Atlanta Emory District



A Message from Mike

Hello AMRY District Pastors and Laity,

It used to be that things slowed down a little in the church during the summer.  How things have changed!  Please know you are in our prayers during this season of graduation, VBS planning, youth outings, mission trips and preparation for Annual Conference.

Be sure the annual Mother's Day offering for Wesley Woods gets highlighted over the next few weeks.  Wesley Woods has been a blessing to our family through the years, so we look forward to honoring and remembering our mothers each year with our offering.

I'll look forward to seeing you and your lay delegates on May 19 at 3:00 pm at Norcross First UMC for our District Conference and Pre-Annual Conference briefing.  Below you will find several announcements about Annual Conference and other opportunities of interest.

Finally, I hope you will consider joining Terri and me on the Wesleyan Heritage Tour with Bishop Sue in February 2020.  We are excited about going to England and would love for you to be part of the adventure.  Visit Wesleyan Heritage Tour.

Have a wonderful May and start to your summer.  Please call if I can be helpful.

In Christ,

May 16, 11:45 am         Orange Cell Luncheon, Eagles Landing Café & Grill
May 19, 3:00 pm           Pre-Conference Briefing, Norcross First
June 11-14                    Annual Conference, Athens Classic Center
June 20                         Clergy Move Day
July 15-18                      Georgia Pastor's School (Epworth-by-the-Sea)

Mother's Day Offering

The Mother’s Day Offering provides critical funding for benevolence assistance, wellness programming and pastoral care to older adults living in a Wesley Woods community. Help is provided to older adults in need of financial assistance to remain in their Wesley Woods home. Wellness programming includes balance and fitness classes, as well as on-site nurses to assist with medical-related issues, so that residents maintain a higher quality of life. A Wesley Woods chaplain provides spiritual counsel for residents, including grief support and hospital visits.

Please give generously online at, text “MOTHER” to 243725 or place a check in the offering plate indicating it is for Wesley Woods. To make gifts of stock or to place Wesley Woods in your estate plans, please call Kelli at 404-728-6857. Thank you for helping older adults age with grace.

Action Ministries Concert for Hope
Live in Atlanta: Emmet Cahill

Emmet Cahill of Celtic Thunder will be performing a three show benefit concert for Action Ministries. All proceeds will benefit Action Ministries’ programs, and raise awareness of the struggles our neighbors face every day!

Friday, May 17th
Decatur First UMC
300 E. Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur, GA
Buy Tickets

Saturday, May 18th
Smyrna First UMC
1315 Concord Rd. SE, Smyrna, GA
Buy Tickets

Sunday, May 19th
Dunwoody UMC
1548 Mount Vernon Rd., Dunwoody, GA
Buy Tickets

Native American Ministries Event 


Saturday, May 18, 2019

10:30 AM


Pine Log United Methodist Campground

3497 Pine Log Rd.

Rydal, GA 30171


For more info: contact Dr. Becki Jones, CONAM Chair
at or 678-227-3004

Volunteers needed for Project Transformation

Help Prevent the Summer Reading Slide for Low-Income Children!
By high school, 2/3 of the reading achievement gap can be attributed to summer learning loss during the elementary years. At Project Transformation, 60 kids get 40 minutes of 1-on-1 reading with a volunteer for 8 weeks in the summer. As a result, 96% of the kids who participate maintain or improve their reading skills- preventing the summer reading slide! Project Transformation is looking for reading volunteers to make this transformation happen for kids! This summer reading program is hosted at North Springs UMC and volunteer hours are from 10am-12pm, Monday- Thursday starting June 10th. For more information about volunteering go here:

2019 North Georgia Annual Conference

Tuesday, June 11 - Friday, June 14
Athens Classic Center
Registration opens April 8
Additional information

AMRY Pre-Conferencing Briefing
May 19, 2019
3:00 pm
Norcross First UMC

Election Committee release names of Candidates
The Clergy Election Committee and the Lay Election Chair have released the names of candidates who have expressed interest and availability in serving on the North Georgia Conference delegations to General and Jurisdictional Conference. 

Booklets including biographical information and personal statements are in production and will be available in the coming days.  More information.


North Georgia Annual Conference Clergy Spouse Luncheon
Thursday, June 13, 2019
The Classic Center

Tom Jackson to speak at Annual Conference Laity Luncheon

The North Georgia Conference Board of Laity has announced that a familiar face (and voice) will be this year's speaker at the Annual Conference Laity Luncheon. 

Dr. Tom Jackson is an active member of Athens First UMC, a long-time lay member of the North Georgia Annual Conference, and a four-term member of the North Georgia Delegation to General Conference.

The Laity Luncheon will be held Wednesday, June 12, at The Classic Center in Athens. Tickets are available as part of Annual Conference registration.

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


Lay Servant Ministries

Please complete form to register for lay servant ministries training.



District Superintendent

Mike Long
(404) 335-0321

Administrative Assistant

Mozelle Mitchell

Contact Information

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

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