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Georgia Connection - September 2020
"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12
Faithful and Flexible

2020 is reminding us of the importance of faithfulness and flexibility. People, businesses, and churches all over the world are finding creative ways to pivot and persevere. Georgia Nazarenes, thank you for being so faithful and flexible!

The hope of our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ, inspires and fuels our belief that God will not only help us to survive, but to thrive in and through life’s challenges. 

Our resurrection hope leads to holy optimism that believes better and brighter days are ahead!

Let’s celebrate and share this hope of Jesus with the whole world!

You Are Loved!
Pastor Kyle & Julie
District Office Transitions
On Tuesday, August 18, 2020 the Georgia District Advisory Board unanimously approved a proposal to shift the district office space and staff structure.

Starting October 1, 2020, the District Office will no longer operate from the space leased in McDonough. Instead, the District Superintendent, Director of New Church Development, and a part-time Administrative Assistant will work from home and remote offices. Meetings will be held at local churches, Adrian Camp & Conference Center, or other appropriate locations. For now, District Office phone numbers, staff cell numbers, and the District P.O. Box address will remain the same. The District Office staff will be accessible and responsive to your communication and needs.

Watch upcoming District newsletters and announcements for more details regarding the office transition. At this time, please email kpoole@ganaz.org with any questions or comments regarding the transition. 
Brenda Williamson Retirement

As part of these District Office transitions, Mrs. Brenda Williamson is retiring as District Administrative Assistant effective Sept. 30, 2020. Brenda loves the Georgia District and has served faithfully and loyally for more than 24 years. Serving with three different District Superintendents, Brenda has always considered her job as a ministry. She and Spud are loved by many and their friendship and contributions are invaluable.

We hope to honor Brenda at a future District gathering. Until then, you are encouraged to express your appreciation with a card and/or note:

Brenda Williamson
124 Bob White Run
Jackson, GA. 30233

Thank you, Brenda and Spud! We love and appreciate you!
August Highlights
GA Clergy Connection with Dr. Jay Earles

In August, we had three great "GA Clergy Connection" sessions with Dr. Jay Earles. We are thankful for all of our Pastors and love connecting with them! Thirty ministers participated in this valuable series on resilience. Videos of Jay's talks (but not the Q & A) are available for GA ministers on the GA Naz Clergy private Facebook group.
(SDMI) October Marriage Retreat
District Marriage Retreat
"Matters of the Heart"

Pastor Lisa & Phillip Bailey
Becoming One Marriage Ministries
October 2-3
@ LifePointe Nazarene Covington , GA

2021 GA Naz Film Festival

Many of you have really been taking advantage of using videos and online media during this season. That is awesome! In an effort to reach even more people with God's message and to tap into unused gifts, we have organized a Film Festival for our GA Naz Churches. Check out the details in the link below and get your church friends involved in this creative ministry:
Welcome New Pastors

Pastor James & Allie Pendell

Begin at Moultrie First on Sept. 27

Special thanks to Rev. Charles & Jerre Barden
for their faithful interim ministry @ Moultrie.

Pastors Emory & Brigitte Corley

Begin at Cairo First on Oct. 4

Special thanks to Rev. Alan & Sara Parker
for their faithful interim ministry @ Cairo First.

Children's Ministries

Virtual Kids Camp Experience
Release Date: Oct. 2-3

Thanks to Pastors Mike Smith and Austin Powell for making a creative Kids Camp resource available for churches and families soon!
Looking Ahead
for full calendar go to georgianazarenedistrict.org

Sept 7 District Office Closed (Labor Day)
Sept 12 NYI Bible Quiz (Video)
Sept 18-20 Fall Weekend Camp Meeting (Adrian) Canceled
Sept 25-27 Kids Retreat (Adrian) Canceled - See "Into the Wilderness" resource above
Oct 2-3 District Marriage Retreat (LifePointe, Covington, GA)
Oct 15 Ministerial Credentials Board Mtg.
Oct 20 District Advisory BoardAB Mtg 3pm
Nov 13-15 District Ladies Retreat (Adrian) Canceled
Nov 20-22 NYI Fall Retreat (Adrian)
Dec 4 District Pastors & Spouses Christmas Dinner (Forsyth)

Georgia Nazarene District Team
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
Pastor Odel Alusma, Haitian Ministries Coordinator
Pastor Nicole Husband, Black Ministries Coordinator
Pastor Hector Ordonez, Hispanic Ministries Coordinator

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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