Atlanta College Park District




February 4, 2020, 9:00 am, DCOM Prep Meeting and Interviews (Cascade UMC)
February 24-26, 2020, Cabinet Meeting
March 23-25, 2020, Cabinet Meeting
April 1-3, 2020, Fresh Expressions National Gathering (Reston, VA)
June 18-20, 2020, Annual Conference (Athens, GA)

North Georgia United Methodists Invited to Read Luke and Acts in 2020
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson invites all North Georgia United Methodists to read the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts in 2020, beginning this week with Luke 1. Subscribe to receive a weekly reading prompt and reflection each Wednesday by choosing "Reading the Gospel of Luke" at  

What is Coaching & How Can it Help?
Free introduction to coaching webinar

Wednesday January 22, 2020 10am - 11:00am via zoom


Coaching is a vital ministry tool that can bring clarity, encouragement, focus, support and discovery.  It can be a powerful resource in dealing with a staff, committees, groups and individuals. If you want to know more about coaching or are interested in becoming a coach plan to connect on January 22, 2020.


The workshop is free!


Leaders: Dr. Jeff Ross and Dr. Jim Robey


REGISTER and get the zoom link by emailing


Fresh Expressions National Gathering

Three years ago, I came on board with Fresh Expressions US to help equip ministry leaders to move beyond their pews and get more deeply engaged in the neighborhoods, networks, and needs all around them. In that time, I’ve had a front row seat to some beautiful, creative, and courageous fresh expression initiatives. 
I’m convinced that the Spirit continues to unleash imagination and energy for new mission experiments.
But we have also heard from some who are a little further down the road; leaders who are looking for encouragement, wisdom and practical tools for their stage of the journey of fresh expressions.
That’s why at this year’s National Gathering, we are developing two tracks of workshops and meet-ups. 

  1. Track 1 for inherited churches and pioneers who are just getting started with the mixed ecology and fresh expression experiments. Fresh Expression Immersions to experience what a fresh expression gathering can look like.
  2. Track 2 for leaders who need practical tools and resources as they build momentum and mature as fresh expressions of church. Meet-ups for pioneers and pastors to learn from one another as they share insights, best practices, and encouragement with one another.

We hope that whether you are new to the conversation or further along in your fresh expression journey, you can be fueled and equipped for the next season of mission.
We look forward to connecting at the Fresh Expression National Gathering! April 1-3 in Reston, VA.

Visit the FXNG2020 Website


Shannon Kiser
Director of Training, Fresh Expressions US


Clergy Email Accounts

Google is requiring password updates for some of our clergy accounts ( This update is being done to ensure that all users have passwords that meet Google's current password standards. Google will start forcing password updates on May 28, and will reset passwords on any accounts not updated by June 3. It is also highly recommended that clergy use 2-factor authentication with their clergy accounts ( The 2-factor authentication protects accounts from unauthorized access. It is the simplest thing clergy can do to help keep their accounts safe and secure. To ensure you have continuous and secure access to your account:

  • Log in to Gmail

  • Reset your password

  • Turn on 2-factor authentication


Bishop Sue's Trip with Ordinands to England

Join North Georgia Conference Wesley Heritage Tour
February 3-13, 2020
Additional information


District Work Fund and Conference Apportionment payments will be received and accounted for by the North Georgia Conference.  Include on the memo line: ACPK DWF.
Please provide the 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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