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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 ...



Six North Georgia United Methodists to Be Commissioned as EarthKeepers

10/25/2018
Photo by Mel Caraway. Six North Georgia Conference United Methodists participated in the EarthKeepers program of Global Ministries this summer. Shirley Alcorn, Caleb Jeavons, Aylis Mceuen, Valerie Rawls, Rebecca Ricks, and Deidra Wright are among 45 new EarthKeepers who will be commissioned on Monday, Nov. 12. EarthKeepers is a training program of Global Ministries to equip United Methodists in the United States for environmental stewardship. Participants spend three and a half days immersed ...



Working Together, Giving the Gift of Glisson

10/25/2018
By REBECCA WALLACE Russell Davis, Executive Director of North Georgia Camp and Retreat Ministries, says he believes that when a local church considers sending a child to camp, they should remember that "the world is our parish." Rev. Chuck Stutsman, pastor of Mountain City UMC in Mountain City, Ga. agrees. The kids his congregation helped to send to Glisson this summer actually attend another church. In fact, the campers attend Black Rock Baptist, a small church in Clayton. When the Baptist ...



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