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Vital Congregations: UMCOR is on 'bucket list' of two Georgia churches

11/20/2012
From Debby Stikes Griffin First UMC   There are times when mission statements and ideas of cooperative ministry are talked about, but never put into action. Not this time. Riverside UMC in Macon and Griffin First UMC are proving you can build a bridge to another conference and to the world!   Beginning in early 2012, a group of women from both churches began a quest to travel to Baldwin, La., to work in the UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) warehouse.  “This trip is on the ‘bucket ...

Vital Congregations: Union UMC Takes a Journey Into Imagination

11/20/2012
From Rev. Rick Marson Union UMC, Stockbridge Please come with me, if you will, on a journey into a small community, like thousands of others across the country. We are about to enter the world of Union Town, a journey into imagination. Our town has a train station, a big top tent, a movie theater, a candy shop, a pizza parlor, a pet store, a library, a grocery store, an antiques shop, a fire station and a church. A circus train is just pulling into Union Town--with Noah as the engineer.     ...

Vital Congregations: Opening the Doors to the Neighborhood

11/19/2012
From St. Paul UMC Grant Park, Atlanta  Halloween trick or treating is huge in the Grant Park neighborhood, so we had the idea that we could open the church fellowship hall up as a Halloween Hospitality station. We recruited eight adults who did not have children, and asked them to be Halloween Hosts. We all dressed up in costume (the pastor was a Starbucks barista) and we did some minor decorating, simple orange and black streamers and three pumpkins. A new member at St Paul, a graphic ...

Vital Congregations: Visited by Grace

11/15/2012
From Roger Vest Chatsworth UMC A member of our congregation posted on Facebook Saturday night she was sad that she had to work on Sunday again and she would miss church (she works at a local drugstore). Sunday morning we mentioned this fact during worship and encouraged the people in our congregation that knew her to "stop by" this drugstore Sunday afternoon to say hello and that she was missed. Below are her actual posts. One of the neatest things about this is that of the people who liked ...

Monticello First UMC hosted their annual Tailgating service, on Sunday, August 16, 2015, to kick off the school year for young local athletes and coaches. The evening service included two special guests with Jackson roots, Senator Burt Jones and former UGA Football player Paul Holmes. Holmes had a brief football career with the Dallas Cowboys after graduating UGA, then moved to Monticello, GA, where has involved himself in politics and runs a dairy farms. In 2006, he was a Distinguished Alumni ...



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