http://www.ngumc.org News RSS News RSS en-us 1/23/2017 6:58:40 PM Disaster Response: Winter Storms in South Georgia http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/disaster-response-winter-storms-in-south-georgia-7385750 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/disaster-response-winter-storms-in-south-georgia-7385750 Zoar UMC in Baxley sustained major damage to their sanctuary during Saturday night's storms. Photo: ... 1/23/2017 Bishop Announces the Appointment of Four New District Superintendents http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/announces-new-7382413 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/announces-new-7382413 Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has announced four new cabinet-level appointments effective in June.    ... 1/22/2017 HealthFlex Dental and Vision Benefit Details Explained http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/healthflex-dental-and-vision-benefit-details-explained-3672863 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/healthflex-dental-and-vision-benefit-details-explained-3672863 The Conference Benefits Office provides the following update to all 2017 HealthFlex Participants who... 1/20/2017 Moeller to Depart Action Ministries Next Month http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/moeller-to-depart-action-ministries-next-month-7362960 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/moeller-to-depart-action-ministries-next-month-7362960 The Board of Action Ministries has announced that president and CEO Rev. John Moeller will leave the... 1/19/2017 North Georgia Celebrates 2016 Apportionment Giving http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-georgia-celebrates-highest-percent-of-apportionment-giving-in-15-years-7362709 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-georgia-celebrates-highest-percent-of-apportionment-giving-in-15-years-7362709 Photo: Sean Taylor, layperson and chair of Conference Council on Finance and Administration, ... 1/19/2017 105 Year Old Eagle Scout is Member of Hopewell UMC Tyrone http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/105-year-old-eagle-scout-is-member-of-hopewell-umc-in-tyrone-7322086 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/105-year-old-eagle-scout-is-member-of-hopewell-umc-in-tyrone-7322086 At 105 years old Mr. Lamar Wallace, a member of Hopewell UMC in Tyrone, is thought to be the oldest ... 1/18/2017 United Methodist Childrens Home to Sell Property, Expand and Accelerate its Mission http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/childrens-home-to-sell-property-accererate-mission-7341828 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/childrens-home-to-sell-property-accererate-mission-7341828 On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the board of the United Methodist Children's Home voted to expand its ministry ... 1/18/2017 Common Ground Coffee House Celebrates 1 Year of Coffee and Community http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/common-ground-coffee-house-celebrates-1-year-of-coffee-and-community-7279390 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/common-ground-coffee-house-celebrates-1-year-of-coffee-and-community-7279390 Members of Connexion UMC at North Covington knew that in order to achieve their dreams of running a ... 1/12/2017 40 New Friends: Clergy Couple Sets Sights on Meeting the Neighbors http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/clergy-couple-sets-sights-on-meeting-the-neighbors-7214183 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/clergy-couple-sets-sights-on-meeting-the-neighbors-7214183 A passerby made this prayer flag during the Candler Park Festival  By Sybil Davidson  “Hi!” “Nice ... 1/5/2017 Kindling the Fire Lectionary Reading Event Brings Clergy to Glisson http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/kindling-the-fire-lectionary-reading-event-7194174 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/kindling-the-fire-lectionary-reading-event-7194174 A beloved time apart for North Georgia clergy, Kindling the Fire Lectionary Reading Week will ... 1/4/2017 Bishop Announces Three Appointive Cabinet Changes http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-announces-three-appointive-cabinet-changes-7172805 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-announces-three-appointive-cabinet-changes-7172805 Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has announced three changes to the Appointive Cabinet effective June ... 1/3/2017 St. Luke UMC Augusta Damaged by Fire Overnight http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/st-luke-umc-augusta-damaged-by-fire-overnight-7112341 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/st-luke-umc-augusta-damaged-by-fire-overnight-7112341 Members and church pastor Rev. Luther Felder woke to news of a fire at St. Luke UMC in downtown ... 