Atlanta Emory District



A Message from Mike

Annual Conference 2019 was full of voting surprises, holy moments, thoughtful teaching and inspiring preaching.  Officially now we can say welcome to these new pastors who have joined or moved within the AMRY District:

Brookhaven                                                       Jason Rogers (Student)
Cannon (Associate)                                         Skip Johnson
Dacula                                                                Jim Higgins
Glenn Memorial (Associate)                         Connor Bell
Grace                                                                  Sara Webb Phillips
Korean Church of Norcross                           Hee Chul Park
Lawrenceville First (Assistant Min.)           Deanne Lynch (PL)
Mount Calvary                                                  Hubert Brown (Retired)
Suwanee Worship Center (Assistant Min.) Elvira Rogers (PL)
The Nett (Assistant Mins.)                             Tim & Esther Ho
Tucker (Associate)                                           Anne Cumings

Center for Congregational Excellence          Allen Hoskyn
Program Coordinator for Immigration
                     and Refugee Ministry                 Eduardo Stevens-Gonzalez
STAR Program Manager at Georgia Tech   Steve Fazanbaker
Duke Divinity School Professor                     Brent Strawn

May God bless you in your new ministries.  I look forward to seeing you at the August 19th Set-Up Meeting at Oak Grove at 10:30 am.  In honor of our new pastors, we will enjoy a welcome lunch after the meeting.
Pastors' School is July 15-18.  We will gather for our annual ice cream "feast" along with our colleagues from the AMAR District.  Watch the Board in the narthex of the auditorium for details about day, time and place to meet, tentative schedule will be Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 pm right after lunch at Moo Cow Ice Cream.  Feel free to come dressed for the beach!!

Thanks for your Kingdom work and Thank You for sharing the love of Jesus Christ in you communities.

In Christ,

August 13, 9:00 am       dCOM Training (Gainesville First)
August 19, 10:30 am     Setup Meeting & Welcome Lunch (Oak Grove UMC)
August 20, 6:30 pm      Executive Team
August 26,                       SGT/Building & Location (The Nett)
August 27, 6:30 pm       Executive Team (Oak Grove)
September 23                 dCOM Interviews (Oak Grove)
October 8, 6:30 pm       Executive Team
November 10, 4:00 pm Connectional Charge Conference (Embry Hills UMC)
November 18                   dCOM Interviews

Some Opportunities

District Committee on Ordained Ministry (dCOM) Training
The NGC will be conducting training workshops in August 9:00 am - Noon for the dCOM. Please follow the link below to sign up to attend the dCOM workshops. All committee members are invited to attend.  If you cannot attend the session connected with your district, but are available one of the other dates, please register and attend that session.
August 12: NWST, ROCA & AMAR @ Trinity at the Well, Cartersville
August 13: GNSV, AROS, AMRY @ Gainesville First UMC
August 14: ATHN, AGST, ADOX @ Madison First UMC
August 15: ACPK, LAGR, GRFN @ Jonesboro First UMC
Mobile Food Packing Event
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Oak Grove UMC
1722 Oak Grove Road, Decatur, GA 30033
Oak Grove UMC invites a group from your church to join us as we pack 150,000 shelf stable meals for hungry children around the world.  Bring a group of 5 or 50.  There will be three 2-hour packing shifts and everyone ages 5 and older can participate.   We suggest a donation of $50 per person (the cost of the food each person will pack in two hours), but please do not let cost keep you from coming. For more information or to register your group, contact Amy Morgan at

Bishop Sue's Trip with Ordinands to England

Join North Georgia Conference Wesley Heritage Tour with Mike & Terri Long and Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson
February 3-13, 2020
Additional information

Murphy Harpst Special Offering
Remember this year's Special Offering Sunday benefiting Murphy-Harpst Children's Centers will be held on July 21st!

While the conference has designated this date, your church is free to select any Sunday that works best in your schedule. Materials are being distributed to churches who have participated in the Special Offering Sunday in any of the previous three years; however materials are available if your congregation would like to participate this year! Supplemental handouts such as Informational Sheets and Newsletters are also available for your church. Individuals may also give online at: 

If you would like to request additional materials, or to find out more about getting involved with Murphy-Harpst, please contact Claire Wood at Thank you for supporting the children at Murphy-Harpst!

ACE2 - Academy of Clergy Excellence

Informational meetings will be held from August 12 - 15, 2019, 1 pm to 3 pm.  The meetings will be for all clergy who desire to learn about Academy for Clergy Excellence 2 and consider a group for 2021. Follow this link for more information ACE2 Program Description.   
August 12: NWST, ROCA & AMAR @ Trinity at the Well, Cartersville
August 13: GNSV, AROS, AMRY @ Gainesville First UMC
August 14: ATHN, AGST, ADOX @ Madison First UMC
August 15: ACPK, LAGR, GRFN @ Jonesboro First UMC

Navigate Conference in Harrisburg, PA
Navigate is an equipping event offered to help current and future leaders impact their congregations and communities for Jesus Christ.  Experience dynamic worship, powerful speakers and compelling workshop leaders. Enjoy a medley of equipping opportunities or explore learning tracks for Revitalization, The Small Church, Lay Pastors, New Places for New People, Young Leaders and Conference Leaders.  Invite your colleagues to join you and mark your calendars for this can’t-miss event.

Join us at Navigate, August 22-24 at the Radisson Harrisburg

$199 registration price!

(Lodging and meals separate)

If you are unable to attend all three days you can register for
Saturday only for just $69!

CEUs will be available

Registration page:

It’s nice to share that we had 2 new Scout units charter with the BSA in June.  As you can see below, Peachtree Road UMC started a new Crew and Duluth First UMC started a new BSA Girls Troop last month.  This raises the number of new BSA Girl Troops started in the North GA Conference since 2/1 to 19 troops and the total number of unit of all types (including GSA Troops) to 32 (since last August).  PRUMC is in the Atlanta College Park District and Duluth is in the Atlanta Emory District.  Congrats to Ernest and Jeff (ACPK) and Austin (Atl-Emory) for these new units. 
Chris Karabinos
Scouting Coordinator / North GA Conference UMC
770-490-4940 /
UMCOS (United Methodist Committee on Scouting) (

Great Canvas Labyrinth for Sale

If interested, please contact Rev. Jim Landis at


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.

Upcoming online advanced Lay Servant course offerings through the

North GA Conference:


Heritage  || August 3-August 31 ||  Mary Williams, Facilitator

Pre-requisite – Lay Servant Basic. Class Deadline for Registration is August 3



Polity  || October 7-November 4  ||  Marjorie Woods, Facilitator

Pre-requisite – Lay Servant Basic. Class Deadline for Registration is October 7



Social Principles  ||  February 10-March 9 ||  Ollie Manley, Facilitator

Pre-requisite – Lay Servant Basic Course Deadline for Registration is February 10



Leading Public Prayer  ||  May 4-June 1, 2020  ||  Kay Haugen, Facilitator

Pre-requisite -Lay Servant Basic Course   Deadline for Registration is May 4


Registration Link:  || Cost $62

Courses must be paid with credit or debit card.  Each course's duration is 5 weeks.  Your actual completion date is dependent upon your completion pace.   





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)