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Paine College Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones President

10/24/2019
During the fall meeting of the Paine College Board of Trustees held October 18-19, 2019, the Board voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones the 17th President of Paine College. For more than four years, Dr. Jones served as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs until the Board appointed her Acting President on July 1, 2019. She succeeded Dr. Jerry L. Hardee who retired June 30, 2019. “I am honored to be chosen to lead this great institution. Paine College holds a special place...



North Georgia Conference Churches Go “ALL IN!” for Wesley Woods

10/23/2019
Members of the North Georgia Conference raised a record-setting $301,514 for Wesley Woods through the Mother’s Day Offering. The Mother’s Day Offering provides critical funding for charitable assistance for housing and meals, wellness programming, and pastoral care to older adults living in a Wesley Woods community. At its annual Pastor Appreciation Lunch, Wesley Woods recognized churches for their remarkable support of the 2019 Wesley Woods Mother's Day Offering. Dunwoody UMC and Rev. Dan ...



2020 General Conference Logo Unveiled

10/22/2019
The Commission on the General Conference has unveiled the logo for the 2020 General Conference to accompany the theme, “…and know that I am God,” based on an excerpt from Psalm 46:10. The entire verse reads: “Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations. I am exalted in the earth.” (NRSV), although the verse number may vary in non-English translations. United Methodist Communications designed the logo, which is used to maintain a consistent visual identity for the 2020 ...



Alpharetta First UMC Sends Disaster Relief Team to Friendship UMC on the Anniversary of Hurricane Michael

10/17/2019
On the week of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Michael, Alpharetta First UMC sent a team to southwest Georgia to serve in the hardest-hit areas of Donalsonville. They were hosted by Friendship UMC in the South Georgia Conference. The Friendship UMC congregation has been a model of radical hospitality this year, opening the church doors to disaster teams, including many from North Georgia and our own Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson.  Alpharetta First UMC's team included 10 skilled workers who ...



United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union Celebrates International Credit Union Day® by Giving Back to Communities and Members

10/16/2019
On October 17, 2019, United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union will join with 56,000 credit unions around the world in celebration of the 71st International Credit Union (ICU) Day®. ICU Day is a time to recognize the global credit union movement's history and promote its achievements. This year’s theme, “Local Service. Global Reach.” speaks to how each credit union serves a local community—and it is because of that local service in communities across the world that the global credit ...



Immersed in Scripture: 'Kindling in the City' is a Success

10/10/2019
This week more than 40 North Georgia Conference clergy and worship planners along with four from the Mississippi Conference gathered in downtown Atlanta for the 3-day Kindling in the City retreat. This was a new location and format for the beloved Kindling the Fire lectionary reading and worship planning retreat. Participants met at Central UMC where they listened to scripture read aloud by Rev. Richard Winn, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, Rev. Walter Kimbrough, and Rev. Quincy Brown. Then, ...



Celebrating an Incredible Summer of Ministry at Glisson, ELI, Grow, and Shoreline!

10/3/2019
We are continually amazed and humbled by the impactful ministry children and youth experience through North Georgia Conference Camp and Retreat Ministries programs each summer. A record-breaking 4,771 campers took part in an incredible summer of ministry at Glisson, ELI, Grow, and Shoreline! Five out of six programs served their most-ever campers (and the sixth missed it by only three!). Attendance numbers only matter because of the individual lives and faith commitments they represent. Praise ...



North Georgia Delegation Schedules Two Listening Sessions

10/1/2019
The North Georgia delegation to General and Jurisdictional Conference scheduled two listening sessions to hear from North Georgia United Methodists. The first session was held Saturday, November 16, at Marietta First UMC. The second will be Saturday, March 21, at 1 p.m. at Griffin First UMC.  Registration is now open for the second session. Clergy and laity of the North Georgia Conference are invited to address the delegation on topics related to the 2020 General Conference. Maximum length of ...



Local Pastors: New Process for Course of Study Scholarships

9/25/2019
North Georgia's Ministerial Education Fund Committee has created a new application process for Local Pastors to receive scholarship funding for Course of Study. Local pastors can find requirements, course expectations, oversight information, and the application at https://northga-reg.brtapp.com/CourseofStudyMEFScholarship.  "Our MEF Committee and The Center for Clergy Excellence are eager to support our Local Pastors and want to help them with continuing to make COS affordable," said Michelle ...



Georgia United Methodist Foundation Awards Thousands of Dollars in Scholarships Each Year

9/24/2019
As students settle into the new semester at colleges and universities, thank you notes begin to arrive on desks at the Georgia United Methodist Foundation. In the latest "Faith and Money" newsletter, Nancy Young offers an update on scholarships and shares one of those notes. By NANCY YOUNG Georgia United Methodist Foundation Vice President of Development Thanks to the generosity of our donors and our partnership with the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation, the Georgia United ...



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