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Application Deadline Approaching for UM Connectional Federal Credit Union College Scholarships

4/16/2015
The United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union (UMC FCU) is now accepting applications for the 2015 UMC FCU Scholarship. The UMC FCU will award four $1,000 scholarships again this year. The scholarships age eligibility to graduate and undergraduate students ages 17-35. The application must be received in UMC FCU offices by April 30, 205.  One winning applicant will be chosen from each of the credit union's four conferences: North Georgia, Alabama-West Florida, Florida, and South ...



Buchanan Named Next President of Andrew College

4/9/2015
Linda Buchanan, most recently the vice president and dean for student life at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, was elected president of Andrew College today following a special board of trustees meeting. President-elect Buchanan takes office June 15, 2015. She succeeds Interim President Kirk Treible, a former Andrew chief executive who has led the small, private institution since David Seyle retired in July 2014. “Dr. Buchanan’s credentials fit Andrew College’s needs exactly ...



McCord Appointed Director of the Georgia Commission on Higher Education

3/15/2015
Bishop B. Michael Watson, Bishop James King, and the Georgia Commission on Higher Education announce the appointment of Rev. Michael McCord as the next Executive Director of the Georgia United Methodist Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry. The appointment will be effective in June of 2015.    McCord will follow Rev. Cindy Autry who will retire in June.    McCord is currently Director of Campus Ministry Resources and Training for the United Methodist General Board of Higher ...



Connect with Sam Halverson: Associate Director for Youth & Young Adult Ministries

2/23/2015
Fun Fact About Sam Halverson  I love to cook for my family and friends and love eating in local places almost as much. Many would call me a “coffee snob” (but only before 1 p.m.).   What services does your position offer to local Churches? As one of the Associate Directors of Connectional Ministries I serve as a resource for congregations. As a person who has had over 30 years of experience in leading youth ministry in local churches I focus most of my work on youth and young adult ...

Reinhardt University Announces 20th President: Dr. Kina S. Mallard

2/13/2015
From Reinhardt University's Office of Marketing and Communications On Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, the Board of Trustees of Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga., announced the selection of Dr. Kina S. Mallard as the institution's 20th president during a press conference in the Science Center atrium. She was chosen by a vote of the full board on Feb. 10, and she will assume the office on July 1, 2015. Her selection completed a thorough seven-month search.   “Welcome Home” was the thread that ran ...



Cybersecurity Education Consortium Includes UM Schools

1/22/2015
Three United Methodist-related historically black colleges, Clark Atlanta University and Paine College, both in the North Georgia Conference, and Claflin University in South Carolina, will be part of a national cybersecurity education consortium announced last week by Vice President Joe Biden. The program focuses on filling the critical need for skilled cybersecurity professionals while also diversifying the pipeline of talent in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The ...



Bishop White Writes Annual 'Letter to Martin'

1/18/2015
Each year Bishop Woodie White writes a “Letter to Martin” (Martin  Luther King, Jr.) on the state of race relations and racial justice in America. Bishop White is a retired United Methodist Bishop, was an active leader in the Civil Rights movement, and continues to teach and work for racial and social justice. He is the Bishop in Residence at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta where he teaches, preaches, and works to equip future leaders of the church for the ...



Emory honors MLK legacy with service, awards, special events

1/15/2015
Emory University joins the nation in honoring Martin Luther King Jr. with more than a week of events focused on community service and social justice. Kicking off Jan. 19, the university’s King Week activities include service projects, lectures, community awards, music and worship opportunities that connect King’s legacy to those engaged in similar work today. In addition to attending events, members of the Emory community can contribute reflections to be published on the King Week website. The ...



College Students from United Methodist Churches Across North Georgia Receive UM Scholarships

12/4/2014
More than 100 college and seminary students from the North Georgia Conference received scholarships from the United Methodist Church's General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in the 2014-2015 school year.  In addition to the dozens of scholarships available from GBHEM, several students from North Georgia United Methodist churches attending UM-related institutions applied for and received a Conference Merit Award scholarship thanks to the generosity of North Georgia Conference churches ...

My Reflections on the NGUMC Young Adult Retreat: We Are Young, Weird, and Resurrected

11/20/2014
By Ansley Brackin Communications Specialist and Young Adult of the United Methodist Church The Conference Young Adult retreat was a perfect opportunity for young people in all walks of life to come together at Glisson and find reassurance in their faith and how they are called to harvest a Christian community in today’s world. We were joined by Rachel Held Evans, a well know Christian writer and blogger, who described the struggles of being young Christians in a world that seems to grow more ...

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