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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 ...

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 ...

Get in on the Action: 5K to Benefit Youth Service Fund

5/8/2017
With a theme of "Show Your Work: Worship that Inspires Action," there's no better time to get in on the "Action" than the 11th Annual North Georgia Conference 5K Walk/Run in historic downtown Athens! The event will benefit youth mission and service opportunities in the churches of our conference through the Youth Service Fund. For decades, the Conference Council on Youth Ministries has raised funds to help support unique ideas that place emphasis on ministry with and for young people in local ...



HealthFlex Participants: Blueprint for Wellness Time

5/8/2017
Now is the time for HealthFlex participants to complete their Blueprint for Wellness diagnostic screening. Schedule an appointment at a Quest Diagnostic facility between April 1 and July 31 or register for an on-site appointment during Annual Conference in Athens June 13-15.  By taking part in the Blueprint for Wellness, clergy and staff learn about their health, earn $100 PulseCash, and up to 120 Wellness Points (depending on your screening results) on your path to 150 Points (and $150 more in...



Wesley Woods Mother’s Day Offering to be Celebrated Across North Georgia

5/5/2017
NGUMC Churches to Help Seniors In Need Mother’s Day Collection Slated for Sunday, May 14, 2017   Congregations across the North Georgia Conference will soon support the work of Wesley Woods and the older adults in its care with a special observance and offering collection on Mother’s Day, which is celebrated on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has designated this day as Wesley Woods Sunday in the 850 churches of the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church.   Funds...



Deacons Gather to Celebrate 20 Years of Serving Church and Community

5/4/2017
On April 27 the North Georgia Conference Order of Deacons celebrated the 20th anniversary of the ordination of the first class of Deacons. Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson was in attendance at the gathering hosted in the Global Ministries offices and shared her appreciation for the unique call of Deacons in connecting the church and the world. Those who attended from the 1997 ordination class were given a watercolor print designed by Rev. Andrew Peabody using the words from the Litany of the day ...



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