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Quincy’s Q.U.E.S.T.: ‘Life is a series of transitions’

3/6/2009
By Jennifer Shrade LaGrange Daily News LaGrange College’s chaplain has written a book to help guide students through life’s transitions, even as he prepares for another difficult change in his own life. The Rev. Quincy Brown, who underwent a kidney transplant in 2005, is facing more dialysis soon and another transplant, because his body has begun to reject the new organ. “I have about 15 percent kidney function,” Brown said. “At some point, I’ll have to go back on dialysis and I’m OK with that. ...

Donor Advised Fund Helps Murphy-Harpst Fulfill Its Mission

2/27/2009
By Diana Durie North Georgia United Methodist Foundation After her parents were incarcerated for cruelty to children, Janie and her three sisters were taken into custody and placed separately in foster homes. She was shuffled between 10 different places before being admitted to Murphy-Harpst, a faith-based residential treatment center and group home serving Georgia’s most severely abused and at-risk children. While making gingerbread houses last year, another child from Murphy-Harpst asked Janie...

United Methodist Leaders Call for Hope, Outreach in Economic Crisis

2/27/2009
A Message to the People of The United Methodist Church from the President of the Council of Bishops, Chair of the Table of General Secretaries, and the Chair of the Connectional Table: The global financial crisis is bringing hardship and suffering to people in every part of the world. For those in wealthy nations, it causes anxiety and uncertainty about declining pension accounts and the threat of lost jobs. Others are coping with unemployment and foreclosed mortgages. And for still others who ...

Annual Conference Shortened as Part of Stewardship Effort

2/12/2009
The Annual Conference Planning Committee met February 3 and made the decision to shorten the Annual Conference session this year. Conference will open Tuesday, June 16, and conclude Thursday, June 18. This will allow us to demonstrate our sensitivity toward the current financial situation and to be good stewards of all our resources. > Early registration will still be available on Monday, June 15. > Conference will officially begin with the Laity Orientation and Clergy Executive Session at 9 ...

Kina S. Mallard, President-Elect of United Methodist-related Reinhardt University in Waleska, will be the 2015 Laity Luncheon Speaker at the North Georgia Annual Conference.  The Laity Luncheon, which is sponsored by the Conference Board of Laity, will be held Thursday, June 18, in the Athena Ballrooms of the Classic Center in Athens. Tickets will be available through Annual Conference registration. A limited number will be sold on site in Athens.    Reinhardt University Names 20th President: ...

Monticello First UMC hosted their annual Tailgating service, on Sunday, August 16, 2015, to kick off the school year for young local athletes and coaches. The evening service included two special guests with Jackson roots, Senator Burt Jones and former UGA Football player Paul Holmes. Holmes had a brief football career with the Dallas Cowboys after graduating UGA, then moved to Monticello, GA, where has involved himself in politics and runs a dairy farms. In 2006, he was a Distinguished Alumni ...



Action Ministries Earns 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating

Action Ministries is proud to announce that it has earned the highest rating from Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that Action Ministries adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Charity Navigator helps charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing in-depth, ...

Appalachian Trail Chaplain Begins Journey in North Georgia

SPINGER MOUNTAIN, Ga. (UMNS) - David Smith, the Holston Annual (regional) Conference Appalachian Trail chaplain, headed to Georgia on Ash Wednesday to begin his 2,200-mile hike through the mountains to Maine. It just worked out that his trek coincides with the Lenten spiritual journey of Christians around the globe, but Smith is giving up more than Facebook or chocolate, writes Annette Spence of The Call. Follow Chaplain David Smith's progress at TrailJournals.com/shortstop or on the "...

Atlanta-Emory Welcomes Clergy At

On July 26 the Atlanta Emory District celebrated the arrival of new clergy families into the Atlanta Emory Family. The Cannon UMC hosted a Bar-B-Q lunch for the over 90 people in attendance; from children to adults the AMRY Family came together under the tents for fellowship. The district provide bouncy houses for the children (even one that was a slip and slide) and the DS lead a game of Kick Ball for all daring enough to join in.   The afternoon ended with worship led by the Cannon UMC staff. ...

Christian Hip-hop Artist Tedashii to Headline GO ON Tour That Kicks Off In Atlanta

GO ON Tour, a worship concert featuring Christian hip-hop artist Tedashii and speakers from next year’s national United Methodist youth event YOUTH 2015, will visit each of the church’s U.S. jurisdictions this fall. The 10-city tour, which begins Sept. 13 at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, will afford youth an opportunity to experience event-style worship, hear a national level performer and featured speaker and be among the first groups able to register for YOUTH 2015, an event for youth ...



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