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 [...]

Mercy Sustains: NCJ 2022 Thursday Morning Worship

* By Liz Winders FORT WAYNE— On day two of the North Central Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church, opening worship began with praising God. Dayspring Native American United Methodist Church’s Pastor Danira Parra opened with prayer and reflection centered around the Native American Spirit Drum. After singing and dancing to the drum beat, [...]

NCJ Jurisdictional Conference Day 1: Opening Worship and Election of Two Bishops

* By Rev. Cindy Gregorson This is the sound of dry bones rattling. Open the grave, I’m coming out. I’m gonna live, gonna live again! The delegates of the 2022 North Central Jurisdictional Conference were on their feet, proclaiming in song that these dry bones will live as they opened their session in worship. Bishop [...]