Events in the South Georgia Conference - 12/19/2016 edition

12/19/2016

Multi-cultural luncheon - Jan. 16, 2017
The South Georgia Conference’s Advocacy Team will host an inaugural Multicultural Luncheon on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. The luncheon will take place at ConneXion UMC in Savannah. The event is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Stacey Harwell-Dye, Chairperson of the Advocacy Team, will provide the keynote address. This event is open to all congregations. The purpose of the Multicultural Luncheon is to celebrate the gifts that God has provided in the South Georgia Conference through our local churches. We are a diverse Conference in worship styles, size of congregations, along with race and ethnicity. There is a tremendous amount of cultural diversity among us. As we learn from one another, it is our hope to grow together as we all strive to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Click here to register. Registration will close on Jan. 11, 2017.

Fresh Expressions: Imagine Church For Those Who Don't Do Church – Jan. 25, 2017
The Center for Mission Innovation of the UMC's Global Ministries, along with the North and South Georgia Conferences, are offering a Fresh Expressions Spark Day on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Join us if ...

  • You are interested in building relationships and serving the communities where you live or work,
  • You have questions about fresh expressions and mission-shaped church,
  • You have started something new and need some practical help.
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Epworth By The Sea Winter Conference 2017 – Jan. 29 – Feb. 1, 2017
Ever since the days of Winter Camp Meetings and revivals, Christians have thrived on passionate worship, intense Bible teaching, prayer and fellowship. Winter Conference 2017 will deliver this and much more.  Designed to bring top-notch information and inspiration to clergy, church leaders and teachers, the conference will offer opportunities to deepen your relationship to Christ. You will learn from the best.  Bringing years of experience, conference leaders and teachers will focus on ministry, provide encouragement and show you how to sharpen your skills for Christian service. For complete information and registration visit www.epworthbythesea.org.

Sexual Ethics Workshop at Camilla UMC – Feb. 4, 2017
The Saturday, Feb. 4 Sexual Ethics Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Camilla United Methodist Church. According to the Conference Sexual Ethics policy, this workshop is required every three years for any person serving under appointment by the bishop (clergy, local pastors, extension ministers, appointed lay speakers). The cost is $35, which includes lunch (collected at the door). Checks can be made payable to the South Georgia Conference. Click here to register for the February 4 workshop. For questions, email cpcassistant@sgaumc.com. Please note that spouses and lay employees who are not appointed by the bishop are not eligible to attend the workshop.

SBC21 Celebration of Leadership Development Conference – Feb. 18, 2017
An SBC21 Celebration of Leadership Development Conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Dublin. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. This event is being sponsored by the Office of Connectional Ministries. For more information or if you have questions, contact Rev. Earnestine Campbell at earnestine@sgaumc.comClick here to register.

Sexual Ethics Workshop at Epworth By The Sea – Feb. 23, 2017
The Thursday, Feb. 23 Sexual Ethics Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Nalls Building at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. According to the Conference Sexual Ethics policy, this workshop is required every three years for any person serving under appointment by the bishop (clergy, local pastors, extension ministers, appointed lay speakers). The cost is $35, which includes lunch (collected at the door). Checks can be made payable to the South Georgia Conference. Click here to register for the February 23 workshop. For questions, email cpcassistant@sgaumc.com. Please note that spouses and lay employees who are not appointed by the bishop are not eligible to attend the workshop.

Join the Journey Confirmation Retreat – March 3-5, 2017
Designed for students in the fifth grade and above, the “Join the Journey” Confirmation Retreat will provide churches of all sizes an opportunity to connect with others through worship, study, and fellowship.  The event will also include large group gatherings around the church seasons and breakout sessions with topics of grace, United Methodist History and United Methodist lingo as well as Holy Clubs throughout the weekend. Not meant to be the only confirmation youth go through, the Confirmation Retreat should be complimentary to what a church is or will be doing. For more information, visit www.sgaumc.org/confirmation or contact Event Coordinator Suzanne Akins at suzanne@sgaumc.com or (912) 638-8626. Click here to register your church group.

Save the date for #millennial: opening our doors – May 4-6, 2017: The Southwest District of the South Georgia Conference and Next Step Ministry will sponsor a conference at Veterans Memorial State Park in Cordele, Ga., for clergy and laity May 4-6, 2017. The purpose will be to aid churches in attracting and engaging young people in our congregations. For more information visit the event website at www.swdistrictumc.org.