dotson

The Rev. Junius B. Dotson, the General Secretary of Discipleship Ministries, died late Feb. 24 surrounded by family, less than a month after announcing his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 55.

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General Conference Postponed Another Year

General Conference organizers announced that the denomination’s top lawmaking assembly — long postponed by pandemic — must wait to meet another year. The global gathering is now scheduled Aug. 29-Sept. 6, 2022, in Minneapolis.

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Interim Bishop announced to serve NIC in 2021

A couple of months ago, the NCJ bishops (called the College of Bishops) began to meet and discuss how to provide coverage for the NIC during the 2021 year. In consultation with the NCJ Committee on Episcopacy, the NIC Committee on Episcopacy, and the NIC cabinet, a strong preference was made for a retired bishop to provide coverage. 

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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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