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Bishop and Cabinet Announce 2022-2023 Appointment Changes

4/3/2022
'I pray our clergy families will find joy and a warm welcome at their new congregations, and that our congregations will be blessed by the gifts of their new leaders.' — Bishop Sue Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and the Conference Cabinet have announced 2022-2023 appointment changes of full-time clergy as of April 3. This list will continue to be updated as appointment projections are made. The appointments will be fixed at the 2022 Annual Conference session in June and they are effective July 1, ...



United Methodists Invited to Join the #BeUMC Campaign

3/30/2022
#BeUMC is a grassroots effort built upon powerful stories of congregations and individuals living their faith, while celebrating what draws people to The United Methodist Church and what United Methodists collectively aspire to be. It calls people to embrace their Wesleyan Heritage and envision a promising future in which members play an active role.   The North Georgia Conference is compiling #BeUMC resources at www.ngumc.org/BeUMC.  A new #BeUMC online toolkit has launched to assist church ...



Advocacy Opportunity: Mental Health Parity Bill

3/25/2022
Rev. Brian Tillman, our Conference Director of Inclusion and Advocacy, sent the following letter to members of our Common Table today. All North Georgia United Methodists are invited to learn more about the bipartisan Mental Health Parity Bill and how to advocate on behalf of this legislation. Hello, Members of the Common Table,   I am writing to you quickly with a time-sensitive ask. As you know, your work in developing the areas of focus for the Conference concluded with 5 areas being ...

2022 Clergy Move Day Schedule

3/23/2022
Each summer a number of North Georgia Conference clergy pack their belongings and make the move to their next appointment. To make coordination easier, an official "move day" is set by the Conference.  Beginning in the summer of 2020, the Conference launched a new pattern for moves. The last Sunday in June is the final Sunday of a moving pastor's current appointment. The following Tuesday is "Move Day." The first Sunday of July is a Sunday off. The first day at the new appointment will be the ...



A Season for Togetherness: United Methodist Spring Ad Campaign

3/23/2022
The latest advertising campaign from The United Methodist Church invites people to join us in celebrating a new season for togetherness. It encourages people to discover new friends, a new community with meaningful connections, and a new peaceful, joy-filled outlook on life. The messaging will reach people through digital display and video, including social media, websites, search engines, advanced television, and billboards. Advertisements will run starting this week through mid-April. Each ad ...



Fraud Alert: Phishing Scam Targets United Methodists (Again)

3/23/2022
We have heard from a number of North Georgia Conference clergy who have been the target of an e-mail scam. In this version of a common phishing scam, fellow clergy have received a fraudulent email claiming to be from a colleague asking for gift cards.  Church members have also been the target of fraudulent emails in recent years that appear to be from the pastor and ask for help (usually financial help). A common theme is a need for a gift card or urgent help for a loved one.  If you receive ...



9-Year-Old Raises Funds for UMCOR with 'Pound Cakes for Peace'

3/22/2022
March 28 Update: To date, Smith has raised more than $3,500! When 9-year-old Senoia UMC member Smith heard about the crisis in Ukraine he wanted to do something to help. Today, with a kitchen (and family) covered in flour, he's sold nearly 50 pound cakes to raise funds to support the humanitarian work of UMCOR.  "Smith is the youngest of our four sons," said Smith's mom, Emily Wilson. "We have had many dinner discussions about the horror that is taking place in Ukraine. Our pastor [Rev. Ashley...



North Georgia UMs Inspired, Encouraged, and Equipped at Exponential 2022

3/21/2022
PHOTO ALBUM Fourteen clergy and laity of the North Georgia Academy for Leadership & Innovation along with two more North Georgia pastors traveled to Orlando this month for Exponential2022, an international gathering of church innovators and planters. "It was a week of inspiring worship, relevant training, and connections with people starting and enabling new faith communities around the world," said Rev. Richard Hunter of the Center for Congregational Excellence. The Academy has been meeting ...



Blueprint for Wellness Screening Returning to Annual Conference 2022

3/17/2022
The Blueprint for Wellness Screening for HealthFlex participants is available until August 31. In addition to registering to get your screening at a patient service center, via Self-Collection Kit, or via physician form you can now sign up for an on-site appointment at Annual Conference in Athens! Phone: 1-855-623-9355 Employer group: HealthFlex or United Methodist Church Online: Log in to your Virgin Pulse account and find Blueprint for Wellness under the “Benefits” tab or through Benefits ...



Fresh Expressions Added to Vital Signs

3/17/2022
Find New FX Report on Your Vital Signs Dashboard Fresh Expressions (FX) take the steeple to the street, going where people are to start new faith gatherings in restaurants, coffee houses, parks, breweries, schools, and storefronts. A Fresh Expression is a new form of church for those not connected to any church. They take shape outside of the walls of the church in places where our neighbors are already gathering.  Fresh Expressions across the North Georgia Conference are making new disciples ...



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