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North Georgia Communicators Honored at UMAC Awards Gala

3/27/2017
This photo of Bishop Sharma Lewis taken by Ansley Brackin was awarded first place in photography at the UMAC gathering in New Orleans.  Approximately 160 storytellers, including North Georgia Conference communication staff, gathered in New Orleans March 23-25 to “Embrace the Story” at the annual United Methodist Association of Communicators meeting. Among the highlights of the event was the Awards Celebration Gala where United Methodist communicators were recognized for outstanding work. A ...



Scout Leader Training to be Held in April

3/27/2017
The North Georgia Conference will host a scout leader training event on April 22 designed help build Duty-to-God into Scouting programs. The United Methodist Academy of Scouting (UMAS) is being held as a special "University of Scouting" event focused on all things Religious in Scouting. It includes courses on starting P.R.A.Y. programs, training Chaplains, conducting Scouts Own services, holding Scout Sunday services, starting Scout units in churches, COR training and more.   Although the United...

Announcement Sunday is April 2

3/16/2017
The Bishop and Cabinet have set Sunday, April 2, as the date clergy will announce appointment changes to their congregations. The list of all North Georgia Conference appointments will be posted on the conference website that afternoon. 

For Such a Time as This: United Methodist Women Give, Serve Across Our Conference

3/16/2017
Tryphenia Speed, president of the United Methodist Women of the North Georgia Conference, shared the following letter in the recent UMW newsletter. She highlights just a few of the good works happening in our Conference through the UMW. For Such a Time as This As I reflect on the past couple of months, I realized that North Georgia United Methodist Women have been very busy. I have read many email messages, received phone calls, read district newsletters and even had conversations that bear out ...

Wood Attends GCFA Winter Board Meeting in Cambodia

3/16/2017
Photo: Rev. Steve Wood with university scholars and almuni, all first-generation Christians, at the Toul Kork Methodist Church in Phnom Penh. "What I am seeing today is the fruit of the faithful work of many other people," said Wood. "Each acted and felt God’s hand in their lives to step forward and invest in the future." The Board of Directors of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) held its winter board meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 4-8. Cambodia is a mission ...



Action Ministries Partners with to Offer Pop Up Pantries Around the State

3/9/2017
Action Ministries has partnered with the non-profit Amerigroup Community Care to fight hunger and promote healthy lifestyles across Georgia. Amerigroup has sponsored a meal truck that will be used by Action Ministries to deliver free meals to individuals and families in need. The two organizations will unveil this new delivery truck during Amerigroup’s Pop-Up Pantry Party tour, a mobile food distribution effort that will travel across the state to distribute free meals, host cooking classes, ...



Show Your Work: Bishop Names 2017 Annual Conference Special Offering

3/8/2017
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has named the Ministerial Education Fund as the 2017 Annual Conference Special Offering. The Ministerial Education Fund has helped thousands of men and women become pastoral leaders in The United Methodist Church. Chances are seminary students from your congregation or the pastor of your church was a recipient of MEF. It is nurtured and funded by United Methodists to provide scholarships to seminary and undergraduate students, course-of-study for local pastors, and ...



Commission on a Way Forward Gathers in Atlanta for Second Meeting

3/2/2017
The Rev. Jasmine Smothers (center) with the Rev. Jorge Acevedo (left), Alice Williams, the Rev. Tom Lambrecht and Mazvita Machinga talk together during the first meeting of the Commission on a Way Forward in Atlanta, Jan. 23-26. Commission on a Way Forward Convenes for Second Meeting March 1, 2017 Atlanta: The second meeting of the Commission on a Way Forward got underway in Atlanta February 27, as commission members spent time in reflection, discussion and work team meetings. Bishop Sandra ...



God At Work: Resources for Confirmation

2/28/2017
One of the things that I enjoy most about the very first confirmation class every year is the encounter with the young person who clearly does not want to be there. He or she normally sits in the back of the room with his or her eyes fixed upon whatever is going on outside of the nearest door or window and reluctantly provides answers that are generally short, or perhaps even inaudible. As off-putting as this student’s actions can be, he or she is one of my favorite “types” of student to ...



Stepping Out On Faith: Carrollton Church, Wesley Foundation Look to the Future

2/28/2017
By Sybil Davidson An exciting, new thing is happening in Carrollton, Georgia. This weekend, the congregation of St. Andrew UMC learned about its next pastoral appointment — one bit of information on a journey they are taking on faith. In June, St. Andrew will be a part of a Vital Merger between the church and the now-closed Wesley Foundation of the University of West Georgia. The church and the campus ministry will work together to launch a new church. “What’s really unique is that this ...



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