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Bishop Dease Names UMCOR as the 2023 Annual Conference Special Offering
3/24/2023
Bishop Robin Dease has chosen UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, as the 2023 North Georgia Annual Conference Special Offering.  Churches are invited to collect the offering any time before Annual Conference. One person from each local church will have an opportunity to present a check from their church during the Service of Word and Table on Saturday, June 3, or checks may be submitted to the Conference Office.  As the humanitarian relief and disaster response arm of The United ...
Childcare at Annual Conference 2023
3/17/2023
Childcare for children 6 months through rising kindergarten will be available during Annual Conference 2023, at no cost to member parents and legal guardians. Childcare will be hosted at Athens First UMC. Online pre-registration is required. Registration goes live May 7 at ngumc.org/AC2023. Questions? Please contact Rev. Blair Boyd Zant at blair.zant@ngumc.net. 
'I Will Pour Out My Spirit on All': Annual Conference 2023 Planning Well Underway
3/8/2023
Plans are well underway for the 2023 North Georgia Annual Conference session. Bishop Robin Dease will preside over the three-day annual "homecoming" June 1-3 (a Thursday through Saturday) in Athens. The focus will be on our theme, "I will pour out my spirit on all..." based on Joel 2:28. One emphasis will be on intergenerational participation this year.  Preparation In the spirit of the hymn lyric, "Tune my heart to sing thy grace," Bishop Dease invites all North Georgia United Methodists to ...
2023 Clergy Move Day Schedule
3/2/2023
Each summer a number of North Georgia Conference clergy say farewell and thank you to one congregation and move on to serve their next appointment. To make coordination of these moves easier, an official "move day" is set by the Conference.  Beginning in the summer of 2020, the Conference launched a new pattern for moves. The last Sunday in June is the final Sunday of a moving pastor's current appointment. The following Tuesday is "Move Day." The first Sunday of July is a Sunday off for the ...
Annual Conference 2023 to Be Shortened by One Day
1/5/2023
After receiving input from the Annual Conference Planning Committee and Conference Secretary, Bishop Robin Dease has revised the schedule for the 2023 North Georgia Annual Conference to shorten the session by one day. Annual Conference will now be held June 1-3, 2023—a Thursday to Saturday.  The dates were originally set for May 31 to June 3 (four days) to allow for voting for General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegates. Last month the United Methodist Judicial Council offered clarity that ...
2022 Laity Luncheon Address: Setting the Table
6/27/2022
Laity Luncheon Address Russell Davis, North Georgia Camp and Retreat Ministries 2022 North Georgia Annual Conference June 2, 2022 DOWNLOAD SLIDES   I’m not exactly sure why Nate asked me to do this…As leaders of your congregations you all are the experts of how to run churches, so I’m not sure that I have anything helpful to bring to this conference “table” today.   In fact, camp and retreat ministries exist because they uniquely offer a change of perspective, an experience of “creative ...
Focus Area: Racial Justice and Healing is the Pathway to Beloved Community
6/13/2022
Racial Justice and Healing Academy Launching Soon ngumc.org/racial-justice-and-healing-academy By Rev. Brian Tillman I was in the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta one day. In the bottom level the King papers are held on a rotating display. On this occasion there was a pamphlet that Dr. King contributed to. He wrote about the aims of his resistance efforts and the strategy behind them. In it, he wrote something like, “We aim to resist in such a way that when we are ...
North Georgia Annual Conference Report 2022
6/8/2022
North Georgia Annual Conference The Classic Center, Athens, Georgia June 2-4, 2022 Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, presiding   The 2022 North Georgia Annual Conference session was held June 2-4 at The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia, with Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson presiding. After two years of virtual sessions, 1,800 United Methodists gathered for a conference that felt like a homecoming under the theme of “A Place for You at The Table.”   Among the highlights of the session were: the ...
5 Values, 5 Areas of Focus: Countless Possibilities
6/2/2022
Rev. Blair Zant and Rev. Brian Tillman introduce the North Georgia Conference's 5 areas of focus.   What Happens If We Do Nothing? What Is Possible If We Do Something? By Rev. Blair Zant and Rev. Brian Tillman In 2021, we accepted a charge to assemble a group of leaders, representative of our entire Conference, who would pray and discern how God is calling us to pursue our mission in this season. This group would claim our Conference’s core values, and would name the areas of transformational ...
What's New for AC2022: 5 Things to Note About the North Georgia Annual Conference
5/23/2022
We will all be thrilled to return to in-person conferencing in North Georgia, but what else will be new in 2022? Here are a few things to expect at Annual Conference:  #1 The Digital Handbook! There will not be printed Annual Conference Handbooks in 2022. That means that before arriving in Athens you should plan to print the Handbook or download it to your digital device for reference. Find the digital handbook and important additions and corrections at https://www.ngumc.org/handbook-2022.  ...
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