Upcoming events and training opportunities


Become a certified Safe Sanctuaries conference trainer, or renew your Safe Sanctuaries certification April 21 at 9 a.m. at Dunwoody UMC.  For more information, please contact Diane Morgan via phone at 770.394.0675, ext. 133 or via email at diane.morgan@dunwoodyumc.org. Cost is $20.

Learn, Grow, Act: 
Cooperative Mission 
Education Event

The United Methodist Women and the Conference Missions Team invite you to take part in this meaningful retreat and mission education event July 28-30 at Simpsonwood. This event is designed for members of local church Missions Committees and United Methodist Women, but all are welcome! Three studies include: Coming Out on the Side of Grace - Reconciliation; Haiti; and Joy to the World - Mission in the age of Global Christianity. Classes offered for adults, youth and children (ages 6 and up). Register at www.ngumc.org. Registration deadline is April 30.



Safe Sanctuaries 
April 21

Pre-Training for Senior Pastors
April 25 (Before BASIC Training Bootcamp)
BASIC Training Bootcamp with Jim Griffith
April 25-28

How to Develop Tippers into Tithers
April 30

License to Preach School
May 1-6

Young Clergy Retreat
May 2-4
Youth Ministry Institute
May 12 

Conference Board of Laity Meeting
May 14

Change the World 
May 14-15

UMMen Annual Business Meeting and Leadership Training
May 21

UMW Project Extend Work Experience
May 21
GRFN Pre-Conference Orientation
May 22

ATHN Pre-Conference Briefing
May 22

For more information on these events and the full conference calendar, visit www.ngumc.org/calendar

Make plans now to ‘Change the World’

The weekend of May 14-15, members of United Methodist churches around the world—and across North Georgia—will step out into their communities to focus on hunger relief, health concerns or initiatives to relieve the burdens of those living in poverty. Last year more than 100,000 people from more than 1,000 churches participated.  
Once your church decides on an outreach project, register at www.rethinkchurch.org/changetheworld. Then, take advantage of the resources offered through United Methodist Communications to promote your event or expand your plans.
Plus, Cokesbury is carrying postcards, bulletins, small group study material and more.