District | South West

 

Fund #3752 has been set up by the Conference to receive donations to help tornado victims in the Newnan/Franklin area.  Checks can be made payable to North GA Conference, marked "#3752, Newnan Area Tornado 2021", and mailed to the Conference Treasurer, P. O. Box 102417, Atlanta, GA 30368-2417.

 

Faith in Action Study
Uncomfortable Conversations:  Being the Church in a Divided Society

The current climate in the United States is polarized with division, disagreement and intense debate. Can we heal these divisions? How can we hear each other more effectively? Can the eternal truths and authority of scripture speak into these fragmented spaces or is theology just some musty, fusty, dusty discipline confined to another era?  We know and believe as people of faith that is not the case.

To help us wrestle with some of these questions, the Rev. Dr. Gary Mason, is leading a study open to all about faith in conflict.  Rev. Dr. Mason has spent over three decades ministering in a very polarized society, living through 30 years of Civil War in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is not that different from the United States. The highest church attendance and evangelical population in the western world is in the southern United States and Northern Ireland. Christians there have wrestled with the profound question, “how do we apply scripture in the midst of a sectarian conflict with a heavy dose of identity politics?”

The study will address the following topics:
   Ministry in an atmosphere of division
   Why militias are increasing as the church decreases
   The legacy of sectarianism & slavery
   Toxic religion & its influence

This live four session Biblical exploration of faith in conflict is free, but registration is required.
Dates will be April 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 4pm.               Meeting Registration - Zoom

 

District Superintendent


Susan Landry
(770) 227-1074
susan.gary.landry@ngumc.net

Administrative Assistant


Denise Wilson
(770) 227-1074
southwest@ngumc.net

http://www.ngumc.org/southwest

 

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT INFORMATION

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

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