http://www.ngumc.org News RSS News RSS en-us 8/20/2018 4:56:06 PM Fall Youth Ministry Retreats Are a Powerful Faith Building Experience http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/fall-youth-ministry-retreats-are-a-powerful-faith-building-experience-11668024 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/fall-youth-ministry-retreats-are-a-powerful-faith-building-experience-11668024 Retreats are among the most expressive and affecting events a youth ministry can offer for the faith... 8/16/2018 Rekindling the Methodist Mission http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/rekindling-the-methodist-mission-11650044 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/rekindling-the-methodist-mission-11650044 By JESSICA BRADFORD From July 16 through the 19, numerous clergy of the North Georgia Conference ... 8/14/2018 National Creation Care Summit sparks learning, conversation, action http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/national-creation-care-summit-sparks-learning-conversation-action-11648907 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/national-creation-care-summit-sparks-learning-conversation-action-11648907 Photo: North Georgia laity Michael Black (third from left) and Beth Bond (second from right in front... 8/9/2018 Teams Already Responding to Elijay Storm Damage http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/teams-already-responding-to-elijay-storm-damage-11648878 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/teams-already-responding-to-elijay-storm-damage-11648878 Elijay was recently struck by major storms that left the community with thousands of downed trees. ... 8/9/2018 GBHEM Candidacy Office Offers Financial Planning Services to Certified Candidates http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/gbhem-candidacy-office-offers-financial-planning-services-to-certified-candidates-11627376 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/gbhem-candidacy-office-offers-financial-planning-services-to-certified-candidates-11627376 The Candidacy Office at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) has partnered ... 8/2/2018 North Georgia Youth Attends Global Young People's Convocation in South Africa http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-georgia-youth-attends-global-young-peoples-convocation-in-south-africa-11610403 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-georgia-youth-attends-global-young-peoples-convocation-in-south-africa-11610403 “Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in ... 8/2/2018 Way Forward Report Released in All Four Official Languages of General Conference http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/way-forward-report-released-in-all-four-official-languages-of-general-conference-11609280 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/way-forward-report-released-in-all-four-official-languages-of-general-conference-11609280 The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward has been released in all four official languages... 8/1/2018 Cabinet Launches Paperwork Reduction Plan http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/cabinet-launches-paperwork-reduction-plan-11579468 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/cabinet-launches-paperwork-reduction-plan-11579468 Shorter Charge Conference checklist? ✓ Check!  The Conference Cabinet has been working this spring... 7/27/2018 Georgia Pastors' School Invites Clergy to Consider the 'Inside Out Church' http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/pastors-school-invites-clergy-to-11607859 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/pastors-school-invites-clergy-to-11607859 Bishop's Panel at Georgia Pastors' School with Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and Bishop Lawson Bryan. ... 7/27/2018 UMC Children’s Ministry Networking Groups: Better Together http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/umc-children-s-ministry-networking-groups-better-together-11607539 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/umc-children-s-ministry-networking-groups-better-together-11607539 By REBECCA WALLACE DeDe Reilly has been a Children’s Minister for 25 years, and has relied on ... 7/26/2018 Renfro Trust Brick-and-Mortar Grants Available for Rural United Methodist Congregations http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/renfro-trust-bricks-and-mortar-grants-available-for-rural-united-methodist-congregations-11588685 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/renfro-trust-bricks-and-mortar-grants-available-for-rural-united-methodist-congregations-11588685 The Renfro Trust Fund awards annual brick-and-mortar grants to small rural United Methodist ... 