2024 Northeastern Jurisdiction

NEJ reduces episcopal areas to six; will share Bishop Wallace-Padgett with SEJ

by John Coleman and Beth DiCocco The 2024 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference reduced its episcopal areas from nine to six last night, after hearing an extensive report and approving a motion from its Committee on Episcopacy. In the new configuration, eight annual conferences will each share a bishop and two conferences will each have one bishop. […]

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NEJ Committee on Episcopacy Affirms ICOE Recommendation

The NEJ Committee on Episcopacy has been meeting frequently since General Conference as we have contemplated the implications of the General Conference actions for our jurisdiction. On Wednesday, July 3, the Committee affirmed the recommendation of the Inter-jurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy (ICOE), which was released earlier on July 3. Our entire committee is a part

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Interjurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy Shares Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 3, 2024FROM THE INTERJURISDICTIONAL COMMITTEE ON EPISCOPACYTHE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH During General Conference 2024, the Interjurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy recommended 32 total bishops in the jurisdictions and the allocations of bishops of 6 in the NCJ, 6 in the NEJ, 6 in the SCJ, 9 in the SEJ, and 5

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