Be resolute in 2013: Share your good news


   So, have you considered any New Year’s resolutions yet? Here is one useful idea: Help your church to do a better job in 2013 of telling its story. Do you have good news to share? Are lives being changed? Are you ministering to the needy? Are you building bridges locally or internationally?
    We want to help you share your story.
    Here are a few reminders and helpful hints to get your news published in the North Georgia Advocate.
    We work on the Advocate well in advance of publication date. The Advocate is published twice a month, on the first and third Friday. Deadline to submit photos or news items is two weeks prior to publication date.
   The most efficient way to submit copy and photos is to e-mail them to: You can also mail submissions to: North Georgia Advocate, 4511 Jones Bridge Circle, Norcross, GA. 30092.
    When applicable, include plenty of names with your items. The more the better.  When submitting a photograph, please identify as many people as possible.
    We require high resolution photos for print publication. When e-mailing photos, please send them as large files, preferably 300 DPI (dots per inch). Many photos sent by e-mail are set at 72 DPI, which is not high enough quality for print publication (though it is fine for a website).
    We don’t give preference to news from large churches. The Advocate has never rejected a news item because a church is too small. We are eager to share stories of successful ministry efforts for two reasons: to celebrate the victories and provide helpful ideas to other churches. We are a connectional system and everyone benefits by sharing information.
    As part of our mission, we give priority to news and events happening in north Georgia, involving north Georgia churches and people. Broader church topics involving national and international issues are more applicable for publication in the UM Reporter. It is our standard practice not to publish book reviews.
Glenn Hannigan is editor of the North Georgia Advocate. If you have any other questions about the Advocate, or news to share, e-mail him at