Recently Read: N. GA Conference discerns future of Simpsonwood

simpsonwood1Many United Methodist’s in the Southeast Jurisdiction have attended conferences and meetings over the years at Simpsonwood, the retreat center outside of Atlanta operated by the North Georgia Conference(NGC). For several years that property has struggled and the NGC is involved in a time of discernment regarding the future of that property. Judy Putman at documented the concerns in an article this morning:

It was believed that Miss Ludie Simpson’s gift, deeded over to the North Georgia United Methodist Church in June of 1973 guaranteed that. But a judge’s ruling on August 14, 2014 has the potential to dramatically alter the long-held belief that the property will remain in its natural state.

Up until this point the church has been silent on its intentions, only saying in a statement that “the marketing of the 227-acre Simpsonwood property continues a lengthy, prayerful and research-dependent process.”

via Fate of Simpsonwood Retreat Now in Methodists Hands – Real Estate – Peachtree Corners, GA Patch.

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i have lived in this area for the past 8 1/2 years, only being a part of the church in the past 4 1/2. i have enjoyed simpsonwood, walking through the trails in all seasons. it’s so important to keep this land as it is, natural, undeveloped. i was sick when i heard they were thinking of selling it because of the possible development and the money that certainly would be made. all i can think of is the runoff into the river and the deer/animals/natural habitats that would be destroyed. i pray that you will find some other way… Read more »


It is a beautiful piece of property along the river. No doubt a lot of money can be made by developing high end homes. Hate to see it happen but money talks.

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