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College Students from United Methodist Churches Across North Georgia Receive UM Scholarships

12/4/2014
More than 100 college and seminary students from the North Georgia Conference received scholarships from the United Methodist Church's General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in the 2014-2015 school year.  In addition to the dozens of scholarships available from GBHEM, several students from North Georgia United Methodist churches attending UM-related institutions applied for and received a Conference Merit Award scholarship thanks to the generosity of North Georgia Conference churches ...

Is Your Church Missing Out on Millions During the Largest Wealth Transfer in History?

11/13/2014
The greatest wealth transfer in U.S. history is underway. A recent study from the Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy projects $59 trillion will be passed down to heirs, charities and taxes between 2007 and 2061. Other studies indicate that this number may be larger. “When you localize the $59 trillion, a conservative estimate suggests that the net worth of United Methodist baby boomers in Georgia is $75 billion,” said Rev. Charles (Chuck) W. Savage II, president/CEO of the Georgia...

Thank you! Amazing Generosity from North Georgia UMCs for Children's Home Offering

11/10/2014
Thank you to all the churches that have collected the 2014 Amazing Grace Offering for the UM Children's Home. Please read and share the following update from the Children's Home. God’s Amazing Grace has definitely been shining on The United Methodist Children’s Home in 2014, and we want to recognize just a few churches who have really stepped up the pace in donations! We are appreciative to each and every church who has taken or plans to take the Amazing Grace Offering (it’s not too late!) for ...



Third Annual Georgia Gives Day Scheduled for Nov. 13

11/5/2014
Several United Methodist ministries in the North Georgia Conference are participating in Georgia Gives Day on Nov. 13. Georgia Gives Day, a state-wide day of giving, raised more than $2.5 million for Georgia nonprofits in its first two years. Tens of thousands of Georgians are expected to donate this year through www.GAgivesday.org.    Participating ministries include: Action Ministries Camp Glisson Epworth By The Sea Foundation of Wesley Woods Interfaith Airport Chaplaincy LaGrange College New...



GCFA and Vanco Develop Easy2Give – a giving app for The United Methodist Church

10/16/2014
The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA), working in partnership with Vanco Services, LLC, has developed a convenient mobile-device app that will allow members and visitors to make donations to the church while they are at church or if they are away.   The app, called "Easy2Give", is now available as a free download for Android™ devices. An Apple® iOS version will be available by the end of the year.   To donate, the user searches and finds a local United Methodist church, or one...



7 Ways to Go Green That Will Add Green to Your Budget

9/23/2014
By Rachel Reiff Ellis Stewardship campaign season is a time of nurturing generous giving within our congregations. But there’s an angle you may not have considered as you craft your stewardship messages: Mindful use of resources as a means for stretching donated dollars to their fullest.   The word “steward” means “caretaker,” or “custodian.” As caretakers of our church facilities we have the opportunity to model Creation care to the larger community. But can an intentional focus on ...



Amazing Grace: New Name of the UMCH Work Day Offering

9/8/2014
Bob Bruder-Mattson President and CEO The United Methodist Children’s Home God’s amazing grace weaves through all our shared experiences here at the United Methodist Children’s Home.   We saw it a few weeks ago when a three-year-old child arrived to us at 1 a.m. to be placed into one of our foster homes. He wore clothes that were way too big and shoes that were way too small. We didn’t have anything in storage that fit him, and because of the late hour, no stores were open. When we shared our ...

John Wesley UMC Tackles 100 Little Things To Improve the Church

9/5/2014
By Ansley Brackin NGUMC Communications Specialist A little change can go a long way; a hundred days of little changes can make a difference. When Rev. Steve Thomas arrived at John Wesley UMC of Norcross in June, he began to consider affordable ways to freshen up the church. The 100 Days, 100 Things challenge began on August 1st. The goal of the next couple of months is to find small, simple ways to improve the look and feel of the church, and also provide current members with a feeling of ...

UM Connectional Credit Union Introduces Mobile Check Depositing Service

8/12/2014
A number of United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union members have been patiently asking for it, and now UMC FCU is excited to announce that the wait is over! The credit union has partnered with Sprig by CO-OP, a smartphone, tablet and web app that will allow members to make check deposits using the camera on their mobile device. In addition, they can check account balances, transfer between accounts (including accounts from other Sprig participating credit unions), pay loans from one...



UMC Market Moves to New Website

4/3/2014
The General Council on Finance and Administration announced today that the UMCmarket program has moved to UMCmarket.net. Moving forward, churches and other organizations can continue to participate in the program through our new site, UMCmarket.net. Any churches that previously signed up for the program will be automatically enrolled at the new address. The new site offers enhanced features for users including: New browser applications with improved functionality that works with all browsers. ...

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