North Georgia Advocate going digital


The North Georgia Advocate has gone digital. Beginning with the February 4 edition, the official print news source of the North Georgia Conference is now available at

The print edition will continue to be published at its regular schedule, the first and third Friday of each month, in conjunction with the United Methodist Reporter. The online edition of the Advocate will not require registration, but anyone wishing to receive each edition automatically can sign up at

The online version of the Advocate also will include a PDF of the corresponding issue of the UM Reporter.

“We believe we have designed a visually appealing, well-organized and functional site,” said North Georgia Advocate editor Glenn Hannigan. “This is an important step for us to continue fulfilling the mission of the North Georgia Advocate, keeping the 350,000 members of our conference well informed.”

In addition to making all news content available on the Internet, the online edition of the Advocate will allow archiving of all news, stories and features, such as Bishop Mike Watson’s column and Sunday school lessons. It will also make all the content in the Advocate searchable online.

The online edition also will have a link to make it easier for churches to submit stories and photos to the NG Advocate, which is published under the direction of the conference Communications Office.

The print edition of the newspaper continues a tradition that began more than 170 years ago, with publication of the first Wesleyan Christian Advocate. The WCA, which covered both the North and South Georgia Conferences, published its final edition in May 2009. It was replaced by two papers: The North Georgia Advocate and the South Georgia Advocate.

The North Georgia Advocate has a paid circulation of approximately 4,000. It is $25 for a year subscription and $23 for anyone age 65 or older. To subscribe to the North Georgia Advocate, call 1-877-465-1685 or go online:
To contact editor Glenn Hannigan, e-mail: