http://www.ngumc.org News RSS News RSS en-us 9/23/2019 5:44:05 PM District Superintendent Installation Services Set for Augusta and Rome-Carrollton http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/district-superintendent-installation-services-set-for-augusta-and-rome-carrollton-12942903 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/district-superintendent-installation-services-set-for-augusta-and-rome-carrollton-12942903 All are invited to join in the Services of Installation for two new District Superintendents. ... 9/19/2019 Meet Lurma Rackley: A True Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meet-lurma-rackley-a-true-legacy-of-the-civil-rights-movement-12933255 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meet-lurma-rackley-a-true-legacy-of-the-civil-rights-movement-12933255 (above) Lurma Rackley celebrating her birthday with her first granddaughter, Rallera. In the ... 9/17/2019 Phishing Scam Targets Congregations http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/phishing-scam-targets-clergy-12932031 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/phishing-scam-targets-clergy-12932031 We have heard from a number of North Georgia Conference clergy whose congregations have been the ... 9/16/2019 Hurricane Recovery: North Georgia UMs Have Strong Ties to The Bahamas http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/recovery-efforts-in-the-bahamas-12912467 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/recovery-efforts-in-the-bahamas-12912467 September 1, the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island experienced “unprecedented devastation" as a ... 9/12/2019 Join the Fresh Expressions Facebook Live Discussion http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/fresh-expressions-facebook-live-12882953 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/fresh-expressions-facebook-live-12882953 The Conference Fresh Expressions team invites you to take part in a Facebook Live conversation every... 9/12/2019 LaGrange College Ranks in Top 5 Regional Colleges in the South http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/lagrange-college-ranks-in-top-5-regional-colleges-in-the-south-12910567 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/lagrange-college-ranks-in-top-5-regional-colleges-in-the-south-12910567 LaGrange College has been named a leading school in the South, according to annual rankings released... 9/11/2019 Barnesville First has Fun Raising Funds for Disaster Relief with a Flock of Flamingos http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/barnesville-first-raising-disaster-relief-funds-with-flamingos-12908159 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/barnesville-first-raising-disaster-relief-funds-with-flamingos-12908159 Barnesville First UMC is putting the "fun" in fundraising for hurricane relief with a flock of faux ... 9/9/2019 Korean Church of Atlanta Makes Generous Gift to UMCOR http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/korean-church-of-atlanta-makes-generous-gift-to-umcor-12897846 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/korean-church-of-atlanta-makes-generous-gift-to-umcor-12897846 After their mission team visited Ganta UMC Mission Station in Liberia this June, the Korean Church ... 9/6/2019 Responding to Hurricane Dorian http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/hurricane-dorian-12882937 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/hurricane-dorian-12882937 Updated September 10 As rescue and recovery efforts begin following Hurricane Dorian, our prayers ... 9/5/2019 Clark Atlanta University Awarded $10.6 Million Grant for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/clark-atlanta-grant-for-cancer-research-12888294 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/clark-atlanta-grant-for-cancer-research-12888294 The National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health ... 9/4/2019 Meet TV News Anchor Jennie Montgomery: 'I always felt like I had a voice in the church' http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meet-tv-news-anchor-jennie-montgomery-i-always-felt-like-i-had-a-voice-in-the-church-12881095 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meet-tv-news-anchor-jennie-montgomery-i-always-felt-like-i-had-a-voice-in-the-church-12881095 By REBECCA WALLACE Evening news anchor Jennie Montgomery decided she wanted to be a journalist in ... 8/22/2019 ACE is Accepting Applications Now through September 20 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/ace-accepting-applications-12880422 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/ace-accepting-applications-12880422 North Georgia's Academy of Clergy Excellence, known as ACE Squared, is accepting applications ... 8/21/2019 Fascinating Discussion Leads to GC 2020 Theme: ' ... And Know That I am God' http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/fascinating-discussion-leads-to-gc-2020-theme-and-know-that-i-am-god-12873843 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/fascinating-discussion-leads-to-gc-2020-theme-and-know-that-i-am-god-12873843 General Conference organizers chose “…and know I am God” as the theme of the 2020 United Methodist ... 8/16/2019 McEver Road UMC Mission Team Puts 'Sweat Equity' in Discipleship http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/mcever-road-umc-mission-trip-to-red-bird-12873433 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/mcever-road-umc-mission-trip-to-red-bird-12873433 By Rev. Rob Bruce Well planned and executed short term mission trips prove to be one of the most ... 8/15/2019 Holy Conversations on Immigration http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/conversations-on-immigration-12868443 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/conversations-on-immigration-12868443 In the coming weeks, two North Georgia Conference churches will host conversations on immigration.  ... 8/8/2019 Farewells and Welcomes: Staff Updates at the United Methodist Center http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/welcome-staff-12812339 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/welcome-staff-12812339 One member of your North Georgia Conference staff conducted Lewis Grizzard's funeral as a young ... 8/7/2019 Addressing Tragedy in Worship: Churches Respond to Mass Shootings http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/shootings-12867377 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/shootings-12867377 Psalm 34:18: “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” By... 8/6/2019 Good Giving: 125 Churches Have Already Paid 2019 Apportionments in Full http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/good-giving-12867372 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/good-giving-12867372 One of the unique and defining factors of The United Methodist Church is that we are a connection. ... 8/6/2019 Team Returns from Visit to ZOE http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/team-returns-from-visit-to-zoe-12862905 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/team-returns-from-visit-to-zoe-12862905 Photo: Some of the North Georgia United Methodists on the recent mission trip to visit ZOE A team ... 8/1/2019 North Georgia Local Pastors Complete Course of Study http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-georgia-local-pastors-complete-course-of-study-12856747 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-georgia-local-pastors-complete-course-of-study-12856747 Photo: Summer 2020 Candler Course of Study Graduates Since the spring, five North Georgia local ... 7/22/2019 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
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