In preparation for the 2016 General Conference, all 131 United Methodist Annual Conferences around the world are going to participate in a 131 day continuous prayer vigil leading up to the May 10-20 gathering in Portland, Oregon. North Georgia will be participating on February 24, 2016.
North Georgia United Methodists can sign up for a time they will commit to pray on Feb. 24, and they can take part in prayer services or prayer times offered that day around our Conference. Sunday School classes, UMW circles, UMM groups, youth groups, Bible Studies, Emmaus groups, prayer teams and entire congregations are asked to join in praying for our delegation to General Conference and for the work of holy conferencing that will take place in May. (Learn more about General Conference at www.ngumc.org/GC2016)
The prayer effort began January 1 with the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference.
In North Georgia we hope to have many more than one person praying in each time slot, but also must have at least one person for each time in order to keep continuous prayer for these 24 hours.
See available times, then sign up to pray at www.ngumc.org/prayervigil
Candler School of Theology Prayer Service
Candler School of Theology Wesley Teaching Chapel
Prayer Service for General Conference will be hosted and led by Dr. Anne Burkholder and her students studying the General Conference. All are welcomed for this 30 minute service of prayer.
Prayer Service with Holy Communion
Oak Grove UMC, Decatur
Prayer Service for General Conference with Holy Communion.
ADOX District Prayer and Praise Service
Clergy, retired clergy, laity, youth and children will be praying during the service.
Prayer Service for General Conference
St. Mark UMC, Atlanta, in the Chapel
Prayer Service for General Conference sponsored by the Atlanta Emory District UMW.
Prayer Room at the United Methodist Center
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Prayer Room in the Conference Offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for prayer for General Conference.