Invite younger person to experience the joy of Annual Conference
FROM THE BISHOP R. LAWSON BRYAN As we prepare for the 2017 Annual Conference session I encourage each local church to identify a younger person in their congregation and invite ...
Celebrating Small Church Leadership and Vitality
FOCUS ON THE VISION DENISE WALTON Small churches play a vital role in the mission and ministry of the South Georgia Annual Conference. At the 2017 Annual Conference session, the ...
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A United Methodist understanding on immigration; an act of Christian compassion

April 17, 2017
HISPANIC NEWS REV. DANIEL MEDINA The “Book of Resolutions” of The United Methodist Church states: “The Bible is full of stories of sojourners, strangers without homes, immigrants whom God called people to protect. God did not let the Israelites, after their exodus from Egypt, forget that they had been without a homeland for such a long time; the ethic of welcoming the sojourner was woven into the very fabric of the Israelite and early Christian culture, religion and law.” Jesus exemplified the...

Printable April 17 South Georgia Advocate

April 17, 2017
Click here to view and print the April 17 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the April 17 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 17 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 4/23/17

April 17, 2017
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, April 23 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Printable April 3 South Georgia Advocate

April 03, 2017
Click here to view and print the April 3 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the April 3 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 24 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 4/9/17

April 03, 2017
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, April 9 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is saved...

Printable March 20 South Georgia Advocate

March 20, 2017
Click here to view and print the March 20 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the March 20 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 28 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 3/26/17

March 20, 2017
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, March 26 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

We have hope!

March 20, 2017
HISPANIC NEWS REV. DANIEL MEDINA Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Jehovah. (Psalm 130:1) When I was young, I really liked to hike mountains. It was not the extreme sport where you use all the special equipment to climb, it was about walking trails and climbing hills. I also enjoyed going into caves and caverns to explore, to admire God’s creation and … maybe to impress others. There is, in the proximities of the city of Chihuahua (Mexico), a system of caves and rocky formations ...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 3/19/17

March 13, 2017
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, March 19 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Printable March 6 South Georgia Advocate

March 06, 2017
Click here to view and print the March 6 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the March 6 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 26 pages)

SBC21 Conference celebrates congregations; equips congregations, leaders

March 06, 2017
The 2017 SBC21 Leadership & Development Conference was celebrated Feb. 18 in Dublin with more than 65 people in attendance. Bishop R. Lawson Bryan, episcopal leader of the South Georgia Conference; Dr. Buddy Cooper, Northwest District Superintendent; and Rev. Don Adams, on behalf of the North Central District, brought greetings and appreciation for the program and to the churches. Keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Emanuel Cleaver, III, from St. James UMC in Kansas City, Mo., shared his philosophy of the...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 3/12/17

March 06, 2017
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, March 12 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 3/5/17

February 27, 2017
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, March 5 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is saved...

Printable February 20 South Georgia Advocate

February 20, 2017
Click here to view and print the February 20 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the February 20 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 22 pages)

Service modeled after the ministry of Jesus

February 20, 2017
HISPANIC NEWS REV. FELIPE RICARDO “He rose from supper, laid aside His outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around His waist. Then He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around Him.” (John 13: 4-5) During Jesus’ time, washing guests’ feet was the duty of the servant of the house. Jesus, when He washed the feet of His disciples, wrapped the towel around His waist. This was an action that the most humble of all ...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 2/26/17

February 20, 2017
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, February 26 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 2/19/17

February 13, 2017
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, February 19 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Printable February 6 South Georgia Advocate

February 06, 2017
Click here to view and print the February 6 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the February 6 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 16 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 2/12/17

February 06, 2017
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, February 12 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Printable January 23 South Georgia Advocate

January 23, 2017
Click here to view and print the January 23 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the January 23 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 27 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 1/29/17

January 23, 2017
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, January 29 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

2017 Lenten Resources

January 18, 2017
Restored, Finding Redemption in Our Mess, Tom Berlin This Lent, Look at Your Mess Through the Eyes of Christ. Often we make a mess of our lives and wonder if there is any redemption. In this book, pastor and author Tom Berlin helps us see our mess through the eyes of Christ to find redemption and restoration. Using Scripture, devotional tools, and the writings of Ignatius of Loyola, John of the Cross, St. Augustine, John Wesley, Evelyn Underhill, and others, Berlin encourages reflection and ...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 1/22/17

