The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church has been in the news recently regarding controversy over a projected appointment at Mt. Bethel UMC in Marietta. If you would like to understand the situation better, here are some reputable sources:

United Methodist News Service:
https://www.umnews.org/en/news/megachurch-seeks-exit-over-appointment-strife

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson:
https://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/pastoral-letter-15211068

Religious News Service:
https://religionnews.com/2021/04/26/prominent-atlanta-area-church-leaves-united-methodist-church-over-pastors-reassignment/

Washington Post:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/prominent-georgia-church-leaves-united-methodist-church-over-pastors-reassignment/2021/04/26/eae0ac84-a6dd-11eb-a8a7-5f45ddcdf364_story.html

https://www.umnews.org/en/news/georgia-laity-question-bishop-in-full-page-ad