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Biblically Astute and Socially Conscious: Cliftondale UMC Grows

2/16/2017
Second in series of stories from growing congregations around the North Georgia Conference. In 2015, there were about 25 people in the pews on Sunday morning. Today, between 250-300 worshipers attend on an average Sunday at Cliftondale UMC and church pastor, Rev. Kevin Murriel, has witnessed around 100 professions of faith in just two years. The congregation has devoted its time to reaching out across several generations throughout the College Park area. As a result, they have seen tremendous ...



Central United Methodist Church Atlanta to Celebrate 150th Anniversary

2/16/2017
One of Atlanta's historic churches, Central United Methodist Church, is set to celebrate 150 years of ministry this February. The sesquicentennial celebration will be held under the theme, "Celebrating Our Heritage While Embracing our Future". and will take place on Sunday, February 26 with a grand worship service and a sermon to be delivered by guest preacher, Bishop Woodie W. White. This will be followed by heritage feast at the Dotson/Olgetree Fellowship Hall. Founded in 1866, Central UMC ...



Kids 'Can' Make a Difference: LOL Club Serves Community

2/16/2017
The LOL Club, a children’s outreach ministry of Elizabeth Lee UMC, canstructed a flag out of 974 cans of soup, tuna fish, and PET milk donated by members of Elizabeth Lee. This flag was assembled at Chickamauga Elementary School as a part of a community service project by the LOL Club. The food was distributed to families in the community and the Older American Center in Chickamauga which serves 140 seniors. In addition to collecting canned goods, the children also bagged one-load scoops of ...



Wesley Woods to Honor 'Heroes, Saints & Legends' Next Month

2/16/2017
Chancellor Hank M. Huckaby, Community Leaders Ann Q. Curry,  Bishop John H. Adams and Dr. Dolly Desselle Adams will be Honored at the Foundation of Wesley Woods Gala March 30 Prominent Georgians who all share a commitment to helping older adults live independently longer, with a higher quality of life, will be honored at the next Heroes, Saints & Legends gala presented by the Foundation of Wesley Woods.  University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank M. Huckaby, Ann Q. Curry of Coxe Curry & ...



Wesley Chapel UMC McDonough Celebrates 150th Anniversary

2/9/2017
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in McDonough will host several events during the church's anniversary month to celebrate its milestone 150th Church Anniversary.    The community is invited to drop-in during our ‘Community Open House’ anytime between 11am-2pm onSaturday, February 11. Featuring a “Trip Down Memory Lane," a 150-year timeline that traces the church's heritage along with major local, national and world events throughout the years will be displayed in the Thomas Fellowship Hall....



Black History Month Resources and Stories From Across Our Connection

2/2/2017
February is Black History Month and there are a number of stories and resources available from United Methodist Communications, Global Ministries, and Discipleship Ministries. Center Honors Black Methodists' History  The History of Black History Month  First United Methodist Church of Lewisville's Litany for MLK Day Global Ministries' Black History Month resources Worship Resources from the African American Lectionary Timeline: Methodism in Black and White  Black History Month Stories from ...

Red Oak UMC Stockbridge Celebrates Growth

2/1/2017
This is the first in a series of stories from growing congregations around the North Georgia Conference. By Ansley Brackin Red Oak UMC in Stockbridge is seeing an increase in youth and child involvement, and in professions of faith. Church pastor Rev. Jacqui Rose-Tucker says the thriving congregation gives younger people a voice and gives everyone room to be themselves. Worship is not designed by a sole person or group, but instead is planned using a collection of ideas from children, teens, ...



Hundreds Attend Fresh Expressions Event in Atlanta

1/31/2017
Rev. Audrey Warren. Photo Cynthia Mack. On January 25, the Center for Mission Innovation (CMI) hosted a Fresh Expressions Spark Day Event at the General Board of Global Ministries headquarters. This event was held to equip Christians to plant Fresh Expressions communities locally by learning how to renew existing congregations. Attendees learned a variety of ways to start Fresh Expressions communities by building networks and relationships. More than 240 members of the North Georgia, South ...



Commission on a Way Forward Holds Organizational Meeting in Atlanta

1/26/2017
The Commission on a Way Forward held its first meeting January 23-26 in Atlanta with 32 members from nine countries in attendance. Led by commission moderators Bishop David Yemba, Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball and Bishop Ken Carter, members worked and worshipped together and began the foundational work integral to their charge of developing consensus about how to move forward amid different theological understandings of LGBTQ identity. “We need to diagnose what is happening in our churches, in our ...

Show Your Work: Plans for Annual Conference 2017 Are Well Underway

1/26/2017
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and the Annual Conference Planning Committee are busy preparing for the 2017 Annual Conference Session, set for June 13-15 at The Classic Center in Athens.  The Conference begins on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. with laity orientation in the Grand Hall and clergy executive session in the Theater. The three-day conference closes Thursday afternoon. Members and guests will experience this year's theme, "Show Your Work: Worship That Inspires Action," through worship led by...



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