An Account of the Ministry and Mission
of the South East District 

The Easter Sunday 2021 Virtual Choir
View and Download for use in Your Easter Services!

Discipleship Ministries brought together more than 400 United Methodist singers from different countries, congregations, and communities – proving that even in the midst of a pandemic we are still united.

Thine Be The Glory is an Easter celebration hymn that transcends time and cultures. Watch the video and you’ll see why!

Download the video and learn more about the history of the hymn at Discipleship Ministries website.
D.S. Greg Porterfield and Rabbi Jeshayahu Beloosesky

So Be It: A Lenten Journey in Covenant Prayer

Find virtual worship resources for use by your congregation including music, graphics, and liturgy at

A Message on COVID-19 Protocols

Dear North Georgia United Methodists,

As we approach a second Easter in pandemic, we appreciate your faithfulness, creativity, and endurance.

Now that the vaccine is becoming more widely available, we have great hope. We are also aware that the pandemic is not over.

Your Bishop and Cabinet urge you to continue to follow the CDC Guidelines for Communities of Faith (click here) and remind you to follow the current Governor's Order (click here).

We know there will be a day when these guidelines will no longer be needed and we pray for that day. For today, we are thankful for your perseverance.
In Christ,
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and the Appointive Cabinet

Come to the Table: Clergy Webinar with Bishop Sue

North Georgia Conference clergy are invited to "Come to the Table" for a webinar with Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson on the future of the church. Bring your lunch to this midday Zoom, set for noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 12. Please register by April 10.

Zoom Webinar with Bishop Sue
Monday, April 12
Noon to 1 p.m.

Disaster Response: Storms Cause Major Damage

Major storms including tornadoes caused significant damage in the North Georgia Conference Thursday night. Read more about how North Georgia United Methodists can help.

Phishing Alert: Email Scam Targets Churches

If you receive an email that strikes you as unusual, confirm that it's legitimate before you reply. The bishop, the conference, clergy, and churches will not ask for financial help by email.

May 8 Special Session of General Conference Cancelled

After much conversation, the Council of Bishops reached a decision that in the best interest of the church at this time, they would cancel the Special Session of the General Conference which was set for May 8, 2021.

The postponed 2020 General Conference is still set for Fall of 2022 in Minneapolis. 
ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2021As we continue to navigate the pandemic, the 2021 North Georgia Annual Conference will be held online June 3-5, 2021. Click here for more details.
Clergy Move Day 2021
Each summer a number of North Georgia Conference clergy pack their belongings and make the move to their next appointment. To make coordination easier, an official "move day" is set by the Conference. 

Beginning in the summer of 2020, the Conference launched is a new pattern for moves.

The last Sunday in June is the final Sunday of a moving pastor's current appointment. The following Tuesday is "Move Day." The first Sunday of July is a Sunday off. The first day at the new appointment will be the first business day after July 4. The clergyperson's first Sunday preaching will be the first Sunday after July 4.
The Conference has a new webpage for clergy intending to retire in 2021.
The webpage has important information on the steps to take when retiring. 
Clergy Retirement Resources
From the Center for Clergy Excellence
Our next Candidacy Summit is April 17th and the registration is now live.

Call the District Office for the Code.
We also just set the date for a provisional paperwork session and that will be June 15, details and registration coming soon!
Both will be fully online.

Wellroot Invites You to Be Part of the Founders Day 5K

A Virtual 5K To Rally Support of Children and Families

This year Wellroot Family Service’s "Stay Away 5K" has a new name, an exciting 6-week program, and even more reasons to celebrate!  

This year, Wellroot is celebrating 150 years of caring for children, youth, and families in Georgia! They will kick-off the anniversary by celebrating Founder’s Week with The Founders Day 5K & children’s Mustard Seed 1K on Saturday, May 1. 
The race is a virtual Conference-wide event designed to engage families, churches, companies, and individuals in YOUR community – all running or walking to raise awareness and funds needed for the children and families at Wellroot in their time of deepest need.  

You are invited to be a part of this celebration! You can register, and invite others to run with you, or contribute to your fundraiser at  


Happy Birthday to our clergy born in April!

Grady Mosley 4/10
Scott Parrish 4/10
Christopher Goss 4/11
John Kenney 4/13
George Holcombe 4/26
Robert Lyons 4/26

District Calendar
Clergy are strongly encouraged to check their email addresses directly through Gmail. However, some clergy prefer to forward their address to another account. Pastors who moved July 1 and forward their email should be sure to update the forwarding account. Access to your email is important for receiving district and conference communication as well as virtual Annual Conference credentials. 
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