Atlanta College Park District



March 19, 9:00 am, DCOM Interviews, Mt. Zion UMC
March 24, 4:00 pm, Regional Called General Conference Debriefing, Cascade UMC
March 25-27, Cabinet Meeting
April 8, Cabinet
April 14, Announcement Sunday

March 24th - District GC Debriefing at Cascade UMC

Atlanta College Park, Griffin, and LaGrange Districts
clergy and laity are invited
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cascade UMC

Nominations Open for Denman Evangelism Award
Every year, the North Georgia Conference (and many other United Methodist conferences) honors clergy and lay persons who exhibit unusual and outstanding efforts for the work on Christian Evangelism with the Harry Denman Evangelism Award. This award recognizes a person whose life and ministry exemplifies the teaching of Christ and the Great Commission. Recipients of these awards, nominated by their local church and selected by the Annual Conference, live their call to “Offer Them Christ” daily as modeled by Dr. Harry Denman, founder of The Foundation for Evangelism that sponsors these awards. There is a Clergy, Laity and Youth Award. Please complete and submit nominations to Rev. Joyce Banks Gross at by March 25. 


YoungER Men's Ministry Training - March 23, 2019
Noon - 3:00 pm at the UMM Office
1967 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 400
Tucker, GA 30084
Cost: $10
If you know young men who are interested in leading their peers, please inform them of this event.  Visit: YoungER Men's Ministry Training.

Odell Horn

March 30th - Dinner Church

9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Salem UMC
3962 Salem Road, Covington, GA 30016
There is a different Fresh Expression event, a Dinner Church Encounter, which will be in Covington on March 30.  We are finding numbers of churches find Dinner Church to be a good match with the skills of the congregation and some of the needs in the community.  Visit: Dinner Church

March 31st - UMCOR Sunday

Did you know that the United Methodist Committee on Relief doesn’t receive apportionment funds? Because of gifts received through offerings like UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing), UMCOR is able to cover its administrative costs. 

When your church joins with other United Methodists to support UMCOR, you equip UMCOR staff to work globally to alleviate suffering and advance hope and healing. Through relationships with local organizations and trained community leaders, UMCOR can activate its network and provide emergency funds as soon as they know of an urgent need. 

For ideas about engaging your church in celebrating UMCOR Sunday, print and share this infographic

Also available for you are worship, social media, and other resources to prepare for UMCOR Sunday

If you don’t already have offering envelopes for UMCOR Sunday, please order them today. 

Thomas Kemper 

General Secretary
General Board of Global Ministries 

Russell Pierce 
Executive Director Mission Engagement / Advance Director 
General Board of Global Ministries

April 6th - Fresh Expressions Vision Day

9:30 am - 3:30 pm at Jonesboro First UMC
142 S. Main Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236
A Vision Day is a one-day training event that provides an opportunity to discover what it means to be the Church in new and creative ways, hear from Fresh Expressions practitioners, learn how to renew existing congregations through fresh expressions of church, and discern what this could mean for your region, community, or neighborhood.  There is active discussion as well as opportunity to build networks and relationships among those in your area.  Visit: Jonesboro Vision Day

April 23rd - Retirees Spring Celebration

Conference Retirees are invited to welcome the upcoming retirees of the North Georgia Conference at the Retirees' Spring Celebration. This great day of food and fun is April 23, 2019 at Oak Gove UMC from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm.

You will learn about the 2019 General Conference from delegation leaders Mr. Matthew Pinson and Dr. Phil Schroeder and hear from Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson. You will also have a chance to meet the ordinands who will move into full connection at the 2019 Annual Conference. Registration is available at Retirees Spring Celebration.

The deadline for registration is March 29, 2019  

Have you heard that the United Methodist Children's Home has become Wellroot Family Services?

Please check out their website and spread the word.


Murphy Harpst Miles of Hope
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 9:00 am
Silver Comet Trail - Cedartown , GA
The Cedartown Welcome Center and Depot
609 S. Main Street, Cedartown, GA
Bring your friends and rally a team to ride the Silver Comet Trail with our kids!  There will be 10, 20, 30+ miles marked for cyclists, or you can freely walk or jog.  The ride begins at 9 am.  Lunch will be served from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm to all registered participants.
Register to ride or become a sponsor.

Effective January 1, 2019, District Work Fund payments will be received and accounted for by the North Georgia Conference.  Include on the memo line: AMRY DWF.
Please provide the change in remittance address to the proper person at your local church.

North GA Conference Treasurer’s Office
United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 102417
Atlanta, GA 30368-2417


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Emergency Call Chain & Response Procedure

Here is the updated procedure for notifying conference leadership in case of a disaster:

1. Immediately following a disaster, the pastor of a local church inspects damage to any/all church property and makes two phone calls to:          
a) The District Superintendent          
b) The Trustee Chairperson for their local church (Trustee Chairperson contacts the insurance company for the local church and begins deliberations according to church's policy.) 
2. The District Superintendent contacts:              
a) The Conference Disaster Relief Chairperson: Scott Parrish
3. The Conference Disaster Relief Chairperson contacts: 
a) The Resident Bishop: Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson    
b) The Conference Director of Connectional Ministries: Herzen Andone
(Note: Report once daily as necessary or immediately if damage is severe) 

District Superintendent

Bernice Kirkland
(404) 335-0321
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Administrative Assistant

Mozelle Mitchell
(404) 335-0321

Contact Information

Office Address:
One Georgia Center
600 W. Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30308

(404) 335-0321 Phone
(404) 209-7794 Fax

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