2017 Annual Conference Session

WhenSunday, June 4, 2017 to Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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The 2017 Annual Conference Session will be held on Jekyll Island, GA June 4-7.

The Annual Conference Planning Committee and the Local Arrangements Committee are preparing for the 2017 Annual Conference Session, set for Sunday, June 4, through Wednesday, June 7, at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on Jekyll Island.

We are excited about meeting in our new venue and being led by our new Episcopal leader, Bishop R. Lawson Bryan. God has placed upon Bishop Bryan’s heart and mind a scriptural touchstone for leading us as an annual conference over the next four years. That touchstone is Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, especially the part in the second chapter where Paul describes how God has “made us alive together with Christ.”

Throughout our annual conference, Bishop Bryan will be challenging us to identify and celebrate all the ways we are being made alive together in Christ so that we will long even more for those experiences in our life together as an annual conference and in our local churches.

Our new location and venue will provide ample opportunities to be "alive together." One benefit of our new venue for families is its location at the beach and its close proximity to our conference's Camp Connect summer camp leadership. Read below about the “summer camp” that is being provided to the elementary-age children of conference delegate families.

With a new venue comes a lot of logistical planning on the conference level and in your own planning. To that end, hotel room blocks are opening today. Below is the list of hotels as well as other information we hope you will find helpful as you begin making plans to come to Jekyll.

Note: In some of our previous venues, we have had parking costs connected to the area around the venue itself or to the hotels in the area. At Jekyll Island, there are no parking fees, but there is a fee to get onto the island. It is $6.00 per 24-hour period. For those who stay on Jekyll and don’t leave the island, it will be a one-time fee. There will be group transportation arrangements made available for those staying off the island. Even if you come on the island each day in your own car, you can time your entrances to conceivably pay only twice, since the $6.00 fee is good for 24 hours.

Additional information and changes related to the annual conference session will be posted on the conference website, www.sgaumc.org/annualconference.

Dr. Jay Harris, Conference Secretary

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