LAGR Special Events and News

Full Time Pastors are reminded to complete the Health Quotient questionnaire for the Healthflex Insurance by September 30.  Not doing so can result in higher insurance deductibles.


Leadership UMC
LUMC, a program of the North Georgia Conference Board of Laity, is recognized throughout the country as a premier program for equipping laity to serve in partnership with clergy for mission and ministry within the community and around the globe.  LUMC is unique in its design to offer Methodist laity an experience that mentors graduates for a life-long journey “in the connection.”  LUMC begins its 17th consecutive year of successful training on November 9-10, 2018.  We are looking for 4 laity from the LaGrange District to participate in this year’s program.  The district will pay a portion of your cost, your church is responsible for a portion and participants pay a portion.  Applications should be submitted to the district office by September 14.  Click here to download more information and an application or contact the district office.

A new, advanced program is being started this year for persons who have already graduated from Leadership UMC.  Click here for information on the Advanced Leadership UMC program.

The Way Forward, Training Event for Pastors

All clergy in the LaGrange District are encouraged to attend this workshop where DS Susan Landry will discuss The Way Forward report and provide useful tools for having these necessary discussions with your congregations.  The workshop will be held on Sunday, September 23 at the Moreland UMC (16 Church Street), 3:30-6:00pm.  

Younger Men’s Ministry Training

                                                                  Saturday, October 20, 2018

Noon – 4:00 pm (Lunch provided)

There is a gender gap and a generation gap in the United Methodist Church. The graying of the denomination has also affected the United Methodist Men (UMM). To remain relevant in ministry, UMM has created a YoungER Men’s Ministry to reach 18 to 40 year old men. This revitalization effort is an express attempt by UMM to leave a spiritual legacy for future generations!!!

UM Children’s Home
1967 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 400
Tucker, GA 30084


Personal Spiritual Retreats at Lake Junaluska


July 16-18 | August 27- 29 | September 3-6 | October 1-3 | November 5-7
Experienced spiritual directors and clergy guide you through a group centering session, evening prayer service and an individual spiritual direction session, while leaving you ample time for personal reflection and renewal. $297 for two nights lodging in Lambuth Inn, program and retreat booklet. Learn more at

July 30, 31, August 1 | September 9, 10, 11, 12 | September 17, 18 |October 17, 18 October 29, 30, 31, November 1 | November 19, 20, 21

Spend time walking the trails, meditating in gardens, in private devotions, journaling, reflecting and more. Lake Junaluska will also provide a booklet with optional agendas, resources and ideas for structuring your retreat. $97 per person, per night, including lodging in Lambuth Inn, breakfast and retreat booklet. Other dates are available, pricing varies. Learn more at



This event is for college students discerning a call to Ministry.  It will be held at the Calvin Center in Hampton, GA October 19-21, 2018. For more information, visit

Marriage Enrichment Retreats at Lake Junaluska

We are created for a lifetime of love and intimacy, but relationships can be hard, even for the happiest couples. Distance, frustration and disconnection can enter through any number of life's events. This retreat will help you better understand your partner and learn to cultivate a warmer, more joyful and loving relationship. Learn more at or call 800-222-4930.

Cost: $669 per couple. Includes two nights lodging, five meals and sessions.


-           September 30 - October 2, 2018

-           March 10-12, 2019

-           August 18-20, 2019

-           September 29 - October 1, 2019