(770) 957-7790
Georgia Connection - September 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!

I love September. It starts with a holiday weekend, cooler temps and football season arrive, school is back in session, and church attendance usually increases from the “summer slump.” 🙌 

But, I think what I enjoy most about September is that it helps restore rhythm to my life. I’ve been thinking more about those words lately:

restore : bring back, reinstate; return (someone or something) to a former condition, place, or position; repair or renovate so as to return it to its original condition.

rhythm : a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound; a regularly recurring sequence of events, actions, or processes.

We believe that God, by His grace, wants to restore every human being. No matter how much damage sin brings, God’s redeeming and restoring grace is greater. This is good news! Receive it. Release it. And remember, God wants to restore our whole life: body, soul, emotions, relationships, etc. We believe God’s graciously offers full salvation.

We also believe that God, by His grace, uses rhythms as a means of restoration. Music? Yes, but also much more! God also wants to restore us through prayer, worship, rest, recreation, exercise, diet, reconciliation, reading, and on and on and on... 

Bottom line: God wants to redeem our rhythms to restore our lives.

Happy September!

Pastor Kyle
NYI Convention

We're thankful for Kristi Huff and the leadership she and all our Georgia youth pastors, leaders, volunteers provide. For more information about GA NYI go to georgianazarenedistrict.org .

Amistad y Vida Dedication

On August 11, Pastor Hector Ordonez and the Amistad y Vida Church of the Nazarene celebrated the dedication of their new building! This is the first GA Hispanic congregation to purchase their own building. The congregation also officially transitioned from CTM (new start) to a fully organized Nazarene church.
Children's Mission Days

Barnesville, Albany 1st, and Mount Olive hosted these great events. Thanks to Debbie Moody, the NMI council, and speakers - Fred & Dinah Huff, Heather Scarborough, and CJ Childs. For more information on GA NMI go to georgianazarenedistrict.org.
New Church Development

These are exciting days for New Church Development on the GA District! Dr. Fred Huff is connecting and praying with several leaders about new starts in various places throughout the state. If you have a burden for church planting, email Dr. Huff.

Hispanic Family Campmeeting
Aug 30 - Sept 1 @ Adrian Camp

Georgia Hispanic churches come together each year at Adrian Camp for worship and fellowship. Please pray for Hispanic Ministries Coordinator Pastor Hector Ordonez and this great event. For more information, email Pastor Hector.

District Fall Retreat - Sept. 20-22, 2019
@ Adrian Camp (all adults welcome)

All adults are invited to the District Fall Retreat @ Adrian on Sept. 20-22, 2019. District Superintendent Kyle Poole is speaking and Dr. Steve Callis is leading worship. Click for a Fall Retreat Registration Form. Please contact Retreat Director, Brenda Williamson for more information.

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. Registration information will be available after Sept. 1 at georgianazarenedistrict.org.

Southeast PK Retreat
September 27-29 @ Great Wolf Lodge, LaGrange

All pastors' kids grades 7-12 are invited to this special weekend! Visit pkretreat.org for details and to sign-up online.

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. More details & registration info to come!

456 Fall Frenzy Preteen Retreat
September 27-29 @ Camp Adrian

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for our First ever Preteen Retreat! 456 Fall Frenzy is for kids in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade and happens Sept 27-29 at Camp Adrian. Contact Hannah Martin for more info.

Cost is only $110 (with discounts for additional kids in same household). Registration deadline is September 19 - click to register as a camper - click to register as a counselor . Click for full-size flyer or post-card size flyer .

Praise Kids Talent
Oct 19 - Dublin
Oct 26 - Tifton
Nov 2 - Gainesville

Your kids won't want to miss this opportunity to give God glory with their talents! Cost is $25. Register by September 15. Click here for a registration form. Contact Vickie Lindsey for more information.
Pastors Enrichment Day with Dr. Jay Earles
Fri., Oct. 18 - 1:30-4:00pm @ Harvest Community (Lilburn)
Sat., Oct. 19 - 10am-12:30pm @ Warner Robins

All pastors and ministers are invited to an enrichment day with Dr. Jay Earles. For travel purposes, Friday's session is north of Atlanta (Lilburn) and Saturday's session is south of Atlanta (Warner Robins). During our time together, Dr. Earles will cover several practical areas and skills that will help ministers to flourish in life and ministry. Drinks and light snacks will be available. This event qualifies for lifelong learning credits. There is no charge for Georgia Nazarene ministers.

Dr. Earles is the founder and leader of Hope Community Counseling Center in Graniteville, SC. Prior to starting this ministry, he retired as one of the highest ranking psychologists for the U.S. Army. Jay is also an active member of Midland Valley Community Church of the Nazarene, where he sings in the choir and serves as a volunteer in many different ministries. Jay has been married to Kim Hildreth Earles (a Nazarene PK) for 29 years and they have two adult children, Jonathan and Brittany.
Looking Ahead
for full calendar go to georgianazarenedistrict.org

Aug 30 - Sep 1 - Hispanic Family Camp Meeting (Adrian)
Aug 31 - Sept 2 - SoloCon Reunion (Sumatanga, Alabama)
Sept 12 - SDMI Council Conference Call (9pm)
Sept 14 Teen Quiz (Barnesville)
Sept 16 North GA Pastors Mtg. (Harvest Community, Lilburn)
Sept 20-22 District Adult Fall Retreat (Adrian)
Sept 27-29 456 Fall Frenzy Preteen Retreat (Adrian)
Sept 27-29 Southeast PK Retreat (LaGrange)
Oct. 3 TNU Legacy Partners Concert with Collingsworth Family
Oct 7-11 Fall Work Week @ Adrian Camp
Oct 18 Metro Atlanta Planning Session (Harvest Community, Lilburn)
Oct 18 Pastors Enrichment Day w/ Dr. Jay Earles (Harvest Community, Lilburn)
Oct 19 Pastors Enrichment Day w/ Dr. Jay Earles (Warner Robins)
Oct 19 Praise Kids Talent (Dublin)
Oct 22 DAB Meeting
Oct 26 Camp Board Meeting
Oct 26 Praise Kids Talent (Tifton)
Nov 1-2 - TNU Homecoming
Nov 2 Praise Kids Talent (Gainesville)
Nov 8-10 District Ladies Retreat (Adrian)
Nov 22-24 NYI Fall Retreat (Covington)
Dec. 6 - District Pastors Christmas Celebration (Forsyth)
Jan 11 - Pastors Enrichment Day w/ Dr. Oliver Phillips (New Day)
Feb. 21-22 - GOLD (Ordination & Licensing) Retreat (Adrian)
Mar 12-14 - District Ministers & Mates Retreat (Downtown Chattanooga)
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

Subscribe or unsubscribe to this newsletter here