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Dunwoody UMC Member Stars in 'To a Moral Certainty'

5/4/2022
Dunwoody UMC member Tom Bever is an attorney, but he stepped into a new role recently on screen. He stars in the 30-minute film To a Moral Certainty, on the Resurrection of Jesus. In the film, a lawyer, played by Tom, gives his closing argument in a courtroom on behalf of the Christian faith following a trial on the evidence in support of the Resurrection. Tom asks the jury to apply the standard of reasonable doubt to the story of the Resurrection. The jury deliberates on the only three ways ...



Zoe Update: Meet the Umoja 'Unity' Thuuru Empowerment Group, Kenya

5/4/2022
With funding already provided, the greatest need from North Georgia Conference congregations and individuals is for prayer. The North Georgia Conference has enjoyed partnering with Zoe Empowers, Kenya for many years. This incredibly transformational ministry empowers orphaned and vulnerable children to become entrepreneurs who are socially, economically, and spiritually strong. Zoe understands that addressing multiple barriers simultaneously is the only way to overcome extreme poverty.  We ...



Update from the Conference Board of Trustees

4/30/2022
The Trustees of the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church and Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church are engaged in a renewed effort to reach a just resolution of their dispute through negotiation and compromise. All parties are now optimistic that the civil litigation can be resolved. Respectful of this process, we ask the members of our faith communities for their prayers, patience, and restraint from making comments or engaging in conduct inconsistent with the spirit of ...



Introducing Fresh Expressions United Methodist (FXUM)

4/29/2022
Register Now for Webinar Series Across the globe, teams of practitioners are cultivating new Christian communities with new people, in new places, and in new ways through Fresh Expressions. Now, Path 1 at Discipleship Ministries is excited to develop and execute a vision and strategic plan to further the FXUM movement within The United Methodist Church.  On the last Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Discipleship Ministries will provide free webinars featuring experts and practitioners, laity ...



Bishop Names 2022 Annual Conference Special Offering: UMCOR

4/27/2022
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has named the United Methodist Committee on Relief, UMCOR, as the 2022 North Georgia Annual Conference Special Offering.  Churches are invited to collect the offering any time before Annual Conference. One person from each local church will have an opportunity to present a check from their church during the Service of Remembrance on Friday, June 3, or checks may be submitted to the Conference Office.  As the humanitarian relief and disaster response arm of The United ...



LaGrange College Inaugurates Dr. Susanna Baxter

4/25/2022
Dr. Susanna Baxter was inaugurated as LaGrange College’s 26th president during a formal installation ceremony Friday in Callaway Auditorium, an event delayed by COVID-19. A pandemic at the time of Dr. Baxter’s July 2020 arrival on campus seemed to have come straight out of a novel, as she described in her inaugural address. “Prior to 2020, if the author was going to write a fictional novel about a small liberal arts college in the midst of a presidential transition, the writer wouldn’t ...



Willingness to Visit a UMC Grows

4/21/2022
 A new survey reveals that 51% of "spiritual seekers" would be willing to visit a United Methodist church online, and 44% would be willing to visit in person. In addition, the overall willingness to visit a UMC increased from 42% in 2019 to 47% in 2021.  United Methodist Communications’ marketing efforts on behalf of The United Methodist Church are aimed at paving the way for these seekers to connect with local United Methodist churches. "Among spiritual seekers, we've seen willingness to visit ...



KidQuest: Bremen First Offers a Weekly 'Mini-VBS' to More than 100 Kids

4/14/2022
By Rev. David Blackwood I have been appointed to Bremen First UMC since July of 2021. Bremen, a small town of about 7,000 people, is seeing growth as the Atlanta suburbs move west and Carrollton expands north. We know from MissionInsite that the majority of people moving to Bremen are young families drawn to the area for the school system and housing. The church is working to welcome these new families to our community and to help them find a place of community and connection.   KidQuest gives ...



Seven United Methodist Clergy to Participate in 'The 7 Last Words of Christ'

4/14/2022
On Good Friday, April 15, seven United Methodist clergy from the Douglasville area will participate in "The 7 Last Words of Christ" at 7 pm at Golden Memorial UMC. This shared service will also be live-streamed at www.goldenmemorialumc.org.   "We are so grateful to God for this kindred, connectional spirit we share among the churches in Douglasville," said Rev. Robert King, pastor of Golden Memorial.  The participating clergy are Rev. Dr. Sam Newman of Midway in Douglasville, Rev. Orlando ...



Check Your 'Church Search' Information at NGUMC.org

4/4/2022
Now is a good time to make sure your church's information is correct in the "Church Search" at ngumc.org. (Find it at the top of the North Georgia Conference website by clicking "Churches" or going to https://www.ngumc.org/churches.) Since 2021, your church has had the added opportunity to include links to your online worship services! The Church Search is one of the most visited pages on the Conference website.  To update or correct information such as website or email address, clergy or ...



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