Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has named the United Methodist Committee on Relief, UMCOR, as the 2022 North Georgia Annual Conference Special Offering.
Churches are invited to collect the offering any time before Annual Conference. One person from each local church will have an opportunity to present a check from their church during the Service of Remembrance on Friday, June 3, or checks may be submitted to the Conference Office.
As the humanitarian relief and disaster response arm of The United Methodist Church, UMCOR assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally and locally in direct ministry to persons in need.
When the tornado struck Newnan in the early morning of March 26, 2021, by 1 pm that afternoon UMCOR had approved a solidarity grant to the North Georgia Conference for emergency response in the Newnan area. UMCOR-trained Early Response Teams from our Conference have been a crucial part of Newnan’s recovery.
When tornados devastated Kentucky and Tennessee, when hurricanes struck Louisiana and Mississippi, and when wildfires swept the West, UMCOR was there. Working alongside established partners, UMCOR has provided aid to Afghan refugees and has already distributed more than $2 million in humanitarian aid to support the Ukrainian people.
Our giving to UMCOR makes God's love tangible to survivors of all kinds—be it from war or conflict, hurricane, famine, earthquake, or flood. And, thanks to your generosity on UMCOR Sunday to cover the cost of doing business, 100 percent of gifts go to the response for which they are designated.
Please indicate gifts as Fund #1140 Annual Conference Special Offering. Checks will be received during the Service of Remembrance or may be mailed to:
Conference Treasurer's Office
PO Box 102417
Atlanta, GA 30368-2417
In addition to our Special Offering for UMCOR, an offering for The North Georgia Conference Ministerial Education Fund will be received at the Service of Licensing, Commissioning, and Ordination.
MEF is funded by United Methodists to provide scholarships to seminary and undergraduate students, course-of-study for local pastors, and license to preach school. MEF is a general church apportioned fund of which 25 percent is retained by our conference. But 100 percent of the giving to the Annual Conference Ordination Offering will go to United Methodist seminary and course of study students in the North Georgia Conference.
Please give generously to the Annual Conference Special Offering and to the offering during the Service of Licensing, Commissioning, and Ordination.