http://www.ngumc.org News RSS News RSS en-us 7/18/2019 3:14:27 PM Meet Matt Westmoreland: Public Servant Shaped By Church http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meet-matt-westmoreland-public-servant-shaped-by-church-12855418 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meet-matt-westmoreland-public-servant-shaped-by-church-12855418 By REBECCA WALLACE It's common for an elected official to publicly thank God at some point in his ... 7/17/2019 HealthFlex Participants: HQ Deadline is July 31 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/healthflex-participants-hq-deadline-is-july-31-12853380 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/healthflex-participants-hq-deadline-is-july-31-12853380 HealthFlex participants and covered spouses: the time to take the HQ is now!  HealthQuotient (HQ) ... 7/16/2019 Route 66: Our Pilgrimage Begins http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/route-66-our-pilgrimage-begins-12846268 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/route-66-our-pilgrimage-begins-12846268 Intentional Pilgrims: April 24 – May 8, 2019 By Rev. Mark LaRocca Pitts Flying to Chicago, six ... 7/15/2019 Worship Groups and Liturgists Sought for General Conference 2020 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/worship-groups-and-liturgists-sought-for-general-conference-2020-12845905 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/worship-groups-and-liturgists-sought-for-general-conference-2020-12845905 (Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS. Combined choirs of Centenary College and Martin Methodist College ... 7/1/2019 A Sunday of Solidarity for Suffering Children http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/a-sunday-of-solidarity-for-suffering-children-12842665 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/a-sunday-of-solidarity-for-suffering-children-12842665 UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) shares the following message to United Methodists. In ... 6/27/2019 New Clergy Move Day Schedule Starts Next Year http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/new-clergy-move-day-schedule-starts-next-year-12839809 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/new-clergy-move-day-schedule-starts-next-year-12839809 Each summer a number of North Georgia Conference clergy pack their belongings and make the move to ... 6/25/2019 Being One With Each Other: Learning from Rev. Dr. Gary Mason http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/being-one-with-each-other-learning-from-rev-dr-gary-mason-12839849 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/being-one-with-each-other-learning-from-rev-dr-gary-mason-12839849 By Sybil Davidson Rev. Dr. Gary Mason gave four rich and meaningful presentations to members of the... 6/24/2019 One With Each Other: 2019 North Georgia Annual Conference Report http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/one-with-each-other-2019-north-georgia-annual-conference-report-12837369 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/one-with-each-other-2019-north-georgia-annual-conference-report-12837369 North Georgia Annual Conference The Classic Center, Athens, Ga. June 11-14, 2019 Bishop Sue ... 6/20/2019 North Georgia Elects 2020 General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegation http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/election-of-general-and-jurisdictional-delegation-12834453 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/election-of-general-and-jurisdictional-delegation-12834453 The North Georgia Annual Conference has elected its Delegation to the 2020 General and ... 6/14/2019 The Lord is Lord of All: Service of Ordination, Commissioning, and Licensing http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/the-lord-is-lord-of-all-service-of-ordination-commissioning-and-licensing-12834058 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/the-lord-is-lord-of-all-service-of-ordination-commissioning-and-licensing-12834058 Tonight we came together to praise God, to hear the holy word, and to seek for ourselves and others ... 6/13/2019 Laity Lunch Speaker Tom Jackson Has Strong Methodist Roots, Deep Faith, and Great Hope for the Future http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/tom-jackson-12833603 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/tom-jackson-12833603 More than 600 laity gathered for the North Georgia Conference laity lunch on Wednesday, June 12. ... 6/12/2019 Dunwoody UMC Hosts Dialogue on Biblical Interpretation and Human Sexuality http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/dunwoody-umc-hosts-dialogue-on-biblical-interpretation-and-human-sexuality-12829234 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/dunwoody-umc-hosts-dialogue-on-biblical-interpretation-and-human-sexuality-12829234 Last month Dunwoody UMC, in conjunction with Candler School of Theology, hosted a dialogue on ... 6/6/2019 One With Each Others: North Georgia to Gather in Athens Next Week http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/one-with-each-others-north-georgia-to-gather-in-athens-next-week-12829402 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/one-with-each-others-north-georgia-to-gather-in-athens-next-week-12829402 More than 2,000 North Georgia United Methodists and guests will arrive in Athens next week for the ... 