District | South West


 Thank you to clergy and laity of the SouthWest District who participated in the Conference SPR Training on September 19.  If you missed it or would like to view the video again, it can be found at www.ngumc.org/sprc.  We are grateful to those of you who also joined the district gathering immediately after the Conference event and regret that we were unable to accommodate everyone who tried to log in.  We were not expecting such a large crowd!  If you were unable to take part in the district discussion and have specific questions, please email them to southwest@ngumc.net and we will get back to you.  (Please note that the District Office will be closed for vacation 9/21-26, but we promise to respond as soon as we return!)

In the district discussion, Susan mentioned a book that can help churches understand the One Board structure - "Mission Possible" by Kay Kotan and Blake Bradford.  The book's Expanded 3rd Edition is available at Cokesbury and Amazon for $24.95.


“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” Matthew 19:14

September has long been special to those of us who love children—not just because of “Back to School” or the Labor Day Holiday—but because we actually loved giving to the United Methodist Children’s Home! WHY did we love it? Because we knew that it made a real difference to children who may have lost everything. We knew that because we gave, these kids could have a home again, could feel safe again and experience the love of God. We felt our hands connect to Jesus’ hands and to the children’s little hands.

Every church which I have served held this offering, and while the name has changed to Wellroot, it has precisely the same goal of aiding children for the sake of love and life in Christ. Wellroot is one of our most critical ministries that connects us to the real and palpable needs of children in crisis.

I pray that this year, you are excited to participate in the “Amazing Grace Offering” on September 19 (or on your church’s chosen day). Won’t you join the throng who love giving on this special day, for the sake of these precious little ones? For more specific information on Wellroot, go to Wellroot.org and see for yourself the many aspects of help given. Inspiration!

Giving with you,



District Superintendent

Susan Landry
(770) 227-1074

Administrative Assistant

Denise Wilson
(770) 227-1074




District Office Location: 430 W. Poplar St., Griffin, GA 30224 

District Office Mailing Address: P. O. Box 13, Griffin, GA 30224

Telephone Numbers:770-227-1074; fax 770-467-0010;

Email Address: southwest@ngumc.net

District Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 9am – 4:30pm, in the District Office
                                      Monday & Wednesday, 8:30am-4:30pm, remotely
                                      Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm, remotely