Agencies and Organizations

Foundation of Wesley Woods Announces President and CEO's Retirement

The Foundation of Wesley Woods (FWW) announced the upcoming retirement of Mike Watson, President and CEO.  The announcement was made at the most recent FWW Board of Directors meeting to current and incoming board members. According to Dr. Jeff Lesesne, Chairman of the Board of Directors, “Mike provided tremendous leadership and vision which has helped the Foundation maintain its financial strength and continue to help thousands of older adults despite very tough economic times.”  Mike has led ...

Legacy Ministry: Year-Long Webinar Series Begins in October

Georgia UM Foundation Offers 12-Part Series to Help Churches Start an Endowment Program For 142 years, generations of White's Chapel UMC members have fulfilled the Church’s mission by loving God and neighbors, introducing the world to Christ, helping struggling families, and ministering to the homeless. But hard times struck recently and the church was faced with foreclosure. White’s Chapel UMC members prayed for a solution to save their church. Relief came unexpectedly and they were able to ...

Meet Three of the Georgia United Methodist Foundation's 67 Scholarship Recipients from 2012

As school gets back in session, we thought you might like to meet a few of the past recipients of the UM Foundation's Scholarships. Every year, the Georgia United Methodist Foundation partners with the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation and United Methodist churches to award United Methodist Dollars for Scholars scholarships to deserving students attending United Methodist institutions of higher education in Georgia. Last year, the United Methodist Foundation awarded 67 scholarships. ...

UMM Arranges for Children's Home Youth to Throw the First Pitch at G-Braves Game

Saturday, August 10, the North Georgia Conference United Methodist Men teamed up with the Gwinnett Braves to present United Methodist Family Night with the G-Braves. They invited United Methodist Children's Home residents, some of whom had never been to a baseball game, to the game and arranged for their tickets.  They also arranged for UMCH youth Saiquan - a huge baseball fan - to have the honor of throwing out the first pitch! Saiquan was excited and nervous and said that would be a moment ...

Living Spaces at United Methodist Children's Home are Redesigned By Room Service Atlanta

 By Ansley Brackin Communications Specialist at North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church Young adults of the United Methodist Children’s Home have recently learned how a little style can brighten the soul. Their Independent Living Program is the top rated program in the state of Georgia. Their campus, located in Decatur, currently houses nine boys and nine girls between the ages of 17 and 21. The purpose of the program is to teach young adults how to be successful after high ...

Wesley Woods Recognized for Sustainablilty Efforts

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge recognized Wesley Woods Senior Living for reaching a milestone achievement in sustainability. Asbury Harris Epworth Towers and Branan Towers were two of just 20 Atlanta properties to complete their Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge goal in 2013. Atlanta BBC participants work to realize a 20 percent reduction in energy and water consumption in commercial properties by or before 2020. Wesley Woods Senior Living is among the first Atlanta BBC ...

Georgia United Methodist Foundation Annual Report Now Available

The Georgia United Methodist Foundation’s “Sowing Seeds of Faith for Future Generations” 2012 Annual Report is now available. View the PDF. To receive a copy, please contact 770-449-6726 or 877-220-5664 or email

What a Year for Aldersgate Homes and Collinswood

Collinswood -- Aldersgate Homes' recreational and retreat facility on beautiful Lake Oconee -- accommodates persons of all abilities. Full wheelchair accessibility allows all Collinswood visitors to enjoy activities such as overnight outings, cooking out, fishing, boating, games and sports. In the past year, Collinswood has been host to dozens of groups, from scout troops to youth choirs and Wounded Warriors to weddings. See the photo gallery below for some slides from the past year at ...

Action Ministries and Rethink Church Attempt to Break World Record on Sandwich Day 2013

Action Ministries and Rethink Church will join forces on Saturday, June 29, in five north Georgia cities to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for making the most sandwiches in one hour. The current record stands at 2,706. Volunteers, local partnering United Methodist churches and Action Ministries will gather in Augusta, Atlanta, Athens, Gainesville and Rome to prepare thousands of sandwiches in support of the second annual Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program that aims to serve 200,000 ...

Mothers Day Offering is Used for Charitable Care for Wesley Woods Residents

From Mike Watson President & CEO, Foundation of Wesley Woods This Sunday we will celebrate Mother’s Day. As the scripture “Keep loving each other like family” HEBREWS 13:1 CEB reminds us, we have a responsibility for caring not only for our own parents, but also for those who have nowhere else to turn.  Wesley Woods is the older adult connectional ministry of our great Conference, and I ask each of you to continue providing your personal support to this annual offering and the charitable care ...

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