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Annual Conference 2019 to Elect Delegates to General Conference 2020

11/16/2018
Laity Self-Nomination Process Open January 1 to 31 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 ...

North Georgia United Methodists Giving Generously After Hurricanes

11/15/2018
The generosity of North Georgia United Methodists is obvious as gifts come in to support Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence recovery efforts. In just three weeks, North Georgia UMs have donated $71,032.88 for recovery in Southwest Georgia. Additionally, $89,583.18 has been given for recovery from Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and $358,000 has been given in total this year to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief).  Gifts have come from small churches, like Gordon's Chapel ...

North Georgia United Methodists Invited to Give Big on Giving Tuesday

11/15/2018
Whether you're called to lead people out of poverty alongside Action Ministries, support developing young Christian leaders through Camp and Retreat Ministries, changing the lives of vulnerable children through the United Methodist Children's Home and Murphy-Harpst, or aging with dignity through Wesley Woods, North Georgia United Methodists can support the ministries that mean so much to us on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 27. Some of the United Methodist organizations participating in Giving Tuesday and...



Campus Crawl: A United Methodist College Tour for High School Students

11/13/2018
FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 3, 2019 Campus Crawl is a bus tour designed to introduce 9th through 12th grade students to United Methodist campus ministries featuring our Georgia United Methodist Colleges and Universities. In one weekend, high school students will meet representatives from our United Methodist Colleges and Universities in Georgia, as well as, meet several Wesley Foundations on public university campuses. This year Campus Crawl is visiting: Oxford College Young Harris College Reinhardt ...



How Might We Transform the World: M-LAB Laity/Clergy Innovation Gathering Held in Atlanta

11/8/2018
By SYBIL DAVIDSON The first-ever Laity/Clergy M-LAB (UMC Movement – Learning Action Board) brought nearly 100 creative North Georgia Conference laity along with a pastor from their church to Atlanta Technology Village in Buckhead Nov. 2-3. Participants set aside this time to learn design thinking principles and ask how might we innovate in our local churches and begin moving ideas toward action. “One thing we know for sure, we need each other, and we need to embrace change if we want to see ...



Our Call to Care for God's Creation: Conference Creation Care Summit

11/8/2018
United Methodists from 16 churches and 8 districts came together for the first North Georgia Conference Creation Care Summit November 3. Anchored in worship, the event included a powerful message from Rev. Dr. Katy Hinman of College Park UMC who called the group to work together, to be filled with hope, and unite in action. Candler student Sotico Pagulayan (Oscariz UMC, Phillipines) presented on farmers in Cambodia suffering from climate change and how community brought them together for ...



Special General Conference: Advance Daily Christian Advocate Available Online

11/5/2018
The Advance Edition of the Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA), the official journal of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church is accessible online now. The Book of Discipline requires that the ADCA be available to delegates at least 90 days before the opening day of General Conference. For the 2019 Special Session, which officially opens February 24th in St. Louis, that date is November 26. “At their October meeting, the Commission on the General Conference voted to release the ADCA ...

Cabinet Spends Day Serving at Conference Disaster Response Warehouse

11/1/2018
By SYBIL DAVIDSON With thousands of neighbors across the southeast recovering from fall hurricanes, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and the North Georgia Conference Cabinet set a day aside to serve at the Conference Disaster Response Warehouse at Impact UMC. (See photos from the work day here.) The warehouse facility is used for receiving UMCOR Relief Kits, verifying the contents of the completed kits, then shipping them to where they are most needed when they are needed. Impact offers the space to...



UMC Judicial Council Rules 'One Church Plan' Largely Constitutional

10/26/2018
In a decision released October 26, the United Methodist Judicial Council found the the One Church Plan to be largely constitutional, the Traditional Plan was found to have significant constitutional problems, and the Judicial Council deemed that it did not have jurisdiction over the Connectional Plan. Using the General Conference legislative process, individual members of the Commission on a Way Forward will work alongside delegates to think through how all three plans might be amended based ...

Bells of Peace: Churches Invited to Toll Bells to Celebrate the End of WWI

10/25/2018
The U.S. World War One Centennial Commemoration Commission has issued a proclamation for bells to ring throughout our nation at 11 a.m. local time on November 11 to celebrate the signing of the Armistice that ended WWI hostilities.   The Armistice was signed at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. In 2018 the plan is for bells to toll across all five time zones to celebrate the peace. Some bells will toll, some bells will chime, and some bells will play a hymn such as “O ...



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