Events in the South Georgia Conference – 6/12/2017 edition

6/12/2017

Wesley Glen Day – June 18
Every local church in South Georgia is encouraged to receive a special offering to support the ministry of Wesley Glen. To learn more about Wesley Glen and its great ministry, visit www.wesleyglenministries.com.

Camp Connect: Middle School Camp 1 – June 19-23
Middle School Camps, intended for rising 6th-8th grade students, 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, crafts, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp-wide games and worship. Both Middle School Camps are held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island and will begin at 3:00 pm on Monday and conclude at 11:00 am on Friday (no lunch will be provided on Friday). Campers will stay in a cabin for the week.  Click here for a complete list of what to pack. Counselors are provided. Please read the camp policies before registering. Both the Camp Connect Policies and Procedures Form as well as a legible copy of the front/back of camper's insurance card are required for check-in. Contact the Office of Connectional Ministries at (912) 638-8626 with any questions. Click here to register.

Dooly Kids Camp – June 21-24
Dooly Kids Camp, for elementary-age students who have completed third through fifth grades, is set for June 21-24, 2017, at Dooly Campground in Vienna, Ga. Kids Camp offers a chance for children to grow in their relationship with God, make new friends, experience independence, and spend time outside. This year's theme centers on kids' abilities to serve and God's faithfulness to use what they have to offer. This includes Bible studies on Bible characters who served God in spite of the odds. Activities include swimming, kid-friendly Bible study, worship, prayer, field games, nature activities, art, cabin devotions, snacks, basketball, four square and more! Click here to download the brochure and register.

Camp Connect: Middle School Camp 2 – June 26-30
Middle School Camps, intended for rising 6th-8th grade students, 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, crafts, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp-wide games and worship. Both Middle School Camps are held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island and will begin at 3:00 pm on Monday and conclude at 11:00 am on Friday (no lunch will be provided on Friday). Campers will stay in a cabin for the week.  Click here for a complete list of what to pack. Counselors are provided. Please read the camp policies before registering. Both the Camp Connect Policies and Procedures Form as well as a legible copy of the front/back of camper's insurance card are required for check-in. Contact the Office of Connectional Ministries at (912) 638-8626 with any questions. Click here to register. The deadline to register for Middle School Camp 2 is June 12.

Golden Cross Sunday - July 2
Golden Cross began in 1908 with the commitment of Methodists in Dallas, Texas to provide the first health care to persons who could not afford it. They began to receive offerings for the expenses of the poor patients at Methodist Hospital in that city. By 1930, the concept was officially adopted throughout the predecessor denominations of The United Methodist Church. Today Golden Cross is a ministry that reaches out in love to the laity in our Annual Conference who are experiencing financial difficulty due to excessive medical expenses. Through Golden Cross, United Methodists care for members of our local churches in time of emotional stress and financial need. The South Georgia Conference has designated the second Sunday of July to be the Sunday to receive a special offering for Golden Cross. Each church is asked to observe Golden Cross Sunday to receive an offering and send it to the conference treasurer. Click here for information about Golden Cross Sunday.

Camp Connect: Elementary Camp 1 – July 10-14
Elementary Camps, intended for rising 4th-5th grade students, 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 galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of campwide games and worship. All camps are held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island and will begin at 3 p.m. on Monday and conclude at 11 a.m. on Friday (no lunch will be provided on Friday). Campers will stay in a cabin for the week and will need to bring bedding.  Click here for a complete list of what to pack.  Counselors are provided. Please read the camp policies before registering.  Both the Camp Connect Policies and Procedures Form as well as a legible copy of the front/back of camper's insurance card are required for check-in. Contact the Office of Connectional Ministries at (912) 638-8626 with any questions. Click here to register.

2017 Mission u – July 13-16
Mission u, the mission education event of the South Georgia Conference, will be held July 13 through July 26, 2017, at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. The annual event is co-sponsored by the conference United Methodist Women and the conference Outreach team.
Download the brochure / Room reservation form
Click here for leader biographies
Click here for an overview of the studies

Camp Connect: Elementary Camp 2 – July 17-21
Elementary Camps, intended for rising 4th-5th grade students, 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 galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of campwide games and worship. All camps are held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island and will begin at 3 p.m. on Monday and conclude at 11 a.m. on Friday (no lunch will be provided on Friday). Campers will stay in a cabin for the week and will need to bring bedding.  Click here for a complete list of what to pack.  Counselors are provided. Please read the camp policies before registering.  Both the Camp Connect Policies and Procedures Form as well as a legible copy of the front/back of camper's insurance card are required for check-in. Contact the Office of Connectional Ministries at (912) 638-8626 with any questions. Click here to register.

Georgia Pastor’s School – July 17-20
Georgia Pastor’s School provides inspiration, education, fellowship, fun and relaxation for North and South Georgia clergy and their families. The school is supported by the tuition of attendees, an endowment established by the board of managers, an annual gift from the North Georgia Conference, and the generous contributions of our sponsors who provide refreshments during breaks and fellowship times. www.georgiapastorsschool.org

Pathways to Discipleship – Aug. 26
Pathways to Discipleship is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26 at Trinity UMC in Warner Robins. This training event helps resource local churches and strengthen connections among churches, clusters, districts, and ministries, for making disciples. We become more Alive Together in Christ as we seek to live out the vision God has given, putting us on the path to spiritual health and congregational vitality. The 2017 workshop listing along with online registration will be available June 14, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Lindsey, allison@sgaumc.com.