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Global Ministries to Commission New United Methodist EarthKeepers

11/14/2019
Global Ministries will commission 67 new EarthKeepers including 5 from North Georgia Global Ministries will commission 67 new EarthKeepers from 23 annual conferences in an online service on November 19, 2019 at 8 pm at www.umcmission.org/live. Five of the new EarthKeepers are from North Georgia: Marcel Cantu Didier Monga Shari Ponder Temekia Powell Cheryl Taylor This service will affirm the EarthKeepers in their call to the ministry of creation care and will bless their work in their ...



Miracle Thomas and Crosslinking Eye Surgery

11/14/2019
"He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free." (Lk. 4:18) Since June, grant funding from the North Georgia Conference has provided the support needed for 16 Georgia children to receive sight-saving treatment. The Park Eye Fund was set up for the purpose of addressing eye diseases for persons with insufficient financial resources and who would go blind if not treated. For years local churches and the Annual Conference let ...



2019 Advent Resources

11/13/2019
The first Sunday of Advent is December 1, 2019. Below are a few of the many resources available to United Methodists for study, worship, and preparation for the season. Cokesbury Advent Studies, Supplies, and Resources  https://www.cokesbury.com/advent2019   "All Earth is Waiting"  |  An Advent Devotional written through the lens of Creation Care  https://www.cokesbury.com/All-Earth-Is-Waiting-2-3   "Christmas Is Not Your Birthday"  | Bible Study on experiencing the joy of living and giving ...



World Methodist Peace Award to be Presented to Atlanta’s the Rev. Dr. James Laney

11/7/2019
UM Global Ministries to Co-Host November 21st Ceremony Honoring President Emeritus of Emory University and Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea  Rev. Dr. James Laney, president emeritus of Emory University and a former United States ambassador to South Korea, will soon receive the 2019 World Methodist Peace Award from the World Methodist Council in recognition of his continuing efforts on behalf of the people of Korea. Considered to be the highest honor bestowed by Methodists around the world, ...



'At the Table with Bishop Sue' Podcast Launches

11/4/2019
The North Georgia Conference is pleased to announce the launch of a new podcast, "At the Table with Bishop Sue." In each episode, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson will share from her heart about what unites us, what inspires us, and what challenges us in the congregations and communities of the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church. The first episode, "Connection," is now available. In the episode, Bishop Sue shares about the church she wants to lead and a hallmark of that church – ...



Register Now for the Upcoming 'New Church Leadership and Innovation Academy'

11/4/2019
Clergy, ministry staff, seminary students, and laypeople interested in learning about leading a new startup ministry or who are interested in ministry innovation are encouraged to take part in the upcoming New Church Leadership and Innovation Academy. Led by Rev. John Kenney, senior pastor of Quest UMC, and Sarah MacDonald, executive pastor of Quest UMC, you will have the opportunity to visit a variety of churches to learn from their journeys into innovation and development.  "New church ...



Practice Radical Generosity on #GivingTuesday

11/1/2019
Whether you're called to support developing young Christian leaders through Camp and Retreat Ministries, make twice the impact by giving to foster care ministry with Wellroot (thanks to a $20,000 matching grant!), transform the lives of vulnerable children through Murphy-Harpst, lead people out of poverty alongside Action Ministries or empower ministries with the homeless and very poor through the Housing and Homeless Council, North Georgia United Methodists can support the ministries that mean ...



Resurrection Stories: Church Buildings See New Life, New Ministry

10/31/2019
Photo: Painting party at the Lena Wise Community Center By SYBIL DAVIDSON A recent article in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution lifted up the struggle of very small churches where few members are burdened with the cost of building upkeep, salaries, and all the responsibilities of being a local church — responsibilities that were once shared by many.  In some cases, there reaches a point in the life of a small church that the remaining members decide it is best to plan a final worship service ...



Meet Cake Queen and Food Network Star Reva Alexander-Hawk

10/30/2019
By REBECCA WALLACE “Baking wasn’t my first choice,” said Reva Alexander-Hawk, which is a little ironic considering she’s a renowned baker, and yes, she actually plays one on TV.   Growing up in California, Reva wanted to sing. She planned to be an opera singer, as a matter of fact, but her dream of singing disappeared when, for a time, she lost her voice. But it was during that time that she found out she was incredibly talented at baking! In 2002, Reva launched a cake and pastry business, ...



After Being Turned Away From Church, Stephen Taylor Works to Help Churches Welcome Others Like Him

10/29/2019
By REBECCA WALLACE   It is an expectation of the church to never turn away anyone, particularly those who are already marginalized, but that’s exactly what happened to Stephen Taylor.   Raised in the United Methodist Church, Stephen was born with profound hearing loss. At age 12, he had already experienced being segregated at school, yet had never been told he was “different.” When he entered the confirmation process at his church, however, and he was told to leave one of the first meetings.   “...



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