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2020 GNJ Annual Conference Virtual Session - Shared screen with speaker view
CREED POGUE
03:15:49
4 clarification about Port Republic
Ellen Cusack
03:25:12
Does Annual Conference need to vote on a Congregation to leave the Conference? I am not aware of the procedure.
Soomin Lee
03:35:00
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Soomin Lee
03:40:44
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Judy Colorado
04:12:11
I remember DS Myrna Bethke as a face of joy, laughter and free spirit! A woman of faith!
Robert Walker
04:12:34
What a beautiful spirit Myrna Bethke was. The love she had for God poured out of her and touched everyone around her.
Luana Cook Scott
04:12:51
Myrna Bethke was always a calm and wise presence. She was an inspiration to me in life, and now in death.
Ellen Cusack
04:13:10
So blessed to have had Myrna's presence in my life and her hand in my ministry!
Vanessa M Wilson
04:13:54
Thank God for the life and ministry of Myrna Bethke; she was an inspiration.
Kenneth Sloane
04:14:06
Myrna’s smile and caring were something special.
Todd Lattig
04:14:27
I am thankful for Myrna, who always was a bright spirit and servant leader. I remember our excursion to find a Starbucks while out in Columbus, Ohio and all times I got to converse with her and get to know her. She is certainly missed! <3
Thomas Lank
04:14:44
Rev.
Juliann Henry
04:14:52
I Remember Marilyn Hughes. I served with her during Superstorm Sandy. Got to know her better when she was a patient in my hospital, recuperating from an accident. A lover of God with a deep heart for ministry.
Dale Whilden
04:15:12
June McCullough, a faithful and dedicated servant of the Lord, and of the GNJ Conference!
Veronica Palmer
04:15:18
Remembering Sherrie Johnson we carry you in our hearts.
Kenneth Sloane
04:15:20
David was wise, full of spirit and good humor.
Thomas Lank
04:15:28
Rev. Dr. Charles Sayre was a giant of the faith and a mentor in leadership for me.
Kenneth Sloane
04:15:49
June is missed by all at Discipleship Ministries, faithful board member.
Kenneth Sloane
04:16:17
Yes, Charles Sayre was a giant on whose shoulders we stand.
Vanessa M Wilson
04:16:27
Thank God for the life and ministry of Rev. Sherrie Dobbs Johnson - a role model, passionate for Christ and creative.
Katelyn Hillis
04:16:58
What a beautiful memorial to these servants of God. Thank you to those who put this together!
Debra Whitten
04:16:58
What a great encourager George has been!
Kenneth Sloane
04:17:02
Sherri was a caring DS to me,
Thomas Kitson
04:17:03
Will always hold dear George Frederick and his days with our Emmaus community
Judy Colorado
04:17:08
I remember June- was a caring mentor when I was starting as a jurisdictional lay delegate- always checked on me if I needed anything! Thank you June M.!
Linda Applegate
04:17:10
Brian Eble was an inspiration, a wonderful pastor and friend. He led many to a relationship with Christ through Bible study and retreats. He had a GREAT sense of humor. He was a great preacher and leader. Thank You Lord for Brian.
Kenneth Sloane
04:17:43
Brian Eble and Mark Earl, friends and colleagues who will be remembered.
Luana Cook Scott
04:17:49
Gene Hamilton had a creative and passionate heart for serving Christ.
Debra Whitten
04:18:00
Gene was such a passionate person.
Kenneth Sloane
04:18:01
Gene Hamilton. Life lover!
Thomas Kitson
04:18:09
Thank you for everything, Gene Hamilton
Frederick Boyle
04:18:12
Gene Hamilton was a powerful evangelist and prophet
Debra Whitten
04:18:22
Peace to the Horne family!
Deborah Selm-orr
04:18:30
I will never forget Rev Sayers sermon based on Simon and Garfunkle Bridge over Troubled Waters. He confirmed me in the church, and had the priveledge of worshiping with him at South Seaville. He constinues to bless many through his ministry, even at 100 .
Leo Park
04:18:51
Mark Earl, I remember his friendship
Deborah Selm-orr
04:19:09
Mark Earle was always so kind and loving. He made us feel so welcome.
