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Excellent Worship Resources: Did You Leave Annual Conference Inspired?

6/28/2017
Did you leave Annual Conference 2017 inspired to learn more about excellent worship practices and ready to get creative? There are a number of upcoming opportunities for your church: Room at the Table: Celebrating People of All Abilities August 13 ​There is always room at God’s table for everyone! You are invited to join us August 13 at 10:30 am in Cannon Chapel at Emory University to experience inclusive worship that is inviting to people with mental health, sensory, intellectual and other ...



Show Your Work: 2017 Annual Conference Report

6/28/2017
North Georgia Annual Conference The Classic Center, Athens, Ga. June 13-15, 2017 Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, presiding   In the church there is no "them." There is only "us." —Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson The 2017 North Georgia Annual Conference session was held June 13-15 at The Classic Center in Athens, Ga. With a theme of "Show Your Work: Worship That Inspires Action,” the session focused on worship preparation and innovation. Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson presided, marking her first Annual ...



Alpharetta UMC Collecting 5 Tons of Cookies for Operation Ore

6/26/2017
Alpharetta First United Methodist Church is collecting five tons of Oreo cookies to send to U.S. armed forces serving in the Middle East and is asking for the community’s help. The cookie drive is part of the church’s annual Operation Oreo, which provides service members with a taste of home. It’s a simple way to say thank you to those who stand in harm’s way to protect our freedoms.   Service members who will be sent Oreos include Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary unit and Sailors ...



Bridges Update: Mission Partners Around the World

6/22/2017
The North Georgia Conference Bridges partnerships are based on a 50/50 relationship between our Conference and Methodist mission colleagues around the world. Rev. Herzen Andone, Conference Director of Connectional Ministries, gave an update to members of the 2017 Annual Conference on three Bridges. The Bridge to El Salvador has been active every year since its launch, according to Andone. Two teams from the LaGrange District and one from LaGrange College travel to El Salvador each year and are ...



Celebrating Excellence at Annual Conference 2017

6/22/2017
Throughout the 2017 Annual Conference session, members saw the reach of the United Methodist connection from our local communities, across our Conference, and around the world. Several churches and individuals were recognized during the Conference session for exemplary work in outreach, evangelism, and more.    The One Matters Award, given by Discipleship Ministries to a congregation that has grown in numbers and recovered from a struggle, was presented to Suwannee Worship Center UMC and Rev. ...



New UMC Handbook Now Available

6/22/2017
The new United Methodist Church Handbook for this quadrennium is available, providing a detailed overview of the denomination’s beliefs, mission, structure and history. The handbook is a free, go-to resource for anyone in search of information about The United Methodist Church and is helpful for leaders and new members. “The United Methodist Church Handbook is one of the most appreciated resources generated in the church, and rightly so,” said Ken Sloane, Director of Stewardship and ...



Sign Up For A Free Personal Pension/Benefits Consultation at Pastor's School

6/22/2017
Do you wonder if you're putting enough in your pension? Or too much? Or how you would know the difference? Are you concerned about having a roof over your head after you retire?  Or whether you can attend both the Tony Awards and the Oscars in the same year? Serving part-time and wondering if you'll have anything in the piggy bank for your years of service, once you retire? Do you wonder if you're putting enough in your United Methodist Personal Investment Plan (UMPIP)?  What is the maximum ...

Oh, How We Worship: Annual Conference 2017

6/20/2017
More than a theme, "Show Your Work: Worship That Inspires Action," was put into practice at the 2017 North Georgia Annual Conference session. The 3-day event focused on praise and worship, and emphasized the importance of worship planning and preparation.  Four primary services themselves progressed through the stages of worship. The Annual Conference began with gathering (Opening Worship), moved into the word proclaimed (Service of Remembrance), a time of response (Ordination), and sending ...



Day Three Annual Conference Update: Depart to Serve

6/16/2017
Sessions Five and Six: Depart to Serve Survey Please share your feedback on Annual Conference 2017 in this post-conference survey.  TAKE SURVEY  Housing and Homeless Council Housing and Homeless Council President Laura Rappold thanked churches for their generous support of the Homeless Offering. Because of that generosity, the Council was able to award $121,000 to ministries to the homeless and very poor in each of our 12 districts this spring. She also invited members to an upcoming conference...



Day Two Annual Conference Update: Church Has Broken Out

6/15/2017
Photos Talented photographers are capturing Annual Conference. See photos from each day. Pre-Conference Photos  Session One Session Two  All Photos  The morning began early for members of the North Georgia Conference. The Annual Conference 5K run/walk was sponsored by the Conference Council on Youth Ministries. Proceeds raised will to to the Youth Service Fund. A fund raised by youth, administered by youth, to support youth ministries. Two powerful worship services anchored the day. Members ...



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