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BEAT Team Wraps Up 2021 Work, Launches Dashboard

12/2/2021
The Barnes Evaluation and Administration Team has wrapped up its work for 2021 having invested $783,914.00 in innovative mission and ministry in the North Georgia Conference! The BEAT Team, entrusted by our Annual Conference to receive grant applications and make the best mission investments possible for the whole of the conference, funded 14 grants across 6 districts. The grants vary from funding for mold remediation to funding for a community park, digital ministry to a medical clinic. "For ...



UMCOR Offers $1k Reimbursement Grant to Congregations for Afghan Resettlement Efforts

11/11/2021
Following the fall of Kabul, an estimated 75,000 Afghans are arriving in the United States to rebuild their lives. They are fleeing retribution or persecution from the Taliban and have one goal: to live in safety. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is supporting long-time partner Church World Service (CWS) in welcoming, resettling, and providing these families with housing, legal assistance, case management, mental health support, medical care, school enrollment, and community ...



Year-End Bridges Funding Goes Toward Transformative International Mission Work

12/11/2019
The North Georgia Conference is nearing the end of its 10-year Bridges Mission initiative. The work of the Bridges effort is a model for international mission with a focus on strengthening two-way partnerships and relationships through long-term commitment.  Generous gifts from North Georgia United Methodists have enabled year-end giving to four Bridges partners for transformative ministries.  The following funding plan was enthusiastically approved by the Conference Board of Advocacy and ...



Global Ministries to Commission New United Methodist EarthKeepers

11/14/2019
Global Ministries will commission 67 new EarthKeepers including 5 from North Georgia Global Ministries will commission 67 new EarthKeepers from 23 annual conferences in an online service on November 19, 2019 at 8 pm at www.umcmission.org/live. Five of the new EarthKeepers are from North Georgia: Marcel Cantu Didier Monga Shari Ponder Temekia Powell Cheryl Taylor This service will affirm the EarthKeepers in their call to the ministry of creation care and will bless their work in their ...



McEver Road UMC Mission Team Puts 'Sweat Equity' in Discipleship

8/15/2019
By Rev. Rob Bruce Well planned and executed short term mission trips prove to be one of the most effective paths of disciple formation. Living into Matthew 25:34–40 (NRSV) participants put “sweat equity” into their discipleship formation. This has been the case for McEver Road UMC and our work at Red Bird Mission Conference Work Camp. Located in coal-rich southeastern Kentucky amidst some of the poorest counties in the US, mission work there takes participants out of their comfort zones and ...



A Sunday of Solidarity for Suffering Children

6/27/2019
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) shares the following message to United Methodists. In light of the recent news about children in U.S. government holding facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border, the United Methodist Committee on Relief has received numerous requests to respond. We have heard the plea for action from the church. Unfortunately, the facilities in question are managed in such a way that precludes even UMCOR’s assistance. Access to these government facilities is ...

Global Ministries Celebrates 200 Years of Mission with Gathering Reflecting on Past and Focusing on Future of Methodist Mission

4/11/2019
Guests arriving to the Global Ministries Bicentennial. (Photo: Jennifer Silver, Global Ministries) Celebrating its origins that trace back to the work of a freeborn African-American among the Wyandotte Native American people in the 1800s, the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church celebrated its 200th anniversary with events focused on the future of Methodist mission during changing times.  The bicentennial celebration recognizes the 200th anniversary of the founding ...



Trustees Seek to Allocate Park Eye Fund to Better Serve Patients in Need

3/28/2019
The Louise D. Park Eye Fund of the North Georgia Conference was established for “the treatment of patients who are in definite need of financial assistance in order to secure the indicated treatment of disorders of the eye or eyes which would result in blindness if such treatment were not otherwise available.”  After many years, the Conference Board of Trustees recognizes that neither churches, clergy, or the North Georgia Conference are utilizing the fund in a significant and meaningful way. ...



North Georgia Team Spends Week Before Christmas Serving in Southwest Georgia

12/20/2018
VIDEO: Message from Bishop Sue in Southwest Georgia By SYBIL DAVIDSON The sounds of buzzing chainsaws and raking debris replaced the typical sounds of the season for a team of 20 volunteers from the North Georgia Conference, including Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and Atlanta-Marietta District Superintendent Rev. Terry Walton, who spent four days serving our neighbors in Southwest Georgia this week.  Despite (or perhaps because of) it being the week before Christmas, churches across the AMAR ...



Philippines Trip Scheduled for February

10/1/2018
Plans are underway for a team from the North Georgia Conference to visit The Philippines February 3-11, 2019, and you are invited to take part. The Conference has secured 12 Delta seats at a cost of $1556 per person. The total cost of the trip has not yet been fixed, but we estimate it will be approximately $2200-2500.  To secure a spot please send $800/ person, plus full passport name, number and expiration date, gender, and birthdate to the conference office by October 19. An early email ...

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