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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. ...



One in Ministry: Planning for Annual Conference 2020

2/10/2020
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and the Annual Conference Planning Committee are busy preparing for the 2020 North Georgia Annual Conference Session, set for June 18-20 at The Classic Center in Athens. This year's theme is "One in Ministry to All the World." This is our third year drawing our theme from the beloved prayer in our United Methodist Communion Liturgy: "May we be one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world." In 2018 we focused on spiritual disciplines as we...



New Clergy Move Day Schedule Starts in 2020

1/15/2020
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, historically a Thursday. The following Sunday has been the first worship service with their new congregation.  Beginning in the summer of 2020, there will be a new pattern for moves. The last Sunday in June will be the final Sunday of a moving pastor's current appointment. The following Tuesday is...



Being One With Each Other: Learning from Rev. Dr. Gary Mason

6/24/2019
By Sybil Davidson Rev. Dr. Gary Mason gave four rich and meaningful presentations to members of the 2019 North Georgia Annual Conference. Mason is a world-renowned and heavily consulted Methodist pastor. He directs a conflict transformation organization based in Belfast called "Rethinking Conflict." Mason shared his own story of having lived through violent conflict in his hometown of Belfast and his role in the Northern Ireland Peace Process.  He shared theological and biblical foundations for...



One With Each Other: 2019 North Georgia Annual Conference Report

6/20/2019
North Georgia Annual Conference The Classic Center, Athens, Ga. June 11-14, 2019 Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, presiding The 2019 North Georgia Annual Conference session was held June 11-14 at The Classic Center in Athens, Ga. With a theme of "One With Each Other,” the Conference focused on the prayer from our United Methodist Communion liturgy, “May we be one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world.” Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson presided. Put on Love: Worship and ...



North Georgia Elects 2020 General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegation

6/14/2019
The North Georgia Annual Conference has elected its Delegation to the 2020 General and Jurisdictional Conferences of The United Methodist Church. All are invited to join the delegation in prayer and fasting on Thursdays from July 1, 2019  through the General Conference in May 2020.  Clergy Members of the Delegation (General Conference) Byron Eric Thomas Philip Daniel Schroeder Patricia Alice Rogers Jasmine Rose Smothers Glenn Leland Ethridge (NOTE: will not attend General Conference due to ...



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