Debra Whitten
04:19:26
Classy and forthright person.
Kenneth Sloane
04:19:35
Gone to soon Sherrie
Josh Hughes
04:19:43
Betty Hughes was my grandmother. I know it was an honor for her to serve in GNJ alongside my grandfather, Ray Hughes faithfully for over 40 years. It an honor to follow in their footsteps!
Frederick Boyle
04:20:02
Sherrie was a spiritually strong and compassionate soul. Alway kind
Erik Ostrow
04:20:11
June McCollough was the district admin throughout what is now known as The Southern Region. Her and I always had a running joke about whether she was following me around or whether I was following her around.More importantly, I appreciated her support of me in my early years in the ministry. I also know that her presence at Annual Conference will be greatly missed by many.
Dale Whilden
04:20:40
From Dale Whilden - Charles Sayre and June McCullough , two NJ giants of faith, both powerful influencers in my life.
Leo Park
04:20:45
June McCollugh, I remember her smile and love for me my faimly
Deborah Selm-orr
04:20:48
Barbara and John Koch were my sponsers on walk to Emmaus. She helped me through a very difficult time and was a great saint.
Ellen Cusack
04:21:25
June McCullough was an inspiration to many at Annual Conference, on DCOM, and in daily life.
Leo Park
04:21:39
Rev. Dewart, I remember how strong his faith was. I remember his words for me.
Thomas Kitson
04:21:53
Dorothy Parr was a great woman from my youth at Scotch Plains
Thomas Kitson
04:22:26
Bless you Sam; Chatham UMC misses you greatly
Lawrence Costantino
04:22:40
Mary Nolan was always a strong supporter of her family. Peace to you Mary.
Judy Colorado
04:23:06
Samuel Preston was a great leader served with him with with United Methodist Communties
David LeDuc
04:23:17
Indeed such an inspirational and faithful cloud of witnesses to us all in the name of Jesus Christ!
Skitch Matson (he/him)
04:23:21
It was because of the faithfulness of Charles Sayre and others that the Wesley Foundation at Princeton was founded and incorporated in May of 1961. His faithfulness has led to continued work with Princeton students.
Kenneth Sloane
04:24:18
Thank you to GNJ staff for an absolutely beautiful tribute!
Debra Whitten
04:24:28
John was a good friend.
Noemi Perez
04:25:04
Raul Terrero uno de nuestros pastores hispanos/latinos.
Erik Ostrow
04:25:10
I will miss Cathyrn Marino. She was an active member in my current appointment (Mauricetown UMC). She played the organ, taught Sunday School, served on Team Vital and many committees. She always brought food to our local state police barracks after our church dinners. She was even willing to dog sit for us when we would go away on vacation. Her and her husband had a great ministry together until he died in the 1980's.She had more years after he did, but she was still gone quickly and way too soon. I will miss her and thank God for her life and the few years I had to know her.
Virgie Kelly
04:25:16
Yestsssssh
Frederick Boyle
04:25:28
Myrna gone way too soon
Heather Valosin
04:45:18
3. Add to line 36 as an action: “Engage with other faith communities and local organizations, meet with local law enforcement, elected leadership and justice departments to influence policies, practices and laws that are equitable, unbiased and work to end racism. Ongoing – assigned to Lead Pastors
Vanessa M Wilson
04:47:26
Heather - what page?
Debra Whitten
04:50:17
3: I would like to make 5 friendly amendments: #1: Add to action on page 68 line 42: Make training materials used in the process of ending racism available to all clergy, so that those, who are not experiencing appointment change (p. 25: Section 2 Leadership subsection Action item a), who are not in the 200 people trained (p. 25: Section 2 Leadership heading Measures item f), or who will not pastor one of the 150 congregations developing and engaging in A Journey of Hope training opportunities (p. 24: Section 1 Resources preamble), can have the same access to and be able to freely use the materials for self-transformation and in providing education in their respective charges.
Varlyna Wright
04:50:36
The history of African Americans and Native Americans are not the same.
Drew Dyson
04:50:48
3 - Amendment
Thomas Lank
04:51:11
3 - On page 26, line 23, add “c. Shift conference funds into financial institutions owned by People of Color and privilege lenders of color in our borrowing.”
