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Thanks to Your Giving: Valuable Demographics Info Available to North Ga United Methodist Churches

12/8/2015
When you give to your local United Methodist Church, much of the gift stays with that church to cover mission, ministry and expenses, but a small percent from your church is put together with gifts from other United Methodist churches in our Conference (and around the world) to fund in-part our work together as a Conference and as a denomination. We call that apportioned giving. (Read more about apportionments and your church's giving at http://www.ngumc.org/giving.) Over the next few months we...



On #GivingTuesday, Think United Methodist Church

11/30/2015
(UMNS) In this season of giving gifts to family and friends, Giving Tuesday — Dec. 1 this year — affords us an opportunity to help those we may not even know and make a difference in their lives. Now in its fourth year, Giving Tuesday is celebrated in the United States on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, encouraging participants to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. The movement is an alternative to the U.S. consumer-driven shopping traditions of Black ...



Rev. Keith Lawder Named Next Georgia United Methodist Foundation President/CEO

11/19/2015
After faithfully serving as President/CEO of the Georgia United Methodist Foundation for nearly five years, Rev. Charles (Chuck) W. Savage II has officially announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2016.   "GUMF's Board of Trustees, acting on the recommendation of the Personnel Committee Task Force as affirmed by the Executive Committee, unanimously elected Rev. Keith Lawder to succeed Rev. Chuck Savage during the November 4, 2015 meeting," said Zoe M. Hicks, Chairperson of GUMF's Board of ...



Thanks to Your Giving: Ministerial Education Funds Help Future Clergy

11/5/2015
When you give to your local United Methodist Church, much of the gift stays with that church to cover mission, ministry and expenses, but a small percent from your church is put together with gifts from other United Methodist churches in our Conference (and around the world) to fund in part our work together as a Conference and as a denomination. We call that apportioned giving. Over the next few months we'll be featuring some of the ministries that are thriving thanks to apportionment giving!  ...



Thanks to Your Giving: Camp is Making Disciples

10/12/2015
When you give to your local United Methodist Church, much of the gift stays with that church to cover mission, ministry and expenses, but a small percent from your church is put together with gifts from other United Methodist churches in our Conference (and around the world) to fund in-part our work together as a Conference and as a denomination. We call that apportioned giving.  Over the next few months we'll be featuring some of the ministries that are thriving thanks to apportionment giving!...



Aldersgate / Collinswood Offering Funds Ministry to Persons with Special Needs

10/1/2015
The Annual Conference-wide Special Offering supporting Aldersgate Homes and Camp Collinswood is Sunday, October 25, 2015.             Aldersgate / Collinswood is a related agency of the North Georgia Conference advocating for the needs of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Aldersgate reaches out to those whose abilities do not include independence and self-sufficiency and their families. We work to serve this population through advocacy, education, inclusiveness and ...



UMCMarket Gets Upgrade and Re-launches

8/20/2015
Shopping portal www.umcmarket.org gets new look The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) announced this summer that the online shopping portal, UMCMarket, has relaunched using more advanced technology and faster delivery of donations. Working with Tribute, Inc. the re-launched UMCMarket will provide an enhanced user experience, quicker access to status reports, regular distribution of micro-donations and the addition of hundreds of savings offers for participants. Doug Spear, ...



Does Your Church Accept Debit/Credit Cards? New Rules Apply in October

7/7/2015
Excerpt from Martin Sinderman Worship Facilities Magazine October 1, 2015 is an important deadline for churches that do face-to-face (“card-present”) credit or debit card transactions. A new payment standard, EMV, will be implemented that is based on “smart” debit and credit cards with embedded microprocessor chips. The chips and the information they generate make these cards less vulnerable to fraudulent use. This massive transition is being accompanied by an important change in who pays the...

UMC Finance Agency Arranges for Rental Car Discounts with Avis

1/22/2015
The General Council on Finance and Administration for The United Methodist Church recently announced an arrangement with Avis Car Rental that can provide discounted rental rates.    The program will benefit United Methodists throughout the connection. This global arrangement includes Avis, Budget, and Zipcar services. It provides a capped, maximum rate while still honoring any current, lower promotional rate available at the time of booking. Insurance is also included with every business rate ...

Boynton UMC: Sowing Seeds Together All for God’s Glory

12/4/2014
Boynton UMC in Ringgold recently celebrated the results of its “Sowing Seeds Together All for God’s Glory” capital campaign directed by the Georgia United Methodist Foundation. Sixty individuals and families pledged $304,000 toward the renovation of its 25-year-old sanctuary and the construction of a new multi-purpose building. Additionally, another member paid off the $36,000 debt on the parsonage.   “As a result of our church’s generosity, more people will find Christ; more souls will be ...



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