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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 ...

Welcome Home: Two Young Missionaries Return from Two Years as Global Missions Fellows

8/30/2018
By SYBIL DAVIDSON Two young missionaries from Noth Georgia recently returned from two years of international service through the UMC's Global Missions Fellows program. Trisha Manns of Impact UMC in East Point served in South Korea and Jessica Stewart of Glennhaven UMC in Decatur served in Capetown, South Africa.  Trisha worked in the South Korean Department of Peace and Reconciliation as a liaison with English-speaking partners. The organization has been at work for 30 years to end the ...



Georgia Pastors' School Invites Clergy to Consider the 'Inside Out Church'

7/27/2018
Bishop's Panel at Georgia Pastors' School with Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and Bishop Lawson Bryan. Moderated by Rev. Matt Nelson. (Photo courtesy of the South Georgia Annual Conference) By JESSICA BRADFORD For many years, hundreds of active and retired clergy have convened near the banks of historic Frederica River at Epworth By The Sea for the annual Georgia Pastors’ School. Pastors’ School provides inspiration, education, worship, fellowship, fun and relaxation for North and South Georgia ...



NExT Training: Learn to Launch a Church Startup

7/17/2018
Do you feel called to reach the unreached? Creating new places for new faces is one of the most effective ways we can do that. And you don't have to do it alone. That's why the North Georgia Conference developed the NExT Leadership Academy.  We've found that there are 10 essentials for successful church start-ups: Call, Vision, Launch, People, Funding, Preaching, Leadership, Family, Staffing, and Systems.  Through NExT, you'll get exposed to these essentials in action, be inspired by ...



Georgia Tech Wesley Foundation Hosts Campus 'Potato Drop'

2/8/2018
Campus ministry, plus a Connectional Ministries grant, plus a local church partner equals 25,000 pounds of potatoes to hunger ministries in Atlanta. By Sybil Davidson Last fall the Georgia Tech Wesley Foundation hosted a “Potato Drop” at Tenth Street Underwood UMC near campus. The Wesley Foundation received 25,000 lbs pounds of gleaned potatoes from The Society of St. Andrew to distribute to hunger organizations.   Wesley Foundation staff and students connected with other student volunteers ...



Urgent Need for Construction Teams in Lumberton, NC

8/10/2017
There is an urgent need for construction teams in the Lumberton, NC region, which is still recovering from significant damage from Hurricane Matthew. The North Carolina Annual Conference shared that there is a need “like never before” for volunteer teams in August, September and throughout the fall. Teams are need for framing, roofing, electrical, and plumbing assistance. Any and all volunteers are welcome, but the need for those skilled in these four areas are critical at this point. To ...



Two North Georgia United Methodists Commissioned as Earthkeepers

8/9/2017
Michael Black and Nathan Brasfield (center) with EarthKeeper facilitators Susan Mullin, John Hill, Jenny Phillips, and Jerome Sahabandhu Michael Black, a member of Decatur First UMC, and Nathan Brasfield, a student at Candler School of Theology, recently joined the ranks of five previous EarthKeepers in the North Georgia Conference. From August 1-6, Nathan and Michael received training through Global Ministries at Mount Sequoyah Retreat Center and commissioning at Trinity United Methodist ...



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