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UMC Bishops Praise God for the Release of Three Missionaries From Philippines

7/13/2018
Photos of UMC missionaries (l-r) Miracle Osman, Tawanda Chandiwana, Adam Shaw. Courtesy of UMC Global Ministries.  The bishops of The United Methodist Church are praising God that all three of the young UMC missionaries detained by in the Republic of the Philippines have been allowed to leave that country and are now safely reunited with their families.  American Adam Shaw reached his parents’ home in Brunswick, Ohio, on July 4; Zimbabwean Tawanda Chandiwana landed in his home country of ...



Commission on a Way Forward Final Report Being Translated

7/10/2018
Nashville, Tenn.: The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward to the Special Session of the General Conference in 2019 will become available once it has been translated from English into the other three official languages of The United Methodist Church (French, Portuguese, and KiSwahili), anticipated by July 30. "The Commission on the General Conference and the Council of Bishops join the whole church in the desire that everyone within the United Methodist family have access to these ...



Grant Applications Due Sept. 1 for Local Church Racial/Ethnic Ministries

6/28/2018
Applications for grants up to $10,000 to help local United Methodist churches build ministries that strengthen and support racial and ethnic church concerns are due on Sept. 1. Racial Ethnic Local Church Concerns (RELCC) grants from Discipleship Ministries will be available for each year of the current quadrennium. The purpose of the RELCC grants is to provide funding to strengthen the ethnic local church through leadership training, small groups, worship, stewardship and spiritual formation as ...

Clergy Memo: Three 'To-Do's This Week

6/26/2018
North Georgia Conference clergy have three important things on your technology "To Do" list right away.  By July 1 clergy who have moved or have a change in compensation must submit their Financial Support Worksheets via Data Services. Be sure you are receiving your ngumc.net email. If you have moved and are forwarding your ngumc.net account to a former church email address, be sure to cancel that forwarding. Clergy who are new to North Georgia should set up their ngumc.net email. Here's how: h...



2018 North Georgia Annual Conference Report

6/21/2018
The following report was submitted to UMC.org to summarize the 2018 North Georgia Annual Conference. Members of Annual Conference are invited to use this report and daily update newsletters to help craft their reports to their local churches.  Annual Conference Daily Update: Tuesday June 12 Annual Conference Daily Update: Wednesday June 13 Annual Conference Daily Update: Thursday June 14 www.ngumc.org/AC2018 North Georgia Annual Conference The Classic Center, Athens, Ga. June 12-14, 2018 ...



Youth From Every District Step into Leadership at Annual Conference 2018

6/19/2018
At the 2018 North Georgia Conference in Athens more than 60 youth served as members of the Annual Conference. "One thing unique about The United Methodist Church is that laity has as much a voice in leadership and direction of the church as clergy," said Rev. Sam Halverson, associate director of Congregational Excellence with a focus on youth ministry. "Another is that teenagers have just as much a voice in the lay leadership of the church as adults." "That means these youth represented your ...



Faith Leaders’ Statement on Family Separation

6/17/2018
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is joining other faith organizations in a statement urging the U.S. government to stop its policy of separating immigrant families. Below is the full statement signed by dozens of faith organizations. Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, president of the Council of Bishops, signed on behalf of the Council.   FAITH LEADERS’ STATEMENT ON FAMILY SEPARATION  Recently, the U.S. Administration announced that it will begin separating families and criminally ...



Annual Conference Daily Update: Thursday June 14

6/14/2018
Post Conference Survey Please take the post-Conference survey.  TAKE SURVEY Photos from Annual Conference See photos from the week taken by the photography team of the Associate Secretaries. SEE PHOTO ALBUMS    Moving Toward Perfection in Love “We don’t have to be a perfect church to share our perfect Savior” -Rev. Rodrigo Cruz   On the final day of Annual Conference, we were inspired by ministry, focused on Jesus, and shared in Holy Communion.  Session Five Bishop Sue called the morning session...



Annual Conference Update: Wednesday June 13

6/13/2018
Here on Business: Day 2 of Annual Conference Powerful worship and witness anchored the second day of the North Georgia Annual Conference. Members celebrated the lives of those who have joined the great cloud of witness in our Service of Remembrance and said yes to the unique call on their lives in the Service of Licensing, Commissioning and Ordination. They honored retiring clergy who pass the mantle to the newly ordained. They also ran an early morning 5K, heard reports from administrative ...

Annual Conference Daily Update: Tuesday June 12

6/12/2018
God You're So God! Annual Conference 2018 Begins The 2018 North Georgia Annual Conference "Raised the Bar," went "Country Dark," and sent young people off in ministry across the US and the world with our prayers and admiration!    Opening Worship In a service planned by Rev. Eric Lee and Arturo Quintanilla, and led by musicians from the Chapel Roswell Band, the North Georgia Conference opened with song, prayers, and praise. Worshipping in the languages of our diverse North Georgia Conference, ...



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