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North Georgia Celebrates 2016 Apportionment Giving

1/19/2017
Photo: Sean Taylor, layperson and chair of Conference Council on Finance and Administration, presents the 2017 Budget to the Annual Conference. At the close of 2016, North Georgia United Methodist churches had paid 94.7 percent of the apportionment budget, the highest percentage of apportionments paid in 15 years. Apportioned giving totaled $20,896,626.    Six of the 12 districts increased versus the previous year, including the Atlanta-Marietta District which paid five percentage points more ...



Bishop Announces Three Appointive Cabinet Changes

1/3/2017
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has announced three changes to the Appointive Cabinet effective June 2017.  Rev. Jane Brooks will be promoted to serve full time as Assistant to the Bishop. In this role she will ensure that all aspects of the Annual Conference are working together to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. She will ensure that all branches of the Annual Conference (Conference Staff, Board of Ministry, Cabinet) are working in concert and not duplicating ...



Praying Our Way Forward: Worship, Study, Discernment, Confession and Prayer for God’s Guidance

12/27/2016
North Georgia Conference Week of Prayer to be March 19-25, 2017 The denomination-wide 'Praying Our Way Forward' initiative will launch Phase 2 on New Year’s Day with 75 weeks of focused prayer for The United Methodist Church. The effort will begin January 1 in the North Carolina Conference, and wrap up in the West Angola Episcopal area in June 2018. Each annual conference will take one week to have intentional prayer for the mission of The United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus ...



Bishop Sue Welcomes Input on District Superintendent Selection

11/17/2016
North Georgia Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson invites Conference laity and clergy to submit names of individuals they see as possessing gifts that would lend themselves to the office of District Superintendent. She has established a special email address to receive the suggestions. Read the letter from Bishop Sue below: Dear North Georgia Conference Clergy and Laity:   One of my priorities as your bishop is to name respected and gifted clergy leaders as district superintendents. To help me make the...

Conference Committees Gather for Training Event

10/13/2016
Dozens of members serving on North Georgia Conference committees and boards gathered at Dunwoody UMC on Saturday for a quadrennial training event.  Members of our Conference Common Table, Nominations Committee, Board of Pension and Health Benefits, Finance and Administration, Trustees, Equitable Compensation, Board of Laity, Board of Connectional Ministries, and Congregational Development met for the first time this quadrennium at the event.  "Our work flows from our worship," said Rev. Herzen...



Cabinet and Bishop Participate in On-Boarding Process

9/21/2016
On Wednesday, the extended cabinet of the North Georgia Conference and Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson participated in a day-long "on-boarding" session. The session was led by Claire Bowen, a lay person in the North Georgia Conference, who specializes in this process when a new person is named to lead a corporation or large organization like a United Methodist conference. She is a lifelong United Methodist and a member of Peachtree Road UMC in Atlanta. "The on-boarding process that the cabinet ...



Welcome, Bishop: North Georgia Conference Celebrates Assignment of Bishop Haupert-Johnson

9/20/2016
View photos by Pam Sheldon and Rev. Joseph McBrayer By Sybil Davidson Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson was officially welcomed as resident bishop of the North Georgia Conference on Sunday afternoon, September 18. A crowd of more than 1,000 filled the sanctuary of Peachtree Road UMC in Atlanta. A beautiful processional led by waving ribbons included ministry partners in higher education, leaders of related agencies, retired bishops and worship participants. Glorious music throughout the service ...



Welcome, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson! North Georgia's New Bishop Begins Assignment

9/1/2016
Today Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson begins her four-year term as episcopal leader of the North Georgia Conference.  "We are very happy to welcome our new Bishop to the United Methodist Center on her first official day as our episcopal leader," said Rev. Jane Brooks, Director of Ministerial Services and Assistant to the Bishop. As for what a first day will be like for the new leader, "I expect to see her unpacking boxes and getting her office space settled. I think she might be walking around and ...



Service of Installation for Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson Set for September 18

8/22/2016
The Service of Installation of Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson as episcopal leader of the North Georgia Conference will be held Sunday, September 18, at 4 p.m. at Peachtree Road UMC in Atlanta. The special service is a time for our Annual Conference to gather for worship and to welcome Bishop Haupert-Johnson and her family and to give thanks for her assignment to the North Georgia Conference. The service will be followed by a reception.  Those unable to attend are invited to watch the service via ...



Meet Bill Martin: Your Conference Lay Leader

7/28/2016
Meet Bill Martin, our North Georgia Conference Lay Leader! The Marietta native and Furman University grad, was elected lay leader by the 2016 North Georgia Annual Conference and began his four-year term of service July 1. He and his wife Kristin live in Dacula and have a daughter and two sons. We caught up with him to ask a few questions: Q: What's your church home? I'm a member of Dacula UMC where I have been nurtured and loved by an amazing congregation and a long list of influential senior ...



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