Display Tables 2017


Display Table Request Form (Word Doc)
Display Table Policy Statement (Word Doc)
Display Table Categories (Word Doc)



Classic Center, Athens, Georgia    June 13 - 15, 2017

PURPOSE:  Display tables are extensions of reports presented at the annual session of the North Georgia Conference.  Reports and displays interpret and celebrate the program ministries of the annual conference. Display tables are not available for individual churches, districts, vendors or groups marketing products, programs or ministries, or book signings by authors. Food and beverages are not allowed in displays. Small pieces of individually wrapped candy are allowed. See the listing of Display Categories for clarification. 

Category A: Display space is limited and priority is given to North Georgia Conference teams, board, commissions, and councils as specified in the North Georgia Standing Rules and the 2016 Journal.

Category B: Second priority is given to North Georgia Conference agencies as specified in the Standing Rules and/or Statements of Relationships. There is a charge of $50.00 per table for Category B.

Category C: If additional display space is available, other associated agencies may submit an application.  There is a charge of $100.00 per table for this category. No Vendors are permitted.


  1. Deadline to submit application for display space is Monday, May 1, 2017.  Application acceptance will not be confirmed until after May 1.
  2. A separate request must be submitted for each display table. NO group reservations are accepted.
  3. Tables size: 2.5 feet wide by 8 feet long.  Tables, table skirts and one chair are provided by the Classic Center.
  4. Request for a standard 110v electrical outlet must be made at the time of the application and requested on the form.   Electrical outlets are limited and there is no guarantee that an outlet will be available.   There is a charge of $10.00 per electrical outlet connection. 
  5. Nothing can be attached to any walls in the Classic Center.  Posters, pictures, lettering, etc. may only be placed on the table or on a display board which rests on the table.  Storage space is limited to the area under your table.
  6. All displays must operate from the tabletop.
  7. No audio equipment or sound amplification of any kind is permitted.  Videos without sound may be used if an outlet is available and only if the monitor is located on the tabletop.
  8. An unsecured wireless connection is the only source of internet connectivity.
  9. If you are shipping the materials for your display table directly to the Classic Center, the following information MUST be marked on your labels:
  1. USPS/UPS/FedEx Delivery:

The Classic Center Loading Dock
ATTN: Displays: Kathy Brockman
300 North Thomas Street
Athens GA 30601

  1. Truck lines:

The Classic Center Loading Dock
ATTN: Displays: Kathy Brockman
130 Foundry Street
Athens GA 30601


Display set-up begins at the Classic Center  Foundry Building on Monday, June 12, 2017 8:00 am – 4:00pm and continues on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Displays MUST be removed by 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

2017 North Georgia Annual Conference Display Categories

Category A: 

North GA Conference Boards, Committees, Commissions, Councils, Teams

1. Board of Connectional Ministries Representatives

  1. Archives & History
  2. Evangelism
  3. Stewardship
  4. Worship
  5. Disaster Response
  6. Missions/Global Ministries
  7. Health, Welfare & Wellness
  8. Resettlement
  9. Native American Ministries
  10. Religion and Race
  11. Religion & Race
  12. Status & Role of Women
  13. Christian Unity & Interreligious Concerns
  14. Church & Society
  15. Peace with Justice
  16. Creation Care
  17. Persons Living in Poverty
  18. Ethnic Local Church Concerns
  19. Disability Concerns
  20. Small Membership Church
  21. Children; Youth; Young Adult Ministries
  22. Adult & Family; Older Adult Ministries
  23. Spiritual Formation; Faith formation
  24. Safe Sanctuaries
  25. Vital Congregations
  26. Next Faithful Steps


2. North Georgia Camp and Retreat Ministries

3. Board of Congregational Development

  • Committee on Latino Congregational Development
  • Committee on Black Congregational Development
  • Committee on Korean Congregational Development
  • Committee on Multi-Cultural Congregational Development

4. Ministry of the Laity

  • Lay Revitalization Ministry
  • Lay Servant Ministries
  • Lay Missionary Training
  • Leadership UMC

5. Scouting Ministries

6. United Methodist Men

7. United Methodist Women

8. North Georgia Housing and Homeless Council

9. Board of Ordained Ministry

10. Conference Communications Office

11. 2017 Theme

12. 2017 Offering


Category B: 

North GA Conference Extended and Related Agencies; Joint Ministries

1.  Related Agencies – North Georgia Standing Rules and/or Statement of Relationships

  1. Action Ministries, Inc.
  2. Aldersgate/Collingwood
  3. Methodist Foundation for Retired Ministers
  4. Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers, Inc.
  5. New Bethlehem Community Center., Augusta
  6. North Georgia United Methodist Foundation, Inc.
  7. United Methodist Children’s Home, Inc.
  8. Wesley Woods, Senior Living, Inc.
  9. UM Affiliated Colleges and Universities within the bounds of the North GA Conference
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Emory University
  • LaGrange College
  • Oxford College
  • Paine College
  • Reinhardt University
  • Young Harris College
  1. UM Affiliated Seminaries within the bounds of the North Georgia Conference
  • Candler School of Theology
  • Gammon Theological Center

2.  Joint Ministries as noted in North Georgia Standing Rules

  • Georgia Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry
  • Georgia Pastors School
  • Georgia United Methodist Foundation
  • United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union

3. Other Organizations

  • Professional Association of UM Secretaries

4. General / Jurisdictional Ministries

  • Lake Junaluska
  • Global Ministries
  • Discipleship Ministries
  • Hinton Rural Life Center


Category C: 

Other associated ministry includes any group, committee, service or ministry that is not part of the structure or Standing Rules of the North Georgia Annual Conference.  Category C includes but is not limited to:

  1. Programs, educational institutions and seminaries outside the bounds of the conference
  2. Programs and ministries sponsored by groups beyond the NGA conference structure.
  3. Social action groups, focus groups, renewal groups, etc.
  4. Individual conference evangelists, musicians, authors, etc.
  5. Services that provide counseling/pastoral care; offer training and/or leadership development; provide educational tours; other services marketed directly to local church.
  6. Other programs and ministries not directly linked to the structure of The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, including but not limited to:
    • Airport Chaplaincy
    • Appalachian Development Committee
    • Crime Victim’s Advocacy Council
    • Georgia Christian Council
    • Georgia Council on Moral and Civic Concerns
    • Georgia School for Deaf in Cave Spring
    • Hospital Chaplaincy
    • Interfaith Children’s Movement of Metro Atlanta
    • Mountain Top Boys Home


Display tables are not available for: individual churches, districts, vendors or groups marketing various products, programs, or ministries, etc.