6/6/2019 LaGrange College Chaplain Earns Prestigious Francis Asbury Award http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/lagrange-college-chaplain-earns-award-12826024 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/lagrange-college-chaplain-earns-award-12826024 The Rev. Dr. Adam Roberts, chaplain and director of Spiritual Life at LaGrange College, was ... 5/30/2019 What to Expect: 5 New Things to Note About Annual Conference 2019 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/what-to-expect-5-new-things-to-note-about-annual-conference-2019-12806103 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/what-to-expect-5-new-things-to-note-about-annual-conference-2019-12806103 There is rich tradition at the North Georgia Annual Conference, but with each session, there are ... 5/30/2019 Surely God is in These Places: Third Year, Third Campus http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/surely-god-is-in-these-places-launching-the-nettwork-campus-12823085 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/surely-god-is-in-these-places-launching-the-nettwork-campus-12823085 By REBECCA WALLACE About five years ago, Rev. Rodrigo Cruz was one of the pastors of a white, ... 5/23/2019 Bishop Announces Annual Conference Special Offering for 2019: Pastoral Care Program of Wesley Woods http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-announces-special-offering-for-2019-12659463 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-announces-special-offering-for-2019-12659463 RESOURCES: Download a 1-minute video, bulletin and website verbiage, slide presentation, bulletin ... 5/17/2019 Meet Alisa Smallwood: 'Every Day I Lean on My Faith in my Work' http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meet-alisa-smallwood-every-day-i-lean-on-my-faith-in-my-work-12819803 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meet-alisa-smallwood-every-day-i-lean-on-my-faith-in-my-work-12819803 By REBECCA WALLACE Alisa Smallwood is one of the lucky people whose job compliments her faith. As ... 5/16/2019 Peacebuilding: Annual Conference to Welcome Teacher and Speaker Gary Mason http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/peacebuilding-annual-conference-to-welcome-teacher-and-speaker-gary-mason-12806090 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/peacebuilding-annual-conference-to-welcome-teacher-and-speaker-gary-mason-12806090 Photo: Dr. Gary Mason speaks at the East Belfast Mission in Northern Ireland in 2008 at an event ... 5/16/2019 Serving With Each Other: BBQ and Mission Project With Related Agencies http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/serving-with-each-other-bbq-and-mission-project-with-related-agencies-12793273 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/serving-with-each-other-bbq-and-mission-project-with-related-agencies-12793273 Photo: Volunteers in action at an Action Ministries "We Serve" event in LaGrange! North Georgia ... 5/8/2019 Statement: Jackson County United Methodist Pastors Stand Against Racial Injustice http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/statement-jackson-county-united-methodist-pastors-call-for-racial-justice-12807281 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/statement-jackson-county-united-methodist-pastors-call-for-racial-justice-12807281 For too long, white Christians have silently shaken their heads at public displays of racism and ... 5/7/2019 Meet Paul Nauert: MLB Umpire with Deep Faith http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meet-paul-nauert-mlb-umpire-with-deep-faith-12804971 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meet-paul-nauert-mlb-umpire-with-deep-faith-12804971 By REBECCA WALLACE   On Opening Day of the Major League Baseball Season, Paul Nauert took time to ... 5/2/2019 A New Tradition Continues: All Clergy to Participate in Ordination Service http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/a-new-tradition-continues-all-clergy-to-participate-in-ordination-service-12804666 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/a-new-tradition-continues-all-clergy-to-participate-in-ordination-service-12804666 Continuing a tradition that began in 2017, clergy will form a processional into the Service of ... 5/1/2019 Judicial Council Rules on Actions of Special General Conference http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/judicial-council-12799228 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/judicial-council-12799228 (Photo: Mike DuBose, UMNS) On April 26, the United Methodist Judicial Council ruled that certain ... 4/26/2019 Election Committees Release Names of Candidates http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/candidates-12798038 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/candidates-12798038 The Clergy Election Committee and the Lay Election Chair have released the names of candidates who ... 