January 17, 2017
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, January 22 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Printable January 9 South Georgia Advocate

January 09, 2017
Click here to view and print the January 9 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the January 9 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 21 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 1/15/17

January 09, 2017
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, January 15 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 1/8/17

January 03, 2017
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, January 8 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 1/1/17

December 28, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, January 1 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Printable December 19 South Georgia Advocate

December 19, 2016
Click here to view and print the December 19 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the December 19 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 22 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 12/25/16

December 19, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, December 25 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Printable December 5 South Georgia Advocate

December 05, 2016
Click here to view and print the December 5 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the December 5 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 26 pages)

Register now for Join the Journey Confirmation Retreat

December 05, 2016
On March 3-5, 2017, 500 confirmands will gather at Epworth By The Sea for the annual "Join the Journey" Confirmation Retreat of the South Georgia Conference. Tailored to fifth grade students and above, confirmands will enjoy learning about their United Methodist heritage in a high-energy, exciting atmosphere. Participants will also be exposed to the diverse leadership that makes up the South Georgia Conference as pastors, youth directors, children's directors, and lay members share during the...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 12/11/16

December 05, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, December 11 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

2016 Advent Resources

November 21, 2016
Rethink Church: Advent outreach resources  Rethink Church has print and video resources to help you share the message that Church Can Happen Anywhere and anytime we open our hearts to others. Welcome your community with warm wishes this Christmas season.  New Advent direct mail postcards, door hangers and invitation cards – available in English and Spanish – show how we live the true meaning of Christmas. Order now.  Imagine No Malaria Can you imagine a world where malaria does not exist, where ...

Preparing our people

November 21, 2016
HISPANIC NEWS ISAAC D. SALGADO On Saturday, Nov. 5, we conducted lay training for our brothers and sisters of the Hispanic ministries from our South Georgia Conference. We had two levels – intermediate and advanced. We had 12 women and 17 men. Here are the classes and the participants:   Level Intermediate Advanced Participants 20 9 Classes Doctrine I Preaching I Leadership Introduction to the Bible Doctrine II Preaching II Old Testament New Testament The course is an integral part ...

Printable November 21 South Georgia Advocate

November 21, 2016
Click here to view and print the November 21 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the November 21 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 25 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 11/27/16

November 21, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, November 27 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Encounter retreat will help youth break out of today’s culture and shine a light for Christ

November 07, 2016
Encounter, the annual youth retreat sponsored by South Georgia’s Connectional Ministries, will “BREAK OUT” Nov. 18-20 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. The theme will delve deeper into teaching sixth through twelfth grade students how to break out of today’s culture and shine a light for Christ.  Rev. Jonathan Smith, Director of the Wesley Foundation at Georgia Southern University, will be the speaker for Encounter. Jonathan’s ability to reach so many different ages with the truth of ...

Printable November 7 South Georgia Advocate

November 07, 2016
Click here to view and print the November 7 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the November 7 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 21 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 11/13/16

November 07, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, November 13 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Dios respondió a nuestro clamor / God answered our cry

October 17, 2016
HISPANIC NEWS FELIPE RICARDO This is the fourth in a series of monthly columns written by Revs. Felipe Ricardo and Daniel Medina, associate directors of Connectional Ministries for Hispanic Ministries. Las Iglesias Hispanas Metodistas en nuestra Conferencia ha medida que han ido creciendo se han visto, al mismo tiempo, obligadas, a entrenar a sus líderes laicos y pastores. En algún momento de nuestra historia, entendimos que necesitábamos alguna herramienta que nos ayudara a desarrollar en ...

Printable October 17 South Georgia Advocate

October 17, 2016
Click here to view and print the October 17 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the October 17 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 26 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 10/23/16

October 17, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, October 23 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

KidzQuest 2016 photo album

October 03, 2016
KidzQuest 2016 may be a wrap, but you can still experience the fun, excitement, and MESSY weekend had at the annual children's retreat through our online photo album. Click here to view them. Mark your calendars for KidzQuest 2017, set for Sept. 22-24, 2017!

