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Responding to Flooding in Louisiana

8/25/2016
(Updated Sept. 25) 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 region is still in emergency mode. A special reminder to please not self-deploy, but to wait until we get word that emergency response teams and mission teams are needed.  There is great need for UMCOR Cleaning Kits ("Flood Buckets"). Find instructions for assembling kits at http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR...



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 303045 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 ...

UMCommission: Georgia's Collegiate Ministry Gets New Name

8/16/2016
Since the summer you may have noticed a new name for our Georgia United Methodist Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministries, now the Georgia UMCommission. And along with a new name came a new logo and new website! There were a few reasons for the change, according to director Rev. Michael McCord.  "We wanted to honor our name and yet come up with a newer, simpler identity," he explained. "The name (connecting UM and Commission) demonstrates our desire to be deeply connected to the ...



10 Simple Ways to Grow Your Small Groups

8/15/2016
By Robert Pancake Want to increase your small group membership and engagement? It's something I've put a lot of time and energy into considering for my church, The Vine UMC, and for my business. Here are 10 tips I hope you'll find helpful. ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ 1. Target Key Times and Days One of the largest hurdles to overcome when presenting the idea of small groups to individuals is that it can be ...



Presente! Global Ministries Commissions 46 Global Mission Fellows in Atlanta

8/3/2016
Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church commissioned its latest class of young adult Mission Fellows at a service in the sanctuary of Grace UMC in Global Ministries Atlanta headquarters on August 3.  The 46 young people are truly fulfilling Global Ministries' vision of "from everywhere, to everywhere." Among this group are missionaries going from The Philippines to Mozambique, from DR Congo to Brazil, from Singapore to Germany, from South Korea to Barbados, and crossing the world in ...



Meet Bill Martin: Your Conference Lay Leader

7/28/2016
Meet Bill Martin, our North Georgia Conference Lay Leader! The Marietta native and Furman University grad, was elected lay leader by the 2016 North Georgia Annual Conference and began his four-year term of service July 1. He and his wife Kristin live in Dacula and have a daughter and two sons. We caught up with him to ask a few questions: Q: What's your church home? I'm a member of Dacula UMC where I have been nurtured and loved by an amazing congregation and a long list of influential senior ...



Training Opportunity: Strengthen Families With Addiction Prevention Ministry

7/27/2016
Many in our communities -- and church families -- struggle with someone who has drug and/or alcohol addiction. Once it gets to that point a church is often best served to refer to well trained counselors. But one of the best first steps for a church ministry is a prevention program which assists in strengthening individuals and families. In association with the Global Ministries unit SPSARV we are pleased to offer a Train the Trainer event in the North Georgia Conference August 22-23, 9 AM-4:30...



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