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Johns Creek UMC Welcomes Religious Leaders to Discuss Faith Traditions, Beliefs

8/8/2017
Hindu neighbors visit Johns Creek UMC for "Join Together July" to share about their traditions and beliefs. Last month, Johns Creek UMC welcomed Muslim, Jewish, and Hindu leaders to participate in "Join Together July," a special Sunday School session where neighbors from various religious communities were invited to share about their beliefs and traditions. The guest speakers included Tareef Saeb of the Al-Rahmah Islamic Community Center, Rabbi Michael Bernstein of the Congregation Gesher L’...



UMC School of Congregational Development to be Held in Atlanta

6/29/2017
You're invited to "Join Us at The Lord's Table," and this year the table is close to home! The UMC School of Congregational Development will be held here in Atlanta August 17-20 at Peachtree Road UMC. This is the premier event in The United Methodist Church for equipping clergy and laity to lead vital, dynamic, life-changing congregations. Sponsored by Discipleship Ministries, Global Ministries, and Path 1, this year’s event is being hosted by the North Georgia Conference, Candler School of ...



Alpharetta UMC Collecting 5 Tons of Cookies for Operation Oreo

6/26/2017
Alpharetta First United Methodist Church is collecting five tons of Oreo cookies to send to U.S. armed forces serving in the Middle East and is asking for the community’s help. The cookie drive is part of the church’s annual Operation Oreo, which provides service members with a taste of home. It’s a simple way to say thank you to those who stand in harm’s way.   Service members who will be sent Oreos include Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors aboard the USS Bataan, USS ...



Roswell UMC to Host Job Fair with Veteran Focus

5/4/2017
Roswell UMC's Job Networking and America’s Warrior Partnership are hosting a mini job fair with a veteran focus on Monday, May 22, at 6:45 p.m. Atlanta-based payment technology solutions company First Data will provide hundreds of open opportunities both in the Greater Atlanta area and outside our immediate geography in sales, IT, communications, operations and marketing at the job fair. First Data has a company initiative dedicated to seeking and employing veterans. As with all Roswell UMC's ...

Due West UMC Welcomes Young Families

3/29/2017
This is third in a series of stories from growing congregations around the North Georgia Conference. By Ansley Brackin Due West UMC in Marietta is one of the fastest growing churches in the Atlanta-Marietta District. The congregation has spent the last few years converting their services to sound “a little less metal and a little more Mumford” in order to attract the young families who have been steadily moving into the area. With them has come an increase in professions of faith for all ages,...



Vital Signs Dashboard to be Simplified

2/21/2017
Beginning March 3, your church’s Vital Signs dashboard will be simplified to collect three vitally important data points: Average Worship Attendance Professions of Faith Baptisms After feedback from North Georgia Conference clergy and church leaders, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and the cabinet have determined that consistently measuring these three indicators are a priority across our Conference. Your church should continue to report these three statistics quarterly. Clergy or their designee ...



Central United Methodist Church Atlanta to Celebrate 150th Anniversary

2/16/2017
One of Atlanta's historic churches, Central United Methodist Church, is set to celebrate 150 years of ministry this February. The sesquicentennial celebration will be held under the theme, "Celebrating Our Heritage While Embracing our Future". and will take place on Sunday, February 26 with a grand worship service and a sermon to be delivered by guest preacher, Bishop Woodie W. White. This will be followed by heritage feast at the Dotson/Olgetree Fellowship Hall. Founded in 1866, Central UMC ...



Wesley Chapel UMC McDonough Celebrates 150th Anniversary

2/9/2017
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in McDonough will host several events during the church's anniversary month to celebrate its milestone 150th Church Anniversary.    The community is invited to drop-in during our ‘Community Open House’ anytime between 11am-2pm onSaturday, February 11. Featuring a “Trip Down Memory Lane," a 150-year timeline that traces the church's heritage along with major local, national and world events throughout the years will be displayed in the Thomas Fellowship Hall....



Hundreds Attend Fresh Expressions Event in Atlanta

1/31/2017
Rev. Audrey Warren. Photo Cynthia Mack. On January 25, the Center for Mission Innovation (CMI) hosted a Fresh Expressions Spark Day Event at the General Board of Global Ministries headquarters. This event was held to equip Christians to plant Fresh Expressions communities locally by learning how to renew existing congregations. Attendees learned a variety of ways to start Fresh Expressions communities by building networks and relationships. More than 240 members of the North Georgia, South ...



See Collins Memorial UMC in 'Hidden Figures'

1/24/2017
Collins Memorial UMC in Atlanta is known for community outreach and beautiful stained glass windows. Now it can add "filming location for an Oscar nominated movie" to that list! The church's interior, exterior and grounds were used in the making of Hidden Figures, a movie telling the true story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson—three African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. (If you've seen the ...



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