Printable October 3 South Georgia Advocate

October 03, 2016
Click here to view and print the October 3 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the October 3 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 20 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 10/9/16

October 03, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, October 9 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Youth will "Break Out" at Encounter youth retreat

October 03, 2016
Encounter, set for Nov. 18-20 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island, is a three-day weekend retreat designed to help students in 6th-12th grades encounter God in their own individual ways. The retreat will offer passionate worship, relevant Bible study, and opportunities to strengthen bonds within church groups around the conference. Rev. Jonathan Smith, campus minister at Georgia Southern University’s Wesley Foundation, will be the retreat speaker. With the theme “Break Out,” Smith will ...

Abrazando Nuevos Horizontes / Embracing New Horizons

September 19, 2016
HISPANIC NEWS DANIEL MEDINA This is the third in a series of monthly columns written by Revs. Felipe Ricardo and Daniel Medina, associate directors of Connectional Ministries for Hispanic Ministries. El pasado 4-7 de agosto se celebró en San Juan, Puerto Rico la 45ta. Asamblea de MARCHA. MARCHA es el caucus de metodistas hispanos en los Estados Unidos y Puerto Rico. Este grupo y asamblea representa los ministros y los ministerios o congregaciones hispanas y brasileñas. A esta asamblea ...

Printable September 19 South Georgia Advocate

September 19, 2016
Click here to view and print the September 19 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the September 19 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 25 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 9/25/16

September 19, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, September 25 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 9/18/16

September 12, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, September 18 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

KidzQuest offers kids messy fun, spiritual truths

September 06, 2016
“The kids at our church look forward to this event every year and even try to figure out ways to come past sixth grade. It is such a blessing!” - St. Marys UMC chaperone KidzQuest, the annual children’s retreat sponsored by South Georgia’s Connectional Ministries, is getting “Messy” Sept. 23 – 25 at Epworth By The Sea. The theme, taken from Psalm 40:1-3, will show students in third through sixth grades that God truly will lift them out of the pits, the mucky mud, and the mire as they put ...

Printable September 6 South Georgia Advocate

September 06, 2016
Click here to view and print the September 6 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the September 6 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 25 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 9/11/16

September 06, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, September 11 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 9/4/16

August 29, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, September 4 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Connectional Ministries welcomes new leaders

August 15, 2016
By Kara Witherow, Editor  Summer is a time of transition for many ministries across the Annual Conference. The Office of Connectional Ministries is no exception, as it welcomed three new associate directors following the 2016 Annual Conference session. Rev. Earnestine Campbell joins the Connectional Ministries team as associate director after having served as associate pastor of South Columbus United Methodist Church for the past two years. A passionate teacher and preacher, Rev. Campbell ...

Printable August 15 South Georgia Advocate

August 15, 2016
Click here to view and print the August 15 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the August 15 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 25 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 8/21/16

August 15, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, August 21 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Why a Hispanic ministry in South Georgia?

August 15, 2016
HISPANIC NEWS DANIEL MEDINA This is the second in a series of monthly columns written by Revs. Felipe Ricardo and Daniel Medina, associate directors of Connectional Ministries for Hispanic Ministries. The Hispanic ministry of the South Georgia conference is an intentional response to the commandment of Jesus Christ when He said, “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). The Holy Spirit, who in the day of Pentecost, in downtown Jerusalem, allowed people from everywhere to hear ...

Bishop Bryan to speak at Pathways to Discipleship; still time to register

August 01, 2016
Churches looking for new ideas, networking opportunities and practical, quality training for their pastors, parishioners, staff and leaders need look no further than this year’s Pathways to Discipleship conference. Scheduled for Saturday, August 20 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Warner Robins, the training event will offer participants more than 30 workshops from which to choose, each designed to help congregations become healthier and fulfill the mission of making disciples of Jesus ...

Printable August 1 South Georgia Advocate

August 01, 2016
Click here to view and print the August 1 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the August 1 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 24 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 8/7/16

August 01, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, August 7 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 7/31/16

July 25, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, July 31 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is saved...

