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United Methodist Communications Offers Grants to Local Churches

7/23/2015
United Methodist Communications offers a number of grants to local churches. These grants provide far more than monetary assistance by focusing instead on providing congregations with individual guidance and hand-picked resources. Three North Georgia United Methodist churches have been selected as grant recipients in 2015. The Vine in Flowery Branch received the New Church Start Grant in preparation of their launch date on August 9, 2015. Since about 2009, this grant for new plants has provided...



Connect with Sybil Davidson: Conference Communicator

7/22/2015
  Fun Fact About Sybil Davidson I consider myself a good editor, but have made some typos on occasion. Once, as graphic designer at the Wesleyan Christian Advocate, I typed “Headline Goes Here” over a story by a respected South Georgia pastor. Unfortunately, I never got around to writing a real headline and that’s how it went to press. Another time, I wrote about someone’s “believed wife.” Thank goodness the “beloved wife” was gracious and kind. She got a laugh out of that mistake. ...

Connect with Ansley Brackin: Communications Specialist

4/27/2015
Fun Fact about Ansley Brackin I was deemed an “old soul” in high school with the purchase of my first car, a 1966 Mustang. I enjoy finding and using analogue cameras, and I’m slowly growing my vinyl collection.   What services does your position offer to local Churches?  My biggest role is to write stories on the great things going on in our churches and ministries! People across the conference come up with some highly innovative ideas to better engage with their congregations and ...

North Georgia United Methodists are Serving Children in Poverty

4/16/2015
Connecting with Local Schools Francella Perryman, Director of Local Outreach at Mount Pisgah UMC in Johns Creek, was invited last spring to the Fulton County Schools Faith Summit where she was a panelist discussing the importance of faith institutions supporting schools in their community. "Mount Pisgah strives to be a launching pad to service and is focused on spreading the good news to 'Love God, Love People,'" said Perryman. "To partner with our local elementary school was a natural choice."...

Guest Blogger Week: Creating a World Free From Hunger

11/9/2014
Read Post #1: The Gnawing Stress of Hunger in Georgia  Read Post #2: Hunger Relief and The Human Touch Build Community  Read Post #3: Gas South, A Proud Partner of Action Ministries  Read Post #4: Volunteers Give of Themselves So No One Need Go Hungry  Read Post #5: Blessings and Promises of Hope Disguised as a Simple Sack Lunch  Read Post # 6: What About the Moms Who Can't? Read Post #7: Why I’ll Never Look at a Bar of Soap the Same Way Again Nov. 10-16 is Guest Blogger Week at ngumc.org. The ...



North Georgia Conference Receives Communications Awards at Annual Gathering

10/28/2014
John Wesley statue in Reynolds Square, Savannah. (Photo by Ansley Brackin) United Methodist communications professionals from across the denomination were welcomed to Savannah last week at a reception in Reynolds Square complete with sweet tea, pimento cheese, shrimp salad and John Wesley's statue as the centerpiece. The annual gathering of UMAC, the United Methodist Association of Communicators, was held Oct. 22 to 24 at the Riverfront Marriott in Savannah.  An array of speakers and workshop ...



Mission Agency Will Match $1 million on UMC #GivingTuesday

10/6/2014
The United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries announced that on Dec. 2, 2014, it will match up to $1 million in gifts made online to any project through The Advance as part of UMC #GivingTuesday. Marie Kuch-Stanovsky, who chairs the communication and development committee of Global Ministries’ board of directors, expressed enthusiasm about last year’s record $6.5 million raised online through The Advance on UMC #GivingTuesday. “It was a wonderful sign of commitment and extravagant ...



Webinars on Parenting in the Digital Age

9/25/2014
Join Craig Kennet Miller in a six part series on iKids: Parenting in the Digital Age. Each hour session will focus on how our digital culture is influencing the live of iKids and their families. The sessions are based on iKids: Parenting in the Digital Age and Six Values for the Digital Age Group Study. These webinars are offered at no cost by Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church and will be recorded and archived for later viewing. To sign up or find more information, visit h...

All the Fun! Children's Home 'Takeover Day' Material

9/8/2014
The North Georgia Conference and the United Methodist Children's Home had a great time on September 8. The Conference website featured UMCH news and video on the homepage, pasted the UMCH logo over the Conference logo, and handed over the reigns of our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for a day to give everyone in the North Georgia Conference a chance to learn about the amazing work of our United Methodist Children's Home.  Your church is invited to print, post, share or use any of the ...



Live Stream: Opening Worship to the World

8/12/2014
By Don Thrasher     For many years there have been two communication ministries churches have utilized to offer worship to an audience outside the walls of the building.  Radio ministry has allowed people to hear worship services and other inspirational programs. Television ministry allows people to see and hear worship.  Both are effective and used successfully by many churches. Some of the TV and radio programs and worship services are live and some are taped. Recently, technology has ...



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