4/25/2019 Tom Jackson to Speak at Annual Conference Laity Luncheon http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/tom-jackson-to-speak-at-laity-luncheon-12798787 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/tom-jackson-to-speak-at-laity-luncheon-12798787 The North Georgia Conference Board of Laity has announced that a familiar face (and voice) will be ... 4/25/2019 Retirees Gather for Annual Luncheon and Spring Day Apart http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/retirees-gather-for-annual-luncheon-and-spring-day-apart-12798957 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/retirees-gather-for-annual-luncheon-and-spring-day-apart-12798957 North Georgia Conference retirees, clergy who will retire in June, and candidates for ordination at ... 4/24/2019 Annual Conference 2019 to Elect Delegates to General Conference 2020 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/self-nomination-process-opens-january-1-for-general-conference-delegation-12413307 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/self-nomination-process-opens-january-1-for-general-conference-delegation-12413307 Members of the North Georgia Annual Conference will elect delegates to the 2020 General and ... 4/22/2019 Cokesbury's Annual Conference Display Will Offer Resources On Site and Online http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/cokesburys-annual-conference-display-will-offer-resources-on-site-and-online-12792857 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/cokesburys-annual-conference-display-will-offer-resources-on-site-and-online-12792857 Cokesbury is pleased to offer its most popular titles, UM official resources, and speakers’ books in... 4/11/2019 Global Ministries Celebrates 200 Years of Mission with Gathering Reflecting on Past and Focusing on Future of Methodist Mission http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/global-ministries-celebrates-200-years-of-mission-with-gathering-reflecting-on-past-and-focusing-on-future-of-methodist-mission-12792844 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/global-ministries-celebrates-200-years-of-mission-with-gathering-reflecting-on-past-and-focusing-on-future-of-methodist-mission-12792844 Guests arriving to the Global Ministries Bicentennial. (Photo: Jennifer Silver, Global Ministries) ... 4/11/2019 Disaster Response: Tarp Teams Needed in NC http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/disaster-response-tarp-teams-needed-in-nc-12782953 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/disaster-response-tarp-teams-needed-in-nc-12782953 It has been six months since Hurricane Florence struck the east coast, but some of our neighbors in ... 3/28/2019 Trustees Seek to Allocate Park Eye Fund to Better Serve Patients in Need http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/park-eye-fund-update-12783171 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/park-eye-fund-update-12783171 The Louise D. Park Eye Fund of the North Georgia Conference was established for “the treatment of ... 3/28/2019 Capacity Crowds Attend General Conference Information Sessions http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/capacity-crowds-attend-general-conference-information-sessions-12777082 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/capacity-crowds-attend-general-conference-information-sessions-12777082 Well over 1,200 laity and clergy from across the North Georgia Conference attended District ... 3/27/2019 Appeals Court Rules Clergy Housing Allowances Do Not Violate US Constitution http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/appeals-court-rules-housing-allowances-do-not-violate-constitution-12779351 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/appeals-court-rules-housing-allowances-do-not-violate-constitution-12779351 On March 18, 2019 Wespath announced that the Appeals Court has ruled clergy housing allowances do ... 3/21/2019 North Georgia Responds to March Tornadoes http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/pray-and-wait-responding-to-march-tornados-12767095 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/pray-and-wait-responding-to-march-tornados-12767095 There was heartbreaking news of devastation after severe storms and tornadoes swept through Alabama ... 3/19/2019 Phishing Scam Targets NGUMC Clergy http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/fraud-alert-phishing-scam-targets-ngumc-clergy-10050074 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/fraud-alert-phishing-scam-targets-ngumc-clergy-10050074 Many North Georgia Conference clergy received a fraudulent email that appears to be from Bishop Sue... 3/19/2019 Bishop Announces Appointment of Porterfield to Conference Cabinet http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-announces-appointment-of-porterfield-to-conference-cabinet-12774170 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-announces-appointment-of-porterfield-to-conference-cabinet-12774170 In a creative new appointment, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has announced that Rev. Greg Porterfield ... 3/17/2019 ACE^2 Challenges Clergy to Bond, Learn, and Dream http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/ace-2-challenges-clergy-to-bond-learn-and-dream-12775789 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/ace-2-challenges-clergy-to-bond-learn-and-dream-12775789 By REV. LEIGH MARTIN   "Bond, learn, and dream" was the mandate given to the participants of North ... 