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Leaning In To the Connection: United Methodists Partner to Serve Georgia Tech Students in Need

In this photo (taken before the pandemic), a group of students recover leftovers from a Georgia Tech dining hall. The leftovers are packaged into containers to create single-serving meals, and then made available to food-insecure students through the campus food pantry. By Rebecca Wallace   We don’t always know whom we walk among. For instance, in our everyday lives, many of us feel like poverty and food insecurity happen "somewhere else." Who would think that students from all over the world ...

Candler School of Theology Announces The Rev. Dr. P. Alice Rogers Scholarship Endowment

Emory University’s Candler School of Theology has announced the establishment of The Rev. Dr. P. Alice Rogers Scholarship Endowment, which will provide financial support for students pursuing a career in pastoral ministry. This scholarship endowment was made possible through the generosity of Mr. Donald H. Defoe and Mrs. Barbara E. Defoe of Atlanta. The Rev. Dr. P. Alice Rogers serves as the Gainesville District Superintendent of The United Methodist Church and Associate Professor in the ...

United Methodist Campus Ministry: A Different Story About Young People Today

by REBECCA WALLACE   Rev. Blair Tolbert says she starts many sermons with, “I have a different story to tell you about young people today.” As Dean of Chapel and Campus Ministry at United Methodist-related Young Harris College, she says she has seen an overwhelming increase of students wanting to be connected, in one way or another, to religion.   Serving 1,100 students as well as faculty and staff, Blair engages young people from a variety of denominations and other religions as well. Among the...

More Than Football: Reinhard Student, Lewis Memorial Member Has Strong Faith

By JESSICA BRADFORD For Gray Nichols, football has taught him more than play calls and drills. He tries to live his Christian faith through school, football, and everyday interactions. This year he has grown in his faith and become more than a football player. Nichols is a member of Lewis Memorial UMC in Evans, a small town outside of Augusta. He graduated from Evans High School and now attends United Methodist-related Reinhardt University in Waleska. He says growing up in church teaches you the...

Fall Youth Ministry Retreats Are a Powerful Faith Building Experience

Retreats are among the most expressive and affecting events a youth ministry can offer for the faith development and spiritual growth of youth, but they also take a lot of work putting together and carrying out. We've heard from youth ministers and congregations that it is helpful to have a trusted and proven retreat available for youth groups so that youth ministry leaders can participate and focus on the teenagers without having to worry about logistics, setup, supplies, or unexpected issues. ...

Georgia Tech Wesley Foundation Hosts Campus 'Potato Drop'

Campus ministry, plus a Connectional Ministries grant, plus a local church partner equals 25,000 pounds of potatoes to hunger ministries in Atlanta. By Sybil Davidson Last fall the Georgia Tech Wesley Foundation hosted a “Potato Drop” at Tenth Street Underwood UMC near campus. The Wesley Foundation received 25,000 lbs pounds of gleaned potatoes from The Society of St. Andrew to distribute to hunger organizations.   Wesley Foundation staff and students connected with other student volunteers ...

Campus Crawl: A United Methodist College Tour for High School Students Hits the Road

Are you a high school student who wants to tour colleges to find the one that is right for you?   Are you a parent who wants your high school student to tour college campuses?   Register today for the Campus Crawl - a bus tour for 9th through 12th-grade students designed to introduce them to United Methodist campus ministries featuring our Georgia United Methodist Colleges and Universities.   In one weekend, high school students will meet representatives from our United Methodist Colleges and ...

Reinhardt Football Team to Play in National Championship Saturday

When Reinhardt University embarked on the creation of a football program, leaders hoped for a successful program. Yet no one expected the grand success – both on the field and in the classroom – that Reinhardt Eagles football has enjoyed during its brief five-year history. With a double-overtime win over the Southern Oregon Raiders last weekend in Waleska, the team will compete for the first time in the NAIA Football National Championship Game in Daytona Beach, Florida on Dec. 16, 2017 vs. the...

Donor Makes $1 Million Gift to LaGrange College

Photo:  Jerry Wilkinson of Atlanta and his family unveil a sign proclaiming the new name of LaGrange College’s Wilkinson Family Servant Scholars Program. From left are Hayley Brammer, Bev Wilkinson, Chad Brammer, Jerry Wilkinson, Heather Deguire and Hilary Bayer. Atlanta business leader Jerry Wilkinson and his family have donated $1 million to LaGrange College to support its “From Promise to Prominence Campaign,” specifically the institution’s Servant Scholars Program. Wilkinson, a member of ...

Churches Partnering in New Ways With New Campus Ministries

By Sybil Davidson As college students begin a new school year, United Methodist churches are partnering in new ways with the Georgia UMCommission to launch and champion new campus ministries. Three notable new ministries are in the works thanks to our United Methodist connection: Georgia Gwinnett Wesley, West Georgia Wesley, and Augusta Wesley.   Georgia Gwinnett Wesley Most people don't think of Lawrenceville as a "college town," but when Lawrenceville First UMC went through a ...

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