North Georgia Conference Weekly Update
November 9, 2006
Interpreter Magazine Features NGC Church
Read about First Church in Cumming in the November-December issue of Interpreter , the official ministry magazine for United Methodists. Ideas for “Keeping Advent at Home,” gleaned from the Website, are featured in a group of articles about preparing for the upcoming holidays. Check out Interpreter OnLine at .  Then order your personal subscription by calling United Methodist Communications at 888-346-3862.
December 2006 and January 2007 Prayer Calendars Avaliable
The December 2006 "Prayers for Advent" and January 2007 "Prayers for Being in Mission" Calendars, provided in a PDF format, are now available by  clicking here .  The calendars may be posted on-line or reprinted for church-wide distribution. For more information, contact Tim McDaniel @ or 678-533-1371.

New E-mail Address for Prayer Concerns & Celebrations
Please send all Prayer Concerns and Celebrations to . This will immediately notify our Communications Office, which includes Ed Tomlinson, Tim McDaniel and Katie Panella.

Advocacy Summit – November 11
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the first in a series of regional Advocacy Summits on November 11, 2006 from 9 a.m. until noon at The University of West Georgia in the TLC Center (Room 1301). This informative session entitled “Justice and the Justice System” is sponsored by The Advocacy Team and The Wesley Foundation of University of West Georgia . Refreshments will be served from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. Presentations will be as follows:

Accountability and Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice Systems
Panelists: Douglasville City Councilwoman Callye B. Holmes and Carroll County School Board Chair Dorothy B. Callaway

Adequate Re-entry Programs for Ex-Offenders
Panelists: Carroll County School Board Member Bernice Brooks and Sharon J. Hill of the Public Eye Report

Work Release Program
Panelist: via handout State Court Judge Neal Dettmering and Karen Kagiyama

Georgia Budget and Policy Commission
Facilitators:  Carol Snype Crawford, the Annual Conference Advocacy Team Chair, and Harvey Palmer.
World AIDS Day Offering - December 3
World AIDS Day is coming up on December 1, 2006 . The United Methodist Church has a number of resources that churches can use to raise awareness about this global issue. For more information from the Board of Church and Society, click here . Or you may click here for information from UMCOR. The AIDS Offering taken on December 3, 2006 goes to international and local ministries that help persons with AIDS.  I  conference calendar  I  clergy/church locators  I  prayer calenders  I  update your subscription