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Connexion Church Reaches Covington Community One Movie at a Time

By Ansley Brackin  Communication Specialist for The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church Rev. Andrew Covington of Connexion Church beat the summer lull that many churches experience in their service attendance by creating a summer series with short commitments and multi-generational appeal. The subject: Movies “If people go on vacation and miss a Sunday they can become lost when they come back,” Covington says of why families often avoid attending a summer series. The lead...

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

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 ...

New Missionary Will Serve in North Georgia

Fourteen new United Methodist missionaries answered “yes” to the question, “Do you believe you have been led by the Holy Spirit to do this work?” in the solemn yet joyful service of “commissioning” took place on Friday evening, October 11, at Christ Church United Methodist in New York City. Among the missionaries commissioned by the General Board of Global Ministries was Edney Joaquim from Brazil, who will work with the Atlanta-Roswell District in the North Georgia Annual Conference. “Will you ...

The Well UMC Moves into New Space

In just 60 days time, The Well UMC transformed an empty building into a vibrant new church. Watch the video above to see the transformation. "We moved from rental of a private school with setup and tear down every week to a permanent space," said church pastor Rev. Andy Postell. "The previous space was a more traditional look and the new space is very industrial which fits us better."   Already the church has stories to tell from the new space. "I posted one day that I needed some help ...

Preview of things to come: Connexion Church opens its doors to Rockdale, Newton residents

In early August Connexion Church asked residents of Rockdale and Newton counties living along Salem road: "Does a fresh start sound good to you? Then come check out Connexion Church. We are a brand new church in your neighborhood that is full of hope, energy, and friendly people. Our goal is to help our neighbors, like you, learn more about God and how he loves you and wants the very best for your life.  Join us for a relevant message, great music, and a fresh start with new friends."   Sunday, ...

Angle-Young endorsed as one of only 18 Life Coaches in the United Methodist system

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church recently announced that the Rev. Teresa Angle-Young has been endorsed by The United Methodist Endorsing Agency as a Life Coach. Endorsement is recognition that Rev. Angle-Young has met the requirements and completed the process and education to serve as a Life Coach. Angle-Young is one of only 18 endorsed Life Coaches in the United Methodist system in the United States. Angle-Young, pastor of Sacred Tapestry UMC in...

Connexion UMC to have first preview service

Connexion UMC, a new church start in Conyers, will have its first Preview Service this Sunday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m. This will be the first of three Preview Services (Oct-Dec) before the new church begins having weekly worship services in January 2013.  "Things are going really well," said Rev. Andrew Covington, church planter. "Please continue to pray for us. Praying for us and attending our service are really the two biggest things that you can do to help us." Connexion will meet at Peachtree ...

Conference honors Marlowe for 10 years of pro bono service

The North Georgia Conference recently honored Deborah Marlowe, a lay person who has given countless hours of pro bono legal counsel to the conference in the area of immigration, with a luncheon at Simpsonwood.   It has been more than ten years since the attorney -- and active United Methodist -- first provided invaluable assistance to then District Superintendent Jim Thompson who was helping a Korean pastor serve an immigrant community.    Since then, she has provided pro bono immigration ...

Impact UMC buys its first church property

With the recent acquisition of 76,000 sq. ft. of warehouse property, Impact UMC has reached a new milestone. Lead pastor Rev. Olu Brown launched Impact as a new church start six years ago with 25 volunteers. The church now sees 1,200 weekly in worship at Brown Middle School in southwest Atlanta. The new property, located at 2323 Sylvan Road in East Point, is situated on 10 acres of land. Once redeveloped, the permanent space will allow Impact to offer its transformative ministry, social ...

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