12/28/2016 Praying Our Way Forward: Worship, Study, Discernment, Confession and Prayer for God’s Guidance http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/praying-our-way-forward-conference-wide-week-of-prayer-announced-7092713 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/praying-our-way-forward-conference-wide-week-of-prayer-announced-7092713 North Georgia Conference Week of Prayer to be March 19-25, 2017 The denomination-wide 'Praying Our ... 12/27/2016 Deadline for 2016 Benefits Payments and Apportionment Payments Approaching http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/deadline-for-2016-benefits-payments-and-apportionment-payments-approaching-7009504 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/deadline-for-2016-benefits-payments-and-apportionment-payments-approaching-7009504 The deadline to receive benefits payments to apply toward 2016 balances is December 31, 2016. ... 12/19/2016 Hot Cocoa Outreach Begins Around Atlanta http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/hot-cocoa-outreach-begins-around-atlanta-6986680 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/hot-cocoa-outreach-begins-around-atlanta-6986680 The United Methodist Church is taking to the streets of Atlanta and Decatur this week to offer hot ... 12/15/2016 North Georgia Well Represented in First Class of Global Ministries Earthkeepers http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-georgia-well-represented-in-historic-first-class-of-global-ministries-earthkeepers-6986688 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-georgia-well-represented-in-historic-first-class-of-global-ministries-earthkeepers-6986688 Global Ministries’ Center for Mission Innovation (CMI) held its first-ever United Methodist ... 12/15/2016 Update From the Moderators of the Commission on a Way Forward http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/update-from-the-moderators-of-the-commission-on-a-way-forward-6986686 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/update-from-the-moderators-of-the-commission-on-a-way-forward-6986686 The following letter was issued to United Methodists from the moderators of The Commission on a Way... 12/15/2016 Bishop Sue Visits Hurricane Matthew Sites, Calls for North Georgia Teams http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-sue-visits-hurricane-matthew-sites-6901125 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-sue-visits-hurricane-matthew-sites-6901125 North Georgia's bishop recently traveled to disaster response sites in South Carolina and North ... 12/8/2016 New Scholarship to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/new-scholarship-to-address-economic-challenges-6880987 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/new-scholarship-to-address-economic-challenges-6880987 North Georgia Conference, Seminaries, to Match Generous Scholarship  The Office of Loans and ... 12/7/2016 United Methodists to Offer Hot Cocoa and Hospitality in Busy Shopping Areas Dec. 15-18 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/united-methodists-to-offer-hot-cocoa-6881080 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/united-methodists-to-offer-hot-cocoa-6881080 United Methodists will offer a warm smile and hot cocoa on the streets of Atlanta and Decatur Dec. ... 12/7/2016 UMCOR Needs Bedding Kits, Health Kits in Response to Fires http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/umcor-needs-bedding-kits-health-kits-in-response-to-fires-6860748 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/umcor-needs-bedding-kits-health-kits-in-response-to-fires-6860748 The United Methodist Committee on Relief has put out a call for health kits and bedding kits, ... 12/6/2016 Action Ministries Sunday is December 4 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/action-ministries-sunday-is-december-4-6796583 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/action-ministries-sunday-is-december-4-6796583 Action Ministries is excited about this special annual opportunity to tell its story and engage the ... 11/30/2016 Churches Must Still Comply With Overtime Rules http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/churches-must-still-comply-with-overtime-rules-6774944 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/churches-must-still-comply-with-overtime-rules-6774944 Republished with permission from the Missouri Annual Conference. Early last week, a Federal ... 11/29/2016 Hands Needed: Recovery is Underway Along Coast http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/hands-needed-recover-is-underway-along-coast-6775032 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/hands-needed-recover-is-underway-along-coast-6775032 When Hurricane Matthew battered the coast, we followed protocol and waited for emergency responders ... 11/29/2016 Suwanee Worship Center Sends of 30K Boxes of Food to Haiti http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/suwanee-worship-center-sends-of-30k-boxes-of-food-to-haiti-6775028 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/suwanee-worship-center-sends-of-30k-boxes-of-food-to-haiti-6775028 The Gwinnett Daily Post recently shared a story about Suwanee Worship Center's Stop Hunger Now ... 