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Letter from the Methodist Church of Haiti

published 1/29/2010
  On behalf of the Methodist Church in Haiti and the Haitian people, we thank you. Thank you all for your outpouring of love, support and Christian brotherhood in our great hour of need. Haiti has suffered a great tragedy, and to rebuild, recover and strengthen, it will take us all. You have kept us in your prayers and we are grateful. You have sent donations through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). We thank you for your generosity. You have expressed your selfless interest in ...

UMCOR begins pilot aid project for Haitians

published 1/28/2010
Six young Haitian Methodists spent an afternoon dividing 55-pound bags of rice and 100-pound bags of beans into family-sized portions to feed more than 160 families who have had little assistance since the Jan. 12 earthquake. “This is meeting their first need,” said Val Keteline, 24. “The people will be very happy.” Workers move bags of flour in the Boutique Market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where the United Methodist Committee on Relief is buying supplies to feed 160 families in Mellier....

Sewing stitches of love at Allentown UMC

published 1/27/2010
They call themselves the Agape Stitchers, this group of women in their 60s to late 90s who snip, stitch and sew for those in need. Meeting two days a month for almost six and a half years, the women of the Agape Stitchers group of Allentown United Methodist Church have made more than 4,500 girl’s dresses, 2,000 boy’s shorts/shirt outfits, and 600 baby blankets, all of which have been sent to needy children around the world.   Started in August 2003, the women who make up the Agape Stitchers have...

Wesleyan College Named the Nation's #3 'Best Value'

published 1/26/2010
Wesleyan College, a United Methodist College in Macon, Ga., is the nation's #3 "Best Value" private college for 2010 according to The Princeton Review, one of America's most widely known education services and test preparation companies. The Princeton Review teamed with USA TODAY, the nation's most widely read print newspaper, to present its list, "The Princeton Review Best Value Colleges for 2010." "The Princeton Review Best Value Colleges for 2010" list which features 100 schools in all  -- ...

Nurture Cafe serves up practical training

published 1/25/2010
The South Georgia Conference Nurture Team, charged with equipping the local church in nine areas of ministry, has created a unique and specialized way to bring practical training in a variety of ministry areas to churches in the South Georgia Conference. Called the Nurture Café, it is designed to “feed” the local church by offering a “menu” of “entrees” (workshops) from which local churches can “place orders.” Churches can order “a la carte” (a single workshop) or a “combo” (two or more ...

United Methodist music video gives hope to Haitians

published 1/20/2010
 PLAY VIDEO>> "We will rise once again,  From the place that we're in. Hand in hand with faith we will stand And with God as our guide, side by side Together we will rise.” --“We Will Rise” Stefan Youngblood wanted to give hope to Haiti. First, he donated money. Now he's donating a song. “We Will Rise," a song he composed, is being used in a music video to raise funds for Haiti through the United Methodist Committee on Relief. "It's a song that's meant to inspire people in the midst of all the ...

Bankhead takes reins as UMW president

published 1/4/2010
A lifelong United Methodist and resident of Midland, Sara Bankhead is poised to take the reins as president of the South Georgia United Methodist Women. A member of Pierce Chapel United Methodist Church in Midland, Bankhead begins her two-year term on January 1.    As a child and young teen, Bankhead attended Women’s Society of Christian Service (WSCS) meetings with her mother.  A member of UMW since her late teens, she has served every office in her local UMW unit, and has served at the ...

Generous Georgia Donor Doubles Gift to CCPI

published 1/2/2010
The anonymous donor who previously gave a $500,000 challenge gift to the Central Conference Pension Initiative (CCPI) has contributed another $500,000. The phenomenal support from the clergy and churches of the North and South Georgia Conferences have made this total $1 million gift a reality. The total commitments from Georgia is now $2,452,467.37. These gifts go toward pensions for clergy in Central Conferences (conferences outside the United States) who often serve in areas of great need ...

2014 Statistical Tables Now Online

The 2014 Statistical Tables are now available: http://ezra.gcfa.org/login.aspx.   The following was an email sent out by Dr. Derek McAleer, Administrative Services Director: If you are serving as pastor of a local church, please note: Statistical Tables 2014 Statistical Tables are now available: http://ezra.gcfa.org/login.aspx.   Login Information Your username is the 6-digit general church number found in parenthesis on your church's apportionment bill. For pastors you will add a "p" to the ...

Annual Conference Session: Recap of Day 2, June 4

L to R: Alaina Harrison (full deacon), Shannon Baxter (provisional deacon), David Cott (provisional elder), Susan Beverly (provisional elder), Thomas Anderson (provisional elder) Debora Richards (provisional elder), Jamie Bone (provisional deacon), Grace Guyton (full deacon).  Morning Liturgy The morning liturgy was led by Revs. Anthony McPhail, Alaina Harrison, Greg Harrison, and Robert Wood. The first reading was from Psalm 103:1-18, and the second reading was from 1 Peter 2:21-5. Business ...

From Bishop Bryan: Disaster response update; The United Methodist Church is at work

January 10, 2017 To the South Georgia Conference: I had the opportunity to go to Albany yesterday to see firsthand the widespread damage caused by the storms that hit the Southwest District last week. Thanks to Nita Crump, Thad Haygood, Leigh Ann Raynor and Debbie Cone for taking me through the area. Hundreds of trees were blown down, often onto the rooftops of houses. Many streets were impassable last week, and many residents, churches, and businesses are still without power. But I also saw The...

General Conference: Monday, May 16 Recap

GC2016 Update: South Georgia Edition  The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body is meeting at the Oregon Convention Center, the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, from May 10-20, 2016. General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church which convenes once every four years. The conference can revise church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for ...

General Conference: Thursday, May 12 Recap

GC2016 Update: South Georgia Edition  The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body is meeting at the Oregon Convention Center, the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, from May 10-20, 2016. General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church which convenes once every four years.The conference can revise church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for ...

General Conference: Thursday, May 12 Recap

GC2016 Update: South Georgia Edition  The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body is meeting at the Oregon Convention Center, the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, from May 10-20, 2016. General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church which convenes once every four years.The conference can revise church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for ...

S3 applications now available

Applications are now available for clergy wanting to participate in an S3 group. S3 is a collaborative, small group, action-learning experience for clergy that helps sustain and promote excellence in ordained ministry. Participants develop and implement a two year small group learning experience focused on three areas: Sabbath, Study, and Service. S3 groups are self-selected and self-directed: participants choose the members of their group and develop their group’s S3 learning project (with ...

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