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LaGrange College Offers Virtual Lessons and Carols to UMCs

12/8/2020
United Methodist-related LaGrange College, is sharing the school's musical gifts with our North Georgia Conference connection. On December 6, LaGrange presented “Lessons & Carols” to the community. Following that performance, the school is digitally sharing the individual components of the 60-minute production for churches to use in virtual worship. Please note that you can use individual selections and/or the entire Lessons & Carols.  "It is our desire to help supply beautiful musical content...



Two New North Georgia Conference EarthKeepers Commissioned by Global Ministries

12/6/2020
Last month Global Ministries commissioned 24 new EarthKeepers, including Rev. Bomi Kim and Rev. Millie Kim from the North Georgia Conference, in an online service.  This service affirmed the EarthKeepers in their call to the ministry of creation care and blessed their work in their communities. Global Ministries EarthKeepers is a training program to equip United Methodists in the United States for environmental stewardship. Participants discuss theology, United Methodist resources, community ...



Important Message from the Bishop and Cabinet: Considering Christmas Eve

12/3/2020
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and the North Georgia Conference appointive cabinet share a video message to clergy and church leaders as we approach Christmas. Watch the video at https://vimeo.com/486960215 and read the transcript of the message below.  TRANSCRIPT Greetings clergy and laity of the North Georgia Conference, I am Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, and I'm here with the entire Appointive Cabinet today to make an appeal to you and to talk about the next couple of weeks and how we worship in...



Serving the Hungry During the Pandemic: Cascade UMC Feeds Nearly 2,000 Families With a Week’s Worth of Food

12/3/2020
By Rebecca Wallace   Last Monday, staff, members, and volunteers of Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta convened on the church campus at 3:30 a.m. to distribute more than 1,700 food boxes. Each box contained enough food to serve a family breakfast, lunch, and dinner for an entire week.   This annual effort is the signature initiative of Cascade’s "New Advent Choir" led by Director Yergan Jones. “In addition to the 1,700 boxes distributed on campus, we were able to provide all 200 ...



At the Table: North Georgia Cabinet Retreat is Time for Listening, Learning, and Vision

12/2/2020
By Sybil Davidson On Tuesday the members of the North Georgia Conference Extended Cabinet gathered online with Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson for the annual Cabinet Retreat.  Several new members have joined the leadership team by appointment or invitation since July 2020. This opportunity to learn from one another, pray with one another, and set the course for the next calendar year was transformative.  Members of the 2020-2021 Extended Cabinet John Pinson, North West District Superintendent (Dean ...



Serving the Hungry During the Pandemic: Barrow Community UMC’s ‘Lil’ Food Pantry & Faith Fridge’

11/25/2020
By Rebecca Wallace It all started with one small, kind act of an anonymous donor who left groceries at the door of the church in May. The church member who found the bag of non-perishable and perishable foods didn’t know who left them or why because the church did not have a food pantry at the time. So Barrow Community UMC in the Central East District took this as a sign that they should find a way to feed people in their community.   Over the next month, a handful of staffers and members built...



Caring for Those Who Are Caring for Us: Let Us Be a Model

11/24/2020
From Rev. Hal Jones Director of Connectional Ministries Many of you know I spent the majority of my ministry in various healthcare administrative roles, mostly at Emory University/Emory Healthcare. During my time at Emory, I met and became friends with countless nurses, physicians, techs, etc. I also gained a profound sense of respect and gratitude for the work and ministry (yes, ministry) these healthcare workers, especially those on the “front lines,” carry out every day. The following ...



Global Health Initiative Exceeds Goal of Reaching 1 Million Children

11/19/2020
Working to positively impact the lives of women and children around the world, Abundant Health, The United Methodist Church’s global health initiative, has achieved and exceeded its goal of reaching 1 million children with lifesaving interventions by 2020! According to data reports, the United Methodist contribution to the global effort to end preventable deaths of newborns, children and adolescents reached 1,075,732 children as of October 2020. Naomi Lebbie, a young woman from Southern ...



Augusta National to Fund Women's Golf Team, Endow Two Scholarships at Paine College

11/11/2020
The Augusta National Golf Club announced this week that it will fund the creation of a women's golf program at United Methodist-related Paine College and endow scholarships named for Lee Elder, the first African American to compete in the Master's Tournament 45 years ago. At a press conference at Augusta National, Chairman Fred Ridley revealed the creation of the Lee Elder Scholarships at the Historically Black College. Two scholarships will be awarded annually, one each to a student-athlete ...



Churches Asked to be Careful and Vigilant: Georgia Back in Coronavirus Red Zone

11/11/2020
Message from Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and the North Georgia Conference Cabinet Citing an increase in cases, President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force moved Georgia back into the most severe category for spread of the virus for the first time since mid-September. The report warned of asymptomatic spread, particularly in social gatherings, as cool weather pushes people indoors and friends and families plan holiday events. “Georgia must expand the mitigation efforts statewide as test ...



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