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Beyond the Diagnosis: Conversations at Mt. Zion UMC

9/20/2018
By JESSICA BRADFORD On September 12, during National Suicide Prevention Week, the Stephen Ministers at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Marietta held an open panel discussion about mental health issues facing children and teens. The church partnered with three specialists from Parkaire Consultants, Inc. and held the event in their sanctuary. Parkaire Consultants, Inc. provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for children, adolescents and adults needing therapeutic ...



More Than Football: Reinhard Student, Lewis Memorial Member Has Strong Faith

9/20/2018
By JESSICA BRADFORD For Gray Nichols, football has taught him more than play calls and drills. He tries to live his Christian faith through school, football, and everyday interactions. This year he has grown in his faith and become more than a football player. Nichols is a member of Lewis Memorial UMC in Evans, a small town outside of Augusta. He graduated from Evans High School and now attends United Methodist-related Reinhardt University in Waleska. He says growing up in church teaches you the...



Powder Springs First UMC Celebrates 180 Years

9/20/2018
Powder Springs First United Methodist Church celebrated 180 years of ministry on Sunday, September 16. As the city of Powder Springs began in 1838, so too did a small group of settlers decide a Methodist Church was needed. From the very first worship service the people of Powder Springs First UMC have strived to serve their community. More than 10,000 worship services have been conducted during this time and thousands of people have been impacted by the ministry of this congregation. Bishop ...



Wait, Pray, Give: North Georgia Ready to Help

9/17/2018
Updated Sept 17 North Georgia United Methodists are praying for all in the path of Hurricane Florence as the storm continues to hover over the east coast.  Monday Update Rev. Scott Parrish, North Georgia Disaster Response Coordinator, is in regular contact with our counterparts in the North and South Carolina Conferences and with UMCOR. He shares this morning that North Carolina is still in the emergency stage in many areas. It will take time to make the situation safe even for Early Response...



How To Create a Fundraiser on Facebook

9/16/2018
By SYBIL DAVIDSON Creating Fundraisers on Facebook is an easy way to invite your church community to give. Glenn Memorial UMC in Atlanta recently held a Facebook fundraiser for its church playground makeover. Action Ministries board members are taking part in a fundraiser on Facebook as part of their end of year giving challenge. And many North Georgia United Methodists have invited online friends to donate to a favorite ministry via Facebook instead of giving a birthday gift. Facebook page ...



Glisson Chapel Expansion Details Finalized, Groundbreaking Set For Sept 16

9/13/2018
The North Georgia Conference is thrilled to share the groundbreaking date for preserving and expanding the Glisson Chapel. You're invited Sunday, Sept. 16, to a service celebrating the history and future of the chapel. Russell Davis, Executive Director of North Georgia Camp and Retreat Ministries, shares information in the letter below: Dear friend of camp & retreat ministries, Many of you will recall the announcement last February of our largest-ever single donation, which was given by a ...



Meet the Consultant: David Walters Can Help You Start Something New

9/13/2018
Rev. David Walters joined the Center for Congregational Excellence team in June as a consultant for New Church Development. We caught up with him to hear what’s inspiring him and what (besides serving in his full-time appointment at The Vine UMC) you might see him up to around the Conference.  Q: Are you a morning person or a night owl? David: Morning person!!! Q: What is at the top of your bucket list? David: UNC vs Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Q: If you could eat lunch with one famous ...



Run Your Race: Four Cascade Youth Complete Triathlon

9/13/2018
Four youth from Cascade UMC in Atlanta spent this summer training for their first Triathlon. They competed in the event on August 26 and all made it across the finish line! All four of these youth also serve as acolytes and are active in Young People’s Division at their church. Madison Alsobrook, Nadia Baker and Matthew Hodges each swam 200 yards, biked six miles and ran one mile to complete the race. Dylan Alsobrook, the youngest of the group, swam 100 yards, biked three miles and ran one-half ...



Fund Number Set for Hurricane Florence Response

9/12/2018
As Hurricane Florence makes landfall in the Carolinas, the North Georgia Conference stands ready to help.  The 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. If your church or church property is damaged, make two phone calls: Church Trustees ...



Kingswood UMC Celebrates 50 Years of Ministry

9/9/2018
Kingswood United Methodist Church celebrated 50 years of ministry Sunday with a special worship service, including former pastors and charter members. Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, leader of the North Georgia Annual Conference, officiated and preached during the service. The church held its first worship service on September 8, 1968, in a classroom in what was then Peachtree High School. The congregation was chartered with 76 members, 8 of whom attended Sunday’s service. Before moving to its ...

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