http://www.ngumc.org News RSS News RSS en-us 5/14/2021 12:52:31 AM It Must be Pentecost http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/it-must-be-pentecost-15251783 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/it-must-be-pentecost-15251783 By Rev. Greg Porterfield Pentecost came early for me this year. Twelve days to be exact. Like a lot... 5/13/2021 Conference Board of Pension to Cover Church Portion of Healthflex Insurance Premiums for Three Months in 2021 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/conference-board-of-pension-to-cover-church-portion-of-healthflex-insurance-premiums-for-three-months-in-2021-15230908 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/conference-board-of-pension-to-cover-church-portion-of-healthflex-insurance-premiums-for-three-months-in-2021-15230908 Beginning June 1, 2021, for a period of three months, (June, July, and August) the North Georgia ... 5/6/2021 Bishop Names Ministerial Education Fund as the 2021 Annual Conference Offering http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/2021-annual-conference-special-offering-14137338 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/2021-annual-conference-special-offering-14137338 Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has named the North Georgia Conference Ministerial Education Fund as the ... 4/29/2021 Loving Our Neighbor, Responding to Storms http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/responding-to-storms-15190413 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/responding-to-storms-15190413 Photo by Larry Garrard. Members of Alpharetta First UMC's Early Response Team pray with a homeowner ... 4/29/2021 Pastoral Letter from Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/pastoral-letter-15211068 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/pastoral-letter-15211068 “You now pledge to go wherever you are sent, to serve however you are called, to exercise your ... 4/26/2021 Outside the Walls: Churches Collaborate on Maundy Thursday Service http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/churches-colloborate-on-maundy-thursday-service-15209188 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/churches-colloborate-on-maundy-thursday-service-15209188 On a cold Maundy Thursday night this year, two churches in Woodstock created an innovative way to ... 4/22/2021 Bishop and Cabinet Announce 2021-2022 Appointment Changes http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-and-cabinet-announce-2021-2022-appointment-changes-15207553 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-and-cabinet-announce-2021-2022-appointment-changes-15207553 70 Changes Announced on Appointment Sunday Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and the Conference Cabinet ... 4/20/2021 Mathew Pinson Elected President/CEO of the Georgia United Methodist Foundation http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/mathew-pinson-elected-president-ceo-of-the-georgia-united-methodist-foundation-15205111 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/mathew-pinson-elected-president-ceo-of-the-georgia-united-methodist-foundation-15205111 The Georgia United Methodist Foundation Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Mathew Pinson as ... 4/19/2021 Tucker First UMC Grows a Mission Garden http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/tucker-first-umc-grows-a-mission-garden-15203109 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/tucker-first-umc-grows-a-mission-garden-15203109 Tucker First United Methodist Church is thrilled to have created a new mission-oriented community ... 4/14/2021 Check In With Church Development http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/check-in-with-church-development-15171227 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/check-in-with-church-development-15171227 Photo: Dinner Church is just one of the Fresh Expressions movements happening in our Conference. In... 3/31/2021 A Message on COVID-19 Precautions http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/a-message-on-covid-19-precautions-15185741 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/a-message-on-covid-19-precautions-15185741 Dear North Georgia United Methodists, As we approach a second Easter in pandemic, we appreciate ... 3/29/2021 Fraud Alert: Phishing Scam Targets United Methodists (Again) http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/fraud-alert-phishing-scam-targets-united-methodists-15184104 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/fraud-alert-phishing-scam-targets-united-methodists-15184104 We have heard from a number of North Georgia Conference clergy whose congregations have been the ... 3/26/2021 Overnight Storms, Tornadoes, Cause Damage in North Georgia http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/tornado-damage-in-north-georgia-15183387 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/tornado-damage-in-north-georgia-15183387 Major storms crossed the Southeast last week including a tornado causing significant damage in the ... 3/26/2021 Conference Nominations Deadline Approaching: Three Areas Need Nominees http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/last-week-for-conference-nominations-15174429 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/last-week-for-conference-nominations-15174429 Were you asked to serve last year? Please complete a form for 2021 The deadline for Nominations for ... 3/22/2021 Council of Bishops Cancels May 8 Special Session of General Conference http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/council-of-bishops-cancels-may-8-special-session-of-general-conference-15174503 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/council-of-bishops-cancels-may-8-special-session-of-general-conference-15174503 After much conversation, the Council of Bishops reached a decision that in the best interest of the ... 3/22/2021 2021 Process for Conference Nominations Seeks to Draw Wide Range of Servant Leaders http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/2021-nominations-process-is-underway-15157134 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/2021-nominations-process-is-underway-15157134 Each year the Conference Nominations Committee identifies servant leaders to make up its Boards and ... 3/18/2021 Church Leaders Mourn the Loss of Lives in Mass Shooting, Decry Attacks Against Asians http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/church-leaders-decry-attacks-15162834 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/church-leaders-decry-attacks-15162834 This article is adapted for ngumc.org from Sam Hodges' original UM News Service March 17 piece "... 