UPDATE: This event has been cancelled.
On Saturday, October 22, you're invited to join United Methodists from across the state to welcome the board and staff of Global Ministries to Georgia. A welcome picnic featuring music, food, games, and a time of celebration will be held from 1 to 5 pm on the Atlanta Belt Line directly behind Ponce City Market (Green Space C) .
Dignitaries from the State of Georgia, the Carter Center, Emory University, Gammon Theological have been invited to join us. Bishop Sue Haupert Johnson will serve as our Master of Ceremonies.
All church pastors, laity and friends are invited. This will be an especially good opportunity for lay leaders and mission chairs to network and begin to build relationships with our new Global Ministries neighbors.
Food tents will include local favoritesThe Varsity, Willies, Sweet Auburn BBQ, and King of Pops. Children’s activities will be held all afternoon.
"It is our desire to show a warm Georgia welcome to our new friends from Global Ministries and to help them feel the support of The United Methodist Church in Georgia," said Rev. Dana Everhart, District Superintendent of the Atlanta-Emory District and Global Ministries Hospitality Team chair.
There will be free parking at the old Druid Hills UMC (1200 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta), The Shriners Hall (400 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta), and Fort Street UMC (562 Boulevard NE, Atlanta), each with shuttle service to the event.
The event is FREE to all but tickets will be issued at the welcome booth for meals.