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Message from our Director of Inclusion and Advocacy

5/16/2022
The mass murder and carnage in Buffalo on Saturday is a tragic reminder that white supremacy and racial violence continue to kill. It has become too common. Just one day later our national attention turned to a deadly shooting at the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in California.  As United Methodists, we cannot send our thoughts and prayers without moving our hands and feet. We must search within ourselves to see where implicit and explicit bias is present and deal with it. Among the ...



North Georgia Conference Names Next Treasurer/CFO, Pending Annual Conference Approval

5/12/2022
The North Georgia Conference Council of Finance & Administration is pleased to announce that, pending Annual Conference approval, Allison Berg will be named the next North Georgia Conference Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2022.  She will succeed Keith Cox who will retire June 30 after 21 years of outstanding service.  Allison currently serves as Associate VP for Finance at Emory University. She has had a very impressive career trajectory in which she has held ...



Rev. Dr. Bernice Kirkland Returns to her Alma Mater to Speak to Nursing Students

5/12/2022
Pictured at Dillard University from left are Dr. Yolanda Page, VP of Academic Affairs, Rev. Herbert A Brisbon III, University Chaplain, Rev.  Dr. Bernice Kirkland, Dr. Sharon Hutchinson, RN, CNE, Dean of College of Nursing Forty years ago in 1982, the then Ms. Bernice Williams graduated from Dillard University’s Nursing Program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Last month, Rev. Dr. Bernice W. Kirkland, North Georgia Conference Director of Community Discipleship and Development, was invited...



AC Q&A: Information About the 2022 North Georgia Annual Conference

5/11/2022
Updated May 11, 2022 Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Annual Conference 2022 below. We will update this document regularly. Stay connected to news and information by visiting www.ngumc.org/AC2022. Q: Will Annual Conference 2022 be in-person? Yes! Members of the 2022 North Georgia Annual Conference will meet in person in Athens.  Q: Can members participate remotely? All voting will be done in person only. The sessions will be live-streamed, however, for all to follow along.  Q: ...



Update from Conference Board of Trustees May 6

5/6/2022
May 5 Update from the Board of Trustees The Trustees of the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church and Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church have jointly agreed to the general terms and framework of a full resolution of their pending dispute. All parties now look forward to the resolution of the civil litigation. We ask members of our faith communities for their prayers and patience during this time as we prepare formal documents to bring this dispute to a close. May 6 Update from...



Update from Conference Board of Trustees May 5

5/5/2022
The Trustees of the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church and Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church have jointly agreed to the general terms and framework of a full resolution of their pending dispute. All parties now look forward to the resolution of the civil litigation. We ask members of our faith communities for their prayers and patience during this time as we prepare formal documents to bring this dispute to a close.



Dunwoody UMC Member Stars in 'To a Moral Certainty'

5/4/2022
Dunwoody UMC member Tom Bever is an attorney, but he stepped into a new role recently on screen. He stars in the 30-minute film To a Moral Certainty, on the Resurrection of Jesus. In the film, a lawyer, played by Tom, gives his closing argument in a courtroom on behalf of the Christian faith following a trial on the evidence in support of the Resurrection. Tom asks the jury to apply the standard of reasonable doubt to the story of the Resurrection. The jury deliberates on the only three ways ...



Zoe Update: Meet the Umoja 'Unity' Thuuru Empowerment Group, Kenya

5/4/2022
With funding already provided, the greatest need from North Georgia Conference congregations and individuals is for prayer. The North Georgia Conference has enjoyed partnering with Zoe Empowers, Kenya for many years. This incredibly transformational ministry empowers orphaned and vulnerable children to become entrepreneurs who are socially, economically, and spiritually strong. Zoe understands that addressing multiple barriers simultaneously is the only way to overcome extreme poverty.  We ...



Update from the Conference Board of Trustees

4/30/2022
The Trustees of the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church and Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church are engaged in a renewed effort to reach a just resolution of their dispute through negotiation and compromise. All parties are now optimistic that the civil litigation can be resolved. Respectful of this process, we ask the members of our faith communities for their prayers, patience, and restraint from making comments or engaging in conduct inconsistent with the spirit of ...



Introducing Fresh Expressions United Methodist (FXUM)

4/29/2022
Register Now for Webinar Series Across the globe, teams of practitioners are cultivating new Christian communities with new people, in new places, and in new ways through Fresh Expressions. Now, Path 1 at Discipleship Ministries is excited to develop and execute a vision and strategic plan to further the FXUM movement within The United Methodist Church.  On the last Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Discipleship Ministries will provide free webinars featuring experts and practitioners, laity ...



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