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'The Top 20 for Churches' and Other Videos Bring Humor, Insight and Inspiration to Conference

6/17/2014
Several of the most inspirational moments of 2014 North Georgia Conference came in the form of excellent videos. Some of the most-requested videos from the Annual Conference session are available for churches to share. (Just click the links below!) "The Top 20 for Churches" hosted by Rev. Dr. Quincy Brown, and Rev. Ben Cathey's fun and honest interview with kids about new places for new people were both from the Office of Congregational Development. Action Ministries closed its report on ...

5 Tips for Harnessing Social Media as a Ministry Outreach Tool

5/18/2014
By Rachel Reiff Ellis   Whether the faces in your church pews number in the hundreds or consist only of a faithful few, every member of your congregation is a potential ambassador, poised to spread word of your church’s mission. One simple way the church can help spread that message? By engaging thoughtfully and intentionally in the social media realm.   Many churches have not hopped on the social media bandwagon, in part because they don’t consider the implementation of a social media strategy ...

Introducing the New North Georgia Conference Website

1/1/2014
Welcome to the new ngumc.org! The North Georgia Conference website -- the hub of Conference communication -- was redesigned and launched in late November.  The site features a fresh look and a mobile-friendly responsive design. Whether you're viewing ngumc.org on your smart phone, tablet or desktop computer, the screen size will adjust for optimal viewing.  The carousel of featured items on the homepage and the use of images for category headings give plenty of opportunity to highlight ...



Refunds Distributed to Advocate Readers

12/18/2013
Subscribers to the North Georgia Advocate received their final edition of the newspaper on June 7 of this year, ending a tradition of Methodist news coverage that began in the 1800s. With only two weeks advance notice, the publisher of the Advocate, UMR Communications, ceased operations in May due to financial pressures. The Advocate staff quickly pulled together a farewell issue and was able to mail it before the May 31 closure date. Though disappointed, the North Georgia Conference staff had ...

EcuFilm to Close at Year End

12/11/2013
United Methodist Communications announced today that EcuFilm, which provides multimedia resources for small groups and churches, will close at the end of 2013. A ministry of United Methodist Communications, Ecufilm has been a long-time provider of video resources for use in worship,Sunday school, Bible study, retreats, small groups, and other church programs – both for United Methodist churches and other denominations. However, due to the changing marketplace, the service has experienced a ...

Rethink Christmas: Ad Campaigns Invite Listeners to Your Church

12/4/2013
Long lists, crowded stores and hectic plans shouldn't define Christmas. Maybe it's time to focus on bringing joy to others and be inspired by the greatest gift of all. Finding the true meaning of Christmas. This Christmas national and local advertising campaigns invite the audience to visit a United Methodist Church during Advent.  The national campaign includes TV ads similar to this one (click here to watch). Then, the week before Christmas, a radio ad will air during drive-time on stations ...



North Georgia Wins Social Media, E-Newsletter Awards from United Methodist Communications Group

10/29/2013
Representatives from the North Georgia Conference attended the annual United Methodist Association of Communicators meeting in Chicago this past weekend. Each year communicators from across the denomination gather together for informative workshops, worship, and an awards banquet honoring excellence in communication. Tim Schraeder, co-founder of the Center for Church Communication, attended as a special keynote speaker and workshop host on social media. Other workshops focused on News ...

North Georgia Conference releases new mobile apps for Android and iPhone

10/2/2013
Download Android App on Google Play Download Apple App for iPhone   How can you easily stay up to date on breaking conference news, messages from the bishop, and upcoming events?    Download the North Georgia UMC mobile app onto your smartphone.   The new mobile apps are available free of charge for iPhone and Android phones/tablets. In addition to the calendar and news, features include connections to conference Church Locator, Clergy Locator, Twitter and Instagram feeds.  In the Facebook ...

Scams Target United Methodists

8/28/2013
Unfortunately scam phone calls and emails are not unusual, but several scams lately are specifically targeting United Methodists. There are at least three such scams that we are aware of:   One scam has been reported by United Methodist pastors across the denomination. A person claiming to be a United Methodist bishop (Bishop Bledsoe, Bishop King and Bishop Holston's names have been used) calls to say that his daughter, niece, or friend has broken down in your town. He needs your help getting ...

New 'That's Church' digital, mobile, and TV ads will run nationally

8/20/2013
United Methodist Communications asks members and seekers to Rethink Church from a historic perspective with the new ‘That’s Church’ messages. “When we Rethink Church, we’re honoring our denominational roots,” said the Rev. Larry Hollon, chief executive of United Methodist Communications. “For more than 200 years, the Methodist movement has been putting faith into action. We believe faithfulness is nurtured in worship on Sunday morning and expressed by faithful acts the other days of the week. ...

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