The council is an agency of the North Georgia Conference of the UMC, and was created to help churches and other non-profit organizations minister to people experiencing poverty and homelessness. Grants fund local ministries. If you would like to locate resources to help those experiencing homelessness, visit https://www.nghhc.org/resources/.
offerings are used for health and welfare ministries in the annual conference.
offering supports families and individuals who are on the margins, with housing assistance, food and education at the community level across North Georgia. Many programs include hands-on church participation.
is a catalogue of hundreds of specific programs around the globe that range from digging wells to AIDS education. Giving to an Advance program broadens our ability to act as a church and as individuals to be a reconciling, healing and life-filled presence around the globe.
Congratulations to our members celebrating birthdays and anniversaries this month!
January 2019 Birthdays
- Tracy Blood
- Connie Brooks
- Pat Chennault
- Mike Daniell
- Nancy Edens
- Lois Howell
- Steve Justice
- Cookie Keene
- Billye Koetje
- George Latzanich
- Rebecca Lowe
- Martha Nolan
- Reggie Smith
- Meghan Wittkop
January 2019 Anniversaries
- Glenn & Connie Brooks
- John Eric & Rebecca Ann Douville
Every January, many Christians resolve to read the entire Bible in one year. That’s a worthy goal, but God doesn’t require us to read a certain number of verses or chapters per day. Instead, he tells us to simply be in his Word — and thus be with him — so he can grow our faith, light our path and assure us of his love and forgiveness. God’s Word is a precious gift, but we need to “unwrap” it!
F.B. Meyer offers this helpful advice for a new year of discovering (and rediscovering!) Scripture: “Read the Bible, not as a newspaper, but as a home letter. If a cluster of heavenly fruit hangs within reach, gather it. If a promise lies upon the page as a blank check, cash it. If a prayer is recorded, appropriate it and launch it as a feathered arrow from the bow of your desire. If an example of holiness gleams before you, ask God to do as much for you. If the truth is revealed … entreat that its brilliance may ever irradiate … your life.”
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