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Commission Considers Status of Postponed General Conference

11/30/2021
Key Points Organizers expect to decide early next year whether General Conference can go forward as scheduled in 2022.  In the meantime, they named the values that will guide their decision. This includes a commitment to go beyond the minimum requirement of quorum and thinking about the involvement of as many delegates as possible. The goal remains to hold the pivotal legislative assembly in person with delegates from around the globe.  The Commission on the General Conference announced today...



Connect With Hope and Joy: Advent Advertising Campaign

11/23/2021
Look out for social media, digital, and print advertisements inviting neighbors to connect with hope and joy through a United Methodist Church this Advent! To assist people seeking an escape from the holiday blues and connection to the true source of joy and love, United Methodist Communications, the global communications agency for the denomination, has launched an Advent-Neighbors national advertising campaign. After 20+ months of a pandemic, many individuals are looking for ways to find ...



North Georgia United Methodists Invited to Give Big on Giving Tuesday

11/23/2021
Giving Tuesday has become one of the largest fundraising efforts of the year! As you plan your end-of-year giving and Giving Tuesday, consider supporting our impactful, transformational United Methodist-related agencies and ministries. They include: North Georgia Conference Camp and Retreat Ministries Campership Fund Summer camp is not a luxury, nor is it just kids playing in the woods – it's an immersive, transformational experience unmatched in its ability to positively impact the individual,...



Council of Bishops Shares A Narrative for The Continuing United Methodist Church

11/18/2021
"...We must be one people, rooted in scripture, centered in Christ, serving in love, and united in the essentials. ..." (Graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News) The Council of Bishops ended its fall meeting having spent time in worship, plenary and covenant groups as they seek God’s guidance to lead The United Methodist Church. The bishops, from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, overwhelmingly approved a narrative that provides a framework and begins to paint a picture for the continuing ...



'O Holy Night' Life-Sized Paper Mache Sculptures on Display

11/17/2021
Life-sized paper mache and metal sculptures depicting the nativity scene, complete with camels and angel host, are on display free of charge, at the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center now through December 23. The sculptures were created over the years for Rockmart First United Methodist Church’s Christmas parade floats by artist Susan Waters. The exhibit includes interactive elements for children. Gallery hours: Tues. 1-7, Weds, Thurs, Sat, 10-4. Groups by appointment. 



Not Just a Pillow, A Bless-ed Pillow

11/17/2021
Bless-ed Pillow Sunday at Tucker First UMC By Katherine Griffith   For more than ten years, the United Methodist Women (UMW) at Tucker First UMC has made special breast cancer pillows for patients in the community, church, and local hospitals. The handmade, heart-shaped pillows provide a soft barrier after surgery between the surgical site and things like a seat belt strap or being bumped by someone. The group creates about 75 pillows a year, then they are dedicated and prayed for by the entire...



BSA Bankruptcy Update: November 30, 2021

11/12/2021
November 30, 2021 Update After months of mediation to achieve a settlement in the BSA bankruptcy and working with annual conferences about voting on the plan, we do not have a signed settlement that would bring healing to the survivors and a release from claims against United Methodist local churches and other United Methodist entities.  District Superintendents received information today about steps to move forward. This information is important, time-sensitive, and requires action. Churches ...



UMCOR Offers $1k Reimbursement Grant to Congregations for Afghan Resettlement Efforts

11/11/2021
Following the fall of Kabul, an estimated 75,000 Afghans are arriving in the United States to rebuild their lives. They are fleeing retribution or persecution from the Taliban and have one goal: to live in safety. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is supporting long-time partner Church World Service (CWS) in welcoming, resettling, and providing these families with housing, legal assistance, case management, mental health support, medical care, school enrollment, and community ...



ACE Talks: Catching Up With the 'Walking Women of the World'

11/4/2021
The Walking Women of the World ACE2 group launched in 2018. These clergy colleagues were acquaintances who had a goal to build lifelong friendships and grow together through walking, traveling, and spiritual disciplines. As they near the end of their official season as an ACE2 group, they have accomplished all this and more!  The North Georgia Conference chatted with Rev. Cyndi McDonald, Rev. Millie Kim, Rev. Anika Jones, Rev. Karen Lyons, Rev. Pam McCurdy, and Rev. Terri Lemons to ask about ...



HealthFlex Annual Election: November 3-18

11/3/2021
Annual election season for HealthFlex participants will take place from November 3-18 and provide the opportunity to select 2022 HealthFlex benefits, change who is covered, and elect health account contributions. Make sure you are registered for Benefits Access. This year you will access the annual election site via Benefits Access. If you have already registered for Benefits Access, there is nothing more you need to do. If you have not registered, please go to Benefits Access, select “New ...



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