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UMC Judicial Council Rules 'One Church Plan' Largely Constitutional

10/26/2018
In a decision released October 26, the United Methodist Judicial Council found the the One Church Plan to be largely constitutional, the Traditional Plan was found to have significant constitutional problems, and the Judicial Council deemed that it did not have jurisdiction over the Connectional Plan. Using the General Conference legislative process, individual members of the Commission on a Way Forward will work alongside delegates to think through how all three plans might be amended based ...

Bells of Peace: Churches Invited to Toll Bells to Celebrate the End of WWI

10/25/2018
The U.S. World War One Centennial Commemoration Commission has issued a proclamation for bells to ring throughout our nation at 11 a.m. local time on November 11 to celebrate the signing of the Armistice that ended WWI hostilities.   The Armistice was signed at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. In 2018 the plan is for bells to toll across all five time zones to celebrate the peace. Some bells will toll, some bells will chime, and some bells will play a hymn such as “O ...



Six North Georgia United Methodists to Be Commissioned as EarthKeepers

10/25/2018
Photo by Mel Caraway. Six North Georgia Conference United Methodists participated in the EarthKeepers program of Global Ministries this summer. Shirley Alcorn, Caleb Jeavons, Aylis Mceuen, Valerie Rawls, Rebecca Ricks, and Deidra Wright are among 45 new EarthKeepers who will be commissioned on Monday, Nov. 12. EarthKeepers is a training program of Global Ministries to equip United Methodists in the United States for environmental stewardship. Participants spend three and a half days immersed ...



Working Together, Giving the Gift of Glisson

10/25/2018
By REBECCA WALLACE Russell Davis, Executive Director of North Georgia Camp and Retreat Ministries, says he believes that when a local church considers sending a child to camp, they should remember that "the world is our parish." Rev. Chuck Stutsman, pastor of Mountain City UMC in Mountain City, Ga. agrees. The kids his congregation helped to send to Glisson this summer actually attend another church. In fact, the campers attend Black Rock Baptist, a small church in Clayton. When the Baptist ...



Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Bishop's Appeal for South Georgia Hurricane Recovery

10/22/2018
"I rejoice that the people of North Georgia are so generous and so willing and able to help in any kind of catastrophe."  —Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson​   As we partner with our neighbors in South Georgia recovering from Hurricane Michael, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson encourages North Georgia Conference churches to collect a special offering. Watch Video Message from Bishop Sue. North Georgia Conference Fund #3743 has been established specifically for our support of the South Georgia Conference ...



Aldersgate / Collinswood Special Offering Sunday

10/21/2018
Sunday, October 21, churches across North Georgia will receive the Aldersgate Homes / Camp Collinswood Special Offering. A related agency of the North Georgia Conference, this offering is a major source of funding for this important ministry.   Aldersgate Homes strives to help people with developmental disabilities lead meaningful and productive lives by providing them with residential support and recreational opportunities. The ministry supports people with developmental disabilities to live ...



South Georgia Update: Extensive Hurricane Damage

10/18/2018
Photo: Mount Pisgah UMC ERT Team member at work in South Georgia. (sgaumc.org) The Southwest District of the South Georgia Conference bore the brunt of Hurricane Michael’s wrath in our state as the storm slammed into the area October 11 as a Category 3 hurricane. Michael brought 115 mph winds and downed trees and power lines. Homes, churches, and businesses were damaged and destroyed. Cotton, peanut, and pecan crops, which were not yet fully harvested, were decimated. But through it all, many...



Thank You: Serving Our Neighbors After Historic Hurricanes

10/17/2018
Photo: A note of thanks on a napkin arrived in place of the bill after dinner for an ERT team from Mount Pisgah UMC serving in New Bern, NC. North Georgia Conference Early Response Teams (ERTs) were among the first on the ground in North Carolina and South Carolina following Hurricane Florence. They have already begun working side by side with neighbors in Southwest Georgia. And they are standing by to serve along the Florida Panhandle when they are needed. Thanks to our connectional system, ...



Rome UMCs Worship Together on World Communion Sunday

10/11/2018
By Rev. Millie Kim In 1960, almost 60 years ago, Martin Luther King said to the press that one of the tragedies of our nation is that 11 o’clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in Christian America. He passionately preached that this reality stands against the spirit and the teachings of the Lord and, as long as our churches are segregated, we fail to be a true witness to the world. Wow! 60 years later I can just still eat that up.    We can say that the Christian church is no ...



Our Prayers are With All in the Path of Hurricane Michael

10/10/2018
Hurricane Michael is most powerful storm to hit the US in decades. There is devastation across parts of the Florida panhandle and Southwest Georgia. As we wait for assessments and emergency responders to do their work, North Georgia United Methodists are encouraged to pray, give generously, assemble Cleaning Buckets, and begin planning mission trips.  Our Response Our best first responses are prayer and giving. Mark gifts for NGUMC Fund #4390 for US Disaster Response. The Conference is also ...



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