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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 ...



PAUMCS Members 'Make a Joyful Noise' in Nashville

5/10/2018
The 36th Annual Conference of the Professional Administrators of The United Methodist Connectional Structure (PAUMCS) was held recently in Nashville, Tennessee under the theme, “Make a Joyful Noise.” From North Georgia, Jackie Powers, Karen Whitehead, Juliet Blevins, Josie Hickom, Denise Wilson, Lesley Baskette, Katrina Simmons, Sherise Davis, Denise Louis, Ruth Sims, Patti Ruane, and Gail Grantham attended. Participants in the conference worshipped, learned, and networked with other church ...



Ken Howle Elected Executive Director of Lake Junaluska

3/7/2018
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. — The Lake Junaluska Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Ken Howle as the new executive director of Lake Junaluska. He will assume the role immediately. Howle has worked at Lake Junaluska for the last 14 years as director of advancement and as director of sales and marketing. He is a life-long United Methodist. He serves as a member of the church council at Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Waynesville, N.C. “We are fortunate to be able to build on Ken’s ...



UMC Day of Health to be Held in Atlanta on Saturday, March 17

1/24/2018
New Event to Help Faith Communities Make Local Impact on Health United Methodists looking to learn more about what their church can do to improve health and wholeness in their local communities are being invited to gather in Atlanta for the 2018 United Methodist Church Day of Health.  Sponsored by the General Board of Global Ministries, the UMC Day of Health will be held on Saturday, March 17, at Dunwoody United Methodist Church. The event is free but registrations are encouraged and available...



Wesley Woods seeks candidates for the O. Wayne Rollins Director of Pastoral Care

1/18/2018
The announcement below from Wesley Woods follows the exciting news that The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation awarded a $3.3 million grant to the Foundation of Wesley Woods for the leadership and development of a new initiative. The endowment will support the director position of the Wesley Woods Pastoral Care Program in perpetuity. The program will provide on-site, dedicated United Methodist Church ordained clergy at each of the organization’s 10 communities. Older adults face greater issues of ...



Giving Tuesday: United Methodists Support Ministries Around the World

11/27/2017
Connect your passion with God's mission! That's the idea behind the UMC #GivingTuesday initiative organized by Global Ministries. On November 28, 2017, United Methodists will once again come together to support the work of Advance missionaries and projects on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Consider supporting a project in an area you care about, such as food and agriculture, church development, disaster response and relief, education, health, economic empowerment, social justice, WASH/Water ...



United Methodist Children's Home Moves to New Offices

10/19/2017
Welcome home to The United Methodist Children's Home! The main administrative offices, previously located in Decatur, have officially relocated to Tucker. The new address is: United Methodist Children's Home 1967 Lakeside Parkway Building 400 Tucker, GA 30084 Telephone numbers and email addresses remain the same. The youth and families who previously resided at the Decatur campus have safely moved to housing in Tucker and Clarkston. Learn more about the work of the Children's Home at http://...



Amazing Grace Offering: Thank You for Answering the Call

9/21/2017
Sunday, September 17, was a busy, yet exciting, day around the North Georgia Conference for The United Methodist Children’s Home. Generous churches across our conference began taking the annual Amazing Grace Offering! The Amazing Grace Offering allows The Children’s Home to minister to more children and families experiencing trauma in more places across the North Georgia Conference.   This year, The Children’s Home is experiencing great change as the organization relocates from its Decatur ...

Webers Honored through Wellness Center Naming

9/21/2017
(L to R): Rev. Donn Ann Weber and Mr. Kenneth R. Weber   The leaders of the Foundation of Wesley Woods and Wesley Woods Senior Living recently dedicated the Wellness Centers at Asbury Harris Epworth Towers and Branan Towers to retired CEO of Wesley Woods, Mr. Kenneth R. Weber and Rev. Donn Ann Weber, Conference Secretary of The North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church. “Over my years of working at Wesley Woods, I discovered that seniors who remained physically, mentally and ...



Journey to Higher Learning: Georgia PAUMCS Event to be Held in LaGrange

8/10/2017
Earlier this year the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries (PAUMCS) voted to change the name of and adopt a new logo for the organization. Now the organization is known as the Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure. The acronym, PAUMCS, remains the same.      The annual meeting exposed attendees to speakers on diversity in ministry, radical hospitality, and office ergonomics. Attendees participated in a mission-outreach event with ...



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