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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...



Hal Jones Named President and CEO of the United Methodist Children's Home

7/26/2016
The United Methodist Children's Home Board of Trustees have announced that Rev. Hal Jones, an ordained elder in the North Georgia Conference, has been named as President and CEO of the Children's Home. Read the announcement below: After an extensive national search, led by an executive search firm, the Search Committee and the Executive Committee have completed the job given to them by the Board of Trustees and offered the position of President and CEO of the United Methodist Children’s Home to...



Mending Broken Vessels: SEJ Female Bishops Celebrate a Beautiful Message

7/21/2016
By Heather Haun  (UMNS) At last week's Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, United Methodist women took a break from discussing the church’s challenges to celebrate the strides woman have made across the denomination. Retired Bishop Charlene Kammerer presented a visible reminder of that progress — a mended bowl and pitcher. Kammerer recounted that clergywomen in the Southeastern Jurisdiction had bought the brown-and-turquoise pottery in the 1980s for the Rev. Helen Crotwell, their endorsed...



Keep Your Email Safe: Clergy Should Sign Up for 2-Step Verification

7/20/2016
North Georgia clergy email accounts (ngumc.net accounts) are provided through Google's Gmail system. Google offers a tool to help protect your account. We asked Conference IT Director Michael Murphy-McCarthy his advice on the tool, called "2-step Verification." Do you recommend using the 2-step verification process?  Please seriously consider turning on 2 step verification to protect your Google (ngumc) account. I've been using it, and my experience is that the extra step is well worth the ...



Rev. Eric Lee Part of Channel 2 News Special, Atlanta Unite!

7/20/2016
Dr. Raphael Warnock, Rev. Eric Lee,and Jovita Moore Rev. Eric Lee of Roswell UMC's Chapel Roswell was part of a discussion panel for a Channel 2 News special last night, "Atlanta Unite!"  The panel, which included Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Police Chief George Turner and Al Vivian of Basic Diversity, was held at Atlanta's Center for Civil and Human Rights and was an open conversation on issues surrounding race. Lee credits Roswell UMC's senior pastor Rev. Mike Long for launching the vision for...



Pokemon Go and Your Church: Evangelism and Hospitality Opportunities Are All Around

7/19/2016
The game Pokemon Go is a phenomenon like we've never before seen! People of all ages are taking to their communities to play by “catching” Pokemon on their smartphones. Most local churches are part of the game as “PokeStops” or “Gyms” (or both), in other words, a destination for players. The assignment of “PokeStops” is made by the game maker, rather than the church or business, but there are ways local churches can take advantage of the opportunity to meet the neighbors. The game is played ...



Statements Offer Insight and Guidance Following Western Jurisdiction Election

7/16/2016
As United Methodists consider the complex and unprecedented election of an openly gay bishop by the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church, two statements offer insight and guidance.  Before the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference convened on July 13, our SEJ College of Bishops issued a pastoral letter. Following Saturday evening's election in the Western Jurisdiction, Bishop Bruce Ough, president of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church, issued a statement.   ...

North Georgians to Serve on General and Jurisdictional Boards and Agencies

7/15/2016
Several North Georgia United Methodists have been nominated to serve on General Boards and Agencies. Among them are Tonya Murphy and Andrew Postell who have been nominated to serve on the denomination's Connectional Table, Bill Stikes to the General Board of Church and Society, Mathew Pinson to the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits, Alice Rogers to the General Commission on Communications, Phil Schroeder to the SEJ Committee on Coordination and Accountability, and Gary Fuller to the ...

Sharma Lewis, Sue Haupert-Johnson Among Five Bishops Consecrated at Lake Junaluska

7/15/2016
By Sybil Davidson "With joy and with God's grace I present to you our new bishops!" said Bishop Larry Goodpaster. Five new United Methodist bishops were consecrated in The United Methodist Church this morning at the closing service of the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. North Georgia's episcopal nominee Sharma Lewis, North Georgia's next episcopal leader Sue Haupert-Johnson, David Graves, Leonard Fairley and Lawson Bryan were set apart for the ministry of bishop.  Bishop Lindsey ...



Sue Haupert-Johnson Assigned as Bishop of the North Georgia Conference

7/15/2016
The Southeastern Jurisdiction Committee on Episcopacy announced Thursday, July 14, that Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has been assigned as the next bishop of the North Georgia Conference. The assignment begins September 1. The North Georgia delegation greeted "Bishop Sue", her husband Rev. Allen Johnson and their daughter, Samantha, at a reception immediately following the announcement.  Haupert-Johnson, 54, was elected bishop Wednesday, July 13, at the jurisdiction’s quadrennial meeting at Lake ...



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