7/23/2018 UM Young People Gathering in Africa for Global Convocation http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/um-young-people-gathering-in-africa-for-global-convocation-11587902 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/um-young-people-gathering-in-africa-for-global-convocation-11587902 NASHVILLE, Tenn. July 10, 2018  /Discipleship Ministries/ – United Methodist youth, young adults and... 7/18/2018 NExT Training: Learn to Launch a Church Startup http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/next-training-for-church-startups-new-places-for-new-faces-11587584 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/next-training-for-church-startups-new-places-for-new-faces-11587584 Do you feel called to reach the unreached? Creating new places for new faces is one of the most ... 7/17/2018 The Wesleys Take the Web: Animated John and Charles Share Church History http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/the-wesleys-take-the-web-animated-john-and-charles-share-church-history-11587174 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/the-wesleys-take-the-web-animated-john-and-charles-share-church-history-11587174 A new video resource from United Methodist Communications uses an animated John and Charles Wesley ... 7/16/2018 UMC Bishops Praise God for the Release of Three Missionaries From Philippines http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/umc-bishops-praise-god-for-the-release-of-three-missionaries-from-philippines-11586738 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/umc-bishops-praise-god-for-the-release-of-three-missionaries-from-philippines-11586738 Photos of UMC missionaries (l-r) Miracle Osman, Tawanda Chandiwana, Adam Shaw. Courtesy of UMC ... 7/13/2018 Commission on a Way Forward Final Report Being Translated http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/commission-on-a-way-forward-final-report-being-translated-11584668 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/commission-on-a-way-forward-final-report-being-translated-11584668 Nashville, Tenn.: The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward to the Special Session of the ... 7/10/2018 Grant Applications Due Sept. 1 for Local Church Racial/Ethnic Ministries http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/grant-applications-due-sept-1-for-local-church-racial-ethnic-ministries-11579616 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/grant-applications-due-sept-1-for-local-church-racial-ethnic-ministries-11579616 Applications for grants up to $10,000 to help local United Methodist churches build ministries that ... 6/28/2018 Clergy Memo: Three 'To-Do's This Week http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/memo-three-to-dos-for-clergy-11526044 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/memo-three-to-dos-for-clergy-11526044 North Georgia Conference clergy have three important things on your technology "To Do" list right ... 6/26/2018 2018 North Georgia Annual Conference Report http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/2018-north-georgia-annual-conference-report-11524364 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/2018-north-georgia-annual-conference-report-11524364 The following report was submitted to UMC.org to summarize the 2018 North Georgia Annual Conference.... 6/21/2018 Youth From Every District Step into Leadership at Annual Conference 2018 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/youth-from-every-district-stepped-into-leadership-at-annual-conference-2018-11523121 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/youth-from-every-district-stepped-into-leadership-at-annual-conference-2018-11523121 At the 2018 North Georgia Conference in Athens more than 60 youth served as members of the Annual ... 6/19/2018 Faith Leaders’ Statement on Family Separation http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/faith-leaders-statement-on-family-separation-11500209 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/faith-leaders-statement-on-family-separation-11500209 The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is joining other faith organizations in a ... 6/17/2018 Annual Conference Daily Update: Thursday June 14 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/annual-conference-daily-update-thursday-june-14-11499877 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/annual-conference-daily-update-thursday-june-14-11499877 Post Conference Survey Please take the post-Conference survey.  TAKE SURVEY Photos from Annual ... 6/14/2018 Annual Conference Update: Wednesday June 13 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/annual-conference-update-wednesday-june-13-11499240 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/annual-conference-update-wednesday-june-13-11499240 Here on Business: Day 2 of Annual Conference Powerful worship and witness anchored the second day ... 6/13/2018 Annual Conference Daily Update: Tuesday June 12 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/annual-conference-daily-update-tuesday-june-12-11475034 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/annual-conference-daily-update-tuesday-june-12-11475034 God You're So God! Annual Conference 2018 Begins The 2018 North Georgia Annual Conference "Raised ... 6/12/2018 Annual Conference Daily Update: Monday, June 11 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/annual-conference-daily-wrap-up-monday-june-11-11474296 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/annual-conference-daily-wrap-up-monday-june-11-11474296 Welcome to Annual Conference 2018! "I invite you to join me in prayer for our North Georgia Annual ... 