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Action Ministries Sunday is December 4

11/30/2016
Action Ministries is excited about this special annual opportunity to tell its story and engage the churches of the North Georgia Conference with neighbors in need. On any given night, there are hundreds of families with children living in extended stay hotels that dot the north Georgia landscape. There are thousands more who are one paycheck, health crisis or car repair bill away from homelessness. In Georgia, we have the second highest rate of homeless veterans in the U.S., and we are in the ...



Churches Must Still Comply With Overtime Rules

11/29/2016
Republished with permission from the Missouri Annual Conference. Early last week, a Federal District Court in Texas halted the application of new overtime regulations. Employers, including local churches, have vigorously discussed the new regulations and the overarching related statute, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In addition, some state attorneys general pursued a court order to postpone enforcement. The order issued by the judge in Texas is referred to as a “preliminary injunction” ...

Hands Needed: Recovery is Underway Along Coast

11/29/2016
When Hurricane Matthew battered the coast, we followed protocol and waited for emergency responders to do initial recovery work. Now Phase 2 of recovery is beginning and it is time for North Georgia United Methodists to go help our neighbors.  Bishop Sue will visit South Carolina this week learn about the work ahead in some of the areas that most need North Georgia United Methodists.  Then, as the next phase of recovery continues over the coming months, individuals, churches, and mission teams...

Suwanee Worship Center Sends of 30K Boxes of Food to Haiti

11/29/2016
  By Erika Well Gwinnett Daily Post Suwanee Worship Center members and community volunteers fulfilled the church’s mission to put its beliefs into action by preparing thousands of boxes of food to send to Haiti on Saturday. They packed 30,024 boxes within a few hours at Level Creek Elementary on Tench Road in Suwanee for the nonprofit Stop Hunger Now. The Raleigh, N.C.-based organization is an effort to end hunger in this lifetime. Stop Hunger Now has worked with millions of corporate, civic, ...



From GCFA: Update on Overtime Rules and Your Church

11/23/2016
The General Council on Finance and Administration of the UMC shared the following information on the FLSA overtime provisions that were to go into effect Dec. 1.  Yesterday, Judge Mazzant of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order in the case challenging the Department of Labor (“DOL”) revisions to the “white collar” exemptions to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).   Those revisions would have significantly ...

Overtime Rules and Your Church

11/22/2016
It is important for churches to make a determination as to whether the Department of Labor Overtime Rule applies to any of the church staff.  Conference treasurer Keith Cox shares some insights. Church leaders may want to watch this video with SPR committees or finance teams.  It can be found on YouTube at https://youtu.be/N8MxPTro5Wc.  Below find some of the helpful tools and information gathered by the North Georgia Conference Treasurer's Office.  Resources and Information  After ...

Sugarloaf UMC Uses Baptisms to Bless Others

11/18/2016
Sugarloaf UMC blesses more than one child when the congregation celebrates an infant baptism. The church uses the celebration as an opportunity to bless children in foster care through The United Methodist Children’s Home. The congregation at Sugarloaf recognizes that while most who are baptized in the church sanctuary are surrounded by family and loved ones, there are other children who need the love and care that is provided through the ministry of the Children’s Home. Many of North Georgia’...



Bishop Sue Welcomes Input on District Superintendent Selection

11/17/2016
North Georgia Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson invites Conference laity and clergy to submit names of individuals they see as possessing gifts that would lend themselves to the office of District Superintendent. She has established a special email address to receive the suggestions. Read the letter from Bishop Sue below: Dear North Georgia Conference Clergy and Laity:   One of my priorities as your bishop is to name respected and gifted clergy leaders as district superintendents. To help me make the...

Redan UMC Invests Toward a Brighter Future

11/17/2016
Rev. Dr. Patricia Pace, Pastor of Redan UMC In June 2010, Redan UMC in Lithonia was in need of a miracle due to dwindling membership and major debt.   Two weeks after the Rev. Dr. Patricia Pace retired from the North Georgia Conference after 26 years in ministry, she was appointed to serve Redan.   Fueled by her love of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, at age 78 Pace is still a force of nature. She was born on Auburn Avenue in the Fourth Ward of Atlanta. Inspired by the preaching of the ...



GCFA Offers Group Purchasing Tool for United Methodist Churches

11/10/2016
The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) of The United Methodist Church continues to offer opportunities to impact the way we do ministry. GCFA connects with and vets reputable organizations, businesses and corporations that provide discounts and cost savings that can positively impact the ministry of our local churches and affiliate United Methodist organizations. Beginning October 24, 2016, GCFA will begin a jurisdictional roll-out launch for the next 2 months of our newest ...



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