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WJ Episcopal Elections: A discernment process timeline

WJ Episcopal Elections: A discernment process timeline

For those considering the role of bishop in the Western Jurisdiction of the UMC, the following timeline has been released by the Western Jurisdiction leadership in cooperation with the Committee on Episcopacy. May 2, 2022: An initial letter inviting persons to discern...

Public call for episcopal discernment names

Dear Western Jurisdiction colleagues in ministry, Though there have been many delays of both General and Jurisdictional Conferences, we now expect our Western Jurisdictional Conference to meet in November 2022 to elect bishops. There’s been much conversation over the...

2022 WJ Spring Leadership Meetings

 The Western Jurisdiction will be holding its Spring Leadership Meetings from March 29 through April 3, 2022, in Des Moines, Washington. There will be a virtual option to join online for those who are not able or do not wish to travel. Only those who have been...

Work Group Updated Reports

Work Group Updated Reports

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 At the July 2021 of the special called session of the Western Jurisdiction, delegates approved the following motion: It is with gratitude for the work completed and shared here, we move that: the work of each Workgroup shall be completed...

Proposing a second Special Called Western Jurisdiction Conference

Some of our delegates have expressed concern that they are not ready to make the critical decision of how many bishops the WJ should prepare to elect in 2022. For these reasons, a second Special Called Western Jurisdiction Conference is proposed for November 13, 2021.

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