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Peace with Justice Sunday Scheduled for June

5/26/2017
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:18-19) The Peace with Justice special offering allows the United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through programs in the United States and around the world. Fifty percent of the funds collected ...



Action Ministries to Launch Sixth Year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

5/25/2017
Volunteer Opportunities Now Available    Next week Action Ministries will officially launch the sixth year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, the organization’s nutrition and educational enrichment opportunity program for Georgia’s kids. Created to help children who are at risk of hunger when school’s out for the summer, the program provides children in communities all across the North Georgia Conference with healthy meals and academic enrichment.   Since 2012, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid has served more ...



Henderson Named President of Action Ministries

5/25/2017
The Board of Directors of Action Ministries has named S. Kelley Henderson as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Methodist-related nonprofit. Henderson has served most recently as interim President and CEO of Action Ministries, and he was Chief Operating Officer for the past three years. Prior to joining Action Ministries, he served as COO of First Step Staffing in Atlanta and Chief Program Officer of MUST Ministries in Marietta.  “I am honored to serve in this role, and...

Young Harris College Board of Trustees Appoints Interim President

5/24/2017
YOUNG HARRIS, GA - Young Harris College Board of Trustees Chair Brantley Barrow announced that Dr. C. Brooks Seay, the College’s vice president for finance and operations and chief financial officer, has been appointed interim president and will begin serving at the conclusion of President Cathy Cox's term on July 1.   "Dr. Seay has done an outstanding job in her current role,” said Barrow. “She has provided data the Board has never had before to consider options and make decisions. She is ...

Powder Springs UMC Welcomes The Potters House Congregation into Membership

5/23/2017
May 21 was a special day in the life of Powder Springs First UMC. The members of The Potter's House, a Hispanic congregation that has rented the Power Springs UMC chapel, became United Methodists.  After three years of building friendships and doing ministry together, 41 new persons were received into the membership of Power Springs First UMC. The church worshipped in both English and Spanish on Sunday with the congregation singing praise songs in both languages.  "Since The Potter's House ...



A New Tradition: All Clergy to Participate in 2017 Ordination Service

5/19/2017
Registration Now Open for Clergy Processional Bishop Sue, the Cabinet, and the Board of Ordained Ministry invite all clergy, including local pastors, to participate in the Service of Ordination and Commissioning at Annual Conference on Wednesday, June 14, at 7:30 pm in the Classic Center Theater.   Participation involves forming a processional to accompany the candidates for commissioning and ordination and their sponsors into the service and to sit together surrounding them for the entire ...



Chubb Chapel UMC: Small Church Looms Large in Black History

5/17/2017
By Sam Hodges May 16, 2017 | CAVE SPRING, Ga. (UMNS) Video: Watch and listen at https://youtu.be/DdjV-pUZm-g.  Tall trees have reclaimed what used to be farmland and nearly all traces of the once-thriving businesses, such as the grist mill and blacksmith’s shop, have been erased by time. But Chubb Chapel United Methodist Church endures, a repository of black history that’s still home to a small, intensely devoted congregation. “There’s no place I’d rather be,” said Kathy Freeman, referring to...

Emory University's Dr. Deb McFarland to be Laity Dinner Speaker

5/16/2017
Dr. Deb McFarland of the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, and a member of Glenn Memorial UMC, will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Conference Laity Dinner on Wednesday, June 14, in the Athena Ballrooms of The Classic Center.    "Dr. McFarland will focus on the value of public health projects by organizations like The United Methodist Church such as clean water, Imagine No Malaria, Abundant Health, and other public health initiatives," said Conference Lay Leader Bill ...



What's New at Annual Conference 2017?

5/12/2017
Pictured: Rev. Cyndi McDonald and Rev. Pam McCurdy of the Visuals Team display an altar frontal for the Service of Ordination. It is handmade from t-shirts sent in by those being ordained and Christmas cards. The piece celebrates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on those called to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.   There is rich tradition at the North Georgia Annual Conference, but with each session, there are also exciting updates and changes to look forward to as we gather for our United...



Cokesbury Unveils New Ministry Resource Center at Annual Conferences

5/11/2017
Cokesbury announced today that it is bringing a new consultative retail experience to Annual Conferences this year with the new Cokesbury Ministry Resource Center. Focused on equipping leaders to build disciples, the Ministry Resource Center will offer the opportunity for more personalized consultations with church leaders in order to match products with their specific ministry needs. Features of the Ministry Resource Center include: Showcases highlighting new and classic resources ranging ...

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