Events in the South Georgia Conference - 5/5/2014 edition

5/4/2014

Columbus District Conference – May 6
The Columbus District Conference will be held Tuesday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Wynnton United Methodist Church in Columbus.

Magnolia Manor Sunday – May 11
Magnolia Manor was founded on the promise that no one should be denied care because of their inability to pay. 50 years later that promise remains, but we need your help. A ministry of The United Methodist Church that serves older adults of all faiths throughout South Georgia, Magnolia Manor invites you to honor or remember your mother with a donation this Mother’s Day. Donate through your church or click here to give online. To learn more about Magnolia Manor, visit www.magnoliamanor.com.

Annual Conference Informational Webinar – May 15
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? Join us for a free webinar led by Rev. Craig Hutto, Conference Secretary, that will help you navigate the 2014 Annual Conference Session. This webinar will explore these questions and much more. Whether this will be your first time or tenth time attending conference, all are invited to participate. To register for this webinar and to view documents that will be used during our Annual Conference Session, visit www.sgaumc.org/annualconference.   

Valdosta District Lay Servant Training – May 17
On Saturday, May 17, the Valdosta District will offer a combination basic and advanced lay servant training course. There is always a need for qualified Lay Servants/Speakers who can fill in if a pastor needs to be away from his/her pulpit. Lay Servant/Speakers are also asked to do devotionals, meditations, etc. at other events. The cost is $20 per participant and includes lunch. This course also qualifies as the refresher course that a Certified Lay Servant/Speaker must complete once every three years to maintain “Certified” status. Led by Dr. Carl McDonald, the training will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on May 17 at Hahira United Methodist Church. For more information, contact the Valdosta District Office at 229-242-7470.

Purpose Driven Leadership Conference – May 20-21
Harvest Church, a United Methodist congregation in Byron, is hosting a Purpose Driven Leadership Conference May 20-21. Speakers include Jennifer and Rev. Jim Cowart, pastors and founders of Harvest Church; David Chrzan, Saddleback Church chief of Staff; and, via Skype, Rev. Rick Warren, pastor and founder of Saddleback Church. Sessions on Tuesday, May 20 include “Vision and Leadership” and “Bring the Whole Team.” Sessions on Wednesday, May 21 include “Practical How-To's,” “Raising and Handling Money,” “Hiring/De-hiring,” and “Growth.” Single-day passes cost $35 each; two-day passes cost $55. Visit harvestchurch4u.org for more information.

2014 Annual Conference Session – June 1-3
More than 1,000 United Methodists will descend on Savannah June 1 through June 3 for the 2014 South Georgia Annual Conference Session.

Eagles’ Annual Conference Luncheon – June 3
The Eagles will hold their Annual Conference luncheon at noon on Tuesday, June 3 after the day’s morning session. Transportation to the lunch, held at Wesley Monumental UMC, will leave the Civic Center at 11:30. The cost is $15 per person and the menu includes shrimp and grits, pork loin, rice, asparagus, rolls, dessert, tea and coffee. The Eagles will enjoy a music program by the Wesley Monumental music department. To register, send your name, address and how many are attending on a piece of paper along with your check, made payable to “South Georgia Eagles,” to: The Reverend Grover Bell, 333 E. 53rd St., Savannah, GA 31405. Registrations must be received by May 26.

Camp Connect Mid-High 1 – June 9-13
Camp Connect is the summer camp program provided through the Connectional Ministries office of the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Campers engage in a week of fun, friendship, and close encounters with our amazing God! Camp Connect’s Mid-High 1 camp runs June 9-13 and is designed for children entering sixth through ninth grades. It’s held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. The cost is $250 per person. For more information and to register, visit www.campconnectumc.org, call 888-266-7642, or email anne@sgaumc.com.

Wesley Glen Day – June 15
Every local church in South Georgia is encouraged to receive a special offering on Sunday, June 15 to support the ministry of Wesley Glen. To learn more about Wesley Glen and its great ministry, visit www.wesleyglenministries.com.

Camp Connect Mid-High 2 – June 16-20
Camp Connect is the summer camp program provided through the Connectional Ministries office of the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Campers engage in a week of fun, friendship, and close encounters with our amazing God! Camp Connect’s Mid-High 2 camp runs June 16-20 and is designed for children entering sixth through ninth grades. It’s held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. The cost is $250 per person. For more information and to register, visit www.campconnectumc.org, call 888-266-7642, or email anne@sgaumc.com.

Camp Connect Elementary 1 – June 24-28
Camp Connect is the summer camp program provided through the Connectional Ministries office of the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Campers engage in a week of fun, friendship, and close encounters with our amazing God! Camp Connect’s Elementary 1 camp runs June 24-28 and is designed for children entering fourth through sixth grades. It’s held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. The cost is $250 per person. For more information and to register, visit www.campconnectumc.org, call 888-266-7642, or email anne@sgaumc.com.

Cuba mission trip – September
Irwinton-Toomsboro United Methodist Church is hosting an UMVIM-sponsored mission trip to Cuba in mid-September. Anyone interested in more information should contact Mike Burgamy at 770-598-5279 or email at burgamy@bellsouth.net.