South Central Jurisdiction of the UMC – Official Hashtag

I would like to introduce #scjumc as the Twitter hashtag for the South Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church.

I invite you to add #scjumc to any tweet that has to do with the SCJ, particularly leading up to, during or after the live webcast from Bishop Bledsoe on Friday, September 18 at 12:00 noon. This webcast will be at http://www.ourchurchvideos.com/announcements/scjbishops/

I believe that Bishop Bledsoe will announce that the Dallas and Ft. Worth episcopal areas will be combined to accomplish eliminating one bishop from the South Central Jurisdiction. What do you think?

Join the conversation on Twitter with #scjumc.

You can follow the twitter conversation at http://twitter.com/search#search?q=%23scjumc

From Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe, president of the South Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops

Contact:    Stephen Drachler

717.926.7240

Email: sedrachler@gmail.com

South Central Jurisdiction Leader Schedules Important Announcement Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe to Hold Web Cast at 12 p.m., Friday Sept. 18

Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe, president of the South Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops, will make an important webcast announcement regarding the jurisdiction at noon on Friday, Sept. 18.

The webcast will be available at

www.ourchurchvideos.com/announcements/scjbishops. The broadcast site will be available at 11:45 a.m. for the 12 p.m. webcast.

“I urge all congregational and conference leaders across our eight-state region to watch this webcast,” said Bishop Bledsoe, leader of the Dallas Area. “My announcement will deal with a matter related to the future of our ministry together. The College of Bishops believes this announcement is of vital importance to every conference and congregation within the jurisdiction.”

The South Central Jurisdiction includes the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Please share this message with other contacts who you feel would be interested in this announcement.

Future of the South Central Jurisdiction

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection is part of the Kansas East Annual Conference which is a part of the South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church.

The South Central Jurisdiction will have one fewer bishop beginning in 2012.

The South Central College of Bishops wants to hear from you on the future alignment of conference. I invite you to visit http://www.churchleadership.com/SCJ.html for more information and to complete a brief, yet important survey.

Thanks to UM Reporter for the link.

United Methodist Episcopal Candidate Websites

A conversation with Luke this week tipped me off to the practice of creating websites for episcopal candidates within the United Methodist Church. He pointed me to the Southeast Jurisdiction Candidates and North Central Jurisdiction Candidates where nearly 100% of them have created a website specifically to promote their candidacy.

I think that this is outrageous. There is not even a pretense of avoiding a campaign.

I am so glad that the South Central Jurisdiction Candidates just provide a link to a PDF of biographical information.