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How Can the Methodist Children’s Home Property Best Serve the People of Decatur?

The kick-off Visioning meeting for the Methodist Children’s Home property will take place on Sunday, February 11th. But that’s just the beginning.  There are a lot of ideas to work through for this unique 77 acre property – as the video...Show More Summary

Children’s Home Visioning Process Begins Sunday, Feb 11th

From the City’s Renae Madison… As you may remember, in August of last year, the City of Decatur completed its purchase of the 77 acre United Methodist Children’s Home on South Columbia Drive. I am excited to announce that the time has come for the community to come together and create a vision for this property. Show More Summary

Eye on the Pond

Fmr. United Methodist Children’s Home property, Decatur GA (Photo courtesy of Tonio)

Dunwoody Community Memorial Service for Chesnut art teacher, Ms. Lee Ann Brunson on Monday, December 4th at 7pm at Kingswood United Methodist Church

Please join us for a Dunwoody community memorial service for Lee Ann Brunson on Monday, December 4th at 7pm at Kingswood United Methodist Church. Children who are old enough to sit relatively quiet during the service are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Sale of United Methodist Children’s Home Complete

From the City of Decatur… On August 16, 2017 the sale of approximately 77 acres of property owned by the United Methodist Children’s Home of the North Georgia Conference to the Decatur Public Facilities Authority was completed. The process of acquiring the property took almost nine months and was made possible through the cooperation and […]

After Property Sale, United Methodist Children’s Home Signs Leases On New Facilities

After selling it’s 77 acre property to the City of Decatur earlier this year, the United Methodist Children’s Home announced in a press release yesterday that they have signed leases on residences, offices and a flea market in nearby Clarkson and Tucker, GA. According to the UMCH, the sale of the Decatur property will allow […]

United Methodists in US defend the right to boycott and divest

The United Methodists in the U.S. pass 7 resolutions supporting the boycotts of and divestment from Israel, and pass 23 resolutions from 15 regional church bodies’ 2017 resolutions that also denounce abuse of Palestinian children under the Israeli occupation.

Decatur Awarded Low Interest Loan To Acquire United Methodist Children’s Home Land

The City of Decatur sent along this press release from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority… The City of Decatur Public Facilities Authority was awarded an $11,452,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) executive committee. The loan will finance the acquisition of 22.08 acres of land as part of […]

Joyce Hayes, Glide fixture and foster mom to 87, dies at 73

Joyce Hayes, a longtime member of the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church family who proved her faith by being a foster mother to 87 children over a span of 40 years, has died at 73. A large personality, even by the exuberant standards of Glide, Ms. Show More Summary

City of Decatur has Purchased United Methodist Children’s Home

From thedecaturminute.comOn April 25, 2017 City of Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett, the UMCH President and CEO, Rev. Hal Jones, and Debby Stikes, Chair of the UMCH Board of Trustees, met to sign the sale agreement for the $40 Million purchase of the approximately 77 acre UMCH property adjacent to the southeastern city limits of the City of Decatur. Show More Summary

Sit-Down Comics: 1943

August 1943. Southfields, New York. "Interracial activities at Camp Nathan Hale, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service. Comic papers are very popular during the campers' free periods." Medium format nitrate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

City of Decatur To Purchase United Methodist Children’s Home Property for $40 Million

Two press releases back-to-back!  First from the City of Decatur… At its April 17, 2017 meeting, the Decatur City Commission voted to purchase approximately 77 acres of property currently owned by the United Methodist Children’s Home of the North Georgia Conference, Inc. (UMCH) for $40 Million. The property is located adjacent to the southeastern city […]

How Will Decatur Use the United Methodist Children’s Home Property If Purchased?

The Decatur City Commission will vote at tonight’s meeting to purchase the United Methodist Children’s Home 77 acre property that sits along South Columbia Avenue, just outside the Decatur city limits.  If approved, the city would then move to annex the property into the city limits. But then what? The City Manager Peggy Merriss’ memo […]

Splint in a Tent: 1943

August 1943. Southfields, New York. "Interracial activities at camp Nathan Hale, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service. First aid." Photo by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

KP Cutups: 1943

August 1943. Arden, N.Y. "Interracial activities at Camp Gaylord White, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp service. Campers helping with the kitchen work." Photo by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size...

Eye on the Lake

United Methodist Children’s Home, Decatur GA (pic courtesy of Tonio)

City In Active Discussions To Acquire Children’s Home’s 77 Acres

  A reader reports that Mayor Patti Garrett announced at tonight’s State of the City that the city is in “active discussions to acquire with the United Methodist Children’s Home” to purchase their 77 acres. More details when we have them.  

United Methodist Children’s Home Board Votes To Sell Decatur Property

The United Methodist Children’s Home sent out the following press release this evening.  It notes that the sale will help support the growing needs of children and families in crisis.  It also states that there is no timeline or specific buyer or plan to sell the property at this time. Decaturish first reported the possibly of […]

Rail RFID Solutions: IUH PeopleMover

The Indiana University Health (IUH) PeopleMover is an elevated train that transports patients, families, and IUH team members between IU Health Methodist Hospital, University Hospital, and Riley Children's Hospital at the Indiana University-Purdue Un…

Summer Campers: 1943

August 1943. Arden, New York. "Rest period at Camp Gaylord White, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service." Medium format nitrate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

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