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Angle-Young Joins Staff of United Methodist Communications in Nashville

3/30/2017
The Rev. Dr. Teresa Angle-Young, an elder in the North Georgia Conference, has joined the staff of United Methodist Communications in Nashville as Director of Seeker Communications and Advertising.   “In all of my appointments I have learned, grown, and seen fruit. I truly believe that God can and does employ us even to the ends of the earth, so for me, serving in a UMC agency is yet another exciting expression of the many ways God can use us to facilitate an encounter with the living Christ. … ...

Young Harris College President Cathy Cox to Step Down in June

3/30/2017
Young Harris College President Cathy Cox has announced that she will formally step down from the position in June 2017 to accept the role of dean of Mercer University’s School of Law, her alma mater.   During her 10-year tenure as president, Cox has led the College through an unparalleled period of growth, transitioning it from a two-year to a four-year college, more than doubling the size of the faculty and student body, and constructing $100 million in new facilities, while staying true to its...



Due West UMC Welcomes Young Families

3/29/2017
This is third in a series of stories from growing congregations around the North Georgia Conference. By Ansley Brackin Due West UMC in Marietta is one of the fastest growing churches in the Atlanta-Marietta District. The congregation has spent the last few years converting their services to sound “a little less metal and a little more Mumford” in order to attract the young families who have been steadily moving into the area. With them has come an increase in professions of faith for all ages,...



Tips for Moving Pastors

3/28/2017
Susan Miller knows how it feels to live a gypsy’s life. The wife of a corporate hotel executive, Miller moved 14 times in 25 years. The experience had a profound effect and led her to start Just Moved Ministry. The spiritually based non-profit reaches out to people who are frequently uprooted and equips them with tools to help them let go of the past and embrace new lives. She now leads relocation classes in churches, military installations and corporations, as well as trains motivators to guide...



Welcoming A New Pastor

3/28/2017
United Methodist Communications shares ideas to help churches put out the welcome mat in meaningful and constructive ways: 1. Don’t just take the family a meal the first week and then forget about them. 2. Coordinate a team of volunteers to help with unpacking boxes, providing transportation, running errands, providing meals and stocking the house with groceries and cleaning supplies. 3. Be attentive to their personal needs. Give them a list with the name and phone numbers of grocery stores, ...



Faith and Scouting: Scout Leader Training to be Held in April

3/27/2017
The North Georgia Conference will host a scout leader training event on April 22 designed help build Duty-to-God into Scouting programs. The United Methodist Academy of Scouting (UMAS) is being held as a special "University of Scouting" event focused on all things Religious in Scouting. It includes courses on starting P.R.A.Y. programs, training Chaplains, conducting Scouts Own services, holding Scout Sunday services, starting Scout units in churches, COR training and more.   Although the United...

North Georgia Communicators Honored at UMAC Awards Gala

3/27/2017
This photo of Bishop Sharma Lewis taken by Ansley Brackin was awarded first place in photography at the UMAC gathering in New Orleans.  Approximately 160 storytellers, including North Georgia Conference communication staff, gathered in New Orleans March 23-25 to “Embrace the Story” at the annual United Methodist Association of Communicators meeting. Among the highlights of the event was the Awards Celebration Gala where United Methodist communicators were recognized for outstanding work. A ...



Announcement Sunday is April 2

3/16/2017
The Bishop and Cabinet have set Sunday, April 2, as the date clergy will announce appointment changes to their congregations. The list of all North Georgia Conference appointments will be posted on the conference website that afternoon. 

For Such a Time as This: United Methodist Women Give, Serve Across Our Conference

3/16/2017
Tryphenia Speed, president of the United Methodist Women of the North Georgia Conference, shared the following letter in the recent UMW newsletter. She highlights just a few of the good works happening in our Conference through the UMW. For Such a Time as This As I reflect on the past couple of months, I realized that North Georgia United Methodist Women have been very busy. I have read many email messages, received phone calls, read district newsletters and even had conversations that bear out ...

Wood Attends GCFA Winter Board Meeting in Cambodia

3/16/2017
Photo: Rev. Steve Wood with university scholars and almuni, all first-generation Christians, at the Toul Kork Methodist Church in Phnom Penh. "What I am seeing today is the fruit of the faithful work of many other people," said Wood. "Each acted and felt God’s hand in their lives to step forward and invest in the future." The Board of Directors of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) held its winter board meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 4-8. Cambodia is a mission ...



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