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

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...

United Methodist Women is now United Women in Faith

In the 150 years since we began, our organization has had more than 25 names, each reflecting varying states of the church, society, and women’s lived experiences. We’ve been “Ladies,” “Woman’s” and then “Women’s” societies, associations, guilds, and circles. Now we are again taking a new name to better reflect how we answer our calling to faith and action today:  United Women in Faith.  United Methodist Women is now United Women in Faith! The move is part of a refreshing of the organization ...

Project Funding for Churches Available Through UMC FCU

The United Methodist Connectional FCU recently announced a special loan rate available for churches. Unsecured loans for less than $50,000 can be provided for three- and five-year terms. A number of United Methodist churches and agencies have used these loans for repairing or replacing pews, HVAC systems, audio/visual equipment, and more. Rates as low as 3.5%. For details, contact Jonathan Curtis at jonathanc@unitedmethodistcu.com  

Check In: Murphy-Harpst Has Met the Challenges of 2020 Thanks to You

Murphy-Harpst has been in the business of providing Georgia’s most vulnerable children with a safe, stable environment since 1924. Over the decades we have grown and changed to meet the needs of our kids, as well as to stay relevant to the changing times. Sound familiar? Our NGUMC churches have long histories of serving the needs of our communities and evolving over time. When we are unable or unwilling to adapt to changing circumstances we miss the mark on our core mission – to provide life and...

Georgia United Methodist Foundation Awards Thousands of Dollars in Scholarships Each Year

As students settle into the new semester at colleges and universities, thank you notes begin to arrive on desks at the Georgia United Methodist Foundation. In the latest "Faith and Money" newsletter, Nancy Young offers an update on scholarships and shares one of those notes. By NANCY YOUNG Georgia United Methodist Foundation Vice President of Development Thanks to the generosity of our donors and our partnership with the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation, the Georgia United ...

Global Ministries Celebrates 200 Years of Mission with Gathering Reflecting on Past and Focusing on Future of Methodist Mission

Guests arriving to the Global Ministries Bicentennial. (Photo: Jennifer Silver, Global Ministries) Celebrating its origins that trace back to the work of a freeborn African-American among the Wyandotte Native American people in the 1800s, the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church celebrated its 200th anniversary with events focused on the future of Methodist mission during changing times.  The bicentennial celebration recognizes the 200th anniversary of the founding ...

Well-Rooted and Firmly Planted, United Methodist Children's Home Announces New Name

As the United Methodist Children's Home looks toward the future, they have announced a new name that reflects both the tremendous growth and unlimited potential of this ministry, while preserving the deep foundations in The United Methodist Church. We’re excited to share the following message from The Rev. Hal Jones, as he explains this new direction.   From Rev. Hal Jones Like all organizations that have navigated more than a century of change, your United Methodist Children’s Home has long ...

Aldersgate / Collinswood Special Offering Sunday

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

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

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 ...

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