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Peace With Justice Grants Available to North Georgia United Methodists

11/29/2018
 Photo: One Community United event in Rome, Georgia Each year, churches across the United Methodist Connection take up a special offering for Peace with Justice Sunday. Traditionally observed on the Sunday after Pentecost, the Peace with Justice offering helps individuals and local congregations do more than we could do individually by supporting the peace efforts of the United Methodist Church as a whole as well as their local conference. Unlike other special offerings, half of the money ...



Truckin’ for the Lord: Churches and Food Trucks

11/28/2018
By RACHEL QUARTARONE   Food trucks have become increasingly popular in recent years as they bring fun, fast and affordable food to the masses. Equipped with deep fryers, cooktops, ovens and more, food trucks are literally a kitchen on wheels. It’s no wonder that churches are jumping on the food truck “bandwagon.” Combining food, fellowship and ministry, these North Georgia churches are bringing folks, food and fellowship together in new and exciting ways.   Food Truck 316 Two years ago, Dacula ...



'Don't Be Anxious, Be in Prayer': North Georgia's Delegation Wraps Up Preparation Meetings

11/26/2018
Photo: North Georgia's Delegation at work at their final gathering before the 2019 Special General Conference By SYBIL DAVIDSON   North Georgia's delegation to General Conference 2019 has been preparing for their work in St. Louis for more than a year. They held their final in-person meeting last month.  Gathering at Mount Pisgah UMC in Johns Creek, delegation chair Mathew Pinson offered the devotional. Pinson was elected to the role in 2015 for the 2016 General Conference and reaffirmed for ...



North Georgia United Methodists Giving Generously After Hurricanes

11/15/2018
The generosity of North Georgia United Methodists is obvious as gifts come in to support Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence recovery efforts. In just three weeks, North Georgia UMs have donated $71,032.88 for recovery in Southwest Georgia. Additionally, $89,583.18 has been given for recovery from Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and $358,000 has been given in total this year to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief).  Gifts have come from small churches, like Gordon's Chapel ...

North Georgia United Methodists Invited to Give Big on Giving Tuesday

11/15/2018
Whether you're called to lead people out of poverty alongside Action Ministries, support developing young Christian leaders through Camp and Retreat Ministries, changing the lives of vulnerable children through the United Methodist Children's Home and Murphy-Harpst, or aging with dignity through Wesley Woods, North Georgia United Methodists can support the ministries that mean so much to us on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 27. Some of the United Methodist organizations participating in Giving Tuesday and...



Campus Crawl: A United Methodist College Tour for High School Students

11/13/2018
FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 3, 2019 Campus Crawl is a bus tour designed to introduce 9th through 12th grade students to United Methodist campus ministries featuring our Georgia United Methodist Colleges and Universities. In one weekend, high school students will meet representatives from our United Methodist Colleges and Universities in Georgia, as well as, meet several Wesley Foundations on public university campuses. This year Campus Crawl is visiting: Oxford College Young Harris College Reinhardt ...



How Might We Transform the World: M-LAB Laity/Clergy Innovation Gathering Held in Atlanta

11/8/2018
By SYBIL DAVIDSON The first-ever Laity/Clergy M-LAB (UMC Movement – Learning Action Board) brought nearly 100 creative North Georgia Conference laity along with a pastor from their church to Atlanta Technology Village in Buckhead Nov. 2-3. Participants set aside this time to learn design thinking principles and ask how might we innovate in our local churches and begin moving ideas toward action. “One thing we know for sure, we need each other, and we need to embrace change if we want to see ...



Our Call to Care for God's Creation: Conference Creation Care Summit

11/8/2018
United Methodists from 16 churches and 8 districts came together for the first North Georgia Conference Creation Care Summit November 3. Anchored in worship, the event included a powerful message from Rev. Dr. Katy Hinman of College Park UMC who called the group to work together, to be filled with hope, and unite in action. Candler student Sotico Pagulayan (Oscariz UMC, Phillipines) presented on farmers in Cambodia suffering from climate change and how community brought them together for ...



Special General Conference: Advance Daily Christian Advocate Available Online

11/5/2018
The Advance Edition of the Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA), the official journal of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church is accessible online now. The Book of Discipline requires that the ADCA be available to delegates at least 90 days before the opening day of General Conference. For the 2019 Special Session, which officially opens February 24th in St. Louis, that date is November 26. “At their October meeting, the Commission on the General Conference voted to release the ADCA ...

Cabinet Spends Day Serving at Conference Disaster Response Warehouse

11/1/2018
By SYBIL DAVIDSON With thousands of neighbors across the southeast recovering from fall hurricanes, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and the North Georgia Conference Cabinet set a day aside to serve at the Conference Disaster Response Warehouse at Impact UMC. (See photos from the work day here.) The warehouse facility is used for receiving UMCOR Relief Kits, verifying the contents of the completed kits, then shipping them to where they are most needed when they are needed. Impact offers the space to...



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