http://www.ngumc.org News RSS News RSS en-us 8/5/2021 4:31:15 AM Leading Edge Learning Series Welcomes Tod Bolsinger http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/leading-edge-learning-series-hosts-tod-bolsinger-15325698 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/leading-edge-learning-series-hosts-tod-bolsinger-15325698 “The primary way to prepare for the unknown is to attend to the quality of our relationships, to how... 8/4/2021 Laity E-Newsletter Launching this Month http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/laity-e-newsletter-launching-this-month-15322262 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/laity-e-newsletter-launching-this-month-15322262 'I believe in our church and in its mission ⁠to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the ... 8/2/2021 Meet Jessica Blackwood: Digital Ministry Specialist http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meet-jessica-blackwood-digital-ministry-specialist-15320381 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meet-jessica-blackwood-digital-ministry-specialist-15320381 Jessica Blackwood Digital Ministry Specialist, Center for Congregational Excellence The North ... 7/29/2021 Monitor Your Local Situation: Some Georgia Counties Return to 'Red' and 'Orange' COVID Levels http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/georgia-counties-return-to-red-and-orange-covid-levels-15315204 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/georgia-counties-return-to-red-and-orange-covid-levels-15315204   In recent days, a number of counties in our state have seen increases in COVID-19 cases, ... 7/29/2021 Wespath: Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program Expanded to Include Clergy http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/student-loan-forgiveness-program-expanded-to-include-clergy-15320321 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/student-loan-forgiveness-program-expanded-to-include-clergy-15320321 From Wespath Effective July 1, 2021, eligibility rules for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness ... 7/29/2021 Message from North Georgia Conference Board of Trustees http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/message-15315682 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/message-15315682 The Board of Trustees of the North Georgia Conference and Mt. Bethel UMC have issued the following ... 7/28/2021 Meet Richard Hunter: Associate Director of the Center for Congregational Excellence http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meet-richard-hunter-associate-director-of-the-center-for-congregational-excellence-15315284 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meet-richard-hunter-associate-director-of-the-center-for-congregational-excellence-15315284 Rev. Richard A. Hunter Associate Director, Center for Congregational Excellence     The North ... 7/22/2021 UMPH Extending Permission to Use Resources for Online Worship through December 31, 2021 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/umph-extending-permission-to-use-resources-for-online-worship-through-december-31-2021-15315430 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/umph-extending-permission-to-use-resources-for-online-worship-through-december-31-2021-15315430 The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) is extending full permission for use of UMPH ... 7/22/2021 Southeastern Jurisdiction Votes to Unite the Memphis and the Tennessee Annual Conferences http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/sej-meets-to-unite-the-memphis-and-the-tennessee-annual-conferences-15314883 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/sej-meets-to-unite-the-memphis-and-the-tennessee-annual-conferences-15314883 Newly Formed Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference will Launch in January Adapted from a UMNS ... 7/21/2021 Meet Blair Boyd Zant: Director of the Center for Congregational Excellence http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meet-blair-zant-director-of-the-center-for-congregational-excellence-15305507 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/meet-blair-zant-director-of-the-center-for-congregational-excellence-15305507 Rev. Blair Boyd Zant Director, Center for Congregational Excellence The North Georgia Conference ... 7/15/2021 Mt. Bethel Actions Lead North Georgia Conference to Respond to Exigent Circumstances http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/mt-bethel-actions-lead-north-georgia-conference-to-respond-to-exigent-circumstances-15303399 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/mt-bethel-actions-lead-north-georgia-conference-to-respond-to-exigent-circumstances-15303399 Acting out of love for the church and its mission, the North Georgia Conference of The United ... 7/12/2021 Bishop Issues Rulings of Law on Questions from the 2021 Annual Conference http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-issues-rulings-of-law-on-questions-from-the-2021-annual-conference-15299432 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-issues-rulings-of-law-on-questions-from-the-2021-annual-conference-15299432 Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has issued two Rulings of Law on questions submitted at the 2021 North ... 7/8/2021 Leading Edge Learning Series Launches This Month http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/leading-edge-learning-series-launches-this-month-15298896 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/leading-edge-learning-series-launches-this-month-15298896 You're invited to take part in the "Leading Edge Learning" Series launching this month. Offered by ... 7/8/2021 Postponed General Conference: How to Stay Informed http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/postponed-general-conference-how-to-stay-informed-15298356 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/postponed-general-conference-how-to-stay-informed-15298356 Having twice been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 United Methodist General ... 7/7/2021 Rev. Brian Tillman Joins Conference Staff in Inclusion and Advocacy Role http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/rev-brian-tillman-joins-conference-staff-in-new-role-15297977 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/rev-brian-tillman-joins-conference-staff-in-new-role-15297977 Meet Rev. Brian Tillman, the first Director of Inclusion and Advocacy for the North Georgia ... 7/7/2021 Church Hasn’t Stopped for a Second: 4 Lessons From the Pandemic-Era Church http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/four-lessons-from-the-pandemic-era-church-15296346 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/four-lessons-from-the-pandemic-era-church-15296346 Westside Table, a campus of Peachtree Road UMC, launched as a fully digital worship gathering in ... 