3/14/2019 In Mission Together: Nigeria Ministry Partners Meet to Celebrate, Learn http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/in-mission-together-nigeria-ministry-partners-meet-to-celebrate-learn-12775891 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/in-mission-together-nigeria-ministry-partners-meet-to-celebrate-learn-12775891 By Kathryn Witte Global Ministries In Mission Together Coordinator-Nigeria   Recently United ... 3/14/2019 Well-Rooted and Firmly Planted, United Methodist Children's Home Announces New Name http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/well-rooted-and-firmly-planted-united-methodist-childrens-home-announces-new-name-12775322 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/well-rooted-and-firmly-planted-united-methodist-childrens-home-announces-new-name-12775322 As the United Methodist Children's Home looks toward the future, they have announced a new name ... 3/13/2019 Summary of Actions: Special General Conference http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/summary-of-actions-special-general-conference-12771702 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/summary-of-actions-special-general-conference-12771702 The 2019 Special General Conference met February 24-26 in St Louis. Below is a brief summary of the ... 3/11/2019 International Guests: Bala Granapragasam and Sergei Nikolaev Spend Time in North Georgia http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/international-guests-sergei-nikolaev-and-bala-granapragasam-spend-time-in-north-georgia-12770022 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/international-guests-sergei-nikolaev-and-bala-granapragasam-spend-time-in-north-georgia-12770022 This week North Georgia United Methodists have a chance to spend time with fellow Methodists from ... 3/7/2019 Kindling the Fire: New Date and Location for Beloved Sermon Planning Retreat http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/new-date-and-location-for-kindling-the-fire-12770104 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/new-date-and-location-for-kindling-the-fire-12770104 Kindling the Fire, March 18-20, North Georgia Conference Center: Note CHANGE IN LOCATION and DATE ... 3/7/2019 Meet Sam Bradford: “Just a Guy Who Tried a Thing…” http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meet-christ-umc-member-sam-bradford-just-a-guy-who-tried-a-thing-12769952 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meet-christ-umc-member-sam-bradford-just-a-guy-who-tried-a-thing-12769952 By REBECCA WALLACE One would think that if you go through 12 months of practicing spiritual ... 3/7/2019 Invitation from Bishop Sue: Hymn to Pray this Lent http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/invitation-from-bishop-sue-hymn-to-pray-this-lent-12769056 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/invitation-from-bishop-sue-hymn-to-pray-this-lent-12769056 Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson invites all to begin Lent by praying this Marty Haugen hymn with her, and... 3/6/2019 LaGrange College Campaign Surpasses $50 Million Goal http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/lagrange-12764564 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/lagrange-12764564 Pouncer joins a group of students to announce the total amount raised during LaGrange College’s ... 2/28/2019 Special General Conference Adjourns With Uncertainty http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/general-conference-day-3-12762958 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/general-conference-day-3-12762958 "Gracious God we are your children standing in need of your wisdom and of a vision larger than ... 2/26/2019 In Legislative Committee, Majority Vote to Advance Only Traditional Plan and Disaffiliation Plans http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meeting-as-legislative-committee-majority-vote-to-send-only-traditional-plan-and-disaffiliation-plans-12762257 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meeting-as-legislative-committee-majority-vote-to-send-only-traditional-plan-and-disaffiliation-plans-12762257 Photo: Rev. Joe Harris, Chair (Mike Dubose, UMNS)  On Day 2 of the Special General Conference, the ... 2/25/2019 Space for Prayer at General Conference http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/a-space-for-prayer-at-general-conference-12761396 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/a-space-for-prayer-at-general-conference-12761396 The United Methodist Church believes prayer changes things. Soon after the Special Session of ... 2/25/2019 Delegates Worship, Hear Way Forward Report, Begin Legislative Session http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/general-conference-opens-with-worship-12761132 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/general-conference-opens-with-worship-12761132 Just as North Georgia United Methodists began gathering for worship this morning, General Conference... 2/24/2019
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