11/29/2016 From GCFA: Update on Overtime Rules and Your Church http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/gcfa-overtime-rules-and-your-church-6750872 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/gcfa-overtime-rules-and-your-church-6750872 The General Council on Finance and Administration of the UMC shared the following information on the... 11/23/2016 Overtime Rules and Your Church http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/video-learn-about-new-overtime-rules-and-your-church-6345586 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/video-learn-about-new-overtime-rules-and-your-church-6345586 It is important for churches to make a determination as to whether the Department of Labor Overtime... 11/22/2016 Sugarloaf UMC Uses Baptisms to Bless Others http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/sugarloaf-umc-uses-baptisms-to-bless-others-6705181 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/sugarloaf-umc-uses-baptisms-to-bless-others-6705181 Sugarloaf UMC blesses more than one child when the congregation celebrates an infant baptism. The ... 11/18/2016 Bishop Sue Welcomes Input on District Superintendent Selection http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-sue-welcomes-input-on-district-superintendent-selection-6685604 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-sue-welcomes-input-on-district-superintendent-selection-6685604 North Georgia Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson invites Conference laity and clergy to submit names of ... 11/17/2016 Redan UMC Invests Toward a Brighter Future http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/redan-umc-invests-toward-a-brighter-future-6702313 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/redan-umc-invests-toward-a-brighter-future-6702313 Rev. Dr. Patricia Pace, Pastor of Redan UMC In June 2010, Redan UMC in Lithonia was in need of a ... 11/17/2016 GCFA Offers Group Purchasing Tool for United Methodist Churches http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/gcfa-offers-group-purchasing-tool-for-united-methodist-churches-6637436 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/gcfa-offers-group-purchasing-tool-for-united-methodist-churches-6637436 The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) of The United Methodist Church continues to... 11/10/2016 Council of Bishops President Offers Post-Election Congratulations and Prayers http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/council-of-bishops-president-offers-post-election-congratulations-and-prayers-6617230 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/council-of-bishops-president-offers-post-election-congratulations-and-prayers-6617230 Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson shares with us the text of a letter from Council of Bishop's President ... 11/9/2016 You're Invited to the United Methodist Center Christmas Open House http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/youre-invited-to-the-united-methodist-center-christmas-open-house-6617009 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/youre-invited-to-the-united-methodist-center-christmas-open-house-6617009 North Georgia United Methodists are invited to a United Methodist Center Christmas Open House on ... 11/9/2016 North Georgia Leaders Attend Extended Cabinet Summit in Jacksonville http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/church-leaders-challenged-to-lead-with-courage-6617249 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/church-leaders-challenged-to-lead-with-courage-6617249 Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson along with North Georgia's 12 district superintendents and six members of... 11/8/2016 North Georgia United Methodists Open Doors on Election Day http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-georgia-united-methodists-open-doors-on-election-day-6595605 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-georgia-united-methodists-open-doors-on-election-day-6595605 Pictured: Decatur First UMC's ecumenical Election Night Communion Service invitation. On and before... 11/8/2016 United Methodist Connectional Table Meets http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/connectional-table-meets-in-jacksonville-6596742 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/connectional-table-meets-in-jacksonville-6596742 Rev. Dr. Amy Valdez Barker, top executive of the Connectional Table, is a deacon in the North ... 11/7/2016 After the Storm: Diary of a Disaster Site Visit http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/after-the-storm-diary-of-a-disaster-site-visit-6499715 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/after-the-storm-diary-of-a-disaster-site-visit-6499715 Rev. Scott Parrish visited South Carolina and North Carolina over the last three days on behalf of ... 11/3/2016 Foundation of Wesley Woods Honors Ethridge with Malone Dodson Clergy Award http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/foundation-of-wesley-woods-honors-ethridge-with-malone-dodson-clergy-award-6499766 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/foundation-of-wesley-woods-honors-ethridge-with-malone-dodson-clergy-award-6499766 Recognizing his commitment to helping older adults, the leaders of the Foundation of Wesley Woods ... 