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United Methodist Center to Begin Weekly Worship in December

11/20/2017
Beginning December 6, the staff United Methodist Center will gather for Weekly Worship on Wednesdays. The liturgy will include a hymn, prayer, communion, scripture reading, and a homily from a visiting North Georgia Conference clergy member. A clergy staff member will serve as celebrant each week.  The service will be held from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. in the Davis Room. The services are open and all are welcome to attend.  Leading the services during Avent are the Revs. Susan Allen Grady, Carolyn ...



Excellent Worship Resources: Did You Leave Annual Conference Inspired?

6/28/2017
Did you leave Annual Conference 2017 inspired to learn more about excellent worship practices and ready to get creative? There are a number of upcoming opportunities for your church: Room at the Table: Celebrating People of All Abilities August 13 ​There is always room at God’s table for everyone! You are invited to join us August 13 at 10:30 am in Cannon Chapel at Emory University to experience inclusive worship that is inviting to people with mental health, sensory, intellectual and other ...



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....



Kindling the Fire Lectionary Reading Event Brings Clergy to Glisson

1/4/2017
A beloved time apart for North Georgia clergy, Kindling the Fire Lectionary Reading Week will return to Glisson Camp and Retreat Center in 2017.  This year's dates are March 6-8, one day shorter than years past.  "We are trying a slightly abbreviated format," explained Rev. Emily Case, one of the organizers of Kindling. "Instead of planning for 10 months, we will hold this retreat twice a year (spring and fall) and plan 6 months at a time. This will allow us to be more responsive to the needs...



North Georgia United Methodists Open Doors on Election Day

11/8/2016
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, ...



Churches to Gather for Services, Prayer on September 11

8/26/2016
A number of North Georgia United Methodist Churches will host or take part in special services and times of prayer in recognition of the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.  The congregation of Roswell United Methodist Church invites the community to a Service of Hope in observance of the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. The service will be held in the Sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. (contemporary) and 11 a.m. (traditional) on Sunday, Sept. 11. In 2001, our lives as Americans were...

Doing Worship Differently

3/7/2016
By Ansley Brackin Whether they’ve rearranged their current space or found new places and methods of worship, several of our North Georgia United Methodist churches have decided to look at worship in a new light. Sugarloaf UMC Sugarloaf UMC is one of several North Georgia United Methodist churches that use environmental projections. These projections are interchangeable to best fit the service at hand, and are displayed across the sanctuary wall. The church’s pastor, Rev. Matthew Mitchell, has ...



Epworth By The Sea Invites Georgia UMs to 'Come To The Coast and UNITE'

1/7/2016
The clergy and laity of the North Georgia Annual Conference are cordially invited to Epworth by the Sea in St. Simons Island for its first Winter Conference Jan 31-Feb 3, 2016.  Outstanding preaching and Bible teaching will “UNITE” us in new and creative ways. The focus is to "UNITE" in spiritual formation and worship, bridging barriers of separation to be a greater witness to the world. The conference includes evening worship and morning Bible teaching led by renowned Bible scholar, Dr. J. D. ...

Atlanta-Emory District Proves Church Can Happen Anywhere

10/6/2015
By Ansley Brackin Communications Specialist United Methodist Churches across the Atlanta-Emory District are looking past the walls of their church building to find new, creative ways of worshiping and serving their communities.   Random Acts of Kindness and Community Connection McKendree UMC of Lawrenceville has a vast assortment of ministries, including a Popcorn Ministry where members hand out treats at local RedBoxes while inviting people to church, a bicycle repair co-op, bible studies with...



Meet the Annual Conference Musicians: Alan OW Barnes

6/11/2015
We want to introduce the musicians that will be assisting with the 2015 North Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. First up, bassist Alan OW Barnes. Alan is a musician and sequential artist from Damascus, Virginia who currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Kim and their daughter Keira. His diverse background in both visual and audio storytelling gives him a unique perspective on media creation which has led to a wide array of projects and clients. A ...



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