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Georgia Connection - November 2019
"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12

Hello Georgia Nazarenes!

It's hard to believe that November is already here! As the new year rapidly approaches, we want you to know about an exciting new event coming to your area: Nights of Worship & Prayer 2020 .

As I travel the state, I am convinced that we need more opportunities to connect with each other, and to worship and pray together. So, please mark your calendars and make plans to join us. We are planning for eight different, dynamic Sunday evenings in various regions. (see list in the pic on the left).
Here's the schedule for each evening:
4:30-5:30pm: Pastors Mtg.
4:30-5:30pm: Pastors' Spouses Mtg.
6pm: Worship & Prayer Gathering
(After Service) Snacks & Fellowship

Pastor Kyle
Alma First Welcomes
Pastor Dan Taylor

Welcome to  Dan Taylor  as the new Pastor at Alma First Church of the Nazarene! Dan comes to Alma First with a strong background of ministry in the Congregational Methodist Church. Dan also has an extensive accounting background and serves on the Bacon County School Board. Dan is married to April, and they have three sons (L to R: Cale, Tait, and Hayden). More great days are ahead for Alma First!

Crossroads Welcomes
Pastor Rick Carney

Welcome to Rick Carney as the new Pastor at Crossroads Church of the Nazarene (Cumming, GA). Rick has served in volunteer and associate ministry for several years at Gainesville First Church of the Nazarene. Rick begins at Crossroads on Nov. 10 and will be bi-vocational, while he continues as President of Condor Portables, Inc.. Rick is married to Michele, and they have three children: Lauren (26), Leah (21), and Erick (20).
Pastor Gerry & Chris Carnes
Celebrate 50 Years of Ministry

Marietta First hosted a special celebration for Pastor Gerry & Chris Carnes honoring them for 50 years of marriage and ministry. A highlight of the evening was when the church dedicated and named a new pavilion in their honor, and the Carnes' grandchildren read Scriptures that will be posted on plaques in the four corners of the new pavilion. Congratulations to the Carnes!

Black Pastors' DCPI Event

In October, the Georgia District and New Day Church of the Nazarene partnered with Dr. Charles Tillman, and the USA/Canada Black Strategy Team to host a church planting training event for a great group of leaders. Georgia leaders participating were Rev. Michael Appleberry, Pastor Michael McCants, Dr. Fred Huff, and Pastor Dale Taylor. The July 2020 USA/Canada Black Nazarene Conference will be held at Stone Mountain, GA.

Mount Olive Celebrates
100th Anniversary

Congratulations to Mount Olive Church of the Nazarene! On Sunday, October 27, Pastor Tim Tharp led the church in a great centennial celebration of the church's history and mission. Dr. Jesse MIddendorf (Gen. Superintendent Emeritus) was the special speaker and TNU's Redeemed provided special music.
Adrian Camp
Fall Work Week

Thank you to everyone who participated in Fall Work Week at Adrian Camp! Projects included work on the Camp Manager's roof, construction of a new storage building for children's ministries, and new backstairs/porch for the kitchen staff.

NMI Tour: Rev. Tim & Michelle Eby
November 6-17

Nov 6 - 6pm Donalsonville
Nov 7 - 6pm Waycross
Nov 8 - 7pm Cochran
Nov 10 - 10:45am Sandersville
6pm Good Shepherd
Nov 11 - 7pm Rowland Chapel
Nov 12 - 7pm Sharpsburg
Nov 13 - 6pm Warner Robins
Nov 14 - 7pm Mt. Olive
Nov 15 - 6pm Lovejoy
Nov 17 - 10:45am Marietta First
6pm Gainesville First

2019 Ladies Retreat -
Nov. 8-10, 2019 @ Adrian Camp

It's almost time for our annual Ladies Retreat. We're excited to have Debbie Salter Goodwin share the Word with us and Rhonda Frye lead us in worship. For registration form, click here.

2020 Mens Retreat -
Jan 24-26, 2020 @ Adrian Camp
Speaker - Rev. Kenny Greenway
Director - Rev. Ike Branch

The men of our district are important to the Kingdom work, and this weekend will be dynamite for their spiritual growth.  We have strived for many years to break 100 in attendance which will build excitement and help keep the costs down.  May the men in your church return from the weekend and set a spark of revival in your congregation!   Registration form - Bulletin insert.

