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2022 Laity Luncheon Address: Setting the Table

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

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

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

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

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.  ...

AC Q&A: Information About the 2022 North Georgia Annual Conference

Updated May 31, 2022 Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Annual Conference 2022 below. We will update this document regularly. Stay connected to news and information by visiting www.ngumc.org/AC2022. Q: Will Annual Conference 2022 be in-person? Yes! Members of the 2022 North Georgia Annual Conference will meet in person in Athens.  Q: Can members participate remotely? All voting will be done in person only. The sessions will be live-streamed, however, for all to follow along.  Q: ...

Bishop Names 2022 Annual Conference Special Offering: UMCOR

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has named the United Methodist Committee on Relief, UMCOR, as the 2022 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 Remembrance on Friday, June 3, or checks may be submitted to the Conference Office.  As the humanitarian relief and disaster response arm of The United ...

2022 Clergy Move Day Schedule

Each summer a number of North Georgia Conference clergy pack their belongings and make the move to their next appointment. To make coordination 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. The first day at the new appointment will be the ...

Blueprint for Wellness Screening Returning to Annual Conference 2022

The Blueprint for Wellness Screening for HealthFlex participants is available until August 31. In addition to registering to get your screening at a patient service center, via Self-Collection Kit, or via physician form you can now sign up for an on-site appointment at Annual Conference in Athens! Phone: 1-855-623-9355 Employer group: HealthFlex or United Methodist Church Online: Log in to your Virgin Pulse account and find Blueprint for Wellness under the “Benefits” tab or through Benefits ...

Judicial Council Affirms Decisions of Law by Bishop at 2021 North Georgia Annual Conference

(United Methodist News Service) The United Methodist Judicial Council has begun to release decisions from its 22-item fall docket. These Judicial Council rulings cover decisions of law that bishops made during the 2020 and 2021 annual conference seasons. The Judicial Council affirmed both Decisions of Law made by Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson at the 2021 North Georgia Annual Conference.  Before the court was whether annual conference members can amend a congregation’s disaffiliation agreement when...

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