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How To Create a Fundraiser on Facebook

9/16/2018
By SYBIL DAVIDSON Creating Fundraisers on Facebook is an easy way to invite your church community to give. Glenn Memorial UMC in Atlanta recently held a Facebook fundraiser for its church playground makeover. Action Ministries board members are taking part in a fundraiser on Facebook as part of their end of year giving challenge. And many North Georgia United Methodists have invited online friends to donate to a favorite ministry via Facebook instead of giving a birthday gift. Facebook page ...



Glisson Chapel Expansion Details Finalized, Groundbreaking Set For Sept 16

9/13/2018
The North Georgia Conference is thrilled to share the groundbreaking date for preserving and expanding the Glisson Chapel. You're invited Sunday, Sept. 16, to a service celebrating the history and future of the chapel. Russell Davis, Executive Director of North Georgia Camp and Retreat Ministries, shares information in the letter below: Dear friend of camp & retreat ministries, Many of you will recall the announcement last February of our largest-ever single donation, which was given by a ...



Meet the Consultant: David Walters Can Help You Start Something New

9/13/2018
Rev. David Walters joined the Center for Congregational Excellence team in June as a consultant for New Church Development. We caught up with him to hear what’s inspiring him and what (besides serving in his full-time appointment at The Vine UMC) you might see him up to around the Conference.  Q: Are you a morning person or a night owl? David: Morning person!!! Q: What is at the top of your bucket list? David: UNC vs Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Q: If you could eat lunch with one famous ...



Run Your Race: Four Cascade Youth Complete Triathlon

9/13/2018
Four youth from Cascade UMC in Atlanta spent this summer training for their first Triathlon. They competed in the event on August 26 and all made it across the finish line! All four of these youth also serve as acolytes and are active in Young People’s Division at their church. Madison Alsobrook, Nadia Baker and Matthew Hodges each swam 200 yards, biked six miles and ran one mile to complete the race. Dylan Alsobrook, the youngest of the group, swam 100 yards, biked three miles and ran one-half ...



Fund Number Set for Hurricane Florence Response

9/12/2018
As Hurricane Florence makes landfall in the Carolinas, the North Georgia Conference stands ready to help.  The Conference has set Fund Number 9431 for Hurricane Florence Relief. Any North Georgia United Methodist can give directly to their church, designating their gift for Fund #9431 or Hurricane Florence Relief. Churches should send gifts to the North Georgia Conference, indicating the above fund number. If your church or church property is damaged, make two phone calls: Church Trustees ...



Kingswood UMC Celebrates 50 Years of Ministry

9/9/2018
Kingswood United Methodist Church celebrated 50 years of ministry Sunday with a special worship service, including former pastors and charter members. Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, leader of the North Georgia Annual Conference, officiated and preached during the service. The church held its first worship service on September 8, 1968, in a classroom in what was then Peachtree High School. The congregation was chartered with 76 members, 8 of whom attended Sunday’s service. Before moving to its ...

HQ is On! Deadline September 30

9/6/2018
All HealthFlex participants must take the Health Quotient (HQ) each year to avoid paying extra on your 2019 HealthFlex deductible ($250 extra for an individual deductible or $500 extra for family deductible).  Primary participant and covered spouse must both take the HQ by September 30 to avoid higher deductible.  This online health assessment takes just 15 minutes or less. And it's confidential—your church, conference, employer and HealthFlex cannot see your HQ information or other health ...



Introducing The Shepherds Fund for Retired Clergy

9/6/2018
The North Georgia Annual Conference is proud to announce that thanks to The Shepherd's Fund, the Conference is able to offer a safety net for retired ministers when they or their spouse (or widow) encounters a health crisis. Retired ministers and their spouses can receive relief of up to $10,000 each year to help with bills and other financial concerns related to many different types of health crises.   The Shepherd’s Fund is private and confidential. Applications may be submitted by the person...



Meet The Staff: If Yvette Massey is There, Know She's Praying With You

9/6/2018
Rev. Yvette Massey joined the Center for Congregational Excellence team in June as Associate Director. The conference communications office caught up with her recently to hear what’s inspiring her right now and where you might see her next.   Q: Are you a morning person or a night owl? Yvette: Morning Person ... I wake up talking! Q: What is at the top of your bucket list? Yvette:Hmmm… this is a tough one because I’ve done most things that I want to do. I am blessed to be well traveled and have ...



Meet Three United Methodists Whose Gifts Keep on Giving

8/30/2018
Kristen Vincent shows volunteers how to assemble prayer beads at General Conference 2016. UMNS photo. By REBECCA WALLACE Like most of us, Kristen Vincent thought prayer beads were just for Catholics when her parents brought her back a rosary from a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Nonetheless, she was totally taken by the fact that people used these beads to feel a connection to God. “It really captivated me, so I started what became decades of collecting beads and rosaries and other ...



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