LAGR Special Events and News

The District Office/Denise Wilson email address is changing to lagr@ngumc.net.  Please discontinue use of the bellsouth.net address.

 

UMM Meet & Greet
LaGrange, Griffin & Atlanta College Park Districts

Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Stockbridge First UMC
4863 N. Henry Blvd.
Stockbridge, GA

For questions, email odell.horne@ngcumm.org or call 678-822-3641.

 

Upcoming District Committee Meetings:

 

Wednesday, September 11, 10:00am – District Strategic Growth Committee, Peachtree City UMC

Monday, September 16, 6:30pm – District Board of Laity, District Office

Monday, September 23, TBA – District Committee on Ordained Ministry meets with Provisional Candidates, West Point UMC

 

The District Strategic Growth Committee is sponsoring a Mission Insite Workshop, led by Rev. Yvette Massey, on Tuesday, October 15 at 7pm at Cornerstone UMC in Newnan.

Mission Insite is the conference demographics program.  At this workshop, you will learn how to use the demographic information from your community to help your church reach out and better meet the needs of those in your area.

 

DISTRICT MISSION TRIP

The LaGrange District is sending a mission team to El Salvador January 18-25, 2020.  If you have interest in participating in this trip, please contact the District Office or Rev. Tommy Holder (tom.holder@ngumc.net).  A $100 deposit (payable to the district office) will reserve your spot on the team. Total cost will be approximately $1500 and will cover all transportation, accommodations and food.

 

ATTENTION CHURCHES WITH CEMETERIES:

The District Church Development Committee has set aside funds to assist churches with the separation of cemeteries from the church.  Conference Chancellor and local Real Estate Attorney, Jim Thornton, led a workshop on this process at the district training on Feb. 10.  Grant forms are available below and from the district office that will provide up to $1500 on a first come, first served basis to churches who need financial assistance with this process.  All churches with cemeteries are encouraged to begin working on creating a Cemetery Association to run the cemetery separate from the church.

Procedure for creating a cemetery association

Grant Application

 

Leadership UMC
LUMC 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”.  Applications are now available for the 2019-20 classes.  There are 4 weekends of sessions over a 6 month period and the cost is shared between the participant, their home church and the district.  For more information and an application, contact the district office or click here.  Application must be received in the district office by September 15.

 

 

                                      

Wesley Heritage Tour
with Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson

February 3-13, 2020
Starting at $3998, from Atlanta, GA
For more information, visit www.EO.travel/mytrip
    Tour – HE20, Date – 020320, Code – G

$300 Scholarships available for Clergy & $150 Scholarships available for Clergy spouses.  Email scholarship@travelwithus.com to apply.