NYI Fall Retreat
November 22-24 @ FFA Campground, Covington

Susie Shellenberger will be speaking and Refuge from Trevecca will lead worship. Also, Festival of Life Sporting Events (TNT pre-qualifier) will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 1-4pm during the retreat. Click for student registration or adult registration.

Praise Kids Talent
Nov 2 - Gainesville

Your kids won't want to miss this opportunity to give God glory with their talents! Cost is $25. Click here for a registration form. Contact Vickie Lindsey for more information.
Pastors' Christmas Celebration
Friday, Dec. 6

Mark your calendars for our annual Ministers & Mates Christmas dinner which will be held at the Central Georgia Convention Center in Forsyth on Friday, Dec. 6. Melanie Pearson will provide special music. Watch email for details from the district office.
Pastors Enrichment Day with Dr. Oliver Phillips
The Elephant in the Room -Bridging the Cultural Divide
Saturday, Jan. 11 @ New Day

Dr. Oliver Phillips, a retired, ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene and former director of Nazarene Multi-Cultural Ministries, will lead this CQ Enhancement seminar. Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is the capability to function effectively in a variety of cultural contexts - including national, ethnic, organizational, generational, and many other cultures. More information & registration details will be available soon.

All GA pastors & their spouses are invited to join us in Chattanooga, TN for the 2020 Pastors & Spouses Retreat. Based on feedback, this year's location (Chattanooga Downtown DoubleTree) and format (Thursday - Saturday) are brand new. We can't wait to relax & renew with our GA ministry team! For schedule & registration forms, click here.

Larry Dennis has gratefully served as pastor and district superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene for over 40 years. He and wife Debbie reside in Spring Hill, Tn. They have three sons Matt, Ben and Andy, Daughter-in-law Amy and 6 year old grandson Noah. He is a TNU Grad, earned a MCM from Olivet, is a grad of the School of Large Church Management and was honored with a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Trevecca.
Looking Ahead
for full calendar go to georgianazarenedistrict.org

Nov 1-2 TNU Homecoming
Nov 2 Praise Kids Talent (Gainesville)
Nov 8-10 District Ladies Retreat (Adrian)
Nov. 11 Veterans Day
Nov. 14 South GA Pastors Mtg (Tifton)
Nov 22-24 NYI Fall Retreat (Covington)
Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Day
Dec. 6 District Pastors Christmas Celebration (Forsyth)
Dec 13-14 Hispanic Pastors Retreat (Woodstock)
Jan 11 Pastors Enrichment Day w/ Dr. Oliver Phillips (New Day)
Jan. 12 Central GA Night of Worship & Prayer (Warner Robins)
Jan. 19 South Central GA Night of Worship & Prayer (Valdosta)
Jan 24-26 District Mens Retreat (Adrian)
Jan. 28 DAB Mtg.
Feb. 1 Camp Board Mtg.
Feb. 14-16 YouthQuake (Adrian)
Feb. 16 Mideast GA Night of Worship & Prayer (Dublin First)
Feb. 21-22 GOLD (Ordination & Licensing) Retreat (Adrian)
Mar 1 Northwest GA Night of Worship & Prayer (Chatt. Battlefield Parkway)
Mar 12-14 District Pastors & Spouses Retreat (Downtown Chattanooga)
Mar 22 South ATL Night of Worship & Prayer (Sharpsburg First)
Apr 5 Coastal /Southeast GA Night of Worship & Prayer (Savannah Harvest)
Apr 12 Easter Sunday
Apr 26 Southwest GA Night of Worship & Prayer (Albany First)
May 3 Northeast GA/North ATL Night of Worship & Prayer (Gainesville First)
Georgia Nazarene District Office
Pastor Kyle Poole , District Superintendent
Dr. Fred Huff , Director of New Church Development
Brenda Williamson , Administrative Assistant
Becky Meeks , District Treasurer
Pastor Jeff & Peggy Croft , Adrian Camp & Conference Center Manager
Julie Poole , Communications Assistant
Dinah Huff , District Assembly Facilitator

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 920,
Locust Grove, GA 30248

Physical Address:
50 Lincoln Road, Suite B
McDonough, GA 30253

Phone: (770) 957-7790

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