Display Tables 2016


The display area is a place for members and visitors of Annual Conference 2016 to find resources, inspiration, and connect with United Methodist agencies and ministries. If you are interested in having a table, find the policy information, categories, and application below. 

Policy Statement
Category Details
Table Request Form

Policy Statement

PURPOSE:  Display tables are extensions of reports presented at the annual session of the North Georgia Conference.  Reports and displays interpret and celebrate the program ministries of the annual conference. Display tables are not available for individual churches, districts, vendors or groups marketing products, programs or ministries, or book signings by authors. Food and beverages are not allowed in displays. Small pieces of individually wrapped candy are allowed. See the listing of Display Categories for clarification. 

Category A: Display space is limited and priority is given to North Georgia Conference teams, board, commissions, and councils as specified in the North Georgia Standing Rules and the 2015 Journal.

Category B: Second priority is given to North Georgia Conference agencies as specified in the Standing Rules and/or Statements of Relationships. There is a charge of $50.00 per table for Category B.

Category C: If additional display space is available, other associated agencies may submit an application.  There is a charge of $100.00 per table for this category. No Vendors are permitted.


  1. Deadline to submit application for display space is Monday, May 2, 2016.  Application acceptance will not be confirmed until after May 2.
  2. A separate request must be submitted for each display table. NO group reservations are accepted.
  3. Tables size: 2.5 feet wide by 8 feet long.  Tables, table skirts and one chair are provided by the Classic Center.
  4. Request for a standard 110v electrical outlet must be made at the time of the application and requested on the form.   Electrical outlets are limited and there is no guarantee that an outlet will be available.   There is a charge of $10.00 per electrical outlet connection. 
  5. Nothing can be attached to any walls in the Classic Center.  Posters, pictures, lettering, etc. may only be placed on the table or on a display board which rests on the table.  Storage space is limited to the area under your table.
  6. All displays must operate from the tabletop.
  7. No audio equipment or sound amplification of any kind is permitted.  Videos without sound may be used if an outlet is available and only if the monitor is located on the tabletop.
  8. An unsecured wireless connection is the only source of internet connectivity.
  9. If you are shipping the materials for your display table directly to the Classic Center, the following information MUST be marked on your labels:
  1. USPS/UPS/FedEx Delivery:
    The Classic Center Loading Dock
    ATTN: Displays: Kathy Brockman
    300 North Thomas Street
    Athens GA 30601
  2. Truck lines:
    The Classic Center Loading Dock
    ATTN: Displays: Kathy Brockman
    130 Foundry Street
    Athens GA 30601

Display set-up begins at the Classic Center  Foundry Building on Monday, June 6, 2016 8:00 am – 4:00pm and continues on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.

Displays MUST be removed by 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

Category Information

2016 North Georgia Annual Conference Display Categories


Category A: 

North GA Conference Boards, Committees, Commissions, Councils, Teams

  1. Connectional Ministries
  1. Worship Team
  • Archives & History
  • Evangelism
  • Worship
  1. Outreach & Missions Team
  • Disaster Response
  • Missions/Global Ministries
  • Health, Welfare & Wellness
  • Resettlement
  1. Leadership Team
  • Religion & Race
  • Status & Role of Women
  • Christian Unity & Interreligious Concerns
  • Church & Society
  • Peace with Justice
  • Creation Care
  • Persons Living in Poverty
  • Ethnic Local Church Concerns
  • Native American Ministries
  • Disability Concerns
  1. Discipleship Team
  • Children’s Ministries
  • Youth Ministries
  • Young Adult Ministries
  • Adult & Family Ministries
  • Older Adult Ministries
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Faith Formation
  • Safe Sanctuaries
  1. Advocate Stream
  • Cross Cultural/Cross-Racial
  • Small Membership Churches
  • Multi-Ethnic and Ethnic Ministries
  • Stewardship
  1. North Georgia Camp and Retreat Ministries
  2. Board of Congregational Development
  • Committee on Hispanic Congregational Development
  • Committee on Black Congregational Development
  • Committee on Korean Congregational Development
  • Committee on Multi-Cultural Congregational Development
  1. Ministry of the Laity
  • Lay Revitalization Ministry
  • Lay Servant Ministries
  • Lay Missionary Training
  • Leadership UMC
  1. Scouting Ministries
  2. United Methodist Men
  3. United Methodist Women
  4. North Georgia Housing and Homeless Council
  5. Board of Ordained Ministry
  6. Conference Communications Office
  7. 2016 Theme
  8. 2016 Offering


Category B: 

North GA Conference Extended and Related Agencies; Joint Ministries

1.  Related Agencies – North Georgia Standing Rules and/or Statement of Relationships

  1. Action Ministries, Inc.
  2. Aldersgate/Collingwood
  3. Methodist Foundation for Retired Ministers
  4. Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers, Inc.
  5. New Bethlehem Community Center., Augusta
  6. North Georgia United Methodist Foundation, Inc.
  7. United Methodist Children’s Home, Inc.
  8. Wesley Woods, Senior Living, Inc.
  9. UM Affiliated Colleges and Universities within the bounds of the North GA Conference
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Emory University
  • LaGrange College
  • Oxford College
  • Paine College
  • Reinhardt University
  • Young Harris College
  1. UM Affiliated Seminaries within the bounds of the North Georgia Conference
  • Candler School of Theology
  • Gammon Theological Center

2.  Joint Ministries as noted in North Georgia Standing Rules

  • Georgia Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry
  • Georgia Pastors School
  • Georgia United Methodist Foundation
  • United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union

3. Other Organizations

  • Professional Association of UM Secretaries

4. General / Jurisdictional Ministries

  • Lake Junaluska
  • Global Ministries
  • Discipleship Ministries
  • Hinton Rural Life Center


Category C: 

Other associated ministry includes any group, committee, service or ministry that is not part of the structure or Standing Rules of the North Georgia Annual Conference.  Category C includes but is not limited to:

  1. Programs, educational institutions and seminaries outside the bounds of the conference
  2. Programs and ministries sponsored by groups beyond the NGA conference structure.
  3. Social action groups, focus groups, renewal groups, etc.
  4. Individual conference evangelists, musicians, authors, etc.
  5. Services that provide counseling/pastoral care; offer training and/or leadership development; provide educational tours; other services marketed directly to local church.
  6. Other programs and ministries not directly linked to the structure of The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, including but not limited to:
    • Airport Chaplaincy
    • Appalachian Development Committee
    • Crime Victim’s Advocacy Council
    • Georgia Christian Council
    • Georgia Council on Moral and Civic Concerns
    • Georgia School for Deaf in Cave Spring
    • Hospital Chaplaincy
    • Interfaith Children’s Movement of Metro Atlanta
    • Mountain Top Boys Home


Display tables are not available for: individual churches, districts, vendors or groups marketing various products, programs, or ministries, etc.

Request a Display Table

Display Table Request Form (Word Doc)