6/11/2018 North Georgia Celebrates Three Candidates to the Global Missions Fellows Program http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-georgia-celebrates-two-candidates-to-the-global-missions-fellows-us-2-program-11456225 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-georgia-celebrates-two-candidates-to-the-global-missions-fellows-us-2-program-11456225 By JESSICA BRADFORD For the first time in many years, the North Georgia Conference has not one, but ... 6/7/2018 Prayer in the Digital Age http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/prayer-in-the-digital-age-11456227 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/prayer-in-the-digital-age-11456227 By JESSICA BRADFORD “Spiritual formation is a process of being conformed to the image of Christ, a ... 6/7/2018 What's New at Annual Conference 2018 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/whats-new-at-annual-conference-2018-11454042 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/whats-new-at-annual-conference-2018-11454042 There is rich tradition at the North Georgia Annual Conference, but with each session, there are ... 6/6/2018 Generosity at Annual Conference 2018 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/generosity-at-annual-conference-2018-11454352 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/generosity-at-annual-conference-2018-11454352 There are a number of ways members of the North Georgia Annual Conference will give generously over ... 6/5/2018 Digital Move Checklist for Clergy http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/digital-move-checklist-for-clergy-11454088 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/digital-move-checklist-for-clergy-11454088 As North Georgia Conference clergy prepare for Move Day and ministry in a new faith community, there... 6/4/2018 New Federal Tax Law Has Immediate Implications on Clergy Moving Expenses http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/new-federal-tax-law-has-immediate-implications-on-clergy-moving-expenses-11453553 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/new-federal-tax-law-has-immediate-implications-on-clergy-moving-expenses-11453553 HIGH PRIORITY FOR MOVING PASTORS AND RECEIVING CHURCHES The recently enacted tax law eliminated, for... 6/1/2018 As Hurricane Season Approaches: Disaster Response Preparation Time http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/as-hurricane-season-approaches-disaster-response-preparation-time-11453103 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/as-hurricane-season-approaches-disaster-response-preparation-time-11453103 With hurricane season approaching, now is a good time for churches to do a quick disaster-ready ... 5/31/2018 Let Us Worship: Moving Toward Perfection in Love http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/let-us-worship-11453186 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/let-us-worship-11453186 Photo: Impact UMC leads closing worship at the 2017 Annual Conference. by JESSICA BRADFORD “Moving... 5/31/2018 North Decatur UMC Invites Community and Church into Conversation http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-decatur-umc-invites-community-and-church-into-conversation-11453111 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-decatur-umc-invites-community-and-church-into-conversation-11453111 By JESSICA BRADFORD   Once a month, North Decatur UMC and the Greater Decatur churches gather to ... 5/31/2018 Praying Our Way Forward: Take Part in the Next Phase of Prayer for God's Guidance http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishops-the-upper-room-launch-phase-3-of-praying-our-way-forward-11413067 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishops-the-upper-room-launch-phase-3-of-praying-our-way-forward-11413067 The Council of Bishops, in partnership with The Upper Room, is launching Phase 3 of Praying our Way ... 5/24/2018 North Georgia United Methodists Support One Another Through Partnerships and Connections http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-georgia-united-methodists-support-one-another-through-partnerships-and-connections-11411565 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-georgia-united-methodists-support-one-another-through-partnerships-and-connections-11411565 Photo: St. Paul UMC sanctuary. by REBECCA WALLACE One of the great things about being United ... 5/22/2018 Bishops Clarify Statement on Way Forward Recommendation http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishops-clarify-statement-on-way-forward-recommendation-11410719 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishops-clarify-statement-on-way-forward-recommendation-11410719 The Council of Bishops issued the following statement May 18 to clarify their recommendation on a ... 