passed The Traditional Plan 438 to 384. The Traditional Plan retains
the church's current position on the practice of homosexuality, enhances
accountability, and provides a gracious exit path for annual conferences,
local churches, and clergy who cannot abide by the requirements of the
Book of Discipline into a new self-governing Methodist church.
Mission U, the Cooperative School of Mission, provides an economic
educational weekend or a one-day option. It is designed for people
seeking in-depth spiritual formation, dialogue, reflection and study and
is co-sponsored by the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey
Annual and the GNJ United Methodist Women. Click on PROGRAMS
& EVENTS for details.
The Greater New Jersey Annual Conference 2019
Annual Conference is a yearly session for clergy and lay members to worship, learn about programs, and
conduct the business of the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. This year's session will be
held May 19-21, 2019 in Wildwood, NJ. Visit the GNJUMC website for details.
Camden Neighborhood Center
The Neighborhood Center in Camden, NJ is the only designated United Methodist national mission in the
state of New Jersey. It was founded in 1913 as part of the United Methodist Deaconess movement.
The summer program starts in June, and there are so many options for volunteers in the areas of
gardening, cooking, etc.
Visit the Center's website for details and upcoming news at http://www.neighborhoodrising.org/!
Summer Enrichment Program, Rising 1st through 7th graders, Monday, June 26 through
August 4, 2017. www.camdendreamcenter.org.
Laity Leadership Academy
The United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey equips laity to lead in vital congregations through its Laity Leadership Academy. The 2019 Laity Leadership Academy is scheduled for September 28, 2019. Visit the websitefor information, brochure, and registration.
Newsletters (GNJ UMW), Voices of Purpose, Issues
Articles and deadlines for 2019 upcoming issues are: June 15 for June 24, August 10 for August 19, and October 26 for November 3, deadlines and publications respectively. Contact Communications Coordinator Lou Hyson at for additional information.
Petitions to end forced child labor in West Africa (GNJ UMW)
Pop Up Library
Sponsored by the Gateway South Poverty Task Force, the Pop Up Library is a mobile (traveling) library available to all people, especially to vulnerable persons, at no cost and made available at various sites. Click on Books Needed to see how you can help!
*Prayer Shawls - Special Session of 2019 General Conference
Harriett Jane Olson extends an invitation to United Methodist Women to make prayer shawls for delegates who will be meeting at the February 23-26, 2019 special session of General Conference. Prayer shawls should be mailed to arrive by February 20, 2019 to:
United Methodist Women Leadership Development Days (LDD)
2019 Dates and Locations: To be announced.
World Day of Prayer
World Day of Prayer is a worldwide, ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service. It is symbolized by an annual day of celebration observed on the first Friday in March to which all people are welcome. The writer country for the first year was the USA. The 2017 writer country was again USA, in 2018 it was Suriname, and 2019 it will be Slovenia.
Greater New Jersey United Methodist Women
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1 NIV
Depression in Women
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI New Jersey NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness [www.nami.org]. NAMI New Jersey is the state affiliate. NAMI educates, advocates, listens, and leads to successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding. Of special interest to UMW is their program to educate the community on Women and Depression. Visit the NAMI website to learn that women and depression is twice the rate of men.
Fall 2019 GNJUMW Meeting, October 19, 2019
The annual Fall Meeting will be held at the Mission Resource Center in Neptune, NJ.
Click on PROGRAMS & EVENTS above for details to be announced.