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Trustees Pause Building Plans for New United Methodist Center
12/8/2022
In their November 2022 meeting, the North Georgia Conference Board of Trustees voted to pause the buildout of the new United Methodist Center in College Park. They will revisit the construction decisions in their March 2023 meeting.   This decision occurred after a thoughtful evaluation of uncertainties in our immediate next few months and the landscape ahead of us as a conference. Most notably, we are in a period of transition with episcopal reassignments, acknowledgment of market conditions ...
North Georgia Conference Website Gets a Fresh Look
11/30/2022
The people of the North Georgia Conference have a newly redesigned website. NGUMC.org, which serves as the digital "home base" for our Conference, has a fresh look, better search capability, and improved functionality.  A joint effort between the Conference IT department and Conference Communications, the redesign focused on making improvements based on site analytics, use patterns, and your input through a survey earlier this year. The website sees as many as 30,000 visitors each month. ...
United Methodist Advent Advertising from Times Square to North Georgia
11/29/2022
The bustling holiday crowds in Times Square and interstate travelers in the North Georgia Conference (and many in between) will see an invitation from The United Methodist Church in the weeks leading up to Christmas: Join us this Christmas, as we connect with a song in our hearts. Generosity of spirit. And with faith, hope, and joy. This is part of the “Connect with Joy” Advent campaign across the U.S. Placed by United Methodist Communications, there are 11 Advent invitation billboards in ...
Bishop Announces January Full-Time Appointment Changes
11/27/2022
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and the North Georgia Conference Appointive Cabinet have announced full-time January 2023 appointment changes. The appointments are effective January 1, 2023.   Central East District Barrow, Clarke, Oconee, Gwinnett, and Walton Counties   Grayson UMC Trenton Dockery, Interim Pastor in Charge   Loganville First UMC Dave Hinson, Pastor in Charge   Winder First UMC Geoff Murphy, Pastor in Charge Central West District Carroll, Cobb, Douglas, Haralson, and Paulding ...
Barnabas House Opens: Counseling Center to Serve the Lincolnton Community
11/16/2022
The Barnabas House, a community counseling ministry sponsored by four United Methodist congregations in Lincolnton (Lincolnton First, Bethany, Pine Grove and Midway), officially opened last month with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.  Last year, the churches were awarded a Barnes Fund grant for the purpose of establishing a community counseling center for the citizens of Lincoln County. Additionally, the churches partnered with Richmont University and the Lincoln County School System. ...
North Georgia United Methodists Invited to Give Big on Giving Tuesday
11/16/2022
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: Global Ministries and UMCOR Give Love Campaign Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church connects the church in mission through evangelism and church growth, missionaries, global health, and disaster response. Every contribution makes a ...
NOMADS are on a Mission with RVs, Adventurous Spirits, and Hearts for Christian Service
11/9/2022
NOMADS serving at Murphy-Harpst in Cedartown. By Sybil Davidson NOMADS have been “on the road” in service for 35 years and there’s room for more to join their numbers. This mission outreach group completes approximately 150 projects for United Methodist ministry partners each year across the United States. Participants must have an RV (recreational vehicle), an adventurous spirit, and a heart for Christian service work. NOMADS are predominantly retirees, and a mix of couples and singles. “...
Inaugural Worship Service at Cascade Midtown Set for Sunday
11/8/2022
In March of 2022, Cascade UMC in southwest Atlanta and Grace UMC on Ponce de Leon Avenue in midtown Atlanta voted to approve a strategic merger with a vision for providing mission and ministry in new ways. The churches merged in June, and in July, the Grace campus became Cascade Midtown.  On Sunday, November 13, at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Cascade Midtown will welcome worshippers to its inaugural service.   The launch of Cascade Midtown creates a new, dynamic witness to the love and grace of ...
5 Retiring Bishops Honored by Southeastern Jurisdiction
11/4/2022
On Thursday, November 3, the SEJ Conference held a special Celebration of Retiring Bishops for the four SEJ bishops who retired in 2021 and Bishop James Swanson, who will retire in 2022. Honored were: • Bishop James Swanson, who was elected in 2004 and will retire in 2022, and his wife, Delphine • Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, elected in 2004 and retired in 2021, and her husband, Mike • Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor, elected in 2004 and retired in 2021, and her husband, Rusty • Bishop Paul Leeland, ...
Bishop Robin Dease Assigned to the North Georgia Annual Conference
11/4/2022
Bishop Robin Dease has been appointed as the next bishop of the North Georgia Annual Conference. She begins service in our conference on January 1, 2023. (Read a brief bio here.) After the assignment, the North Georgia Annual Conference delegation and friends surrounded Bishop Dease in prayer and welcome.  "I'm a collaborator," she said. "Let's have fun. Let's make disciples. Let's love one another. Let's build bridges. I am looking forward to working together." Delegates elected Dease, 54, on...
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