Noticias Hispanas / Hispanic News

July 18, 2016
This is the first in a series of monthly columns written by Revs. Felipe Ricardo and Daniel Medina, associate directors of Connectional Ministries for Hispanic Ministries. By Rev. Felipe Ricardo, associate director of Connectional Ministries for Hispanic Ministries  El Ministerio Hispano/latino a lo largo de la Conferencia Anual del Sur de Georgia, continúa activo y dando testimonio de nuestra fe. Tenemos sobrados motivos por los cuales darle gracias a Dios, pero hoy quisiéramos destacar dos ...

Printable July 18 South Georgia Advocate

July 18, 2016
Click here to view and print the July 18 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the July 18 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 26 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 7/24/16

July 18, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, July 24 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is saved...

Printable July 6 South Georgia Advocate

July 06, 2016
Click here to view and print the July 6 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the July 6 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 17 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 7/10/16

July 05, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, July 10 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is saved...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 6/26/16

June 20, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, June 26 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is saved...

Amplify videos tell stories of changed lives

June 13, 2016
A highlight of this year’s Annual Conference session were the Amplify moments. Narrative videos from our Conference agencies shared stories of changed lives that testify to the fruits of these ministries. These stories are told through the lens of the very people who have experienced transformation in so many unique ways. The videos are now available for you to use in your local church to help connect congregations to this vital work across South Georgia. Thank you for your on-going support of ...

Annual Conference Wrap-Up Bulletin Insert

June 13, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Annual Conference Wrap-Up Bulletin Insert (this will take the place of the June 19 Sunday Advocate). Annual Conference Wrap-Up Bulletin Insert The Annual Conference Wrap-Up Bulletin Insert is saved in a pdf format. This requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. If you have problems opening the Sunday Advocate, please visit get.adobe.com/reader to download your free copy of Adobe Reader.

Denman Evangelism Awards presented

June 13, 2016
Warren Jones, left, a member of New Covenant UMC in Savannah, was presented the Harry Denman Evangelism Award by Rev. Drew Young, a member of the Conference Witness Team.  Three South Georgia United Methodists have been awarded UM’s highest honor, the Harry Denman Evangelism Award.  The Harry Denman Evangelism Award program honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism – expressed in Word (what), Sign (why), and Deed (how) – brings people into a ...

Congregations raise more than $1,600 to help send students to camp

June 06, 2016
By Kara Witherow, Editor This summer, eight students from Ray City and Community United Methodist Churches will attend Camp Connect summer camps at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. It will be each student’s first time attending church camp, and through fundraisers, a lot of hard work, and the generous support of the congregations and communities, they’re able to go with little or no cost to them. Two fundraisers – a spaghetti supper and a chicken supper – were held to raise the money...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 5/29/16

May 23, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, May 29 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is saved ...

Annual Conference Informational Webinar set for May 3

May 02, 2016
An Annual Conference Informational Webinar, "Experience Annual Conference 2016," is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. The Annual Conference Session can be daunting for those attending for the very first time. What’s the Book of Recommendations and how do I use it? How do I prepare? Will I have to vote on anything? What do I need to report back to my local church? This webinar, led by Dr. Jay Harris, Conference Secretary, helps navigate the 2016 Annual Conference Session and assists you in...

Printable May 2 South Georgia Advocate

May 02, 2016
Click here to view and print the May 2 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the May 2 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 23 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 5/8/16

May 02, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, May 8 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is saved ...

Book of Recommendations & Reports for the 2016 Annual Conference Session now available

April 29, 2016
Business items for the 2016 Annual Conference session are contained in the Book of Recommendations and Reports (BOR). One of the purposes of the BOR is to encourage delegates to read the recommendations and reports prior to arriving at conference. A good delegate is a prepared delegate. The 2015 Annual Conference session voted that all 2016 Annual Conference materials, including the Book of Recommendations and Reports, be made available online on the conference website and through other ...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 5/1/16

April 25, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, May 1 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is saved ...

Join in the WONDER this summer at the 2016 Camp Connect Summer Camps!

Join in the WONDER this summer at the 2016 Camp Connect Summer Camps!

April 18, 2016
Camp Connect Summer Camps run weekly June 13 through July 22 for middle school and elementary school students. Elementary Camps are intended for rising fourth through sixth graders while Mid High Camps are intended for rising sixth- through ninth-grade students. All camps are filled with a week’s worth of fun activities and opportunities to grow closer to Christ though daily worship, Bible study, and fellowship. Campers will enjoy the beach, pool, art, games, boat rides, marsh hikes, hilarious ...

