Just Thinking.... A Season of Slience and Prayer

Dana Everhart


JUST THINKING ... A Season of Silence and Prayer   Some of you have been blessed to serve as delegates to General Conference, and we in North Georgia thank you for your service and your willingness to work for the future of the Church of Jesus Christ and our United Methodist family. We prayed for you and for your discernment in all matters that came before the body and for those that stayed in the back rooms and hallways.    Most of us, though, remained in the Atlanta / North Georgia area ...

Just Thinking... Hope

Dana Everhart


JUST THINKING ... Hope In these days of conferencing where many voices are being heard and many hearts are being lifted up, I believe we need a word of hope. Why hope, because as Emily Dickenson pens, hope never stops. 'Hope' is the thing with feathers- That perches in the soul- And sings the tune without the words- And never stops-at all- And sweetest-in the Gale-is heard- And sore must be the storm- That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm- I've heard it in the chillest land- ...

Just Thinking... " After the Loving"

Dana Everhart


JUST THINKING ... "After the  Loving..." It all started in February with a couple of days here and in March with a few days there. April saw days that blurred into weeks, and now we are finally complete here in May. Yes, the Cabinet has been meeting and working, praying and seeking, fussing and loving with one another.  I will share with you that I love and I admire each member of the Cabinet here in North Georgia. We have become a tight-knit family as we bond over the years with one another....

Just Thinking.... Dateline: Portugal

Dana Everhart


Bishop Watson asked David Naglee and me to represent him at  the 145th Synod of the Methodist Church in Portugal last week, April 21-24. This was a trip that full of incidents and full of blessings.  Before I knew of this trip, I had planned for some outpatient surgery at Emory Dermatology. The surgery was pretty invasive (if you ask me ... it is my face, after all) and required stitches with the biggest bandage I have ever seen. I felt like Quasimodo. From the surgery I went to meet David and ...

Assistant Pastor-Sugar Hill UMC


Sugar Hill UMC (Sugar Hill, GA) is looking to fill the position of Assistant Pastor. This person will provide full-time leadership and support to lay ministry representatives for Life Groups, mission areas, and aid in creating a discipleship ministry. The Assistant Pastor is responsible for supervision and direction of the following areas: Adult Sunday School, Life Groups, Local and International Mission, Supervision of Outreach and Recreation Director, Director of Youth, Director of Children, ...

Just Thinking ...  "Have you heard who's going to ...."

Dana Everhart


Just Thinking ...  "Have you heard who's going to ...." "I Heard It Through The Clergy Grapevine" I bet you're wonderin' how I knew 'Bout your plans to make me blue With some other church you hoped before Between the two of us places You know I loved you more It took me by surprise I must say When I found out yesterday Don't you know that I heard it through the clergy grapevine Not much longer would you be mine Oh, I heard it through the clergy grapevine Oh, I'm just about to lose my mind ...

Just Thinking... How Is It with Your Body and Soul?

Dana Everhart


"How is it with your body and soul?" This is the question that we, as Cabinet members, are asked each time we gather. Bishop Watson has faithfully asked us for my entire 5 years, "How is it with you body and soul?" He takes this from Mr. Wesley, obviously, as it was a question that John Wesley put to all those in his Cell Groups. (Don't worry. I'm not talking about our Cell Groups today!) Well, even Mr. Wesley did not think of this himself; he got it from scripture. In the third epistle of John,...

Just Thinking... about General Conference

Dana Everhart


There are so many agenda items coming before our General Conference in May. Yes, you read correctly, in May, only 5 weeks away! As I hear conversations that pertain to the General Conference, I am hearing a lot of negative thoughts, prophesies, and conjecture. "It will be a repeat of Tampa!" "The Church will split!" "The powers that be always get their way." It will be no surprise if the General Conference is a failure if we approach it with such negative thought.  Philippians 4:8 and 9  (NRSV)...

Just Thinking... Recognizing the Risen Jesus

Dana Everhart


Just Thinking  - From Courtney T. Ball as published in Ministry Matters You may not recognize Jesus this Easter Mary Magdalene thought he was a gardener. Cleopas and his friend on the road to Emmaus mistook Jesus for a fellow traveler until he broke bread with them. When Jesus stood on the shoreline and called out to his fishing disciples, Peter and the others could not recognize him. John writes that when the eleven first saw the risen Jesus, they believed they had seen a ghost. And then ...

Just Thinking... about Holy Week

Dana Everhart


Just Thinking  - Holy Week 2016   "To be deeply Christian is to know and to live out the conviction that the whole human family dwells continuously at the intersection of time and eternity... The abiding conviction that history and eternity continuously intersect is grounded in the most basic of Christian affirmations. For our scriptures insist that in the days of Emperor Augustus the eternal Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us, born in Bethlehem when Quirinius was governor of Syria. ...

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