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Boynton UMC: Sowing Seeds Together All for God’s Glory

12/4/2014
Boynton UMC in Ringgold recently celebrated the results of its “Sowing Seeds Together All for God’s Glory” capital campaign directed by the Georgia United Methodist Foundation. Sixty individuals and families pledged $304,000 toward the renovation of its 25-year-old sanctuary and the construction of a new multi-purpose building. Additionally, another member paid off the $36,000 debt on the parsonage.   “As a result of our church’s generosity, more people will find Christ; more souls will be ...



College Students from United Methodist Churches Across North Georgia Receive UM Scholarships

12/4/2014
More than 100 college and seminary students from the North Georgia Conference received scholarships from the United Methodist Church's General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in the 2014-2015 school year.  In addition to the dozens of scholarships available from GBHEM, several students from North Georgia United Methodist churches attending UM-related institutions applied for and received a Conference Merit Award scholarship thanks to the generosity of North Georgia Conference churches ...

Emory Clergy Care to Close at Year End; Transition Plans in Place

12/2/2014
Rev. George H. Grant, PhD, executive director of Spiritual Health at Emory Healthcare, is announcing that a business decision has been reached to close Emory Clergy Care (ECC) on December 31 of this year. The North Georgia Conference and ECC have partnered for many years to provide valuable counseling and consultation resources for pastors and their families.   Dr. Grant confirms that ECC is committed to a seamless transition of the functions of its office and has already made arrangements for ...

Come to the Coast: Epworth By The Sea Partners with the North Georgia Conference

11/24/2014
Epworth By The Sea in St. Simons Island has extended an invitation to North Georgia  United Methodists to “Come To The Coast” for retreats, conferences, reunions and family vacations. Epworth offers a wide range of accommodations and is ideal place for rest, renewal and just great fun for all ages. Visit www.epworthbythesea.org to view accommodations, facilities and programs and retreats available for your church, family and friends. United Methodist Church groups of 10 or more receive a ...



GCFA Board Approves Board of Global Ministries Office Relocation to Atlanta

11/14/2014
Nashville, TN – The Board of Directors of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) of The United Methodist Church approved a planned move by the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) from its New York headquarters to a primary location in Atlanta. The board of directors for Global Ministries approved this move to further its reach throughout a worldwide United Methodist connection on October 27. As outlined in the Book of Discipline, the board of GCFA and the membership of ...

Thank you! Amazing Generosity from North Georgia UMCs for Children's Home Offering

11/10/2014
Thank you to all the churches that have collected the 2014 Amazing Grace Offering for the UM Children's Home. Please read and share the following update from the Children's Home. God’s Amazing Grace has definitely been shining on The United Methodist Children’s Home in 2014, and we want to recognize just a few churches who have really stepped up the pace in donations! We are appreciative to each and every church who has taken or plans to take the Amazing Grace Offering (it’s not too late!) for ...



Guest Blogger Week: Creating a World Free From Hunger

11/9/2014
Read Post #1: The Gnawing Stress of Hunger in Georgia  Read Post #2: Hunger Relief and The Human Touch Build Community  Read Post #3: Gas South, A Proud Partner of Action Ministries  Read Post #4: Volunteers Give of Themselves So No One Need Go Hungry  Read Post #5: Blessings and Promises of Hope Disguised as a Simple Sack Lunch  Read Post # 6: What About the Moms Who Can't? Read Post #7: Why I’ll Never Look at a Bar of Soap the Same Way Again Nov. 10-16 is Guest Blogger Week at ngumc.org. The ...



Third Annual Georgia Gives Day Scheduled for Nov. 13

11/5/2014
Several United Methodist ministries in the North Georgia Conference are participating in Georgia Gives Day on Nov. 13. Georgia Gives Day, a state-wide day of giving, raised more than $2.5 million for Georgia nonprofits in its first two years. Tens of thousands of Georgians are expected to donate this year through www.GAgivesday.org.    Participating ministries include: Action Ministries Camp Glisson Epworth By The Sea Foundation of Wesley Woods Interfaith Airport Chaplaincy LaGrange College New...



Called Annual Conference Session Empowers Board of Trustees to Act

10/25/2014
In a called session of the Annual Conference, clergy and lay members representing the 930 United Methodist churches of the North Georgia Conference voted to empower the Board of Trustees to continue to act on behalf of the Conference to complete the sale of the Simpsonwood property. Approximately 1,400 people were in attendance.   Members also voted to approve a motion involving moving the offices of the Conference and a motion to preserve the Simpson Chapel and stone chimney that are on ...



Emory's Candler School of Theology Invites Public to Centennial Celebration

10/16/2014
Luther E. Smith Jr., professor of church and community emeritus at Candler, will deliver the centennial convocation address Oct. 24 at Emory's Candler School of Theology. Emory University's Candler School of Theology invites the public to take part in the official commemoration of the school's 100th anniversary with a centennial convocation on Friday, Oct. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on the Emory University campus. Luther E. Smith Jr., professor emeritus of church...



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