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Thank You for Apportionment Giving

12/7/2017
Bishop Sue received a letter of thanks from Moses Kumar, General Secretary of the General Council on Finance and Administration of The United Methodist Church, to the people of the North Georgia Conference for your apportionment giving that funds the ministries of our global denomination. Thanks to this giving, lives are changed through the ministries of our Church.  December 5, 2017 Greetings Bishop, We bring you greetings from the General Council on Finance and Administration during this ...



Giving Tuesday: United Methodists Support Ministries Around the World

11/27/2017
Connect your passion with God's mission! That's the idea behind the UMC #GivingTuesday initiative organized by Global Ministries. On November 28, 2017, United Methodists will once again come together to support the work of Advance missionaries and projects on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Consider supporting a project in an area you care about, such as food and agriculture, church development, disaster response and relief, education, health, economic empowerment, social justice, WASH/Water ...



Trustees Answer Questions About Property Management Proposal

6/5/2017
Annual Conference members who attended their District Pre-Conference Briefing learned about the property management proposal from the Conference Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees and Conference Treasurer have answered questions about how the proposed conference-wide property management structure will work in a Q&A on the conference website.  Questions answered include why the change is being proposed and how funds from property sales will be managed.  Read the Q&A and view at PDF of ...

Peace with Justice Sunday Scheduled for June

5/26/2017
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:18-19) The Peace with Justice special offering allows the United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through programs in the United States and around the world. Fifty percent of the funds collected ...



Wood Attends GCFA Winter Board Meeting in Cambodia

3/16/2017
Photo: Rev. Steve Wood with university scholars and almuni, all first-generation Christians, at the Toul Kork Methodist Church in Phnom Penh. "What I am seeing today is the fruit of the faithful work of many other people," said Wood. "Each acted and felt God’s hand in their lives to step forward and invest in the future." The Board of Directors of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) held its winter board meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 4-8. Cambodia is a mission ...



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 ...



From GCFA: Update on Overtime Rules and Your Church

11/23/2016
The General Council on Finance and Administration of the UMC shared the following information on the FLSA overtime provisions that were to go into effect Dec. 1.  Yesterday, Judge Mazzant of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order in the case challenging the Department of Labor (“DOL”) revisions to the “white collar” exemptions to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).   Those revisions would have significantly ...

Your Church and the New Department of Labor Overtime Rules

8/29/2016
On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “white collar” or administrative employee overtime exemption rules. The Final Rule strengthens overtime protections for workers by raising the salary level for exempt status from its previous amount of $455 per week ($23,660 per year) to $913 per week ($47,476 per year). This change goes into effect on Dec. 1, 2016. Employees are classified into one of two categories:   NON-EXEMPT – These ...

Retired Ministers Foundation Makes $4 Million Gift to the North Georgia Conference

4/21/2016
Bishop Mike Watson, Bill McKoy, Ed Tomlinson, Keith Cox, Karen Fullerton, and Morris Henderson The Retired Ministers Foundation has made a gift of $4 million to the North Georgia Conference to go toward the Conference's Pre-1982 Retirement Plan liability. For 35 years the Conference has worked to fully fund the retirement plan, and this gift allows the Conference to realize that goal. A symbolic check was presented on April 15 by Rev. Dr. Ed Tomlinson, Executive Director of the Retired ...



United Methodist Church Business Administrator Training to Be Held in Nashville

3/16/2016
The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) will host its certification program, Academy of Church Business Administration, for United Methodist Church Business Administrators in Nashville June 20-30, at the GCFA Ministry Center near Music Row.    Rev. Bob Winstead will serve as the director of the Academy. For nearly 35 years, the Candler School of Theology hosted the National Institute of Church Finance and Administration (NICFA). Winstead has an eight year history as the ...

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