Drew Dyson
04:51:52
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Soomin Lee
04:53:12
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Drew Dyson
04:54:34
3 - Insert on page 10 following the first “Therefore” clause…Further be it resolved that the herein named Journey of Hope Team, with others named to the team by the bishop so long as a majority of the team remains comprised of black and African American persons and no less than 75% of the team is comprised of persons of color, shall oversee and have decision-making authority over all grants, consultancies, cultural competency trainings, curriculum development created by this legislation.Insert on page 14, 2nd sentence under Accountability and Honoring Progress –following the words “Each year,” “the Journey of Hope team in consultation with” the executive staff leadership…
Soomin Lee
05:01:44
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Drew Dyson
05:01:59
(p 24 & p 28 in full pre-conference book
Varlyna Wright
05:04:01
Were their any experts with backgrounds on antiracism?
Kenneth Sloane
05:04:38
Lewis Center tracking Young Clergy across the UMC, this is a real concern: https://wesleyseminary.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Y8vMr5gSQAGfPq348kGUOg
Drew Dyson
05:13:35
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David Edwards
05:13:45
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Vanessa M Wilson
05:22:13
2
Vanessa M Wilson
05:24:25
2 add language "except where barred by confidentiality" to the last Whitten amendment.
David Edwards
05:24:52
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Kaleigh Tomich Corbett
05:24:54
1
Todd Lattig
05:24:54
1
Catherine Jordan-Latham
05:24:56
1
Thomas Lank
05:24:58
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Luana Cook Scott
05:24:58
1
Todd Lattig
05:25:06
1
Catherine Jordan-Latham
05:28:55
4-is there a reason this discussion cant be tabled and moved to a special session?
Jisun Kwak
05:29:27
3 I would like to make an amendment on Actions to add the following sentence: develop a policy to insure no discrimination against the immigration status of the clergy of color including the ministry candidates and GNJ to support to secure their legal immigration status.
Samuel Arroyo
05:34:09
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Catherine Jordan-Latham
05:34:11
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LARK MCCALMAN
05:34:46
To Catherine, this discussion is important to those of us who have been too long discriminated against, we have always heard people who are against change say "this is not the time" but if not now, when will it be time for us to share our feelings of not being heard.
Catherine Jordan-Latham
05:35:36
@Lark as a young clergywoman of color I am worried that we are rushing this conversation and NOT giving it the space needed to address this properly as a conference
Soomin Lee
05:35:50
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Jisun Kwak
05:36:13
3. Amendment: p 25 line 36, add develop a policy to insure no discrimination against the immigration status of the clergy of color including the ministry candidates and GNJ to support to secure their legal immigration status.
Todd Lattig
05:41:17
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Catherine Jordan-Latham
05:41:17
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Varlyna Wright
05:46:16
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Leo Park
05:46:24
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Larry Oksten
05:46:25
1
E. Robin Mitchell
05:46:30
1
Scott Rambo
05:46:31
1
Josh Hughes
05:46:39
1
Catherine Jordan-Latham
05:50:46
2
Leo Park
05:52:44
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Kenneth Sloane
05:53:07
Wonder how a leader like Rev. Blackwell was not included in this process,
Soomin Lee
05:55:40
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Kenneth Sloane
05:56:23
I apologize.
Leo Park
05:57:25
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Leo Park
05:58:26
1. speech for Blakwell's referral motion
Gyuchang Sim
06:02:14
Are we voting on call the question?
CatherineJordan-Latham
06:05:16
4- if this is voted down what are the next steps? Will JOH continue?
Samuel Arroyo
06:06:38
Catherine, I hope it won’t, but if that happens, I hope we continue working until it gets done.
Krystina Michalopoulos
06:07:05
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Ellen Bechtold
06:10:10
Rev.Blackwell has good points here. This is not a program we are looking at. This will need to expose the roots of our very existence. Certain theological lines need to be present in there. This is a huge project. No matter what, the energy will continue to gather, as we are looking at and calling out the sin of racism. With the cross before us. we wa
Soomin Lee
06:11:28
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