Volume 157 No. 8 4/15/2011
UM Reporter April 15
The three cabinet members announced recently by Bishop Mike Watson come from varied backgrounds and experience but express similar aspirations as they prepare for their new appointments. Herzen Andone, Richard Chewning and Dana Everhart all say they will emphasize the importance of strengthening the bond between clergy and laity in fulfilling the mission of the church.
The calls roll in from distant cities. The website is experiencing a marked increase in traffic. People around the nation are curious to know more about the United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH). The Decatur-based UMCH has never experienced anything quite like this. Perhaps, it is simply evidence of how a little “Celebrity” can go a long way.
The answer: www.ngumc.org
. The questions: How do you register for Annual Conference? How do you make a reservation for the Clergy Luncheon or Laity Luncheon? How do you request a display table? What are the new guidelines for tote bags?
Where can you find information about the Lay Candidates for the 2012 General and Jurisdictional Conferences?
For almost a year, two young members of Canton FUMC have been quietly bridging communities one peanut butter sandwich at a time.
AnnMarie Sullivan and Kristin Steinberg, who have been friends as long as they can remember, participate in service projects regularly.
Happiness, all by itself, just isn’t that big a deal. That’s according to the latest research.
All of this comes from researchers at San Diego State University who, of course, would feel that way after their team, the Aztecs, had been upset in the NCAA basketball tournament.
Ministry in and through the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church is exhilarating because this great conference is making a positive difference for the cause of Christ here at home and all across the world.
Here are a few reminders and helpful hints to get your news published in the North Georgia Advocate: We work on the Advocate well in advance of publication date. We need submissions two weeks ahead of publication date. The Advocate is published twice a month, on the first and third Friday. So, for the May 6 edition, the deadline is April 22. For the May 20 edition, the deadline is May 6.
When Lyle Schaller gives names to the different church-size categories, he deliberately chooses completely different “orders of being.” He calls a church of less than 35 members a “cat” and a church of 100-175 a “garden,” and a church of 225-450 a “mansion” because a larger church is not simply a larger version of a smaller church.”
Become a certified Safe Sanctuaries conference trainer, or renew your Safe Sanctuaries certification April 21 at 9 a.m
. at Dunwoody UMC. For more information, please contact Diane Morgan via phone at 770.394.0675, ext. 133
or via email at email@example.com
. Cost is $20.
Including items from: Christ UMC, Roswell UMC, Mt. Pisgah UMC, Peachtree Road. UMC, St. James UMC, Harmony Grove UMC, UM Men and UM Women.
The Gospel of Matthew concludes with the resurrection of Christ and the commissioning of the disciples. The gospel is the Good News because it does not end with the cross. The cross is the gateway to eternal life. The empty tomb lets us know that God raised Jesus from the dead. Jesus commands us as he did the disciples and the women to go and share the Good News with the world.
Paul founded the church in Philippi. The believers in Philippi were very dear to Paul; they defended and supported him. While imprisoned in Rome, Paul heard of the church’s dissents and altercations. He wrote them a letter to remind them they were a community of faith and they were to model their lives after Christ.
John, the apostle of Jesus, wrote the book of Revelation while he was imprisoned on the island of Patmos for his activities as a Christian missionary. During his imprisonment, John was given a prophetic revelation. In chapter four, John shared glimpses of worship of God in heaven.