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Stepping Out On Faith: Carrollton Church, Wesley Foundation Look to the Future

2/28/2017
By Sybil Davidson An exciting, new thing is happening in Carrollton, Georgia. This weekend, the congregation of St. Andrew UMC learned about its next pastoral appointment — one bit of information on a journey they are taking on faith. In June, St. Andrew will be a part of a Vital Merger between the church and the now-closed Wesley Foundation of the University of West Georgia. The church and the campus ministry will work together to launch a new church. “What’s really unique is that this ...



LaGrange College Opens $21 Million Sciences Project

2/23/2017
 Pouncer watches as Dr. Arthur Sikora, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, prepares a special ‘ribbon cutting’ for the opening of the Ida Callaway Hudson Lab Sciences Building at LaGrange College. A chemical reaction produced flames that burned through the ceremonial ribbon.   LaGrange College hosted a ribbon cutting and open house at the new $21 million Ida Callaway Hudson Lab Sciences Building and completely renovated Callaway Science Building on Friday. A state-of-the-art, 40,000-square-foot ...



Vital Signs Dashboard to be Simplified

2/21/2017
Beginning March 3, your church’s Vital Signs dashboard will be simplified to collect three vitally important data points: Average Worship Attendance Professions of Faith Baptisms After feedback from North Georgia Conference clergy and church leaders, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and the cabinet have determined that consistently measuring these three indicators are a priority across our Conference. Your church should continue to report these three statistics quarterly. Clergy or their designee ...



Aldersgate Homes Welcomes New Board Chair, Director Announces Retirement

2/20/2017
The future holds adventures and challenges as Aldersgate Homes and Collinswood continues to serve persons with Developmental Disabilities!  Board President and one of the founders of Aldersgate Homes, Marian Wilder, will retire from the role after serving with distinction for many years, Dr. Gue Hudson, retired Vice President and Dean at Agnes Scott College, has accepted the role and responsibilities of President of the Aldersgate and Collinswood Board of Directors. Gue has served the Board ...

Biblically Astute and Socially Conscious: Cliftondale UMC Grows

2/16/2017
Second in series of stories from growing congregations around the North Georgia Conference. In 2015, there were about 25 people in the pews on Sunday morning. Today, between 250-300 worshipers attend on an average Sunday at Cliftondale UMC and church pastor, Rev. Kevin Murriel, has witnessed around 100 professions of faith in just two years. The congregation has devoted its time to reaching out across several generations throughout the College Park area. As a result, they have seen tremendous ...



Central United Methodist Church Atlanta to Celebrate 150th Anniversary

2/16/2017
One of Atlanta's historic churches, Central United Methodist Church, is set to celebrate 150 years of ministry this February. The sesquicentennial celebration will be held under the theme, "Celebrating Our Heritage While Embracing our Future". and will take place on Sunday, February 26 with a grand worship service and a sermon to be delivered by guest preacher, Bishop Woodie W. White. This will be followed by heritage feast at the Dotson/Olgetree Fellowship Hall. Founded in 1866, Central UMC ...



Kids 'Can' Make a Difference: LOL Club Serves Community

2/16/2017
The LOL Club, a children’s outreach ministry of Elizabeth Lee UMC, canstructed a flag out of 974 cans of soup, tuna fish, and PET milk donated by members of Elizabeth Lee. This flag was assembled at Chickamauga Elementary School as a part of a community service project by the LOL Club. The food was distributed to families in the community and the Older American Center in Chickamauga which serves 140 seniors. In addition to collecting canned goods, the children also bagged one-load scoops of ...



Wesley Woods to Honor 'Heroes, Saints & Legends' Next Month

2/16/2017
Chancellor Hank M. Huckaby, Community Leaders Ann Q. Curry,  Bishop John H. Adams and Dr. Dolly Desselle Adams will be Honored at the Foundation of Wesley Woods Gala March 30 Prominent Georgians who all share a commitment to helping older adults live independently longer, with a higher quality of life, will be honored at the next Heroes, Saints & Legends gala presented by the Foundation of Wesley Woods.  University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank M. Huckaby, Ann Q. Curry of Coxe Curry & ...



Wesley Chapel UMC McDonough Celebrates 150th Anniversary

2/9/2017
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in McDonough will host several events during the church's anniversary month to celebrate its milestone 150th Church Anniversary.    The community is invited to drop-in during our ‘Community Open House’ anytime between 11am-2pm onSaturday, February 11. Featuring a “Trip Down Memory Lane," a 150-year timeline that traces the church's heritage along with major local, national and world events throughout the years will be displayed in the Thomas Fellowship Hall....



Black History Month Resources and Stories From Across Our Connection

2/2/2017
February is Black History Month and there are a number of stories and resources available from United Methodist Communications, Global Ministries, and Discipleship Ministries. Center Honors Black Methodists' History  The History of Black History Month  First United Methodist Church of Lewisville's Litany for MLK Day Global Ministries' Black History Month resources Worship Resources from the African American Lectionary Timeline: Methodism in Black and White  Black History Month Stories from ...

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