LAGR Special Events and News

The North Georgia Conference has set Fund Number 9431 for Hurricane Florence Relief. Any North Georgia United Methodist can give directly to their church, designating their gift for Fund #9431 or Hurricane Florence Relief. Churches should send gifts to the North Georgia Conference, indicating the above fund number.  In addition, Bishop Sue has asked that all churches in North Georgia take a special offering on Sunday, October 28 for the victims of Hurricane Michael in South Georgia.  These collections should be sent to the North Georgia Treasurer and marked for Fund 3743.

 

Move Input forms from every pastor and SPR Committee
are due in the District Office by
Thursday, November 29

Copies of the forms can be found on the Reports Due page of this website

 

ATTENTION FULL TIME PASTORS:

HealthFlex News

Annual Election is here!
Make your 2019 HealthFlex benefit elections now through November 15

Go to the Wespath website, www.wespath.org, and select the Healthflex/WebMD option

 

All District Clergy Please Note:

District Ministers’ Meeting & Dinner

Monday, January 14, 2019, 6:00pm @ Peachtree City UMC

(this is a change in date from what was on the calendar distributed at Set Up Meeting!)

Clergy Spouses will also meet.

Watch for more details about the meeting and information on how and when to RSVP!

 

The District Church Development Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, November 26. 

Any church needing approval from this committee for buying/selling property, new construction, or grant requests must notify the District Office no later than November 15.

 

Ministry in Crisis Training

Eight pastors in the LaGrange District have been participating in a Ministry in Crisis training with Dr. Nancy Long.  As this group completes their training, we are working to begin a second class that will start sometime in January.  The course is an 8 week course (2 hours per session) and, thanks to a special grant, the cost is only $100! Any clergy interested in participating should contact Denise.  Meeting dates, times and locations will be determined soon.

 

Information on the election of delegates to the 2020 General Conference is now posted on the Conference web site under the Board of Laity page at the links provided below.  Anyone interested in this process or interested in running for election as a delegate should refer to this information. 

https://www.ngumc.org/laycandidateregistration

 https://www.ngumc.org/layelectiongeneralinformation

 

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 www.lakejunaluska.com/marriage or call 800-222-4930.

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

Dates:

-           March 10-12, 2019

-           August 18-20, 2019

-           September 29 - October 1, 2019