Aramis Alvarez Memorial 5K a Big Success

The annual Aramis Alvarez Memorial 5K held on November 9, 2019 was a big success with over 50 runners/walkers.  A portion of the proceeds from this event support the Sharing Hearts Foundation, established by Aramis and Alicia Alvarez, which works through American and Honduran nonprofit organizations to provide funding, expertise, and resources that improve the lives of disadvantaged people in Honduras.  

The overall race results are available HERE.

Age group results are available HERE


November 2019 Birthdays and Anniversaries

Congratulations to our members celebrating birthdays and anniversaries this month!


November 2019 Birthdays

  • Ralph Balchin
  • Biahnca Blood
  • Rylee Blood
  • Bill Cain
  • Marie Cain
  • Kathleen Cosgrove
  • Ryan Couillou
  • Dawn Flanagan-Seamster
  • Pauline Jackson
  • Ed Nolan
  • Noble Patterson
  • Serenah Tyson
  • James Vazquez
  • Ardy Warr


November 2019 Anniversaries

  • Peggy & Ronnie Allen
  • Yul & Deborah Fogler
  • Billye & Bill Koetje
  • Lisa & Will Rivers
  • Jeri & Jose’ Torrero

Fourth Quarter Second Mile Giving

Aldersgate is a related agency of the North Georgia Conference of the UMC serving persons with developmental disabilities. Aldersgate partners with UM churches and other individuals, groups and organizations to provide services to the developmentally disabled, their families, congregations, care givers and communities.

Persons with developmental disabilities are underserved, and Georgia ranks near the bottom of states in support for disabled citizens. Public funding is decreasing, placing these already vulnerable persons at greater risk. This is a stressful situation for the disabled and their families, who provide the vast majority of their care.

“Welcome Home” is a ministry to help individuals with developmental disabilities who want to live independently in the community. 

Collinswood of Aldersgate is a universally accessible retreat and recreation center on Lake Oconee. Starting from scratch and assisted by donations of money, time, and talents from within and outside of the UMC, Collinswood is today a very special place. There are three cottages that will each sleep 20 persons. Each cottage has bedrooms, bathrooms, living areas and modified kitchen facilities designed for wheelchair access. There is also a fully equipped dining hall, pavilion and adaptive sports fields and trails.


October 2019 Birthdays and Anniversaries

Congratulations to our members celebrating birthdays and anniversaries this month!


October 2019 Birthdays

  • Gary Adams
  • Judy Andrews
  • Janet Bibee
  • Kim Bryan
  • Courtney Burton
  • Cherry Byrd
  • Elizabeth Chandler
  • Emily Cook Combs
  • Raymond Conn
  • Ginny Cranford
  • Benjamin Daniell
  • Richard Daniell
  • Jenny Hardegree
  • Karen Jackson
  • Caroline Jones
  • Linda Keener
  • Leah King
  • Barbara Kragor
  • Judy Lambert
  • T.J. Lawson
  • Samuel Marks
  • Luther McGahee
  • Barbara Picard
  • Melanie Putnam
  • Karin Slaton
  • Karen Smith
  • Rick Warr
  • Sarah Wittkop


October 2019 Anniversaries

  • Mary & Jim Marks
  • Connie & Jim Schultz