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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 ...

Emory's Candler School of Theology Invites Public to Centennial Celebration

10/16/2014
Luther E. Smith Jr., professor of church and community emeritus at Candler, will deliver the centennial convocation address Oct. 24 at Emory's Candler School of Theology. Emory University's Candler School of Theology invites the public to take part in the official commemoration of the school's 100th anniversary with a centennial convocation on Friday, Oct. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on the Emory University campus. Luther E. Smith Jr., professor emeritus of church...



Candler School of Theology receives grant to explore changes in theological education

7/11/2014
By GBHEM                  Emory University's Candler School of Theology has received a $460,000 grant from Lilly Endowment to lead a study of the purposes of theological education in a time of significant change. "Theological Education Between the Times: Consultations on the Meanings and Purposes of Theological Education" will convene diverse groups of theological educators to reflect on the nature of theological education. Ted A. Smith, associate professor of preaching and ethics at Candler, ...



North Georgia United Methodists Arrive in Athens

6/9/2014
(Photo of Young Adult Coffee House attendees by Rev. Joseph McBrayer) Monday, June 9, members of the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church began once again to converge at the Classic Center in Athens for its Annual Conference Session. Many of the expected 2,000 attendees took advantage of afternoon registration and attended pre-conference meals and meetings, including the Deacon's Dinner, Covenant Bible Study leader training, and the annual Young Adult Coffee House.  "I pray ...



Christian Hip-hop Artist Tedashii to Headline GO ON Youth Event Kicking Off in Atlanta

6/5/2014
GO ON Tour, a worship concert featuring Christian hip-hop artist Tedashii and speakers from next year’s national United Methodist youth event YOUTH 2015, will visit each of the church’s U.S. jurisdictions this fall. The 10-city tour, which begins Sept. 13 at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, will afford youth an opportunity to experience event-style worship, hear a national level performer and featured speaker and be among the first groups able to register for YOUTH 2015, an event for ...



Five Life Lessons for Graduates and Those Who Love Them

5/30/2014
By Rev. Patricia Dunbar Pastor of Mt. Nebo UMC It’s a shame that the finest insight for a well-lived life isn’t neatly packaged inside fortune cookies or neat little boxes. It seems graduate, that over the next few weeks, every friend, neighbor, relative, and unknown stranger is going to tell you what to do with your life. I thought that I would join with the masses and pass on a little life perspective of my own.   1.      1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are ...

LaGrange College Student Paints NGUMC Churches for Senior Exhibition

5/15/2014
By Ansley Brackin Communication Specialist for The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church Senior Fine Arts Major, Sarah Gordon, of LaGrange College paid homage to The United Methodist Church by using several of the North Georgia Conference’s churches as her subjects for her senior exhibition. Gordon explains in her artist statement that her emphasis was “more of a personal history than an objective observation.” Most of the chosen churches are in some way spiritually woven ...

Young Harris College Confers 167 Degrees During Commencement Ceremony

5/12/2014
Emmy and Grammy Award-Winning Artist and YHC Alumna Trisha Yearwood, ’84, Delivers Address to Graduates   YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College conferred 167 degrees on graduates participating in the College’s Commencement ceremony on May 10 in the YHC Recreation and Fitness Center. The College awarded bachelor’s degrees in art, biology, business and public policy, communication studies, education, English, history, mathematics, music, music education, musical theatre, outdoor leadership, ...



Hawkins elected as LaGrange College board chair

5/9/2014
Dr. Scott D. Hawkins has been elected chairman of the LaGrange College Board of Trustees. He replaces Bill Hodges, who rotated off the board at its meeting on April 25. “We are extremely blessed as an institution to have talented alumni to provide leadership for our trustees and our college,” said President Dan McAlexander. “Chairman Hawkins brings his business acumen, his years of institutional experience and his personal passion for this college to his new role. I have the utmost confidence ...



Emory Ph.D. Student Among Five John Wesley Fellowship Receipients

4/1/2014
A Foundation for Theological Education (AFTE) John Wesley Fellowships have been awarded to five United Methodist doctoral scholars, including Frederick "David" Carr who is pursuing his Ph.D. studies in New Testament at Emory University’s Graduate Division of Religion. The John Wesley Fellows program is designed to promote the renewal of theological education by supporting promising United Methodist scholars who are committed to classical Christianity and academic excellence. Scholarships are ...



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