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Church Court Says GC2020 Delay Resets Deadlines

2/22/2022
Judicial Council members participate during the Feb. 23 morning of prayer at the 2019 special General Conference in St. Louis. (From left) N. Oswald Tweh Sr., Lydia Romão Gulele, the Rev. J. Kabamba Kiboko, Deanell Reece Tacha, the Rev. Luan-Vu Tran and the Rev. Øyvind Helliesen stand in the front row. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News. By Heather Hahn United Methodist News Service The United Methodist Church’s top court ruled that any postponement of General Conference resets the ...



Acworth Food Pantry Meets Community Needs, Donating More than 1 Million Pounds of Food in the Pandemic

2/17/2022
Acworth United Methodist Church has operated a food pantry every Tuesday for many years. Before COVID, a small group of closely-knit mostly senior volunteers served about 30 families per week through the food pantry. But since March of 2020, there has been a great increase in need in the community. Within a matter of a few weeks, the ministry went from seeing 30 families a week to more than 300 per week. At its peak, the church served 400 families a week. Obviously to meet those needs the ...



Global Ministries to Lead Webinar on “Love Beyond Borders: The Interfaith Movement to End the Pandemic”

2/17/2022
Free Webinar Slated for Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 An update on “Love Beyond Borders: The Interfaith Movement to End the Pandemic” and UNICEF’s 2022 priorities for equitable vaccine distribution around the world through ACT-A/COVAX will be shared during a webinar slated for Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at 7 p.m. ET. Registration is free and open to the public at https://unicefusa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5INLxfmDRLy4_h09XJHXdA.     Kathy Griffith, Global Health Team Lead / Senior Technical Adviser ...



United Methodists Extend BSA Charters Through June 2022

2/14/2022
United Methodist leaders have reached an agreement with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to extend existing UMC-sponsored Scouting charters through June 30, 2022 to provide for uninterrupted ministry with young people through Scouting. The charters were previously extended to March 31, 2022 as legal proceedings continue in the BSA's bankruptcy case, particularly as the trial for confirmation has now been postponed until March 9, 2022. Churches do not need to take any action to extend their ...



Leading Edge Learning Digital Training Launching Now

2/10/2022
In 2021, the North Georgia Annual Conference hosted 4 incredible learning opportunities with leading edge ministry practitioners. Red. Dr. Tod Bolsinger, Red. Dr. Mark DeYmaz, Rev. Elizabeth Hagan, and NGUMC's own Rev. Robert King offered powerful in-person sessions on Adaptive Leadership, Multi-Ethnic and Entrepreneurial Church development, building trust and healing relationships through Brave Church experiences, and reclaiming the work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts, relationships, and ...



2022 Conference Nominations Process to Open March 1

2/9/2022
From Rev. Brian Tillman It is my honor to share with you that the 2022 North Georgia Nominations process will open from March 1 to April 1, 2022. The Nominations process is a pathway to service beyond the local church. It allows for highly qualified disciples of Jesus from across the connection to be nominated for service on boards and committees which are critical to the success of the North Georgia Conference.   Last year the process was improved for transparency and inclusivity. Among the ...



Judicial Council Affirms Decisions of Law by Bishop at 2021 North Georgia Annual Conference

2/9/2022
(United Methodist News Service) The United Methodist Judicial Council has begun to release decisions from its 22-item fall docket. These Judicial Council rulings cover decisions of law that bishops made during the 2020 and 2021 annual conference seasons. The Judicial Council affirmed both Decisions of Law made by Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson at the 2021 North Georgia Annual Conference.  Before the court was whether annual conference members can amend a congregation’s disaffiliation agreement when...



Jurisdiction Mourns the Death of Rev. Dr. Brad Brady

2/8/2022
The Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church mourns the death of SEJ Conference Secretary and retired South Georgia Conference clergyperson Rev. Dr. Brad Brady. Dr. Brady was a pillar of SEJ Methodism and a trusted and gifted leader known and respected throughout our Jurisdiction. “I knew Dr. Brady as a wise and dedicated servant leader,” said Bishop David Graves, episcopal leader of the South Georgia and Alabama-West Florida Annual Conferences. “He loved the Lord, loved ...



North Georgia Conference Commits to Proposed Boys Scouts of America Abuse Survivors Settlement

2/2/2022
As part of the Boy Scouts of America proposed bankruptcy settlement, all U.S. annual conferences are being asked to contribute toward a $30 million settlement amount. This settlement is part of a larger bankruptcy reorganization plan for the Boy Scouts of America for which approval is still pending by the US Bankruptcy Court. The $30 million amount has been allocated among annual conferences based upon the number of claims associated with their respective churches. The North Georgia Conference ...

Bishop Announces Three Cabinet-Level Appointments

1/30/2022
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has announced the appointment of two new District Superintendents and the appointment of the next Director of the Center for Clergy Excellence, all effective July 1, 2022. Rev. Dr. Alice Rogers Rev. Dr. Alice Rogers, currently District Superintendent of the North East District, will be appointed Director of the Center for Clergy Excellence.  "Rev. Dr. Alice Rogers is eminently qualified to lead the North Georgia Conference Center for Clergy Excellence," said Bishop ...



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