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Clergy to Gather Online for Executive Session

7/9/2020
Registration Open Through July 13 Conference clergy will gather online for the first-ever North Georgia Conference virtual Clergy Executive Session on Thursday, July 16, from 10 am to 12:30 pm.   "The work we will do is important to our covenant body and essential to our Annual Conference," said Rev. Dr. Bernice Kirkland, director of the Center for Clergy Excellence. "I am looking forward to being together and want you to know that your presence is needed." The clergy will attend the session ...



Wellroot Welcomes Allison Ashe as New CEO

7/9/2020
Wellroot Family Services has announced that Allison Ashe will be its next CEO effective July 21, 2020. Allison will succeed Rev. Hal Jones who accepted an appointment by the Bishop of the North Georgia Conference to serve as Director of Connectional Ministries. The announcement concludes an extensive national search by the Wellroot Board of Directors. Ashe is an active North Georgia United Methodist lay person. She earned a Master’s degree from United Methodist-related Garrett-Evangelical ...



Message from Bishop and Cabinet on Rising Numbers of COVID-19 Cases in Our Region

7/7/2020
Dear North Georgia United Methodists, Last week Governor Kemp extended Georgia’s Public Health State of Emergency and has banned gatherings of more than 50 people unless there is at least 6 feet of space between each person. (Read all executive orders at https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders)   We know that many of you have worked for weeks developing a plan for how to gather for in-person worship.   In light of the dramatic increases in COVID-19 ...



'Thank You' From Africa University

7/2/2020
Africa University says “Thank You” for the strong, ongoing support of the churches of the North Georgia Conference. Local churches throughout the North Georgia Conference have been consistently generous in helping Africa University equip and deploy leaders with the appropriate skills and outlook to transform communities. Despite the current public health challenges, our shared ministry at AU remains vibrant: Africa University formally wrapped up its 2019/2020 academic year June 30.  Confirmed ...



HealthFlex Participants: Quest to Offer At-Home Screening, Updates Deadlines

7/2/2020
Wespath is partnering with Quest to introduce an at-home screening option called Qcard. We recognize that some individuals may not feel comfortable receiving their Blueprint for Wellness screening in person, even from their own physician. The Qcard allows participants to do a finger stick test at home and self-report their biometrics. The Qcard option is available to all participants as of July 1. Participants will sign up to receive an at-home kit in the same way they sign up for a Blueprint ...



Resilient Church Academy Returns: Skills and Strategies to Move Your Church Forward

7/2/2020
Four of the 12 tracks offered by Resilient Church Academy Resilient Church Academy from Fresh Expressions is launching a new session starting the first week of August. The 12 in-depth tracks offer skills and strategies for church leaders navigating the constraints and opportunities of today. Author and scholar N.T. Wright will lead a 3-day Master Class, taking a deep-dive into 2 Corinthians. As a partner with Fresh Expressions US, North Georgia United Methodists may use discount code NGAUMC25 ...



Roswell UMC: Spreading God’s Love to Our Community with our Church Neighbors

7/2/2020
Like all Children’s Ministries in North Georgia in April, we were in a panic over what to do with VBS. The Children’s Team at Roswell United Methodist Church knew traditional VBS was off the table with the shear amount of kids that we have each year. Enter, our friend, Rev. Jessica Asbell, the Children’s Minister at First Baptist Roswell at the opposite end of our street, Mimosa Blvd. Jessica presented a crazy ambitious plan to us and Roswell Presbyterian Church (also on the Mimosa Blvd) to work...



Prayer Vigil: North Georgia UMs Joined in Prayer from June 30 to July 1

6/30/2020
As we transitioned to a new appointment year this week, North Georgia United Methodists covered the conference in prayer. From noon, June 30, to noon, July 1, 150 volunteers prayed in 30-minute increments for our communities, our churches, our denomination, and our world. Find the prayer guide below and watch video resources at https://vimeo.com/showcase/7307245 (more videos coming soon!) Prayer Guide Here are a number of prompts & prayers to assist you as you spend time praying for the Church. ...



UMVIM Jurisdictional Offices Partner to Create a Joint Website

6/25/2020
The five jurisdictional United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) offices are entering a new phase of collaboration with a new website. The website address, www.umvim.org, will include resources from all five jurisdictions in one place. Some of those resources will be consistent across the jurisdictions and some will be specific for each. For many years, each jurisdictional UMVIM office operated separately, featuring its own website and information. This new website will ease the process for ...



United Methodists Unveil 'Dismantling Racism' Initiative

6/25/2020
5 Billboards Placed in North Georgia United Methodist Church leaders have launched a plan of action to galvanize church members and others to actively stand against racism in the wake of the death of George Floyd and protests across the U.S.  The “Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom” initiative is a multi-level effort throughout the church to initiate a sustained and coordinated effort to dismantle racism and promote collective action to work toward racial justice. The church-wide effort ...



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