http://www.ngumc.org Blog Posts RSS Blog Posts RSS en-us 10/20/2017 2:07:01 PM Welcome to the Blog: Every Day is Different http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/welcome-to-the-blog-every-day-is-different-9730131 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/welcome-to-the-blog-every-day-is-different-9730131 Welcome to the Connectional Ministries blog! The CM team will be sharing occasional updates in story... 10/18/2017 Why Systems Matter http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/why-systems-matter-9730451 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/why-systems-matter-9730451 WHY SYSTEMS MATTER  I'm halfway through Charge Conference season! My schedule of visiting all 56 ... 10/18/2017 ‘Not One. Not Two’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9748297 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9748297   I Was Thinking… “How does a person seek union with God?” the seeker asked.  “The harder you seek,... 10/17/2017 A Night of Awareness http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/a-night-of-awareness-9729887 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/a-night-of-awareness-9729887 A huge THANK YOU this evening to the pastoral staff, the people of Sam Jones UMC and the Northwest ... 10/17/2017 Connectional Ministries Board Meeting http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/connectional-ministries-board-meeting-9710448 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/connectional-ministries-board-meeting-9710448 The Connectional Ministries Board met to celebrate the ways we have been connecting local churches ... 10/14/2017 ELI Applications Open for Youth in Your Congregation http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/eli-applications-open-9693046 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/eli-applications-open-9693046 Most people never dive deeply into who God created them to be and how God created them to lead. ELI ... 10/13/2017 KidMin Leaders Connecting http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/kidmin-leaders-connecting-9730251 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/kidmin-leaders-connecting-9730251 The North Georgia Conference is blessed with dedicated, creative, and faithful Children's Ministry ... 10/13/2017 Thank You For Giving, Now Consider Going http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/thank-you-for-giving-now-consider-going-9693048 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/thank-you-for-giving-now-consider-going-9693048 North Georgia United Methodists from more than 300 congregations have given more than $400,000 to ... 10/13/2017 Planning the Next Chapter of the Philippines Bridge http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/planning-the-next-chapter-of-the-philippines-bridge-9692906 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/planning-the-next-chapter-of-the-philippines-bridge-9692906 Dr. Glenn Paraso, Global Ministries Board member and member of the Good Samaritan UMC in Quezon ... 10/12/2017 Meeting With National Young People's Ministry Leaders http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/national-young-peoples-ministry-leaders-9692903 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/national-young-peoples-ministry-leaders-9692903 Spent an enjoyable 3 days with the national young people's Ministry leaders. This is a wonderful ... 10/11/2017 ‘A Soul Matter’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9608560 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9608560 I Was Thinking… Have you noticed that conflict is everywhere?  According to an Executive Coaching ... 10/10/2017 Try it This Week: Discipleship Tool http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/athens-welcome-9639253 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/athens-welcome-9639253 Ruthlessly eliminate hurry! I first heard these words about a month ago in my covenant group, and I... 10/10/2017 Welcome http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/welcome-9639268 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/welcome-9639268 That Atlanta Roswell District 10/10/2017 Have A Little Faith http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/have-a-little-faith-9589945 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/have-a-little-faith-9589945 Have a Little Faith   Some days are difficult than others.  Who hasn't experienced this on a rainy ... 10/4/2017 ‘Remembered Well’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9540569 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9540569 I Was Thinking… This past Sunday was World Communion Sunday.  All over the world and in all of the ... 10/3/2017 ‘Each Other’s Skin’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9438481 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9438481 I Was Thinking… When I was in the ninth grade at Spalding County Junior High School, our school ... 9/26/2017 Fall Is On The Way http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/fall-is-on-the-way-9386590 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/fall-is-on-the-way-9386590 Fall is on the Way When I was involved in campus ministry, I had a student whose spiritual ... 9/20/2017 “A God-Thing” http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9368803 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9368803   I Was Thinking… I read this past week that a bride-to-be said “It was a God-thing that Hurricane ... 9/19/2017 re:Vision - Caregivers Ministry at Due West http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/re-vision-caregivers-ministry-at-due-west-9386616 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/re-vision-caregivers-ministry-at-due-west-9386616 By Sheila Welch Every 66 seconds another person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's and must have care. ... 9/18/2017 Have You Heard the News? http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9368801 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9368801 I Was Thinking… Have you heard the news?  The world is coming to an end!  That’s right, with all ... 9/12/2017 Bridge Building with X’s and O’s http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/bridge-building-with-x-s-and-o-s-9274248 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/bridge-building-with-x-s-and-o-s-9274248 I have a fundamental belief that churches need to produce disciples who build bridges ... 9/6/2017 ‘From the Lips of God’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9237000 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9237000 I Was Thinking… I’ve been reading Eugene Peterson’s book entitled Under the Unpredictable Plant: An... 9/5/2017 Memory Loss http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9179463 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9179463 I Was Thinking… Do you ever struggle with memory loss?  I know I do.  For example I attended the ... 8/29/2017 “How Much Does a Miracle Cost?” http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9100162 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9100162 I Was Thinking… She made her way six blocks to that small town’s drug store (as they called it).  ... 