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UM Children's Home Foster Care Program Ranked Top Program in Georgia

3/11/2013
The Foster Care Program of the United Methodist Children’s Home was recently ranked as the number one foster care program in Georgia by the state agency that oversees foster care services.   Organizations such as the Children’s Home are contracted by the state and are graded each quarter based on issues relating to safety, permanency, and the well-being of the children in their care. In addition, there are opportunities for incentive credits such as the approval of additional foster homes each ...

Volunteers Needed to Read with UMCH Jesse's House Kids This Summer

3/5/2013
You can be a part of something BIG this summer by volunteering to read with children at Jesse’s House! A ministry of the United Methodist Children’s Home, Jesse’s House is a safe, holistic summer and after-school program through which impoverished elementary and middle school children, youth and their families connect with the wholeness of God’s love.   This summer, from June 3 through July 25, Jesse’s House will serve nearly 120 children and youth at three Jesse’s House locations: The United ...

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Visits Branan Towers

2/13/2013
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus took the show on the road to Wesley Woods’ Branan Towers community in East Atlanta on Wednesday. After a performance by dancers and the famous clowns, Ringling hosted a CircusFit exercise class. CircusFit is a national fitness program from Ringling Bros. that encourages participants to lead healthy and active lifestyles by combining the fun of circus skills with stretching, strength building and aerobic exercise. The program has been custom created for ...

New Grant Will Help the UMC Battle Malaria and HIV in Africa

1/25/2013
The United Methodist Church’s efforts to battle malaria and HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will get a boost, thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Using a comprehensive global health approach, the funding will be used to implement a program to reduce death and suffering from both malaria and HIV, two diseases that affect millions of people in the DRC and account for billions of dollars in lost productivity in Africa. The ...

Credit Union will award $1,000 college scholarship to a North Georgia student

1/22/2013
The United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union will award four $1,000 college scholarships this year. Four winning applicants will be chosen, one from each of the Credit Union's four conferences: North Georgia, South Georgia, Florida and Alabama-West Florida. To apply, you must be a member of United Methodist Connectional FCU between the ages of 17-24 and attend church in one of the conferences. Complete the form at http://www.unitedmethodistcu.com/services/scholarship.html, attach ...

Action Ministries and Feed The Hungry Foundation merge

1/10/2013
Action Ministries, a United Methodist-related agency, and Feed the Hungry Foundation, Inc., best known for its distribution of food boxes at Christmastime, today announced the organization will merge operations with Action Ministries in order to give the people of Georgia increased access to hunger solutions and to serve clients and communities more efficiently.   “Action Ministries is well-known for mobilizing communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing together on housing, ...

Legacy Ministry Webinars: Leaving a Legacy and Providing Long-Term Financial Stability for Your Church

12/14/2012
Would you like your members to leave a legacy to your church for future generations? It starts with building a church endowment, and the Georgia United Methodist Foundation can help. We can walk you through each step. Join us for a 45-minute interactive webinar each month for 12 months, and we will help you design and implement your customized legacy program. New webinars are beginning in January, April, July and October of 2013. Space is limited so contact Nancy Young Hruschka at 678-708-6601...

Final 'Cokesbury Christmas' at Stores, but Annual Conference Presence to Continue

12/6/2012
As Cokesbury stores celebrate their final "Cokesbury Christmas," we are happy to confirm that Cokesbury’s in-person presence will continue at North Georgia Annual Conference, as well as all of the Annual Conference sessions in the United States.  "Cokesbury has many ways to serve customers – a Toll-free Call Center, Cokesbury.com and sales reps serving 45 markets across the country, but we consider our attendance at Annual Conference the high point of our year," said Jeffrey Barnes, Executive ...

Georgia Gives Day is Dec. 6; Support a Participating UM Ministry

11/27/2012
Several ministries in the North Georgia Conference are participating in the inaugural Georgia Gives Day on Dec. 6, 2012.  Ministries include Camp Glisson, Action Ministries, Foundation of Wesley Woods, and The United Methodist Children's Home. Georgia Gives day is a new initiative in the state to raise awareness and charitable giving.  How you can help: Let folks in your church know about Georgia Gives Day via email, newsletter, and bulletin.  Many of your congregation will hear about it at ...

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