5/18/2018 Commission Ends Its Work; Hears Bishops’ Recommendation for a Way Forward http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/commission-ends-its-work-hears-bishops-recommendation-for-a-way-forward-11410476 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/commission-ends-its-work-hears-bishops-recommendation-for-a-way-forward-11410476 Rev. Jasmine Smothers of the North Georgia Conference has served on the 32-member commission. (Photo... 5/17/2018 Letter from Wesley Woods to Churches of the North Georgia Conference http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/letter-from-wesley-woods-to-churches-of-the-north-georgia-conference-11410492 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/letter-from-wesley-woods-to-churches-of-the-north-georgia-conference-11410492   Your church is an answer to prayer for the older... 5/17/2018 New Survey Ranks Welcoming the Top Factor in Church Choice http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/new-survey-ranks-welcoming-the-top-factor-in-church-choice-11410489 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/new-survey-ranks-welcoming-the-top-factor-in-church-choice-11410489 A new survey of spiritual "seekers" finds that the top motivators for considering a church are ... 5/17/2018 Campbell to Be Consecrated as a Deaconess at National UMW Assembly http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/campbell-to-be-consecrated-as-11410098 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/campbell-to-be-consecrated-as-11410098 North Georgia United Methodist Cindy Campbell will be among nearly two dozen Deaconesses and Home ... 5/16/2018 A Piece of the Puzzle: A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/a-piece-of-the-puzzle-a-pilgrimage-to-the-holy-land-11381617 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/a-piece-of-the-puzzle-a-pilgrimage-to-the-holy-land-11381617 By JESSICA BRADFORD Each year, the Young People’s Ministries division of Discipleship Ministries ... 5/10/2018 Constitutional Amendment to be Revisited http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/constitutional-amendment-to-be-revisited-11386518 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/constitutional-amendment-to-be-revisited-11386518 The Rev. Gary W. Graves, Secretary of the General Conference, announced today that an error was made... 5/10/2018 PAUMCS Members 'Make a Joyful Noise' in Nashville http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/paumcs-11381596 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/paumcs-11381596 The 36th Annual Conference of the Professional Administrators of The United Methodist Connectional ... 5/10/2018 Peace with Justice Sunday is May 27 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/peace-with-justice-sunday-is-may-27-11362407 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/peace-with-justice-sunday-is-may-27-11362407 "Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the ... 5/9/2018 A Pastoral Letter to the People of The United Methodist Church from the Women Bishops http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishops-announce-results-of-constitutional-amendments-two-fail-to-get-two-thirds-majority-11362449 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishops-announce-results-of-constitutional-amendments-two-fail-to-get-two-thirds-majority-11362449 On Monday, May 7, the women bishops, including North Georgia's Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson released ... 5/7/2018 Bishops Announce Results of Five Constitutional Amendments http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishops-announce-results-of-five-constitutional-amendments-11362461 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishops-announce-results-of-five-constitutional-amendments-11362461 May 7, 2018 WASHINGTON, D. C.  The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has completed ... 5/7/2018 United Methodist Bishops Recommend a Way Forward http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/united-methodist-bishops-recommend-a-way-forward-11355696 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/united-methodist-bishops-recommend-a-way-forward-11355696 The Council of Bishops released the following summary at the conclusion of its April/May meeting. ... 5/4/2018 At Douglasville Dinner Church, Jesus is Breaking the Hearts of His Servants and Healing Those of His Guests http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/at-douglasville-dinner-church-jesus-is-breaking-the-hearts-of-his-servants-and-healing-those-of-his-guests-11337451 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/at-douglasville-dinner-church-jesus-is-breaking-the-hearts-of-his-servants-and-healing-those-of-his-guests-11337451 (Douglasville First UMC's Dinner Church April 22, 2018. Photo by Johnny Cain) Written by a Dinner ... 5/3/2018 HealthFlex: Blueprint for Wellness Time is Here Again http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/healthflex-blueprint-for-wellness-time-is-here-again-11279836 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/healthflex-blueprint-for-wellness-time-is-here-again-11279836 This year’s Blueprint for Wellness screenings for HealthFlex participants are open through July ... 4/30/2018
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