Events in the South Georgia Conference – 7/10/2017 edition

7/10/2017

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.
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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

North Central District Camp Meeting – July 23-26
The North Central District Camp Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. each evening July 23 through July 26 at the Adrian Camp Ground.

Christian Education Sunday – Aug. 20
Christian Education Sunday “calls the Church as the people of God to be open to growth and learning as disciples of Jesus Christ.”

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 is available online at www.sgaumc.org/pathways. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Lindsey, allison@sgaumc.com.

Methodist Children's Home Work Day Offering – Sept. 17
Every local church in South Georgia is encouraged to receive a special Work Day Offering to support the ministry of The Methodist Home for Children and Youth. The Work Day Offering for the Methodist Home is a tradition from the 1900s, a time when people, mostly farmers, donated the equivalent of one day’s wages to the Methodist Home. Sometimes they would load a freight car with cotton or peanuts and send it to Macon. Today folks just use a calculator. The amount of the work day offering can be calculated quite simply: Divide your annual income by 365 (farmers didn’t take vacation days.) For example, if a person made $60,000 a year, it would be $60,000 divided by 365 = $164. Whether you give cotton or a check, be assured that your gift will bring hope and a new lease on life to the more than 400 children and families they serve every day. To learn more about this incredible ministry of our conference visit www.themethodisthome.org.

Sexual Ethics Workshop – Sept. 21
A Sexual Ethics Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at Tifton First United Methodist Church. Click here to register for the September workshop. According to the Conference Sexual Ethics policy, this workshop is REQUIRED EVERY (3) THREE YEARS for any person serving under appointment by the bishop (clergy, local pastors, extension ministers, appointed lay speakers). Cost is $35, which includes lunch (collected at the door). Checks can be made payable to South Georgia Conference. For questions, please 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.