News

Annual Conference Session


2018 North Georgia Annual Conference Report

6/21/2018
The following report was submitted to UMC.org to summarize the 2018 North Georgia Annual Conference. Members of Annual Conference are invited to use this report and daily update newsletters to help craft their reports to their local churches.  Annual Conference Daily Update: Tuesday June 12 Annual Conference Daily Update: Wednesday June 13 Annual Conference Daily Update: Thursday June 14 www.ngumc.org/AC2018 North Georgia Annual Conference The Classic Center, Athens, Ga. June 12-14, 2018 ...



Youth From Every District Step into Leadership at Annual Conference 2018

6/19/2018
At the 2018 North Georgia Conference in Athens more than 60 youth served as members of the Annual Conference. "One thing unique about The United Methodist Church is that laity has as much a voice in leadership and direction of the church as clergy," said Rev. Sam Halverson, associate director of Congregational Excellence with a focus on youth ministry. "Another is that teenagers have just as much a voice in the lay leadership of the church as adults." "That means these youth represented your ...



Annual Conference Daily Update: Monday, June 11

6/11/2018
Welcome to Annual Conference 2018! "I invite you to join me in prayer for our North Georgia Annual Conference this week in Athens. May we be filled with grace and empowered for mission." —Bishop Sue Thousands of North Georgia United Methodists and guests began arriving in Athens this week for the 2018 Annual Conference session. Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson will preside over the three-day annual meeting June 12-14. The focus will be on spiritual disciplines and the theme "Moving Toward Perfection ...



Let Us Worship: Moving Toward Perfection in Love

5/31/2018
Photo: Impact UMC leads closing worship at the 2017 Annual Conference. by JESSICA BRADFORD “Moving Toward Perfection in Love." This theme for Annual Conference 2018 seems simple enough, but how do we plan and order worship in a way that will help our gathered community deepen their connection to God when their needs and personalities are so diverse? According to author Corinne Ware, it is possible. Ware’s spiritual growth book, Discover your Spirituality Type: A Guide to Individual and ...



Every Church Encouraged to Send a Team to the Worship Design Conference

10/5/2017
This year's North Georgia Annual Conference emphasized the importance of preparation, spending time in prayer and with scripture, and collaboration in worship planning. It was inspiring and challenging and led the Conference to seek experts in worship planning to teach us more.  That's where the November 4 Worship Design Conference comes in. Your church is strongly encouraged to send a team to this one-day event.  The Worship Design Conference will be led by Jason Moore of Midnight Oil ...



Excellent Worship Resources: Did You Leave Annual Conference Inspired?

6/28/2017
Did you leave Annual Conference 2017 inspired to learn more about excellent worship practices and ready to get creative? There are a number of upcoming opportunities for your church: Room at the Table: Celebrating People of All Abilities August 13 ​There is always room at God’s table for everyone! You are invited to join us August 13 at 10:30 am in Cannon Chapel at Emory University to experience inclusive worship that is inviting to people with mental health, sensory, intellectual and other ...



Bridges Update: Mission Partners Around the World

6/22/2017
The North Georgia Conference Bridges partnerships are based on a 50/50 relationship between our Conference and Methodist mission colleagues around the world. Rev. Herzen Andone, Conference Director of Connectional Ministries, gave an update to members of the 2017 Annual Conference on three Bridges. The Bridge to El Salvador has been active every year since its launch, according to Andone. Two teams from the LaGrange District and one from LaGrange College travel to El Salvador each year and are ...



Celebrating Excellence at Annual Conference 2017

6/22/2017
Throughout the 2017 Annual Conference session, members saw the reach of the United Methodist connection from our local communities, across our Conference, and around the world. Several churches and individuals were recognized during the Conference session for exemplary work in outreach, evangelism, and more.    The One Matters Award, given by Discipleship Ministries to a congregation that has grown in numbers and recovered from a struggle, was presented to Suwannee Worship Center UMC and Rev. ...



Oh, How We Worship: Annual Conference 2017

6/20/2017
More than a theme, "Show Your Work: Worship That Inspires Action," was put into practice at the 2017 North Georgia Annual Conference session. The 3-day event focused on praise and worship, and emphasized the importance of worship planning and preparation.  Four primary services themselves progressed through the stages of worship. The Annual Conference began with gathering (Opening Worship), moved into the word proclaimed (Service of Remembrance), a time of response (Ordination), and sending ...



Day Three Annual Conference Update: Depart to Serve

6/16/2017
Sessions Five and Six: Depart to Serve Survey Please share your feedback on Annual Conference 2017 in this post-conference survey.  TAKE SURVEY  Housing and Homeless Council Housing and Homeless Council President Laura Rappold thanked churches for their generous support of the Homeless Offering. Because of that generosity, the Council was able to award $121,000 to ministries to the homeless and very poor in each of our 12 districts this spring. She also invited members to an upcoming conference...



Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 ... 8 next