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Meet the Annual Conference Musicians: Chuck Bell

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. Meet Chuck Bell - Music Director for this year's Annual Conference - He will also be lending his skills on piano/keys/vocals/accordion/recorder/acoustic guitar and anything else that he might be able to fashion into an instrument. Chuck Bell has served in Methodist churches full-time as a Music Director and Worship Designer since 1996, but has also served in ...



Meet the Annual Conference Musicians: George Sandler

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. Meet our drummer/percussionist/loop programmer George Sandler. George Sandler started playing drums at age 4 and performed his first professional gig at 13. He has worked all over the world with countless musicians and organizations, including Sunday Drive, Derek St. Holmes, Tom Grose & The Varsity, Lou’s Blues Revue, The Wilson Braswell Band, Amy Taylor and ...



Meet the Annual Conference Musicians: Keren Morales

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. Meet vocalist Keren H. Morales. She will also be lending her skills on acoustic guitar. "I am nineteen years old and currently a student at Reinhardt University. I'm the oldest of three and a Pastor's daughter. I was born in Venezuela and lived there until my dad accepted God's calling to serve in Atlanta, Georgia. I've been living in the U.S. for about ten ...



Meet the Annual Conference Musicians: Sandra Kirton

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. Meet our organist Sandra Kirton. She will also be filling in as a keyboardist and vocalist. Sandra Goins Kirton currently serves as the Director of Worship and Arts at North Decatur United Methodist Church in Decatur, GA where she coordinates the musical program of the church and directs the Chancel Choir, Men’s Chorus, Contemporary Ensemble, and Handbell ...



Training Offered for Youth Worship Teams

5/21/2015
Would your youth worship team benefit from an all-day workshop where top worship musicians and leaders can help your youth worship team become more effective in their ministry? The North Georgia Conference is offering a workshop August 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Roswell UMC for your youth ministry worship teams (that's a band of musicians, a tech crew, worship planners, directors - whomever you have involved in leading youth worship) to gain insight and instruction around their calling to...

Local Church to Participate in Yale ISM Congregations Project

5/12/2015
Druid Hills UMC's bulletin from its Passion Week presentation. Artwork by Steve Spetseris. The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is pleased to announce that Druid Hills United Methodist Church is among seven congregations from all over North America selected to attend the ISM Congregations Project Summer Seminar in June, 2015. Each congregation is working on a project related to the theme From Generation to Generation. For the seminar, leadership teams from the congregations gather with ISM and ...



Bishop White Writes Annual 'Letter to Martin'

1/18/2015
Each year Bishop Woodie White writes a “Letter to Martin” (Martin  Luther King, Jr.) on the state of race relations and racial justice in America. Bishop White is a retired United Methodist Bishop, was an active leader in the Civil Rights movement, and continues to teach and work for racial and social justice. He is the Bishop in Residence at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta where he teaches, preaches, and works to equip future leaders of the church for the ...



The Kids are Coming Home to Connexion at North Covington

12/11/2014
By Ansley Brackin Communications Specialist Connexion at North Covington invites you to celebrate its grand opening on Sunday, December 14th at 11AM, after months of renovations and years of transitioning. The renewed place of worship is a result of Connexion Church merging with North Covington United Methodist Church. Connexion integrated with the traditional church, bringing in new ideas while respecting the history inside the 125 year old building. The result has been expanded diversity and ...



My Reflections on the NGUMC Young Adult Retreat: We Are Young, Weird, and Resurrected

11/20/2014
By Ansley Brackin Communications Specialist and Young Adult of the United Methodist Church The Conference Young Adult retreat was a perfect opportunity for young people in all walks of life to come together at Glisson and find reassurance in their faith and how they are called to harvest a Christian community in today’s world. We were joined by Rachel Held Evans, a well know Christian writer and blogger, who described the struggles of being young Christians in a world that seems to grow more ...

Live Stream: Opening Worship to the World

8/12/2014
By Don Thrasher     For many years there have been two communication ministries churches have utilized to offer worship to an audience outside the walls of the building.  Radio ministry has allowed people to hear worship services and other inspirational programs. Television ministry allows people to see and hear worship.  Both are effective and used successfully by many churches. Some of the TV and radio programs and worship services are live and some are taped. Recently, technology has ...



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