Printable April 18 South Georgia Advocate

April 18, 2016
Click here to view and print the April 18 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the April 18 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 20 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 4/24/16

April 18, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, April 24 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Printable April 4 South Georgia Advocate

April 04, 2016
Click here to view and print the April 4 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the April 4 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 23 pages)

SBC21 helps South Georgia pastors, congregations learn, grow, flourish

SBC21 helps South Georgia pastors, congregations learn, grow, flourish

April 04, 2016
By Kara Witherow, Editor Never stop learning; never stop growing.  Personal mantras of South Georgia Conference pastors Revs. Reggie Williams and Antonio Sutton, their mindsets have trickled down into their respective congregations. That’s why the two pastors and their churches – South Columbus United Methodist Church and Howard Chapel United Methodist Church – have chosen to take part in South Georgia’s Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century, or SBC21, initiative. Designed to ...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 4/10/16

April 04, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, April 10 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Printable March 21 South Georgia Advocate

March 21, 2016
Click here to view and print the March 21 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the March 21 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 24 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 3/27/16

March 21, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, March 27 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Teaching children about Holy Week: Telling the whole story

March 21, 2016
A UMC.org Feature by Joe Iovino* The story of Holy Week is not exactly family-friendly, but that doesn’t mean we can skip the part about Jesus’ journey to the cross when sharing our faith with our children. “I think it’s important for parents to share the whole story of Holy Week,” says Kathy Schmucker, Spiritual Formation Director at Faith United Methodist Church in North Canton, Ohio. “Often children are in worship on Palm Sunday and then not again until Easter Sunday and they miss out on ...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 3/20/16

March 14, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, March 20 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Printable March 7 South Georgia Advocate

March 07, 2016
Click here to view and print the March 7 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the March 7 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 22 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 3/13/16

March 07, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, March 13 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 3/6/16

February 29, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, March 6 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is saved...

One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday is March 6

February 15, 2016
On March 6, 2016, you are invited to join with thousands of other congregations across the connection in a special offering to support the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).  When our congregations participate in One Great Hour of Sharing, we help cover the operating budget of UMCOR. This is a powerful story.  Your support makes it possible for UMCOR to direct 100% of all other contributions to the projects donors specify, instead of using this money on administrative or ...

Printable Feb. 15 South Georgia Advocate

February 15, 2016
Click here to view and print the Feb. 15 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the Feb. 15 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 19 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 2/21/16

February 15, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, February 21 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 2/14/16

February 08, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, February 14 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

2016 Lenten Resources

February 01, 2016
Society of St. Andrew Lent begins this year with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 10. The United Methodist partner, the Society of St. Andrew, offers Lenten daily devotions, written by pastors and lay people from all walks of life. The booklets are titled "While Still Far Off." The society asks for orders by Jan. 29 for timely delivery. Click here to order.  The Sanctuary for Lent 2016, Sue Mink Prayer is the focus of Sue Mink's devotions and on people in the Bible who prayed. She especially examines ...

Printable Feb. 1 South Georgia Advocate

February 01, 2016
Click here to view and print the Feb. 1 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the Feb. 1 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 25 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 2/7/16

February 01, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, February 7 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

Printable Jan. 18 South Georgia Advocate

January 18, 2016
Click here to view and print the Jan. 18 issue of the South Georgia Advocate. This is a link to a printable PDF file that contains all of the news and stories from the Jan. 18 South Georgia Advocate. This file may be printed and given to those in your congregation who might not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet. (Length: 19 pages)

Sunday Advocate Bulletin Insert - 1/17/16

January 11, 2016
Click on the link below to download the Sunday Advocate. Sunday, January 17 The Sunday Advocate is a weekly printable bulletin insert and supplement to the South Georgia Advocate online newspaper. Loaded with South Georgia Conference and UMC news, event information, tips and more, the Sunday Advocate is a printable PDF that can be printed and distributed through local church communication pieces. It will be published and available for download each Monday afternoon. The Sunday Advocate is ...

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