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Must Read: International Mission Trip Tips

1/14/2019
North Georgia Conference churches send youth, adult, and intergenerational teams on international mission trips every year. The good work of the teams (and within the teams) is multiplied when our United Methodist best practices are in place. Adequate insurance, following Safe Sanctuaries policies, and taking other planning and protection into account mean that best-case scenarios are even better and worst-case scenarios aren't a crisis. United Methodist Volunteers in Mission is our partner in...



Action Ministries to Host 'Service Bowl' January 27

1/10/2019
1 in 4 ... The number of children in Georgia who live in food insecure homes is staggering. On Sunday, January 27, you can make a difference at Action Ministries' new "WeServe Volunteer Center"! With a little friendly competition, United Methodists are invited to pack 5,000 meals while enjoying music, food and game-day activities. The event is Sunday January 27, 3 to 5 pm at the We Serve Volunteer Center at 4025 Welcome All Road, East Point, GA. Visit www.WeServeGA.org to register.  Share the...



Annual Conference 2019 to Elect Delegates to General Conference 2020

12/31/2018
Self-Nomination Process Now Open for Laity Members of the North Georgia Annual Conference will elect delegates to the 2020 General and Jurisdictional Conferences during the 2019 Annual Conference Session, June 11-14, at the Classic Center in Athens.  General Conference is the global gathering of The United Methodist Church where mission and ministry priorities are established and The Book of Discipline is reviewed for revisions. General Conference is the policy setting body of The United ...



North Georgia Team Spends Week Before Christmas Serving in Southwest Georgia

12/20/2018
VIDEO: Message from Bishop Sue in Southwest Georgia By SYBIL DAVIDSON The sounds of buzzing chainsaws and raking debris replaced the typical sounds of the season for a team of 20 volunteers from the North Georgia Conference, including Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and Atlanta-Marietta District Superintendent Rev. Terry Walton, who spent four days serving our neighbors in Southwest Georgia this week.  Despite (or perhaps because of) it being the week before Christmas, churches across the AMAR ...



Grayson UMC Mission Team Serves in North Carolina

12/13/2018
North Georgia United Methodist mission teams are serving as the hands and feet of Christ after Hurricanes in North Carolina, South Carolina, South Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Puerto Rico. Below is an update from one team who spent a week in Tarboro, NC. Update From the Grayson UMC Mission Team: What an amazing experience we had with our disaster relief team in Tarboro, NC. We were able to help restore homes for five families whose homes had been ravaged by flood waters. We were all inspired...



Reflections on 2018: Thankful for The United Methodist Church

12/13/2018
By REBECCA WALLACE As 2018 draws to a close, we caught up with fellow North Georgia United Methodists to ask what they are thankful for as they look back on this year in our church. Here are a few of their reflections.   "I’m grateful to be a United Methodist, because this church has helped me grow in faith, not just through Sunday worship, but through adult Sunday School, Disciple Bible Study, UMW spiritual growth studies and the Prayer Calendar.  As I’ve grown in faith, the church has ...



Travelers Christmas Eve: A Service at 'Home' Before the Holiday

12/13/2018
There's No Place Like Your Church Home for Christmas Eve Eastside UMC in the Atlanta-Decatur-Oxford District noticed several years ago that some of its members had taken the journey through Advent, but weren't in town for Christmas Eve Worship. The members were disappointed to miss Christmas Eve with their church family.  "Due to the stage of life and demographics of Atlanta, many of our members were heading out of town to be with family," said Rev. Tim Lloyd, pastor of Eastside. "So a few ...



Community Leaders to be Celebrated at Wesley Woods 30th Annual Heroes Saints & Legends Gala

12/6/2018
J. Neal Purcell, Ray M. Robinson and Lyn & Dr. Bob Turknett to be Honored at Fundraiser to Help Older Adults Age with Grace, Dignity and Purpose at Foundation of Wesley Woods Gala Slated for March 2019 Prominent Georgians who all share a commitment to helping older adults live independently longer, with a higher quality of life, will be honored at the 2019 Heroes, Saints & Legends gala presented by the Foundation of Wesley Woods. The 2019 event will be the 30th anniversary of Heroes, Saints & ...



Delivering Christmas Cheer by the Truckload: Join Us December 2 in Roswell

11/29/2018
What makes for the perfect Christmas gift this season? According to statistics, it’s sharing experiences with family and friends. To fulfill that Christmas wish, The United Methodist Church is presenting The True Meaning of Christmas Tour. The Tour will travel to 11 cities across the nation in a gift-wrapped truck offering free hot cocoa and family-friendly fun, while connecting visitors with a reminder of what Christmas is all about. The Tour will stop in Roswell, Georgia, December 2 from 3 to...



Peace With Justice Grants Available to North Georgia United Methodists

11/29/2018
 Photo: One Community United event in Rome, Georgia Each year, churches across the United Methodist Connection take up a special offering for Peace with Justice Sunday. Traditionally observed on the Sunday after Pentecost, the Peace with Justice offering helps individuals and local congregations do more than we could do individually by supporting the peace efforts of the United Methodist Church as a whole as well as their local conference. Unlike other special offerings, half of the money ...



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