Young Adult

Living Responsibly on This Earth: UMC Creation Care Conference to be Held in North Georgia

By Linda Bloom UMNS For some United Methodists, taking care of God’s creation is a biblical mandate. As the Rev. Josh Amerson, associate pastor at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church in Atlanta, points out, “God's first word to Adam was to till and keep the earth. We humans have done exceedingly well at the tilling, but until recently the keeping has been overlooked.” While Glenn Memorial is focusing on sustainability through practices like composting and recycling, Amerson added, “We are ...

Connect with Sam Halverson: Associate Director for Youth & Young Adult Ministries

Fun Fact About Sam Halverson  I love to cook for my family and friends and love eating in local places almost as much. Many would call me a “coffee snob” (but only before 1 p.m.).   What services does your position offer to local Churches? As one of the Associate Directors of Connectional Ministries I serve as a resource for congregations. As a person who has had over 30 years of experience in leading youth ministry in local churches I focus most of my work on youth and young adult ...

Reinhardt University Announces 20th President: Dr. Kina S. Mallard

From Reinhardt University's Office of Marketing and Communications On Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, the Board of Trustees of Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga., announced the selection of Dr. Kina S. Mallard as the institution's 20th president during a press conference in the Science Center atrium. She was chosen by a vote of the full board on Feb. 10, and she will assume the office on July 1, 2015. Her selection completed a thorough seven-month search.   “Welcome Home” was the thread that ran ...

College Students from United Methodist Churches Across North Georgia Receive UM Scholarships

More than 100 college and seminary students from the North Georgia Conference received scholarships from the United Methodist Church's General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in the 2014-2015 school year.  In addition to the dozens of scholarships available from GBHEM, several students from North Georgia United Methodist churches attending UM-related institutions applied for and received a Conference Merit Award scholarship thanks to the generosity of North Georgia Conference churches ...

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

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 ...

Rev. Kathy Lamon is Proud Mother of Food Truck Face Off Winner

By Ansley Brackin Communications Specialist Rev. Kathy Lamon, associate pastor at Gainesville UMC, is a proud mother of son Ryan and daughter in-law Diana, who have found their passion for cooking on the west coast while keeping a southern state of mind. Ryan and Diana Lamon have had a busy year. After winning the Cooking Channel’s Food Truck Face Off in 2013, their mobile business, Peaches’ Smokehouse and Southern Kitchen, has expanded into Poppy + Rose, a Los Angeles restaurant recently ...

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