Stand Up With The Good News: NCJ 2022 Friday Morning Worship

* By Liz Winders Bishop Julius C. Trimble told the North Central Jurisdiction Conference, “The Good News is for everybody ... [it’s] an inclusive message that breaks the chains of oppression and exclusion” in his sermon for the Friday, November 4 morning worship service. The morning worship opened with a word and dance performance by [...]

NCJ Jurisdictional Conference Day 2: Worship, Episcopal Address, a Bishop Election, and More

*By Rev. Cindy Gregorson and Karla Hovde The sound of drumming called the North Central Jurisdictional Conference to worship on the second day of its gathering. It was a day of recognizing our diversity and unity, and one of centering ourselves in our identity in Christ. “On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other [...]

Bishops Dyck, Haller, and Ough Honored; Three Retiring Bishops Recognized for Service

* By James Deaton On Thursday afternoon, the North Central Jurisdiction (NCJ) formally honored three retiring bishops—Bishop Sally Dyck, Bishop Laurie Haller, and Bishop Bruce Ough—during a moving celebration of ministry filled with gratitude and love. This official recognition service had been postponed because of the delayed NCJ Conference, originally scheduled for 2020. Both Bishop [...]