http://www.ngumc.org News RSS News RSS en-us 6/23/2018 10:26:14 AM 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 Holy Journey: A DS Reflects on Changes and Transitions http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/holy-journey-reflections-on-changes-and-transitions-11258645 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/holy-journey-reflections-on-changes-and-transitions-11258645 In his weekly newsletter to the people of the Atlanta-Marietta District, Superintendent Rev. Terry ... 4/26/2018 Pastor Peer Groups: 'You can’t do this job alone' http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/pastor-peer-groups-you-can-t-do-this-job-alone-11258636 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/pastor-peer-groups-you-can-t-do-this-job-alone-11258636 The "Reverend Mommies" peer group with Bishop Sue. By Rebecca Wallace Some pastors say that being ... 4/26/2018 Conference Ministries Align to Form Centers for Excellence http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/conference-ministries-align-to-form-centers-for-excellence-11203356 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/conference-ministries-align-to-form-centers-for-excellence-11203356 Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson is pleased to announce that along with new projected clergy appointments,... 4/24/2018 Bishop Names 2018 Special Offering: Ministerial Education Fund http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-names-2018-special-offering-ministerial-education-fund-11203266 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-names-2018-special-offering-ministerial-education-fund-11203266 Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has named the Ministerial Education Fund as the 2018 Annual Conference ... 4/23/2018 Let’s Talk Tech: How Churches are Using Technology in Ministry http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/let-s-talk-tech-how-churches-are-using-technology-in-ministry-11198274 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/let-s-talk-tech-how-churches-are-using-technology-in-ministry-11198274 By Rachel Quartarone   In today’s hectic world, it’s difficult to get a large group of people into ... 4/19/2018 Video: Snellville UMC Ministry Transforms Bridal Gowns Into 'Angel Gowns' for Infant Burials. http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/video-11198291 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/video-11198291 “When I’m sewing these projects, I’m praying. I’m sending up prayers to our Lord about the parents ... 4/19/2018 Wesley Woods Offering Resources Now Available http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/wesley-woods-offering-resources-now-available-11198283 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/wesley-woods-offering-resources-now-available-11198283 Carolyn and Joan are two Wesley Woods residents who directly benefit from this special offering. As... 4/19/2018 Young Clergy Academy Offers Internship for Young Adults Exploring a Call to Ordained Ministry http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/young-clergy-academy-offers-internship-for-young-adults-exploring-a-call-to-ordained-ministry-11197114 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/young-clergy-academy-offers-internship-for-young-adults-exploring-a-call-to-ordained-ministry-11197114 Young adults (age 18-28) exploring a call to ordained ministry have a unique opportunity ahead. The... 4/18/2018 UMCom Grants Available http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/umcom-grants-available-11155531 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/umcom-grants-available-11155531 United Methodist Communications grant applications are now open in two categories: New Church Starts... 4/12/2018 Volunteer Marshals and Pages Sought for 2019 Special Session of the General Conference http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/volunteer-marshals-and-pages-sought-for-2019-general-conference-11155533 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/volunteer-marshals-and-pages-sought-for-2019-general-conference-11155533 Nashville, Tenn.: Beginning April 4, 2018, volunteers will be able to apply online to serve as ... 4/12/2018 Bishop Sue to Host Scout Lunch http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-sue-to-host-scout-lunch-11129046 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-sue-to-host-scout-lunch-11129046 On April 28, Bishop Sue will host a Bishop’s Scout Lunch at Peachtree Road UMC and is inviting ... 4/4/2018 Content of Character: A Letter to Dr. King http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/content-of-character-a-letter-to-dr-king-11129044 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/content-of-character-a-letter-to-dr-king-11129044 The Rev. Dr. Tonya N. Lawrence shared the following letter on the 50th anniversary of the ... 4/4/2018 United Methodist Connectional FCU Opens Application for 2018 Annual College Scholarships http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/united-methodist-connectional-fcu-opens-application-for-scholarships-11129047 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/united-methodist-connectional-fcu-opens-application-for-scholarships-11129047 Are you or do you know a member age 17-35 who is attending or planning to attend college and attend ... 4/4/2018 ERT Teams Needed in North Alabama http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/ert-teams-needed-in-north-alabama-11122724 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/ert-teams-needed-in-north-alabama-11122724 Updated March 28 North Georgia ERTs (Early Response Teams) are requested as soon as possible to ... 3/28/2018 Helping to Fill Big Roles http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/helping-to-fill-big-roles-11126265 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/helping-to-fill-big-roles-11126265 Photo: Rev. Sam Halverson with a group of youth ministers gathering for YMI: Youth Ministry ... 3/28/2018 Holy Week Message From Bishop Sue http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/holy-week-message-from-bishop-sue-yearning-for-easter-11126528 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/holy-week-message-from-bishop-sue-yearning-for-easter-11126528 I have found that each year I tend to focus on one aspect of Holy Week, usually one reflecting the ... 3/28/2018 Courage for Today: North Georgia United Methodists Take Civil Rights Heritage Tour http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-georgia-united-methodists-take-civil-rights-heritage-tour-11121942 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-georgia-united-methodists-take-civil-rights-heritage-tour-11121942 By Rev. Alisha L. Gordon Executive for Spiritual Growth, United Methodist Women For 31 years, SCLC ... 3/22/2018 Disaster Response: Monday Night Storm Damage Update http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/disaster-response-monday-night-storm-damage-update-11121955 http://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/disaster-response-monday-night-storm-damage-update-11121955 Major storms crossed North Georgia Monday night causing damage in several communities including ... 3/22/2018
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