8/22/2017 re:Vision - BBQ Bob Blues Festival http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/re-vision-bbq-bob-blues-festival-9099632 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/re-vision-bbq-bob-blues-festival-9099632 By Rev. Theresa Coleman On September 9 Walnut Grove UMC will host “Barbeque Bob” Blues Festival, a ... 8/21/2017 'Not So Anymore' http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/not-so-anymore-9043219 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/not-so-anymore-9043219 I Was Thinking… It used to be that the world seemed so big.  Watching the news on television of ... 8/15/2017 re:Vision - Serving God, Serving Neighbor at Ariel Bowen UMC http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/re-vision-serving-god-serving-neighbor-at-ariel-bowen-umc-9025028 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/re-vision-serving-god-serving-neighbor-at-ariel-bowen-umc-9025028   By Rev. Arundel Hope Thursday, July 20, was a day filled with anxiety, excitement, anticipation, ... 8/14/2017 I Love a Good Story http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/i-love-a-good-story-9194893 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/i-love-a-good-story-9194893 I get excited when I hear, see, or read a quest or a hero’s/heroine’s journey.  Many of these ... 8/9/2017 Jump Off the Page http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/jump-off-the-page-8981334 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/jump-off-the-page-8981334   I Was Thinking… Have you ever had words jump off the page at you?  You were reading a book; an ... 8/8/2017 re:Vision - Respite Care Serves Community http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/re-vision-respite-care-serves-community-8982872 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/re-vision-respite-care-serves-community-8982872 (Photo: United Methodist Communications) By Julie Wright The Alzheimer’s Association estimates the ... 8/7/2017 Hiccups http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/hiccups-8908835 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/hiccups-8908835   I Was Thinking… A woman went to the doctor’s office where she was seen by one of the younger ... 8/1/2017 Poker Faces http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8833157 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8833157 I Was Thinking… Have you seen the present day television advertisement for Toyota where the man has... 7/25/2017 Lifelong Learner http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8757495 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8757495 I Was Thinking… One of the greatest compliments a person can give another person is “They are ... 7/18/2017 'Be Kind' http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/be-kind-8736338 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/be-kind-8736338   I Was Thinking… Kindness is an amazing gift.  It is listed in the Paul’s famous list of the ‘... 7/11/2017 ‘Falling Upward’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8590564 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8590564   I Was Thinking… Have you ever fallen up a flight of stairs?  I have and it is an experience that ... 6/27/2017 Atlanta Emory District... http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/atlanta-emory-district-8555692 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/atlanta-emory-district-8555692 Welcome our new District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Mike Long.   6/21/2017 ‘Power of Together’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8537945 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8537945 I Was Thinking… My first trip to Annual Conference was as a Youth Delegate.  Leon Goodman and I ... 6/20/2017 ‘Forgiveness Please’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8470901 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8470901   I Was Thinking… I read an indicting statement in Robert Benson’s book Punching Holes in the Dark.... 6/13/2017 'Adjusting Our Sails’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8426932 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8426932 I Was Thinking… The late astronaut James Irwin once said, “You might think going to the moon was ... 6/6/2017 Just Thinking... United and Together http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-united-and-together-8393336 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-united-and-together-8393336 Just Thinking ...   You know by now I believe with all my heart that the Way Forward for us as The... 6/5/2017 Just Thinking... And Celebrating PKs http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/celebrating-pks-8386805 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/celebrating-pks-8386805 There are a lot of graduations photos being shown on Facebook. It is thrilling to see the ... 5/29/2017 'Security' http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/security-8308289 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/security-8308289 I Was Thinking… As I rode into work I was stopped at a traffic light beside a Cobb County school ... 5/23/2017 'Position is Everything' http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/position-is-everything-8282358 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/position-is-everything-8282358 I Was Thinking… Someone once said, “You can never see the sunrise by looking west.”  I happen to ... 5/16/2017 Just Thinking... More Changes Ahead http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-more-changes-ahead-8265752 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-more-changes-ahead-8265752 Have you heard the good news?!? Well, it is good and bad news, and I can't ask you which you want ... 5/15/2017 'Mean Mom' http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/mean-mom-8175067 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/mean-mom-8175067 I Was Thinking… I have said it in many places but not yet in “Third Day Thoughts”…I was raised by ... 5/9/2017 Just Thinking... A Problem-free Life? http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-a-problem-free-life-8175011 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-a-problem-free-life-8175011 Sarah Young in her devotional, Jesus Calling. has penned the words, "Do not long for the absence of ... 5/8/2017 ‘Joyful Noise’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8133219 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8133219 I was Thinking… “Can’t carry a tune in a bucket!”  “Monotone!”  “Flatter than a flitter!”  “Tone ... 5/2/2017 'Walking Together' http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/walking-together-8057516 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/walking-together-8057516 ‘Walking Together’ I was Thinking… Experiencing life together is important.  When friends and ... 4/25/2017 Just Thinking... Another Birthday! http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-another-birthday-8057515 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-another-birthday-8057515 William Shakespeare, Shirley Temple, John Cena, George Lopez, Matthew Underwood, and a host of ... 4/24/2017 ‘Conspiracy of Niceness’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8015990 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8015990 I Was Thinking… My younger brother taught me a phrase several years ago as I was complaining about ... 4/18/2017
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