Vital Congregations

Roswell UMC to Host Job Fair with Veteran Focus

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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 ...

North Georgia United Methodists Open Doors on Election Day

Pictured: Decatur First UMC's ecumenical Election Night Communion Service invitation. On and before Election Day, a number of North Georgia United Methodist churches opened their doors for prayer, communion, and to offer hospitality to their community. Many opened for prayer the day following the election as well.  Mount Pisgah UMC, Johns Creek Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church encouraged the community to unite in prayer for seven days before the 2016 presidential election. On Monday, ...

Q&A: Disciple Fast Track Draws More than 90 Participants at Quest

Pictured: Rev. John and Shauna Kenney of Quest UMC in the Augusta District   Quest UMC in the Augusta District has more than 90 members currently participating in Disciple Fast Track. Fast Track is an adaptation of the original Disicple Bible Study that's ideal for busy people who want to fit a comprehensive Bible study into their schedule. The commitment is 24 weeks rather than 9 or 10 months. The response at Quest has been so positive that we reached out to Shauna Kenney, wife of church pastor...

Praying for Each Other at Madison First UMC

At Madison First UMC in the Athens-Elberton District, nearly 100 people spend one hour a week at the church praying for others and writing prayer notes (about 400 notes a month go out). Watch the video linked below to learn more about the church's Intercessory Prayer Ministry and how it is deeply meaningful -- to those being prayed for and to the ones who are praying.  WATCH VIDEO

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