LAGR Special Events and News

Adam Hamilton Speaking at Dunwoody UMC

On March 13 at 7 p.m. Adam Hamilton, pastor of the Church of the Resurrection in Kansas, will be at Dunwoody UMC for the official release of his book “UNAFRAID - Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times.” In UNAFRAID, Hamilton helps readers understand some of the most common fears we wrestle with, differentiate between those things we should fear and false or exaggerated fears, and find ways to cope with our fears that lead us to live with hope. The book also helps readers identify and counter their fears in key areas of threat: crime, race, terrorism, politics, failure, disappointing others, insignificance, loneliness, change, and finances, and the perennial fears of growing old and death.

Registration and Additional Information:
Dunwoody UMC Registration Page:

Adam Hamilton’s Website:

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District Mission Trip to El Salvador planned for August 18-25, 2018
Anyone interested in participating in this trip should send a $100 deposit to the LaGrange District Office.  Approximate cost of the trip is $1500 and includes all expenses except souvenirs. If your church is interested in partnering with the district to support the Methodist Church and school in El Salvador, we can provide a speaker that will present a program.  Please call the District Office or Rev Tommy Holder, District Mission Coordinator.


Retired Clergy Invited to Spring Day Apart with Bishop Sue

 North Georgia Conference retired clergy are invited to a Spring Day Apart with Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson. The event will be March 27 at Glisson Camp and Retreat Center. This will be time for retirees to see spring come to life at our camp and retreat center in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia.

Cost is $15 per person and includes activities, lunch in the new dining hall, and bus transportation for those who would like to travel together. Busses will depart from the following areas:

Decatur - Oak Grove UMC
Griffin - McDonough First UMC
LaGrange/South Atlanta - Jonesboro First UMC
Athens - Athens First UMC
Covington/Augusta - Covington First UMC

The Day Apart begins at 10:30 a.m. and concludes with transportation departing at 3:15 p.m. Spouses or friends are welcome. Retirees and their guests must register and pay online to attend.

Register at


Clergy Day Apart With Bishop Sue

Tuesday, April 10 @ Impact UMC, 2323 Sylvan Road, East Point

Tuesday, April 17 @ Dunwoody UMC, 1548 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody

North Georgia Conference clergy are invited to a day apart with Bishop Sue. Choose between Tuesday, April 10 or Tuesday, April 17.
To prepare clergy should read and study two books:

Cost is $10 per person.

Register Here


Clergy are invited to Take a Break for Missions:

The responsibilities and requirements of pastoral ministry in the local church are many and they are constant. Could you use a break from your desk, the phone calls, and committee meetings? Would you like to take time away this Lent to serve and, at the end of the day, see that you've completed something that made a difference?

North Georgia Conference clergy are invited to step outside our churches one week and work together for a day or two or the whole week, March 12-16, in Lumberton, NC, where the community is still recovering from Hurricane Matthew.

"Our friends in Lumberton still have a couple of hundred houses that need repair and restoration," said Rev. Herzen Andone, director of Connectional Ministries. "Make the short drive and stay for a couple of days or for the week. You can come by yourself or with someone who'd like to experience missional service."

The cost is $25 and lodging is free at a facility provided by the North Carolina Conference, or clergy are welcome to book a room at a nearby hotel. 
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Dinners will be on our own. The North Carolina Conference will provide the tools you'll need for the work we will be assigned. They do recommend that you bring your own work gloves.

If you'd like to take time this lent to serve with your clergy colleagues, click here to register.

United Methodist Academy of Scouting will return to North Georgia April 14. Scout leaders, scout coordinators, and clergy are encouraged to attend this conference on building the Duty-to-God component of their Scout programs. The training will be held April 14 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at Peachtree Rd UMC in Atlanta. Thirteen classes will be offered.
The training is also designed for clergy interested in starting a scout program (Boy Scout and Girl Scout) or a Big Brothers Big Sisters program at their church.

This Academy is conducted by the United Methodist Committee on Scouting and is open to leaders in all faiths who are interested in expanding Duty-to-God in their Scout programs. 

Registration is now open at

Bishop’s Scouting Lunch

Saturday, April 28 at 11:30am at Peachtree Road UMC

For pastors and key leaders of churches (Church Council Chair, UMM President, Youth Minister, Scouting Coordinator)

RSVP to with names of all attending by April 13

There is no charge for this event.

Purpose: to help participants learn more about the scouting programs (which includes Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters) and how they can be used beneficially by our churches to serve the children, youth and families in our communities.