Do you have news or a Spotlight nomination for the North Georgia Advocate?


Here are a few reminders and helpful hints to get your news published in the North Georgia Advocate:
We work on the Advocate well in advance of publication date. We need submissions two weeks ahead of publication date. The Advocate is published twice a month, on the first and third Friday. Deadline to submit photos or news items is two weeks prior to publication date.
The most efficient way to submit copy and photos is to e-mail them to: You can also mail submissions to: North Georgia Advocate, 4511 Jones Bridge Circle, Norcross, GA. 30092.
When applicable, include plenty of names with your items. The more the better. When submitting a photograph, please identify as many people as possible.
We require high resolution photos for print publication. When e-mailing photos, please send them as large files, preferably 300 DPI (dots per inch). Many photos sent by e-mail are set at 72 DPI, which is not high enough quality for print publication (though it is fine for a website).
We don’t give preference to news from large churches. The Advocate has never rejected a news item because a church is too small.
We are eager to share stories of successful ministry efforts for two reasons: to celebrate the victories and provide helpful ideas to other churches. We are a connectional system and everyone benefits by sharing information.
     In addition, we are accepting nominations for our new feature: Church Spotlight.
       There is only one criterion to qualify for Church Spotlight: Your church needs to be in the North Georgia Conference. Size, age, shape, or color does not matter.    There are approximately 930 churches in our conference. And every one has a unique history, congregation, surrounding community, and story. Lots of stories. We want to hear those stories and share them.
    Is there a new mission effort your church has undertaken recently? Is there a long-term ministry your church has championed? Does your church’s sanctuary have a notable history or is there a special story among your staff or volunteers?
    Let us know.
     As part of our mission, the North Georgia Advocate focuses almost exclusively on news and events happening in north Georgia, involving north Georgia churches and people. Broader church topics involving national and international issues are more applicable for publication in the UM Reporter.
It is our standard practice not to publish book reviews.
Glenn Hannigan is editor of the North Georgia Advocate. If you have any other questions about the Advocate, or news to share, e-mail him at

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