Children and Youth

Fam Fest One of Many Outlets for Helping UM Children's Home

The United Methodist Children's Home shares "25 Ways Everyone Can Get Involved in Foster Care" Learn more here There are many simple ways to support foster care at The Children’s Home. Whether you have time, resources, or love to give, we hope our list will inspire you to get involved today! Give Time Tutor a child in their foster home Volunteer to style a child’s hair Be approved to provide childcare and give our foster parents a much-needed break or date night. Provide transportation for ...

Where Do Servant Leaders Come From?

ELI equips Christian leaders who lead differently because they see the world differently In his New York Times best-seller Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek asks where leaders come from. Not just any leaders, but leaders who sacrifice for the good of the group - who lead by serving others rather than self-promotion.  Whether intentional or incidental, Sinek preaches ideas about servant leadership that are in-step with Christ's example for the Church. Jesus is the ultimate servant leader, the ...

Dances with the Stars: Clergy Edition Embraces the Unexpected

Tonya Murphy, Alice Rogers and Denise Wilson Take Home the Night's Top Prizes Editor's Note: We received an update March 18 on the People's Choice Award. "Because of the tremendous effort of the LaGrange District on behalf of Denise Wilson, we decided to audit the votes and have discovered that the difference between Denise Wilson and Alice Rogers was fewer than 50 votes.  Therefore we have decided that this year the People's Choice Award is a tie and Alice and Denise will share the award." By ...

North Georgia United Methodists Contribute to CEB Student Bible

North Georgia Conference’s own Beth Corrie, Director of Emory University’s Youth Theological Institute, served as editor of new CEB Student Bible. This edition, published in fall of 2015, is described as “a Bible by and for young people that invites them into deeper forms of both personal holiness and social holiness, helping them make connections between the world of the Bible and their own world.” Youth ministers and biblical scholars have all come together with today’s youth in order to ...

Kings Memorial UMC: Blessed by a Block Party

By Rev. Emile Ennis Kings Memorial UMC is one of Atlanta’s oldest churches and is located in the heart of the Edgewood Community. Church membership has declined in recent years as older members passed away and others moved on to another community. Recently the Kings Memorial congregation and I decided to take a new approach and reach out to this transitioning community in a number of ways. The Evangelism Team went door to door and invited folks to both church school and Sunday morning worship ...

Rome Area Clergy Share Their Inspiring Adoption Stories

Two United Methodist clergy families recently shared their adoption stories in videos for the Faith Coalition for Families, an organization based in Floyd County that supports families and the foster care community. The videos were produced by iSee Stories Productions. Revs. Anjie and Andy Woodworth and their three children shared how their family of three became a family of five. Anjie is associate pastor of Rome First UMC and Andy serves as associate pastor of Trinity UMC in Rome. Rev. Rich ...

The Wesley Fund to Provide Need-Based Financial Support so all Children and Youth Can Experience Camp

At its November meeting, the Conference Board of Trustees approved plans to establish The Wesley Fund through the North Georgia Conference Camp and Retreat Ministries.   The Wesley Fund will go toward financial assistance for children and youth who would otherwise not be able to attend North Georgia Conference Summer Camps. This assistance - called “Camperships” - is also available to those whose families are experiencing short-term financial difficulties.    Made possible by the former Board of...

Asperger’s Task Force Seeks Input on Need for Resources

A group of North Georgia United Methodists interested in providing resources to families with a child with Aspberger's Syndrome asks for you to take a brief survey on the topic.  The survey is anonymous and can be found at 

Atlanta-Emory District Proves Church Can Happen Anywhere

By Ansley Brackin Communications Specialist United Methodist Churches across the Atlanta-Emory District are looking past the walls of their church building to find new, creative ways of worshiping and serving their communities.   Random Acts of Kindness and Community Connection McKendree UMC of Lawrenceville has a vast assortment of ministries, including a Popcorn Ministry where members hand out treats at local RedBoxes while inviting people to church, a bicycle repair co-op, bible studies with...

More Than 350 Children Enjoy North Georgia's First Children's Retreat

By Ansley Brackin Communications Specialist The first North Georgia Conference Children’s Retreat, Walk In It, was held at Glisson Camp and Retreat Center, September 11-13th, 2015. The camp welcomed over 350 children, 3rd-6th grade, and leaders to Dahlonega for a weekend of listening, seeking, and walking with God. Friday began with worship where the campers were joined by North Georgia’s Coordinator of Vocational Discernment, Rev. Tonya Lawrence. She assured the children and their leaders that...

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