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Crime Victims Advocacy Council to Celebrate 25 Years of Ministry with Gala Dinner

7/30/2015
Crime Victims Advocacy Council (CVAC) will celebrate its 25th year in ministry with a dinner on Saturday, September 19, at North Druid Hills Country Club in Decatur. The event will highlight the faith-based nonprofit's efforts to help crime victims to heal. CVAC was founded by United Methodist clergy Rev. Bruce Cook, Rev. Melinda Jones and Rev. Frank Windom in 1989 and incorporated in 1990. Since then, the organization has provided support and advocacy for crime victims in metro Atlanta. ...

Ethnic/Minority Young Adult Interns Work in Nation’s Capital in Social-Justice Ministries

6/25/2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ten persons, ages 18 to 23, including 20-year-old Emory University student Savannah Gross, began work recently in the Ethnic Minority Young Adult (EYA) Summer Internship program of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS). They are working in nonprofit and nongovernmental social-justice organizations in the U.S. capital for two months. Savannah is native american, Echota Cherokee tribe, and a member of the North Alabama Conference. She is studying ...



Registration Open for the 6th Annual Summer Institute on Theology and Disability

4/23/2015
The Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University in Atlanta is hosting the 6th Annual Summer Institute on Theology and Disability, May 26-29. The Institute features plenary sessions, workshops, three courses, and a variety of networking and learning opportunities for anyone interested in the intersections of theology, religion, and disability. Attendees include clergy, laypeople, academics, advocates, family members and students.  This year includes a first day organized as an...

Living Responsibly on This Earth: UMC Creation Care Conference to be Held in North Georgia

3/26/2015
By Linda Bloom UMNS For some United Methodists, taking care of God’s creation is a biblical mandate. As the Rev. Josh Amerson, associate pastor at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church in Atlanta, points out, “God's first word to Adam was to till and keep the earth. We humans have done exceedingly well at the tilling, but until recently the keeping has been overlooked.” While Glenn Memorial is focusing on sustainability through practices like composting and recycling, Amerson added, “We are ...



Leadership Team Addresses Impending Execution of Georgia Inmate

2/22/2015
The North Georgia Conference Leadership Ministry Team, which oversees Conference-level advocacy ministries, has written a call to action message in response to the pending execution of the only woman facing the death penalty in Georgia. Below is also a link to a bulletin insert explaining the United Methodist stance on the death penalty.  United Methodists Believe in The Sanctity of Created Life Jesus said he came for the sick not the healthy. He dined with sinners not church leaders. So who’s ‘...



Georgia Interfaith Power & Light Board Names New Executive Director

12/18/2014
Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, Georgia’s only faith-based environmental nonprofit, has named Rev. Kate McGregor Mosley as Executive Director, effective January 1, 2015. GIPL engages the over 15,000 houses of worship across the state in sustainability, energy efficiency, and environmental stewardship as a witness to faith. Rev. Kate McGregor Mosley, a 2006 graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary and ordained Presbyterian minister, is a seasoned advocate for environmental concerns and ...



New Church Leadership Academy Makes Impactful Return

11/19/2014
By Ansley Brackin Communications Specialist Since January, 40 North Georgia Conference clergy and 8 Candler School of Theology students have gathered monthly as participants in the New Church Leadership Academy to deeply explore the practice of starting new churches and new ministries. New Church Leadership Academy was relaunched in 2014 after encouragement from leaders of PATH-1, the denomination’s new church initiative under the General Board of Discipleship, that it was at one time a great ...

7 Ways to Go Green That Will Add Green to Your Budget

9/23/2014
By Rachel Reiff Ellis Stewardship campaign season is a time of nurturing generous giving within our congregations. But there’s an angle you may not have considered as you craft your stewardship messages: Mindful use of resources as a means for stretching donated dollars to their fullest.   The word “steward” means “caretaker,” or “custodian.” As caretakers of our church facilities we have the opportunity to model Creation care to the larger community. But can an intentional focus on ...



RRISA and RFS Merge to form 'New American Pathways'

8/21/2014
New American Pathways, a merger of RRISA (Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta) and RFS (Refugee Family Services), will help refugees from the moment of their arrival in Georgia through their journey to citizenship.  The North Georgia Conference, along with many individual UMCs, has long had a relationship with RRISA. New American Pathways will continue to be a partner with the Conference Resettlement Committee and work with United Methodist churches. New American Pathways ...



Eastside Church Does Not Color Inside the Lines

7/16/2014
By Ansley Brackin Communications Specialist for The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church Tyler Jackson and wife, Natalie, longed to be included in a ministry that would restore the artistic path on which Christianity once thrived. They now find themselves cultivating such a ministry in Eastside Church, now merged with East Atlanta Village’s Martha Brown UMC. “Christianity used to be at the forefront of art,” Tyler explains. “Now, the arts are often more production-based, ...

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