3/18/2021 HealthFlex Participants: Take Advantage of Mental Health Tools Like EAP http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/take-advantage-of-mental-health-tools-15141991 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/take-advantage-of-mental-health-tools-15141991 We have all faced a difficult year since March of 2020. Clergy in particular have endured a heavy ... 3/11/2021 Bishop Announces Two New Appointments http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-announces-appointments-15075093 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-announces-appointments-15075093 Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has announced the appointment of one new District Superintendent to the ... 3/7/2021 2021 Nominations Process Underway to Fill Conference Board and Committee Openings http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/2021-nominations-process-underway-to-fill-conference-board-and-committee-openings-15118466 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/2021-nominations-process-underway-to-fill-conference-board-and-committee-openings-15118466 Nominations Accepted From March 5-31 Do you know someone who would be an excellent choice to serve ... 3/4/2021 General Conference Postponed to 2022, Bishops Call a Special Session May 8 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/general-conference-postponed-to-2022-bishops-call-special-session-for-may-8-15078101 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/general-conference-postponed-to-2022-bishops-call-special-session-for-may-8-15078101 The Commission on the General Conference has just announced its decision to further postpone the ... 2/26/2021 Black Clergy: Please Complete the Black Church Development Survey http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/please-complete-the-black-church-development-survey-15094808 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/please-complete-the-black-church-development-survey-15094808 Hello Pastors! The Black Church Development Committee is diligently working to advocate for and ... 2/25/2021 General Conference FAQ: Understanding the Decisions and Process http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/general-conference-faq-15079536 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/general-conference-faq-15079536 A UMNS Photo by Mike Dubose The Commission on the General Conference has just announced its ... 2/25/2021 AC Q&A: Information About the 2021 North Georgia Annual Conference http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/information-about-the-2021-north-georgia-annual-conference-15075704 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/information-about-the-2021-north-georgia-annual-conference-15075704 Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Annual Conference 2021 below. We will update this ... 2/24/2021 Gammon Names Dr. Candace L. Lewis as New President-Dean http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/gammon-announces-new-president-dean-15073730 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/gammon-announces-new-president-dean-15073730 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Gammon Theological Seminary, has ... 2/23/2021 Prayer and Giving: How to Help Our Neighbors in Texas and Beyond http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/how-to-help-our-neighbors-in-texas-and-beyond-15071708 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/how-to-help-our-neighbors-in-texas-and-beyond-15071708 As our neighbors around the country begin recovery from harsh winter storms, North Georgia United ... 2/22/2021 2021 Clergy Move Day Schedule http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/2021-clergy-move-day-15036290 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/2021-clergy-move-day-15036290 Each summer a number of North Georgia Conference clergy pack their belongings and make the move to ... 2/18/2021 Your Input Needed: Considering the Structure of Conference Boards and Committees http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/considering-structure-of-conference-boards-and-committees-15033288 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/considering-structure-of-conference-boards-and-committees-15033288 Please read the letter to you below from Rev. Hal Jones, Nate Abrams, and Rev Steven Usry. In it, ... 2/18/2021 2021 North Georgia Annual Conference To Meet Online http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/2021-north-georgia-annual-conference-to-meet-online-15033024 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/2021-north-georgia-annual-conference-to-meet-online-15033024 As we continue to navigate the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 North Georgia Annual Conference will ... 2/16/2021 A New BEAT: Barnes Evaluation and Administration Team Begins its Work http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/a-new-beat-barnes-evaluation-and-administration-team-begins-its-work-15026806 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/a-new-beat-barnes-evaluation-and-administration-team-begins-its-work-15026806 Rev. Dr. John Simmons, Chair of the Conference Board of Trustees, presents the proposal to establish... 2/10/2021 Experienced Ministry Practitioners Bring Their Gifts to the Interim Children's Ministry Team http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/experienced-ministry-practitioners-bring-their-gifts-to-the-interim-childrens-ministry-team-15022943 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/experienced-ministry-practitioners-bring-their-gifts-to-the-interim-childrens-ministry-team-15022943 The work of the Church in providing myriad opportunities for children to learn and grow in the love ... 2/8/2021 St. Paul UMC Repents for Past Racial Injustice with a Public Visual http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/st-paul-umc-repents-for-past-racial-injustice-with-a-public-visual-14979070 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/st-paul-umc-repents-for-past-racial-injustice-with-a-public-visual-14979070 By Rebecca Wallace   On Jan. 18, this year’s day of honor and remembrance for the Rev. Dr. Martin ... 2/4/2021 Vaccine Volunteers Across the North Georgia Conference are Putting Their Faith Into Action http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/vaccine-volunteers-across-north-georgia-are-putting-their-faith-into-action-14979143 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/vaccine-volunteers-across-north-georgia-are-putting-their-faith-into-action-14979143 Pictured: A volunteer from Barnesville UMC offers snacks to vaccine recipients. By Sybil Davidson  ... 2/4/2021 February is Black History Month http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/february-is-black-history-month-14971959 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/february-is-black-history-month-14971959 Pictured: Murphy-Harpst founder Sarah Murphy. Her vision still guides the organization today.  