News


Bishops, The Upper Room Launch Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward

5/24/2018
The Council of Bishops, in partnership with The Upper Room, is launching Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward. Phase 1 involved 84 members of the Council of Bishops praying for The United Methodist Church’s way forward for 15 minutes daily, from August to December 2016. This was followed by Phase 2, which resulted in 18 continuous months of daily individual and corporate prayer by faithful members of annual conferences around the globe. North Georgia United Methodists held a week of prayer March ...



North Georgia United Methodists Support One Another Through Partnerships and Connections

5/22/2018
Photo: St. Paul UMC sanctuary. by REBECCA WALLACE One of the great things about being United Methodist is the ability to share best practices and information throughout our connection. Many churches in the North Georgia Conference demonstrate "being a part of something bigger" at its best.   St. Paul UMC in Atlanta benefits greatly from such a relationship with Peachtree Road UMC, just a few miles north. For two decades, Peachtree Road has been sending a team of its members to St. Paul every ...



Bishops Clarify Statement on Way Forward Recommendation

5/18/2018
The Council of Bishops issued the following statement May 18 to clarify their recommendation on a way forward for the denomination. This follows a press release issued last week about their decision (read that release here). The Council of Bishops has voted by an overwhelming majority to share the work done by the Commission on a Way Forward on the three plans and to recommend the One Church Plan.  The One Church Plan will be placed before the 2019 General Conference for legislative action. To ...

Commission Ends Its Work; Hears Bishops’ Recommendation for a Way Forward

5/17/2018
Rev. Jasmine Smothers of the North Georgia Conference has served on the 32-member commission. (Photo courtesy of Commission on a Way Forward) NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward for The United Methodist Church concluded its ninth and final meeting in Nashville May 16. The Commission met nine times over 17 months. The Commission reviewed a wide variety of petitions presented as legislation to previous General Conferences regarding human sexuality and examined how ...



Letter from Wesley Woods to Churches of the North Georgia Conference

5/17/2018
  Your church is an answer to prayer for the older adults of Wesley Woods because of the love and compassion you showed them by taking the Wesley Woods Mother's Day Offering!   And who better to tell you about the impact of your gifts, than our beloved older adults and their grateful family members...   Ms. Vicki Hawes - Daughter of Wesley Woods Resident & Ms. Roselle Burt - Mother & Wesley Woods Resident Ms. ...

New Survey Ranks Welcoming the Top Factor in Church Choice

5/17/2018
A new survey of spiritual "seekers" finds that the top motivators for considering a church are knowing that everyone will be welcomed (32%), making friends and nurturing friendships (29%), support during difficult times (28%) and learning more about God (27%). Less motivating are opportunities for Bible study, volunteer opportunities, discussions of issues and topics and the provision of child care. (Download the infographic here.) The survey, conducted by the Barna Group on behalf of United ...



Campbell to Be Consecrated as a Deaconess at National UMW Assembly

5/16/2018
North Georgia United Methodist Cindy Campbell will be among nearly two dozen Deaconesses and Home Missioners consecrated at the 150th Assembly of the United Methodist Women on May 18 in Columbus, Ohio. Deaconesses and Home Missioners are laity called by God to a lifetime relationship in The United Methodist Church with a full-time vocation in ministries of love, justice, and service.  Since 2016, deaconesses and home missioners have been considered an official order of the UMC. They must ...



A Piece of the Puzzle: A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

5/10/2018
By JESSICA BRADFORD Each year, the Young People’s Ministries division of Discipleship Ministries takes 12 young adults on a trip of a lifetime, a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. These young people have the opportunity to hike, tour archaeological sites, and interact with Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike. This pilgrimage is not your ordinary trip abroad. The North Georgia Conference is delighted to announce that our own Chaloea Hale has been selected to represent the Southeastern Jurisdiction ...



Constitutional Amendment to be Revisited

5/10/2018
The Rev. Gary W. Graves, Secretary of the General Conference, announced today that an error was made in the text of a proposed Constitutional amendment as it was presented for voting, and which subsequently failed to pass. Amendment #1 of the five constitutional amendments that were approved by the 2016 General Conference--and which narrowly failed to be ratified--included a sentence which had been removed by the legislative body. Graves, who became secretary on December 1, 2016, said he was ...

PAUMCS Members 'Make a Joyful Noise' in Nashville

5/10/2018
The 36th Annual Conference of the Professional Administrators of The United Methodist Connectional Structure (PAUMCS) was held recently in Nashville, Tennessee under the theme, “Make a Joyful Noise.” From North Georgia, Jackie Powers, Karen Whitehead, Juliet Blevins, Josie Hickom, Denise Wilson, Lesley Baskette, Katrina Simmons, Sherise Davis, Denise Louis, Ruth Sims, Patti Ruane, and Gail Grantham attended. Participants in the conference worshipped, learned, and networked with other church ...



Page 1 of 251 1 2 3 4 5 ... 251 next