Dear Brothers and Sisters of the North Georgia Conference,
We, your Bishop and Cabinet, met Monday, May 4, for our weekly web conference. We began as always with prayer, asking for God's wisdom and guidance. We celebrated the innovation and creativity we've witnessed across our Conference and we prayed for the many experiencing grief, loneliness, and depression.
Among the topics we discussed were:
Children's ministry leaders are always a force for good in the North Georgia Conference, but never so much as the past weeks of social distancing. They have offered opportunities ranging from virtual Sunday school, to evening lullabies, to draw-along storytelling, and more to support families growing in faith together. They are now looking ahead to how to safely resume in-person ministry with children when the time is right.
Churches as Polling Places
Many North Georgia Conference churches serve as polling places. These churches should begin contacting county election officials now to make arrangements to safely open their facility for primary election day. Be persistent in reaching out. The Georgia primary is June 9.
The cabinet understands the enormous pressure on clergy. Chris 180 (formerly the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia) is offering tele-counseling services and most of the counselors are in the clergy behavioral health network, providing up to 8 free sessions before a modest co-pay. Contact Chris 180 to schedule an online appointment at www.chris180.org or email@example.com