Each summer a number of North Georgia Conference clergy say farewell and thank you to one congregation and move on to serve their next appointment. To make coordination of these moves easier, an official "move day" is set by the Conference.
Beginning in the summer of 2020, the Conference launched a new pattern for moves.
The last Sunday in June is the final Sunday of a moving pastor's current appointment. The following Tuesday is "Move Day." The first Sunday of July is a Sunday off for the moving pastor. The first day at the new appointment will be the first business day after July 4. The clergyperson's first Sunday preaching will be the first Sunday after July 4.
In 2023, the schedule is:
Annual Conference 2023
June 1-3, 2023 (Thursday-Saturday)
Moving Clergy's Last Sunday
Sunday, June 25, 2023
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
(churches receiving a new pastor will fill this Sunday with a guest preacher)
July 2, 2023
Moving Clergy's First Day at New Appointment
Monday, July 3, 2023
Moving Clergy's First Sunday
July 9, 2023
Clergy, be sure to visit the Benefits page for moving pastors at www.ngumc.org/moving
and the Clergy Excellence information for moving pastors at www.ngumc.org/movingpastorspage
This schedule was created by the Center for Clergy Excellence in consultation with a diverse group of clergy and with the approval of the 2019 Annual Conference Clergy Executive Session.