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Hope + Action: Action Ministries Announces Upcoming Merger with Hope Atlanta

11/10/2020
Action Ministries, Inc. has announced that the organization plans to merge with Hope Atlanta, another non-profit dedicated to fighting homelessness and food insecurity. The merger is expected to be complete in January 2021, and will result in the formation of a new organization combining the resources of Hope Atlanta and Action Ministries.   The North Georgia Conference celebrates all that Action Ministries has accomplished in its more than 50-year history, and all that the newly formed ...



Call to Prayer on the Eve of Election Day

11/2/2020
In addition to our three daily prayers, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson invites you to join her in prayer and reflection on the eve of Election Day in the United States. Holy God One yet three Reach into the abundance of your companionship Bring forth unity and healing in our land Cover this election with fairness and dignity Dismantle voter suppression and intimidation Grant simple, safe, equal access to polls Make the way for all voices to be heard All votes to be counted Cover this election with ...



Conference-Wide Scripture Readings Help Us Connect

10/27/2020
By Rebecca Wallace   On the first day of 2020, the North Georgia Conference introduced a conference-wide initiative to read the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts, breaking them down one chapter per week for the year. Every Wednesday, the Conference emails a reflection from a clergy or layperson and a link to the chapter to read. The readings and reflections started with Luke 1 and the Conference is now well on its way to completing Acts. The Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts have 52 chapters...



Tech Grants to Fund Digital Ministry for Local Congregations

10/20/2020
Rev. Scott Brown preaches to an online congregation at Douglasville First UMC. By Rev. Blair Zant Pray. Plan. Pivot. Persist. This is the 2020 Strategy. And we’ve come to love/hate it. For months now, churches, ministries, and leaders across our North Georgia United Methodist Connection have demonstrated courage and creativity as they’ve made tough choices, let go of best-laid plans, and adapted important faith and contextual traditions to socially distanced, digital landscapes. And we’ve ...



7 Resources for Advent 2020

10/19/2020
This Advent will be different than any in our lifetime as communities anticipate Christmas amid a pandemic. The invitation to hope, peace, love, joy, and light are as important as ever. Here are seven planning resources to consider this season.    Planning: Advent and Christmas in the Midst of COVID (UMCDiscipleship.org) How do you plan for Advent and Christmas music when you don’t know what to plan for? Who to plan for? Where to plan for? What we do know is why we plan for the Advent/Christmas/...



Let Us Pray Together: 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting

10/15/2020
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson invites North Georgia United Methodists to join the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference for 40 days of prayer and weekly fasting. We will begin October 18, but you are invited to join in at any time. Every day, you are invited to enter into the offices of prayer, beginning the day with Wesley’s Covenant Prayer, saying the Lord’s Prayer at mid-day, and ending the day with the Prayer of St. Francis. Each Tuesday, you are invited to fast from rising up until settling ...



United Methodist Connectional FCU is Awarded 'Credit Union of the Year' for Georgia

10/15/2020
On October 13, the League of Southeastern Credit Unions recognized our United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union as the Credit Union of the Year for the state of Georgia! The credit union of the year award for up to $100 million in assets size highlights individual credit unions that have shown outstanding achievements in areas of daily operations, financial prowess, and community outreach.   Institutions honored as Credit Union of the Year demonstrate the all-around best the industry ...



Hurricane Sally Recovery: Ride Along with Rev. Scott Parrish

10/8/2020
While Hurricane Sally is off the minds of many of us here in North Georgia, communities along the Gulf coast are still in the early phases of recovery. The North Georgia Conference has sent several trained ERT teams and would like to send many more. Our Conference Disaster Response Coordinator, Rev. Scott Parrish, headed to the Alabama-West Florida Conference to check in on our neighbors and learn more about how we can help! Follow along with Scott:   Downed Trees and Debris Piles Once I got ...



United Methodist Advertising Campaign Encourages Hope

10/8/2020
A fall advertising campaign from The United Methodist Church urges people to find hope together amid the challenges posed by this year’s COVID-19 pandemic and heightened racial tensions.  “It's been a year like no other. You're not the only one trying to make sense of it all. The people of The United Methodist Church believe that when we turn to God's love, we can find peace, joy, and hope. Let's find hope together,” the ads proclaim. “The advertisements address a number of pressing needs in our...



Introducing the 'Monday Memo'

10/1/2020
On Monday, October 6, the North Georgia Conference will launch a new weekly e-newsletter, the "Monday Memo." Each week, you'll hear from Rev. Dr. Terry Walton, Executive Assistant to the Bishop. He'll share insights, information, touchpoints, and inspiration--in other words, what's important to North Georgia United Methodists. If you are already subscribed to the "Weekly Update" on Thursdays, you'll automatically receive The Monday Memo. You can always update your subscription preferences by ...



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