A Message from the Bishop

What is Normal- A Response to Charlotesville

I write to you with a heavy heart because I know good people of faith will hear different pieces of news coming out of Charlottesville and come to different conclusions. 

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Response to Hurricane Harvey

 When the righteous cry out, the Lord listens; he delivers them from all their troubles.Psalm 34:17 

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A Prayer for Peace- A Response to Global Unrest

And the word became flesh. -John 1:14 


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John R. Schol is the Bishop of the Greater New Jersey Conference of the United Methodist Church. He was elected to the Episcopacy in 2004, and prior to his assignment to the New Jersey area he served for eight years in the Baltimore Washington C  Bishop Schol is currently the team leader for the Vital Congregations Initiative of the United Methodist Church and is assigned to the General Commission on Communication on behalf of the Council of Bishops. onference.