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'Ministry Protection Memos' Are Valuable Resource

3/6/2014
United Methodist Insurance provides articles, checklists, sample forms, and more, to assist churches with risk management programs. At their website, find Ministry Protection Memos (MPMs) designed to help your congregation manage risk, make better decisions, and fulfill your stewardship obligations. Topics include playground safety, food safety, pastors' handing of discretionary funds, protecting church contributions, securing your facilities, preventing lightening strikes and many more.  Find...



Credit Union Expands Scholarship Eligibility to Include Graduate Students

1/3/2014
The United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union (UMC FCU) is now accepting applications for the 2014 UMC FCU Scholarship. In an effort to include the UMC's many graduate students, the credit union has expanded the age eligibility to ages 17-35. The application must be received in UMC FCU offices by April 30, 2014. The UMC FCU will award four $1,000 scholarships again this year. One winning applicant will be chosen from each of the credit union's four conferences: North Georgia, ...



Legacy Ministry: Year-Long Webinar Series Begins in October

9/4/2013
Georgia UM Foundation Offers 12-Part Series to Help Churches Start an Endowment Program For 142 years, generations of White's Chapel UMC members have fulfilled the Church’s mission by loving God and neighbors, introducing the world to Christ, helping struggling families, and ministering to the homeless. But hard times struck recently and the church was faced with foreclosure. White’s Chapel UMC members prayed for a solution to save their church. Relief came unexpectedly and they were able to ...

Georgia United Methodist Foundation Annual Report Now Available

7/10/2013
The Georgia United Methodist Foundation’s “Sowing Seeds of Faith for Future Generations” 2012 Annual Report is now available. View the PDF. To receive a copy, please contact 770-449-6726 or 877-220-5664 or email ddurie@gumf.org.

New Term Life Insurance Program for UMs Benefits the Church and Members

6/20/2013
Nashville, TN – The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) Office of Corporate Partnership is announcing a new program that has the potential to benefit local churches, members and their families. The term life insurance program provides a financial security tool for church  members.   The mission of the Dream Company’s “Insuring the Future” term life insurance program is to educate families and guide them to financial well-being through investment in a forward-thinking plan that ...

UMCmarket: Financial Initiative Benefits Local Church Members

6/6/2013
The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) Office of Corporate Partnership is announcing a new program. UMCmarket that will allow members of The United Methodist Church the opportunity to shop  online at some of their favorite places while generating a donation  to their local church.    UMCmarket – Online shopping to benefit the local church UMCmarket, an online shopping community designed especially for members of The United Methodist Church, provides a portal to access popular ...

Africa University Thanks You for Giving

5/30/2013
Africa University wants to express a special thank you to to the North Georgia Annual Conferences for giving in 2012. "We are truly grateful for everything you do to support Africa University through the Africa University Fund. Your gifts create leaders for Africa." The North Georgia Conference paid $98,931 to the Africa University Fund in 2012.

Mothers Day Offering is Used for Charitable Care for Wesley Woods Residents

5/9/2013
From Mike Watson President & CEO, Foundation of Wesley Woods This Sunday we will celebrate Mother’s Day. As the scripture “Keep loving each other like family” HEBREWS 13:1 CEB reminds us, we have a responsibility for caring not only for our own parents, but also for those who have nowhere else to turn.  Wesley Woods is the older adult connectional ministry of our great Conference, and I ask each of you to continue providing your personal support to this annual offering and the charitable care ...

Native American Sunday Offerings Will Support North Georgia Students

4/4/2013
The denomination-wide Native American Sunday is April 14, but churches may celebrate and collect the special offering any time. The first priority for this offering in the North Georgia Conference is to assist Native American students with their college costs. This offering is an investment in students such as: Kyle and Skye Wilkins, two Lumbee student recipients, are members of Zoar UMC. They will speak at their church on Native American Sunday. They are also leading an UMVIM mission trip to ...

Emphasis on ministry boosts bottom line at Trinity UMC in Rome

3/4/2013
By GLENN HANNIGAN   Trinity UMC in Rome believes it has found a smart new model for inspiring generosity and increased giving from its members.     In short, the church has improved its bottom line by disregarding the bottom line. The takeaway: To improve the numbers you might want to consider ignoring the numbers.        “We were not doing badly financially when we adopted this new model,” said senior pastor David Campbell. “But since then our giving has gone up considerably, even in the ...

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