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Bishop Issues Rulings of Law on Questions from the 2021 Annual Conference

7/8/2021
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has issued two Rulings of Law on questions submitted at the 2021 North Georgia Annual Conference. She has submitted the rulings to the United Methodist Judicial Council. See the rulings below: Question 1: As authorized in ¶51 of the United Methodist Constitution and as reiterated in ¶2609.6 of the 2016 Book of Discipline, the following question of law was submitted at the North Georgia Annual Conference session for a ruling: Does a local church that identifies itself ...



Thank You! Volunteers, Service Providers, Staff Put in Countless Hours to Host Annual Conference 2021

6/7/2021
Thanks to all who were part of the production of the 2021 North Georgia Annual Conference Session. Their faithful collaboration enabled members and guests of the Conference to participate in the session and for hundreds of family and friends to attend the Ordination Service and Service of Remembrance in person while hundreds more watched via live stream. The team included: Associate Conference Secretaries Joya Abrams Nate Abrams Dave Allen Grady Chris Branscomb Kathy Brockman Lee Fullerton ...



Annual Conference 2021 Update

6/4/2021
The 155th North Georgia Annual Conference was joyful and productive. The Conference began Thursday, June 3, with the Clergy Executive Session. The clergy of the North Georgia Conference met virtually to approve the Business of the Annual Conference report, hear updates from the Orders, and affirm their covenant community. On Friday, June 4, North Georgia United Methodists gathered online for our annual time of holy conferencing. Meeting virtually from across the Conference, members conducted ...



Confident and Prepared: Three Steps for Annual Conference Prep

5/20/2021
As Annual Conference 2021 approaches there are a few ways members of the Annual Conference can prepare for the session. Here are three important steps to prep: #1 - Register. Register between now and May 31. Be sure you receive your confirmation email. REGISTER HERE #2 - Read the Handbook. Be sure to read the North Georgia Conference Handbook. Start by reviewing the Table of Contents (immediately behind the cover page), the Agenda (page 9), and the Virtual Meeting Guide (page 16).  2021 ...



AC Q&A: Information About the 2021 North Georgia Annual Conference

2/24/2021
Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Annual Conference 2021 below. We will update this document regularly. Stay connected to news and information by visiting www.ngumc.org/AC2021. UPDATED 5/20/2021 Q: What technology do I need to participate in a virtual Annual Conference? Members and guests will need an internet-connected desktop or laptop computer. You will access the session using a web browser. Q: Can I use a smartphone or tablet? This year you must use a desktop or laptop ...



2020 North Georgia Annual Conference Report

9/10/2020
North Georgia Annual Conference Virtual Session August 29, 2020 Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, presiding On Saturday, August 29, nearly 2,000 North Georgia United Methodists gathered for a beloved time of conferencing in a new way. Meeting virtually from living rooms, kitchen tables, church offices, and beyond, members of the Conference adopted a condensed agenda to complete essential business in one day. Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson presided over the historic session that utilized a secure meeting ...



2020 Annual Conference Meets for First-Ever Virtual Session

8/28/2020
Photos: (Above) Bishop Sue presiding over the 2020 Annual Conference online. Photo courtesy of Rev. Dr. Joseph McBrayer. (At right) Conference Associate Secretary Rev. Joya Abrams takes minutes from home this morning. Photo courtesy of Nate Abrams.  On Saturday, August 29, nearly 2,000 North Georgia United Methodists gathered for a beloved time of conferencing in a new way. Meeting virtually from living rooms, kitchen tables, church offices, and beyond, members of the Conference adopted a ...



Q&A: 2020 Virtual Annual Conference Sessions

7/29/2020
Updated August 17, 2020   The 2020 virtual Annual Conference session will utilize a trusted online meeting and voting platform that will allow members to securely participate using an internet-connected device. The platform will also allow guests to view the Annual Conference session. A condensed agenda will include only items before the Annual Conference that are essential at this time so that the session can be conducted in one day. Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions below. (And if ...



More than 700 Clergy Gather for Virtual Clergy Executive Session

7/16/2020
More than 700 North Georgia Conference clergy and members of the Board of Ministry gathered online July 16 for our first-ever virtual Clergy Executive Session. Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson presided over the session and was joined by Director of the Center for Clergy Excellence Bernice Kirkland, Conference Secretary Donn Ann Weber, Chair of the Board of Ministry Julie Boone, and Executive Assistant to the Bishop Terry Walton.  Attendees of the session sang, prayed, celebrated, and cast electronic ...



Annual Conference Agenda Revised to Begin August 28 and Conclude August 29

4/24/2020
After the announcement of our postponed 2020 Annual Conference dates, several groups, including ordinands, requested a reconsideration of the proposed August schedule. Conference leadership went back to the drawing board and have adapted the agenda so that the session will happen across only two days—August 28-29, 2020.  The revised agenda will begin with the Clergy Executive Session on Friday, August 28, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a 1:30 p.m. Opening Worship, and an afternoon plenary session. ...



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