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UMCOR makes grants for Sandy recovery

NEW YORK—United Methodists in New York were counting on the regional shipments of 15,000 flood buckets that they distributed to Hurricane Sandy survivors last fall. But they didn’t expect the more than 11,000 blankets from a faraway source, said Bishop Martin McLee, leader of the denomination’s New York Conference. “There was this wonderful call, asking […]

Bishop Schol reports on UMC and `Sandy’ relief

By Bishop John Schol, Special Contributor… The wind blows where it chooses, you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” –Jesus (John 3:8) Dear Sisters and Brothers, Jesus encountered the forces of nature. He calmed […]

Bishop Schol shares details on `Sandy’ damage and relief efforts

Bishop John Schol took time in the midst of an extraordinarily busy stretch to answer questions about how the Greater New Jersey Conference, which he oversees, is coping with Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy damage and relief efforts. Managing editor Sam Hodges posed the questions and the bishop responded by email. You reported Nov. 8 that seven parsonages […]

Bishop Schol shares details on UM-related ‘Sandy’ damage and relief efforts

  Bishop John Schol took time in the midst of an extraordinarily busy stretch to answer questions about how the Greater New Jersey Conference, which he oversees, is coping with Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy damage and relief efforts. Managing editor Sam Hodges posed the questions and the bishop responded by email. You reported Nov. 8 that seven […]

Bishop Schol asks for relief funds for New Jersey

Editor’s note: Here’s a new message from Bishop John Schol: Dear Friends of the Greater New Jersey Conference of The United Methodist Church, Superintendent Paul Maliel, assistant Nicola Mulligan, my wife Beverly and daughter Kristen met with our clergy in the Cape Atlantic District today (Thursday) and heard the stories of damage to parsonages, church […]

Bishop Schol: ‘I see Jesus walking around New Jersey’ as UM churches respond to Sandy

Bishop John Schol, Special Contributor… (editor’s note: This is a message from Bishop Schol to the UMC’s Greater New Jersey Conference, which he oversees) Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Why? Why, I keep asking myself as I drive to meet with people who have lost their homes. Why, I ask myself when I encounter […]

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