7/6/2021 Pastoral Letter from Bishop Sue: Update on Appointment at Mt Bethel UMC http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/update-on-appointment-at-mt-bethel-15295017 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/update-on-appointment-at-mt-bethel-15295017 "I give thanks for all North Georgia United Methodists in all our varied contexts and pray for each... 7/2/2021 Congratulations to All Who Have Completed 2021 Licensing School http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/congratulations-to-new-local-pastors-15294191 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/congratulations-to-new-local-pastors-15294191 Rev. YoLanda Jones Colton, Chair of the Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members, reads the... 7/1/2021 Camps Are A Go! United Methodist Camps Reopen Across The U.S. and Here in North Georgia http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/camps-are-a-go-united-methodist-camps-reopen-across-the-u-s-and-here-in-north-georgia-15279657 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/camps-are-a-go-united-methodist-camps-reopen-across-the-u-s-and-here-in-north-georgia-15279657 This incredible team of Christian servant leaders is facilitating 9 weeks of safe, faith-forming fun... 6/16/2021 Vital Signs Moving 'In House' to New NGUMC Dashboard http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/vital-signs-moving-in-house-to-new-ngumc-dashboard-15279877 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/vital-signs-moving-in-house-to-new-ngumc-dashboard-15279877 Our Conference IT director offers a "how to" instructional video for Vital Signs.    Vital Signs ... 6/16/2021 2021 North Georgia Annual Conference Report http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/2021-north-georgia-annual-conference-report-15276489 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/2021-north-georgia-annual-conference-report-15276489 Each year the North Georgia Annual Conference submits a report to UMC.org. Read the 2021 North ... 6/14/2021 At the Table: A Conversation on the Appointment Process http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/at-the-table-a-conversation-on-the-appointment-process-15275557 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/at-the-table-a-conversation-on-the-appointment-process-15275557 "At the Table" this week, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and Rev. Dr. Terry Walton, Executive Assistant ... 6/11/2021 Thank You! Volunteers, Service Providers, Staff Put in Countless Hours to Host Annual Conference 2021 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/thank-you-for-countless-hours-15268984 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/thank-you-for-countless-hours-15268984 Thanks to all who were part of the production of the 2021 North Georgia Annual Conference Session. ... 6/7/2021 Annual Conference 2021 Update http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/annual-conference-2021-update-15267802 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/annual-conference-2021-update-15267802 The 155th North Georgia Annual Conference was joyful and productive. The Conference began Thursday,... 6/4/2021 Celebrating 2020 and 2021 Retiring Clergy http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/celebrating-2020-and-2021-retiring-clergy-15268542 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/celebrating-2020-and-2021-retiring-clergy-15268542 The North Georgia Conference will hear from representatives of the 2020 and 2021 classes of retiring... 6/4/2021 Congregational Excellence Plans Events for Summer and Fall http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/congregational-excellence-plans-events-for-summer-and-fall-15268558 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/congregational-excellence-plans-events-for-summer-and-fall-15268558 The North Georgia Conference Center for Congregational Excellence announces a series of excellent ... 6/4/2021 At the Table: A Conversation with Bishop Sue http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/at-the-table-a-conversation-with-bishop-sue-15262687 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/at-the-table-a-conversation-with-bishop-sue-15262687 "At the Table" this afternoon, Tom Jackson, an active United Methodist layperson and church ... 5/28/2021 Black Church Development Committee Seeking Nominations for Leadership Development Series Participants http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/seeking-nominations-for-leadership-development-series-15261995 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/seeking-nominations-for-leadership-development-series-15261995 The Black Church Development Committee is seeking your nominations for a Leadership Development ... 5/27/2021 Quincy Brown to Preach on ‘Day 1’ http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/quincy-brown-to-preach-on-day-1-15261989 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/quincy-brown-to-preach-on-day-1-15261989 The Rev. Dr. Quincy Brown, district superintendent and missional strategist for the Central South ... 5/27/2021 SEJ College of Bishops Calls for Special Session http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/sej-college-of-bishops-calls-for-special-session-15261410 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/sej-college-of-bishops-calls-for-special-session-15261410 The College of Bishops of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church, in ... 5/26/2021 Confident and Prepared: Three Steps for Annual Conference Prep http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/confident-and-prepared-three-steps-for-annual-conference-prep-15256373 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/confident-and-prepared-three-steps-for-annual-conference-prep-15256373 As Annual Conference 2021 approaches there are a few ways members of the Annual Conference can ... 5/20/2021 Updated COVID-19 Guidance: Consider New CDC Recommendations http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/updated-covid-19-guidance-new-cdc-recommendations-15256140 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/updated-covid-19-guidance-new-cdc-recommendations-15256140 Last week the CDC issued new guidance regarding recommended protocols around COVID-19 mitigation for... 5/19/2021 Episcopal Supervision Recommendations for SEJ Approved by Council of Bishops http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/episcopal-supervision-recommendations-for-sej-15252688 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/episcopal-supervision-recommendations-for-sej-15252688 The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has approved episcopal supervision ... 5/17/2021 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
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