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Ages 5 to 84 Participate in McEachern UMC's Family Mission Trip

Follow Along on a Family Mission Trip to Camp Collinswood this Summer! By DeDe Bull Reilly I have been praying for a space and place where little people WITH their big people could stay and serve in developmentally appropriate ways, not too far away, overnight, and inexpensive so the whole family could attend. Those prayers were answered in July as McEachern UMC families participated in our Family Mission Trip. During 11 a.m. worship, a returning Youth Mission Team from Key West gave their ...

Disaster Response: NGUMC Early Response Teams Serving in Kentucky

Trained Early Response Team members from Northside UMC, Alpharetta UMC, Acworth UMC, Northbrook UMC, Canton First UMC, Zoar UMC, and Mountville UMC are responding to the devastating flooding in eastern Kentucky. On invitation from the Kentucky Annual Conference, our North Georgia Conference teams have been removing trees, mucking out (removal of drywall, debris removal, mold mitigation), tarping, and clearing sites where homes were destroyed by the flood waters. "We have heard so many ...

New Hope UMC Celebrated as a 'Bronco Backer' by Community School

By Sybil Davidson Just over a year ago, New Hope UMC in Gainesville welcomed a new neighbor: A brand new high school was opening in the church's backyard.  "We had this opportunity to have a presence in our community school," said Rev. Andrew Covington, New Hope's pastor. "I reached out to the principal and shared that the church really wants to be there for the teachers, students, and administration." The congregation was clear that the purpose of partnering with the school would never be ...

A Dream is Now Reality: Covenant UMC Celebrates First Service in New Building

Covenant United Methodist Church has moved into a new home at 3375 Atlanta Road in Smyrna. A dream that was born in November 2015 with the merger of Cumberland United Methodist Church and Faith United Methodist Church is now a reality. The two churches merged to become Covenant UMC and the commitment from day one was to sell both former church buildings and relocate into a new facility.   Covenant celebrated the realization of that dream on Sunday, August 14, as they gathered for worship for the...

Disaster Response Update: Flooding in Eastern Kentucky

North Georgia United Methodists join in prayer for all affected by recent historic flooding in Kentucky and stand ready to help.  Stephen Redmond, our North Georgia Conference Disaster Response Warehouse Manager, delivered a truckload of North Georgia cleaning buckets to Jackson, Kentucky, this week in coordination with UMCOR and the Kentucky Annual Conference. "I was able to deliver the cleaning buckets to United Methodist Mountain Missions safety," reported Stephen. "This was a true ...

Moreland Moves (And Laughs, Smiles, Sweats, and Prays)

By Rev. Sean Kilpatrick My life has been transformed by exercise. After experiencing some of the painfully obvious unhealthy tendencies of ministry and seminary, eight years ago I decided something must be done. To say I’ve taken exercise to an extreme would be an extreme understatement. To say that my life has been transformed by exercise would be even more of an understatement; but, I’d like to share with you something simple that you might want to try for yourself and maybe your community.  ...

Bright Star Launches 'Coins & Care' Fellowship at Local Laundromat

Bright Star UMC in Douglasville is excited to share love with the local community through its "Coins & Care" outreach.  At least once a month, volunteers gather at a local laundromat for a creative fellowship. The team greets and welcomes customers and blesses them with a Care Packet that includes laundry detergent, quarters to wash and dry clothes, information on upcoming community events that the church is sponsoring, and details on how to connect with Bright Star UMC. The "All Washed Up" ...

Celebrating Sight: Conference Has Provided More than $800k in Vision-Saving Eye Treatment

Dear Ms. Childs, I write with gratitude to you and trustees for your steadfast support of The Emory Eye Center's Pediatric Ophthalmology Program. Your investment will have a lasting impact on our patients and their families, allowing ophthalmologists and Eye Center specialists to provide compassionate, collaborative care for the diagnosis and treatment of children's vision programs.  Thank you again for your generosity. Sincerely, Gregory L Fenves President, Emory University   Julie Childs, ...

Two Counties, Three Days, Transformative Work: Wesley UMC's Hometown Mission Week

The first week of June was "Hometown Mission Week" for Wesley UMC in Augusta.  "We had 100 teenagers and 40 volunteers serve local homeowners, ministries, and community organizations doing light construction, repairs, building wheelchair ramps, painting, yard work, and other projects," said Rev. Aaron Talbot. "We had 14 project sites and worked over the course of three days." In addition to support from the congregation, small businesses in the community provided $11,000 in sponsorships that ...

KidQuest: Bremen First Offers a Weekly 'Mini-VBS' to More than 100 Kids

By Rev. David Blackwood I have been appointed to Bremen First UMC since July of 2021. Bremen, a small town of about 7,000 people, is seeing growth as the Atlanta suburbs move west and Carrollton expands north. We know from MissionInsite that the majority of people moving to Bremen are young families drawn to the area for the school system and housing. The church is working to welcome these new families to our community and to help them find a place of community and connection.   KidQuest gives ...

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