Gainesville District



      "A Rare Opportunity”

        Last Spring Dr. Jeff Ross, pastor of Cumming First UMC, informed me that Dr. Len Sweet was coming to Cumming First and would be available on Saturday morning September 17th.  I got all excited at the opportunity to offer an opportunity for the clergy and laity of the district to experience this extremely gifted preacher, teacher, and author.  In speaking with Dr. Doug Thrasher, district superintendent of the Atlanta-Roswell District, we decided to offer this opportunity to not only our districts but to the entire conference.

            It is rare to have someone of this stature in our district.  I have had the pleasure of reading his books, listening to him preach, and listen to a number of his lectures.  I have found him to be extremely informative and inspiring and I have come away with thoughts and ideas that have been beneficial to my ministry.  I cannot wait to hear him talk about his new book “Jesus Speaks”.

            We need to fill the sanctuary on the 17th.  Pastors, please invite your entire congregation especially your key leadership.  Laity, please share this invitation with your Sunday School classes, your small groups, and your friends from your neighborhood and community.  There is no cost for this event.   It has been taken care of by the Gainesville District and Atlanta-Roswell District.  The only requirement is that everyone register by Tuesday, September 13th.  To register please go to the following link:

            This is a rare opportunity and will be a blessing to us all.  I look forward to being with you on Saturday, September 17th from 9:00 to noon at Cumming First UMC.  Cumming First is located at 7700 Canton Highway, Cumming Georgia, 30028.

                                                                          Blessings, Richard



District Superintendent

Richard Chewning
(770) 536-2586
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Administrative Assistant

Beth Steed
(770) 536-2586

Contact Information

343 Northside Drive  
Gainesville, GA 30501  

(770) 536-2586 Phone
(770) 536-7188 Fax

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