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North Georgia United Methodists Contribute to CEB Student Bible

2/4/2016
North Georgia Conference’s own Beth Corrie, Director of Emory University’s Youth Theological Institute, served as editor of new CEB Student Bible. This edition, published in fall of 2015, is described as “a Bible by and for young people that invites them into deeper forms of both personal holiness and social holiness, helping them make connections between the world of the Bible and their own world.” Youth ministers and biblical scholars have all come together with today’s youth in order to ...

Toward Tomorrow: The General Board of Global Ministries Breaks Ground in Atlanta

1/21/2016
Bishop Mike Watson welcomes Global Ministries to Georgia at the organization's ground breaking ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Grace UMC) By Anne Nelson   “It’s not the one who plants or the one who waters who is at the center, but God, who makes things grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:7, The Message   The North and South Georgia Conferences of The United Methodist Church, the City of Atlanta, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Gammon Theological Seminary, Candler School of Theology, and many, many ...



United Methodists Improve Facilities and Lives at Wesley Woods

1/14/2016
Wesley Woods’ Community of Caring appeal has raised over $10M to serve its older adult residents. This is thanks in part to churches of the North Georgia Conference and the Methodist Foundation for Retired Ministers who are contributing more than $1.5M to the effort, and individual United Methodists contributed many of the personal gifts. "Wesley Woods extends its deepest gratitude to everyone who has joined in improving the lives of the more than 1,500 older adults we serve," said organization...



Housing and Homeless Council Office Moves

1/4/2016
The Housing and Homeless Council office has a new location. The ministry is now located on the third floor of Decatur First United Methodist Church. The phone number and email will remain the same, but the new mailing address is: 300 E. Ponce de Leon Ave Decatur GA 30030 Find more information on the Housing and Homeless Council at http://www.nghhc.org/.

Global Ministries Receives $500,000 Grant from the Pitts Foundation in Georgia

12/18/2015
(Global Ministries) The William I.H. and Lula E. Pitts Foundation awarded Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church a $500,000 grant in support of Global Ministries’ establishment of its new home in Atlanta. The grant will be used to support the renovation and construction project of Global Ministries’ new offices at Grace UMC in Atlanta. The move to Georgia—a catalyst for envisioning new ways to connect the church in mission—is a pivotal moment in the life of Global Ministries and the ...

Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church to Break New Ground in Atlanta

12/17/2015
New York, Dec. 9, 2015 — In the fall of 2016, Global Ministries, the mission agency of The United Methodist Church, located in New York City for almost 200 years, will move to its new home in Atlanta, Ga. The move to Atlanta — a catalyst for envisioning new ways to connect the church in mission — is a pivotal moment in the life of Global Ministries and the people with whom it serves. With a programmatic scope encompassing the world’s major social and global health challenges, integrated with an ...



Atlanta Roswell District UMCs Provide In-Home Care Program to Older Adults

12/9/2015
By Ansley Brackin Communications Specialist During his 24 years of preaching at Dunwoody UMC, retired pastor Rev. Wiley Stephens expressed a desire to provide more aid and activities for older adults. This request eventually transformed into Perimeter North Villages: a “virtual retirement village” of sorts, formed by six Atlanta-Roswell District UMCs. The communities surrounding Dunwoody UMC, Kingswood UMC, St. James UMC (Atlanta), Sandy Springs UMC, Chamblee UMC, and Winters Chapel UMC have...



Calling All NGUMC Life-Changers: Action Ministries Sunday is Dec. 6

12/3/2015
Action Ministries is excited about this special annual opportunity to share the stories of hope and engage the North Georgia United Methodist Conference with their neighbors in need. Did you know that in Georgia, we have the third highest overall poverty rate in the nation? We rank sixth for food insecurity, and we have the tenth highest homeless rate for children. The homeless, hungry and vulnerable are literally our neighbors. The mission of Action Ministries is to lead people out of poverty....

Can Your Pastor Help Save Park Grove Church? Nominate Your Pastor to Appear on an Episode of “The Committee”

12/1/2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dec. 1, 2015 /Discipleship Ministries/ – The fictional Park Grove Community Church of the Chuck Knows Church series, “The Committee,” has lost its pastor and its way. It will soon close its doors unless it reinvents itself. Can your pastor help save Park Grove? The production staff and cast of “The Committee,” a humorous and thought-provoking online series produced by Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church, is looking for a real pastor to make a cameo ...



On #GivingTuesday, Think United Methodist Church

11/30/2015
(UMNS) In this season of giving gifts to family and friends, Giving Tuesday — Dec. 1 this year — affords us an opportunity to help those we may not even know and make a difference in their lives. Now in its fourth year, Giving Tuesday is celebrated in the United States on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, encouraging participants to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. The movement is an alternative to the U.S. consumer-driven shopping traditions of Black ...



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