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At the Table: A Conversation with Bishop Sue

5/28/2021
"At the Table" this afternoon, Tom Jackson, an active United Methodist layperson and church historian, interviews Bishop Sue about issues facing the church and especially how they are manifesting themselves in the North Georgia Conference. Read more on some of the resources lifted up today: Anatomy of Peace  Our United Methodist Articles of Religion (the beliefs outlined in our Book of Disciple that are unchanging)   The Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace  John 17  Watch the video above ...

Black Church Development Committee Seeking Nominations for Leadership Development Series Participants

5/27/2021
The Black Church Development Committee is seeking your nominations for a Leadership Development Series designed to strengthen the Black Church. Our goal is to identify up to 20 clergy or certified candidates for ministry to enter into an intentional series of training in the areas of: Technology Self-Care Effective Pastoral Leadership Budgeting and Finance Evangelism and Community Engagement Discipleship Pathways Multi-ethnic and Cross Cultural Appointments Small Group Engagement Equipping ...



Quincy Brown to Preach on ‘Day 1’

5/27/2021
The Rev. Dr. Quincy Brown, district superintendent and missional strategist for the Central South District of the North Georgia Conference, is the featured preacher June 20 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org and by podcast.   “Is Jesus in Your Boat?” Brown’s sermon for June 20, is based on the story in Mark 4: 35-41. Jesus sleeps in the stern when the boat carrying him and the disciples is caught in a storm on ...



SEJ College of Bishops Calls for Special Session

5/26/2021
The College of Bishops of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church, in accordance with ¶521 of the 2016 Book of Discipline, has called a special session of the jurisdictional conference on July 21, 2021. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held virtually. The purpose of the special session is to vote on a proposed resolution to unite the Memphis Annual Conference and the Tennessee Annual Conference into the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference. Delegates will also ...



Confident and Prepared: Three Steps for Annual Conference Prep

5/20/2021
As Annual Conference 2021 approaches there are a few ways members of the Annual Conference can prepare for the session. Here are three important steps to prep: #1 - Register. Register between now and May 31. Be sure you receive your confirmation email. REGISTER HERE #2 - Read the Handbook. Be sure to read the North Georgia Conference Handbook. Start by reviewing the Table of Contents (immediately behind the cover page), the Agenda (page 9), and the Virtual Meeting Guide (page 16).  2021 ...



Updated COVID-19 Guidance: Consider New CDC Recommendations

5/19/2021
Last week the CDC issued new guidance regarding recommended protocols around COVID-19 mitigation for those who are fully vaccinated (two weeks after the last dose of vaccine). This includes relaxing mask and distancing requirements for fully-vaccinated youth and adults.  We rejoice at the progress toward overcoming the pandemic! We encourage church leaders to review your plans for in-person gathering considering the most current CDC guidance, local guidance in your area, consultation with your ...



Episcopal Supervision Recommendations for SEJ Approved by Council of Bishops

5/17/2021
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has approved episcopal supervision recommendations for the Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ), due to the retirement of four bishops.  The recommendations were made by the SEJ College of Bishops following consultation with the Jurisdictional and respective Annual Conference Committees on Episcopacy.  This follows decisions by Bishops Lawson Bryan (South Georgia Conference), Hope Morgan Ward (North Carolina Conference), Paul Leeland (Western ...



It Must be Pentecost

5/13/2021
By Rev. Greg Porterfield Pentecost came early for me this year. Twelve days to be exact. Like a lot of religious rites that are based on a calendar, it is the experience we crave. For me, it occurred in recovery at Emory University Hospital, following a five-hour induced slumber from which I was groggily awakening. My physician stood over me, his face still a blur, and said what every cancer patient longs to hear, “I got it all”.  Fumbling with my words, I tried to thank him, but what could I ...



Conference Board of Pension to Cover Church Portion of Healthflex Insurance Premiums for Three Months in 2021

5/6/2021
Beginning June 1, 2021, for a period of three months, (June, July, and August) the North Georgia Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits will fund the church portion of HealthFlex health insurance premiums from the CBOPHB "Current Benefits Reserve" fund.   "We recognize that many of our churches are continuing to adapt to new patterns of giving," said Charles Darden, chair of the Conference Board of Pension. "The Board of Pension is blessed to have adequate reserves that we can use to ...



Bishop Names Ministerial Education Fund as the 2021 Annual Conference Offering

4/29/2021
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has named the North Georgia Conference Ministerial Education Fund as the 2021 Annual Conference Special Offering. The Ministerial Education Fund provides scholarships to seminary and undergraduate students, course-of-study for local pastors, and license to preach school.  Aligning with the theme, "Love is Making Room," this fund helps pave the way for those called to serve as clergy. Together we can help minimize debt of North Georgia United Methodists beginning in ...



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