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Check Your 'Church Search' Information at NGUMC.org and Submit a Clergy Photo
1/19/2023
Now is a good time to make sure your church's information is correct in the "Church Search" at ngumc.org. (Find it at the top of the North Georgia Conference website by clicking "Churches" or going to https://www.ngumc.org/churches.)  Church Information Since 2021, your church has had the added opportunity to include links to your online worship services! The Church Search is one of the most visited pages on the Conference website.  To update or correct information such as website or email ...
Fresh Expressions Are Reaching New People in New Places in North Georgia
1/18/2023
A Fresh Expression is a form of church for those not connected to any church. Fresh Expressions take shape outside of the walls of the church in places where our neighbors are already gathering. Fresh Expressions are anchored to existing churches, connecting churches with people who would never enter the church building on a Sunday morning.  Fresh Expressions in the North Georgia Conference are making new disciples and are passing on the traditions of our Wesleyan faith in new and creative ...
Message from Bishop Dease on January Storms in North Georgia
1/13/2023
On behalf of the North Georgia Conference, we send our earnest prayers to all those persons and communities affected by the recent tornadoes. We also pray for generosity and provision asking individuals, churches, and organizations to contribute to UMCOR. You can make a donation to U.S. Disaster Response through any North Georgia Conference United Methodist church. Our disaster response teams are assessing how to effectively offer time, resources, and support in order to bring a sense of ...
Time for Clergy and Church Leaders to Complete End of Year Reports
1/12/2023
Between January 12 and January 31, clergy and church leaders have the opportunity to complete 2022 End of Year Reports. How To Complete the Reports End of Year Reports are found in Data Services. Log in and select the blue "End of Year" button on the main index for churches. There you will find the four tables of your End of Year Report. It is important to complete this as soon as possible. Our 2023 deadline is January 31 at 11:59 pm.   Help Available Help in completing the EOY Reports is ...
North Georgia Conference Celebrates Assignment of Bishop Dease With Service of Installation
1/8/2023
In the name of Jesus Christ, the Head of the church, I gladly assume, with you and among you, this ministry of Word, Sacrament, and Order, of pastoral supervision, government, and service. Strengthened by the love of God and the remembrance of my consecration to the episcopacy, I am resolved to serve faithfully and well the congregations and people of the North Georgia Conference as bishop, pastor, and friend. SERMON  |  FULL SERVICE  |  BULLETIN  |  PHOTOS On Sunday, January 8, the North ...
Annual Conference 2023 to Be Shortened by One Day
1/5/2023
After receiving input from the Annual Conference Planning Committee and Conference Secretary, Bishop Robin Dease has revised the schedule for the 2023 North Georgia Annual Conference to shorten the session by one day. Annual Conference will now be held June 1-3, 2023—a Thursday to Saturday.  The dates were originally set for May 31 to June 3 (four days) to allow for voting for General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegates. Last month the United Methodist Judicial Council offered clarity that ...
Clergy Ethics Training Scheduled for January to March 2023
1/5/2023
Learn More About the Format and Background Checks The North Georgia Conference will be hosting in-person Clergy Ethics trainings between January 23 and March 25, 2023. In order to be in good standing and eligible to continue to serve under appointment, all clergy and lay supply must attend one of these 2023 scheduled sessions.    CLICK HERE to register for Clergy Ethics Training Sessions will be held: Monday, January 23 – Newnan First UMC (Session Full) Thursday, January 26 – Dunwoody UMC ...
North Georgia Conference Offers Special Promotion with Amplify Media
1/5/2023
The North Georgia Conference is pleased to announce a partnership with Amplify Media to provide United Methodist churches in our Conference with access to the streaming service at a deeply discounted rate. Amplify is an online resource for church‐wide, group, or individual study, worship, and devotional material. Access anytime, anywhere, on any device – all with one subscription for your entire congregation. Stream thousands of videos, listen to the entire audio library of the Common English ...
Our Top 5 Favorite Stories of 2022
12/29/2022
You have been living out the mission of the church this year! Take a look at our top 5 favorite stories of North Georgia United Methodists in 2022!  Responding to Neighbors in Need The North Georgia Conference has been awarded a grant of $500k for Newnan Tornado Recovery from UMCOR (the United Methodist Committee on Relief). This is the largest grant our conference has ever received from UMCOR. The North Georgia Conference will use these funds to repair or fully rebuild the homes of three ...
North Georgia Conference to Pause Disaffiliation Process
12/28/2022
Dear North Georgia United Methodists, As we approach the window set by the appointive cabinet to receive disaffiliation requests using Book of Discipline paragraph 2553, it has become clear that there is a need for a pause in this process for our conference.  It is the responsibility of conference leaders to ensure that the disaffiliation process, put into place by the conference board of trustees, is carried out with integrity and grace.  In its report to the North Georgia Annual Conference...
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