Events in the South Georgia Conference – 6/13/2016 edition

6/13/2016

Wesley Glen Day – June 19
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: Elementary 1 – June 27 – July 1
Join us this summer for the 2016 Summer Camps!  Elementary Camps, intended for rising fourth through sixth graders, 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 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 so you’ll need to pack your own bedding. Counselors are provided. Click here for more information and to register.

Golden Cross Sunday – July 3
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. 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.

Camp Connect: Elementary 2 – July 11-15
Join us this summer for the 2016 Summer Camps!  Elementary Camps, intended for rising fourth through sixth graders, 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 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 so you’ll need to pack your own bedding. Counselors are provided. Click here for more information and to register.

2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference – July 13-15
The 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference will be held July 13 through July 15 at Lake Junaluska, NC. 

Mission u – July 14-17
The 2016 Mission u is set for July 14-17 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Visit www.sgaumc.org/umw for more information. 

Camp Connect: Elementary 3 – July 18-22
Join us this summer for the 2016 Summer Camps!  Elementary Camps, intended for rising fourth through sixth graders, 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 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 so you’ll need to pack your own bedding. Counselors are provided. Click here for more information and to register.

Albany First UMC Celebrates 175 Years: "Celebrate" Service with Rev. Mike McAfee – Aug. 14 
This year marks the 175th year of Albany First United Methodist Church in downtown Albany. To commemorate the anniversary, the church has planned four Unified Services, featuring guest speakers and followed by a covered dish meal. The Unified Services have unique themes and the services start at 10:30 a.m. in the church’s sanctuary. The remaining series services include Aug. 14: “Engage” with Rev. Cindy Autry and Dec. 4: “Anticipate” with Dr. John Horton. Contact Beth O’Brien for more information at bethrobrien@gmail.com. Albany First UMC is located at 307 Flint Ave., Albany, Ga.

Pathways – Aug. 20
Churches looking for new ideas, networking opportunities and practical, quality training for their pastors, parishioners, staff and leaders need look no further than the 2016 Pathways to Discipleship conference. Scheduled for Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Warner Robins, the training event will offer participants dozens of workshops to choose from, each designed to help congregations become healthier and to fulfill the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ. Stay tuned for more information, including workshop descriptions and registration information.

Warner Robins First UMC’s 75th Anniversary Celebration – Aug. 28
Save the date! Warner Robins First UMC will celebrate its 75th Anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 18 at its 10:30 a.m. worship service. Guest pastors Rev. Jimmy Duke and Rev. Tom Carruth will preach. Lunch will follow in Carter Hall. Lunch tickets need to be purchased in advance by calling 478-923-3737. Warner Robins First UMC is located at 205 North Davis Drive; Warner Robins, GA 31093. Visit them online at www.fumcwrga.org.