Too ... 2/1/2021 Ben Hill UMC Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr Day with Special Service and Virtual March http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/ben-hill-umc-celebrates-martin-luther-king-jr-day-with-special-service-and-virtual-march-14965481 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/ben-hill-umc-celebrates-martin-luther-king-jr-day-with-special-service-and-virtual-march-14965481 Ben Hill UMC in Atlanta sponsored an inspiring and empowering virtual MLK Day Service.   Rev. Dr. ... 1/31/2021 Gainesville First Assembles COVID-19 Blessing Bags http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/gainesville-first-assembles-covid-19-blessing-bags-14969622 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/gainesville-first-assembles-covid-19-blessing-bags-14969622 A small gift can make a big difference. Volunteers at Gainesville First UMC have assembled and ... 1/28/2021 Guide for Ash Wednesday 2021 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/guide-for-ash-wednesday-2021-14970083 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/guide-for-ash-wednesday-2021-14970083 Ash Wednesday (which falls on February 17 this year) begins the 40-day season of Lent. As your ... 1/28/2021 Health Departments Need Volunteers for Vaccine Distribution http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/health-departments-need-volunteers-14970210 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/health-departments-need-volunteers-14970210 Photo: A member of Barnesville First UMC volunteers through the local Health Department at a ... 1/28/2021 Action Ministries to Soon Merge with Hope Atlanta to Launch New Non-Profit http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/action-ministries-to-soon-merge-with-hope-atlanta-to-launch-new-non-profit-14965445 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/action-ministries-to-soon-merge-with-hope-atlanta-to-launch-new-non-profit-14965445 Action Ministries, Inc. will turn the page to a new chapter in its history on February 26. The ... 1/25/2021 Leaning Into the Connection: Strong Apportionment Giving in 2020 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/apportionment-giving-in-2020-14960017 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/apportionment-giving-in-2020-14960017 In a year when many churches only met in-person for a few months and all congregations adapted how ... 1/21/2021 SBA Launches Second Round of PPP Loans http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/ppp-loans-14958231 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/ppp-loans-14958231 The North Georgia Conference encourages churches to explore and consider pursuing funding through ... 1/15/2021 Beloved Community: Saint James UMC to Host 3-Day MLK Celebration and Call to Unity http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/saint-james-umc-to-host-3-day-mlk-celebration-14957225 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/saint-james-umc-to-host-3-day-mlk-celebration-14957225 As we embark upon celebrating one of our nation’s most inspiring figures we ask: amidst the racial ... 1/14/2021 Message from Bishop Sue: Let's Find Our Plumb Lines http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/message-from-bishop-sue-lets-find-our-plumblines-14945982 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/message-from-bishop-sue-lets-find-our-plumblines-14945982 Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, in an online meeting with the Conference Extended Cabinet, shares a ... 1/11/2021 Kingswood, Dunwoody UMCs Partner with Churches Across Faiths in Message of Unity http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/kingswood-dunwoody-umcs-partner-with-churches-across-faiths-in-message-of-unity-14940366 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/kingswood-dunwoody-umcs-partner-with-churches-across-faiths-in-message-of-unity-14940366 Collectively saddened by the events that unfolded in our Nation’s Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, ... 1/8/2021 Add Online Worship to Your Church's Information at NGUMC.org http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/your-churchs-information-at-ngumc-org-14924247 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/your-churchs-information-at-ngumc-org-14924247 The start of the new year is a good time to make sure your church's information is correct in the "... 1/6/2021 Hal Jones: Let's Connect to Address Food Insecurity Crisis http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/partner-in-hunger-ministry-14930063 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/partner-in-hunger-ministry-14930063 Does Your Congregation Have a Food Ministry? Is Your Congregation Willing to Partner in Food ... 1/6/2021 At the Table in Prayer: Bishop Sue to Host Weekly Conversation on the Covenant Prayer http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-sue-to-host-weekly-conversation-series-on-the-covenant-prayer-14918849 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-sue-to-host-weekly-conversation-series-on-the-covenant-prayer-14918849 Join us at 6:30 pm Mondays on Facebook Wesley's Covenant Prayer played an important role in Bishop ... 12/31/2020 Tech Grants 2.0: 32 Churches Named Technology Grant Recipients http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/32-churches-named-technology-grant-recipients-14918840 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/32-churches-named-technology-grant-recipients-14918840 Pictured: A video still from online worship with Newnan Chapel UMC in the SouthWest District. By ... 12/31/2020 Churches Get Creative for a Different Kind of Christmas http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/churches-get-creative-for-a-different-kind-of-christmas-14863709 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/churches-get-creative-for-a-different-kind-of-christmas-14863709 The Zant Family with Haygood UMC's newly painted vintage camper, one of the centerpieces of the ... 12/16/2020 Feeding the Hungry During the Pandemic: Dunwoody UMC Recruits 1,100 Volunteers for 'Foodstock' http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/feeding-the-hungry-during-the-pandemic-dunwoody-umc-recruits-1-100-volunteers-for-foodstock-14854784 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/feeding-the-hungry-during-the-pandemic-dunwoody-umc-recruits-1-100-volunteers-for-foodstock-14854784 By Rebecca Wallace Dunwoody United Methodist Church, in partnership with Rise Against Hunger, has ... 12/9/2020
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