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Let's Talk Apportionments: Find Helpful Info Online

8/30/2016
Apportionments are perhaps the most tangible representation of our United Methodist connectional system. The apportionment system is the tip of an iceberg of countless people being helped, ministries being started, disciples of Jesus being made and lives and the world transformed by our great denomination. Apportionments help to facilitate ministry in Georgia and the world. For many years, the Conference Treasurer’s Office and the Conference Communications Office have made online resources ...



Picnic on the Beltline: Welcome Global Ministries to Georgia

8/30/2016
On Saturday, October 22, you're invited to join United Methodists from across the state to welcome the board and staff of Global Ministries to Georgia. A welcome picnic featuring music, food, games, and a time of celebration will be held from 1 to 5 pm on the Atlanta Belt Line directly behind Ponce City Market (Green Space C) .  Dignitaries from the State of Georgia, the Carter Center, Emory University, Gammon Theological have been invited to join us. Bishop Sue Haupert Johnson will serve as ...

Your Church and the New Department of Labor Overtime Rules Effective December 1

8/29/2016
Conference Treasurer Offers a First Look Into New Overtime Rules More Information to Come in October Undoubtedly, you have heard something about new overtime rules. Early reaction from church leaders has been mostly one of confusion and, perhaps, dismay, i.e. “Do we need to pay our youth director overtime when she takes our kids to camp for a week?” The answer is, at least at this point, is “Maybe.” Ultimately, it will be up to each church or church entity to determine whether the Department ...

United Healthcare, Piedmont Reach Agreement

8/28/2016
UnitedHealthcare and Piedmont Healthcare have reached a three-year agreement that will keep all Piedmont Healthcare hospitals and physicians in UnitedHealthcare’s network for commercial health plans, including the plan that covers North Georgia Conference HealthFlex participants. The new contract is retroactive to July 1, 2016, ensuring members enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored plans do not experience any interruption in their in-network benefits coverage for services received at ...

Churches to Gather for Services, Prayer on September 11

8/26/2016
A number of North Georgia United Methodist Churches will host or take part in special services and times of prayer in recognition of the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.  The congregation of Roswell United Methodist Church invites the community to a Service of Hope in observance of the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. The service will be held in the Sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. (contemporary) and 11 a.m. (traditional) on Sunday, Sept. 11. In 2001, our lives as Americans were...

Responding to Flooding in Louisiana: Request for ERT Teams

8/25/2016
(Updated Aug. 30) Please join us in praying for those affected by the flooding in Louisiana. UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is working with the Louisiana Conference to respond. The Louisiana Conference has extended an invitation for ERT teams to work in the areas effected by recent floods. For details and to register as an individual or team visit:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UMCVolunteerRegistration There is great need for UMCOR Cleaning Kits ("Flood Buckets"). Find ...



Reminder: Update North Georgia Conference Mailing Address

8/22/2016
Churches, clergy, leadership and others should be sure to have updated the address of the North Georgia Conference offices in their files. Mail forwarding service for the Conference ends at the end of this August. The physical and mailing address is: 1700 Century Circle NE, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30345 Apportionment payments should continue to go to: Conference Treasurer's Office PO Box 102417 Atlanta, GA 30368-2417 Benefits payments should continue to go to: Benefits Program North Georgia ...



Service of Installation for Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson Set for September 18

8/22/2016
The Service of Installation of Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson as episcopal leader of the North Georgia Conference will be held Sunday, September 18, at 4 p.m. at Peachtree Road UMC in Atlanta. The special service is a time for our Annual Conference to gather for worship and to welcome Bishop Haupert-Johnson and her family and to give thanks for her assignment to the North Georgia Conference. The service will be followed by a reception.  Childcare will be provided for children ages 6 weeks to 8 ...



Praying for Each Other at Madison First UMC

8/18/2016
At Madison First UMC in the Athens-Elberton District, nearly 100 people spend one hour a week at the church praying for others and writing prayer notes (about 400 notes a month go out). Watch the video linked below to learn more about the church's Intercessory Prayer Ministry and how it is deeply meaningful -- to those being prayed for and to the ones who are praying.  WATCH VIDEO



Connect with Ashley Jenkins: Ministerial Services

8/16/2016
Fun Fact: I love to paint. Often times I will get paint on my hands and arms. I will forget about the paint and walk around with a variety of paint colors all over my hands and arms.    As the Associate Director for Vocational Discernment, what can you offer to local churches? My role in the Conference is to talk about calling and ordination. I meet with individuals feeling a call from God to be in ministry. I can meet individually, teach a Bible Study, work with committees, or preach ...

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