11/3/2016 HealthFlex Annual Election is Underway http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/healthflex-annual-election-is-underway-6499739 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/healthflex-annual-election-is-underway-6499739 HealthFlex 2017 Annual Election began Nov. 2 and is open through Thursday, November 17. Important ... 11/3/2016 Council of Bishops to Call for 2019 General Conference http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/council-of-bishops-calls-for-2019-general-conference-6479183 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/council-of-bishops-calls-for-2019-general-conference-6479183 Sets Forth Action to Involve the Whole Church in Prayer and Conversation St. Simons Island, Ga.: ... 11/2/2016 General Secretaries Table Meets in Atlanta http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/general-secretaries-table-commits-to-unity-and-collaboration-6455517 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/general-secretaries-table-commits-to-unity-and-collaboration-6455517 For the second time this month, Atlanta was the site of a major denominational gathering. The ... 10/31/2016 Clergy Appreciation Month: Artists Use Their Gifts http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/clergy-appreciation-month-artists-use-their-gifts-6392070 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/clergy-appreciation-month-artists-use-their-gifts-6392070 October is Clergy Appreciation Month and the North Georgia Conference has approximately 1,300 ... 10/26/2016 Smothers Named to Commission on a Way Forward http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/smothers-named-to-commission-on-a-way-forward-6389710 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/smothers-named-to-commission-on-a-way-forward-6389710 Council of Bishops Names 32 Commission Members The United Methodist Council of Bishops has announced... 10/24/2016 Aldersgate / Colinswood Sunday Supports Ministry to Persons with Developmental Disabilities http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/aldersgate-homes-colinswood-sunday-6152125 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/aldersgate-homes-colinswood-sunday-6152125 The North Georgia Conference Aldersgate / Collinswood Special Offering Sunday is scheduled for ... 10/21/2016 Disaster Response: After Hurricane Matthew North Georgia Teams Needed http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/disaster-response-preparing-for-hurricane-matthew-6217609 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/disaster-response-preparing-for-hurricane-matthew-6217609 Updated November 1 There are a staggering number of Disaster Response and mission team needs ... 10/21/2016 Global Ministries Completes Transition to Atlanta http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/global-ministries-completes-transition-to-atlanta-6391670 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/global-ministries-completes-transition-to-atlanta-6391670 Global Ministries' new building on Ponce de Leon in Atlanta. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United ... 10/21/2016 Annual Election for HealthFlex Benefits is Nov 2-17 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/annual-election-for-healthflex-benefits-is-nov-2-17-6365790 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/annual-election-for-healthflex-benefits-is-nov-2-17-6365790 The annual election period for HealthFlex is November 2-17, 2016. Participants received a booklet in... 10/20/2016 Rev. Kim Uses Gift of Creativity Serving New Chinese Congregation http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/rev-hyo-kim-serves-chinese-congregation-6240977 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/rev-hyo-kim-serves-chinese-congregation-6240977 Rev. Hyo Kim serves part-time as Associate Director of Congregational Development focused on Korean ... 10/20/2016 Holy Land Journey with Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and the North Georgia Conference http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/holy-land-journey-with-bishop-sue-haupert-johnson-and-the-north-georgia-conference-6345752 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/holy-land-journey-with-bishop-sue-haupert-johnson-and-the-north-georgia-conference-6345752 Join the North Georgia Conference and Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson for an 10-day Holy Land Journey in ... 10/19/2016 Clergy Appreciation Month: Clergy Do That? http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/clergy-appreciation-month-clergy-do-that-6283815 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/clergy-appreciation-month-clergy-do-that-6283815 Clergy Do That? October is Clergy Appreciation Month and the North Georgia Conference has ... 10/18/2016
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