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United Methodist Childrens Home to Sell Property, Expand and Accelerate its Mission

1/18/2017
On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the board of the United Methodist Children's Home voted to expand its ministry by selling its DeKalb County property. Rev. Hal Jones, president and CEO of the Children's Home sent the following letter to be shared with North Georgia United Methodists: Dear North Georgia United Methodists,   I want you to be among the first to hear news about The United Methodist Children’s Home.   Responding to the growing and changing needs of the children and families, on Jan. 17 the ...



United Methodist Connectional Table Meets

11/7/2016
Rev. Dr. Amy Valdez Barker, top executive of the Connectional Table, is a deacon in the North Georgia Conference. UMNS photo from General Conference 2016.  The 2017-2020 Connectional Table of The United Methodist Church gathered recently in Jacksonville, Florida for its organizational meeting. The 62-member board includes two North Georgia laity, Tonya Murphy and Latham Postell. Rev. Dr. Amy Valdez Barker, top executive of the Connectional Table, is a deacon in the North Georgia Conference.  ...



Global Ministries Completes Transition to Atlanta

10/21/2016
Global Ministries' new building on Ponce de Leon in Atlanta. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications. By Linda Bloom United Methodist News Service During an Oct. 20 dedication service and reception, the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries officially marked its new status as an Atlanta institution.  The establishment of the mission agency’s headquarters and U.S. regional office in the renovated buildings of Grace United Methodist Church, 458 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, is ...



Rise and Shine: Second Annual Life-Changers Breakfast Set for Oct. 14

10/6/2016
Action Ministries will host its second annual Rise and Shine Life-Changers breakfast on Oct. 14, from 8 until 10 a.m. at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot. Facilitating the event is Action Ministries’ long-time friend and supporter, legendary NFL player and coach, William “Bill” Curry. ?The keynote speaker will be Sen. Johnny Isakson. Two university sports chaplains, who have dedicated their careers to changing the stories of Georgians in need, will join the conversation. For more information...



Picnic on the Beltline Update: Event Cancelled

8/30/2016
UPDATE: This event has been cancelled.  On Saturday, October 22, you're invited to join United Methodists from across the state to welcome the board and staff of Global Ministries to Georgia. A welcome picnic featuring music, food, games, and a time of celebration will be held from 1 to 5 pm on the Atlanta Belt Line directly behind Ponce City Market (Green Space C) .  Dignitaries from the State of Georgia, the Carter Center, Emory University, Gammon Theological have been invited to join us. ...



Hal Jones Named President and CEO of the United Methodist Children's Home

7/26/2016
The United Methodist Children's Home Board of Trustees have announced that Rev. Hal Jones, an ordained elder in the North Georgia Conference, has been named as President and CEO of the Children's Home. Read the announcement below: After an extensive national search, led by an executive search firm, the Search Committee and the Executive Committee have completed the job given to them by the Board of Trustees and offered the position of President and CEO of the United Methodist Children’s Home to...



A Mother Living in a Community of Love

5/4/2016
By Kelly Harris Atlanta, GA –  Every day, 10,000 people turn 65. Assuring these older adults a life of dignity, peace and compassionate care is a cornerstone of our faith.  When Gladys & Charles Smith reached retirement age, they knew it was important to be close to family and live in a community where they would continue to thrive.   They were happily married and the parents of three living in New Orleans.  When hurricane Katrina hit, they lost their long-time home and had no family nearby, so...



United Methodist Church Business Administrator Training to Be Held in Nashville

3/16/2016
The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) will host its certification program, Academy of Church Business Administration, for United Methodist Church Business Administrators in Nashville June 20-30, at the GCFA Ministry Center near Music Row.    Rev. Bob Winstead will serve as the director of the Academy. For nearly 35 years, the Candler School of Theology hosted the National Institute of Church Finance and Administration (NICFA). Winstead has an eight year history as the ...

Scott Merritt Joins Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers as President and CEO

3/7/2016
Rome, Ga. -- The board of directors of Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael “Scott” Merritt as president and chief executive officer. Merritt replaces Chuck Troutman who retired on February 24, 2016.    Merritt earned his Masters in counseling and human development from the University of Georgia and is a licensed professional counselor and masters addiction counselor by trade.  He has dedicated the past 23 years of his life to working with youth and ...

Rev. Byron E. Thomas of Ben Hill UMC Receives the 2015 Malone Dodson Award

3/3/2016
Congratulations to Rev. Byron E. Thomas, senior pastor at Ben Hill UMC, and 2015 Malone Dodson Award recipient. Since 1998, the Malone Dodson Award is given annually by Wesley Woods Senior Living to the clergy person of the North Georgia Conference who best exemplifies visionary and committed leadership with respect to older adults.   Rev. Thomas was presented with the award at a ceremony in recognition for his incredible support of Wesley Woods through the annual Mother’s Day Offering. Ben Hill...



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