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Have Baptism Photos to Share? E-mail Us!

3/3/2014
The North Georgia Conference is collecting photos of baptisms to show during opening worship at Annual Conference 2014 in June. Send us photos of family baptisms, baptisms at your church, even your own baptism. Photos taken recently or long ago, of adults or of children, are all requested.  Email your photos to communications@ngumc.org. 



Communication Regarding the Deed of Simpsonwood Conference and Retreat Center

10/17/2013
On August 14, 2013, the Superior Court of Gwinnett County issued a ruling that allows the Simpsonwood Board of Trustees and the Conference Board of Trustees (Plaintiffs) to “freely use and convey the (Simpsonwood) Property free of the Restrictive Covenants”.  Interestingly, the Judge stated in his ruling that “it is undisputed that the restrictive covenants were honored by Plaintiffs during their legally enforceable term of twenty (20) years and for two decades thereafter.” (Bold added)  This ...

2013 North Georgia Annual Conference Report

6/20/2013
Each United Methodist Annual Conference submits a report to UMC.org and NewsScope following its session. Below is the report of the 2013 North Georgia Annual Conference. North Georgia Annual Conference June 11-13, 2013 The Classic Center, Athens, GA Theme: “Bridges to Mission”   Bishop B. Michael Watson called to order the 147th North Georgia Annual Conference session under the theme “Bridges to Mission,” marking his fifth year of service to the North Georgia Episcopal Area. In the three-day ...

Bishop Watson Announces 2013-2014 Clergy Appointments

6/14/2013
The 2013-2014 Appointment List is now available for download and viewing following the 2013 North Georgia Annual Conference. Bishop B. Michael Watson fixed the appointments during the closing worship service, Thursday, June 13, at the Athens Classic Center. Please report corrections to the Office of Ministerial Services.  Click here to view the PDF.

Ordination Service Among Highlights of Annual Conference 2013

6/14/2013
A highlight of the 2013 North Georgia Conference was the June 11 service of Licensing, Commissioning and Ordination.  Bishop Rodolfo Alfonso Juan of the Manila Episcopal Area was guest preacher for the service held in the theater of The Classic Center in Athens. "It is not about what we can do, but what God can accomplish through us," said Bishop Juan to the ordinands and commissioners.  The North Georgia Conference commissioned six provisional deacons and 12 provisional elders, ordained two...

Social Media Broadens Conversation at #ngac13

6/14/2013
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram figured heavily into the conversation at North Georgia Annual Conference this week. Using hashtag #ngac13, members and guests debated, joked and shared information over the web. Bishop Mike Watson even inspired a hashtag of his own when he asked delegates to be thoughtful in their online posts. "Tweet Sweet," he said. Moments later #TweetSweet was adopted by the Twitter crowd! A highlight on Instagram was one pastor's log of all the babies she encountered in ...

North Georgia's 2013 Denman Award winners announced

6/7/2013
The Harry Denman Evangelism Awards, sponsored by The Foundation for Evangelism, have been given out since 1981. The award honors United Methodist clergy, lay person, and youth in each annual conference who exhibit unusual and outstanding efforts for the work on Christian evangelism.   The awards help to draw attention to evangelism at the local church level and honor those persons who, in their daily lives, are effective in helping others to experience the transforming love of God through Jesus...

The Conference Special Offering for 2013: Bridges Partnerships

4/3/2013
This year’s Annual Conference Special Offering will be used to support the North Georgia Conference “Bridges” mission partnerships.  The greatest need of North Georgia’s six international mission partners is for assistance in leadership training. Your gifts this year will go toward providing training in El Salvador, The Bahamas, Russia, the Philippines, Kenya, and Portugal.    You are encouraged to give generously to bring training to the “next level” for our mission partners. Place a check in ...

Final 'Cokesbury Christmas' at Stores, but Annual Conference Presence to Continue

12/6/2012
As Cokesbury stores celebrate their final "Cokesbury Christmas," we are happy to confirm that Cokesbury’s in-person presence will continue at North Georgia Annual Conference, as well as all of the Annual Conference sessions in the United States.  "Cokesbury has many ways to serve customers – a Toll-free Call Center, Cokesbury.com and sales reps serving 45 markets across the country, but we consider our attendance at Annual Conference the high point of our year," said Jeffrey Barnes, Executive ...

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