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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
As 2018 draws to a close, we caught up with a few 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 provided ...



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 & ...



Annual Conference 2019 to Elect Delegates to General Conference 2020

11/29/2018
Self-Nomination Process Open January 1 to 31 for Laity, February 1 to March 4 for Clergy 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 ...



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 ...



Truckin’ for the Lord: Churches and Food Trucks

11/28/2018
By RACHEL QUARTARONE   Food trucks have become increasingly popular in recent years as they bring fun, fast and affordable food to the masses. Equipped with deep fryers, cooktops, ovens and more, food trucks are literally a kitchen on wheels. It’s no wonder that churches are jumping on the food truck “bandwagon.” Combining food, fellowship and ministry, these North Georgia churches are bringing folks, food and fellowship together in new and exciting ways.   Food Truck 316 Two years ago, Dacula ...



'Don't Be Anxious, Be in Prayer': North Georgia's Delegation Wraps Up Preparation Meetings

11/26/2018
Photo: North Georgia's Delegation at work at their final gathering before the 2019 Special General Conference By SYBIL DAVIDSON   North Georgia's delegation to General Conference 2019 has been preparing for their work in St. Louis for more than a year. They held their final in-person meeting last month.  Gathering at Mount Pisgah UMC in Johns Creek, delegation chair Mathew Pinson offered the devotional. Pinson was elected to the role in 2015 for the 2016 General Conference and reaffirmed for ...



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 ...

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