Events in the South Georgia Conference – 8/3/2015 edition

8/3/2015

Pathways to Discipleship – Aug. 8
Churches looking for new ideas, networking opportunities and practical, quality training for their pastors, parishioners, staff and leaders need look no further than this year’s Pathways to Discipleship conference. Scheduled for Saturday, August 8 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Warner Robins, the training event will offer participants more than 30 workshops, plus five all-day workshops, to choose from, each designed to help congregations become healthier and to fulfill the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ. The training, which starts at 10:30 a.m. and lasts until 3:30 p.m., features workshops on a variety of subjects, from children and youth-focused workshops to spiritual discipline workshops to those focused on missions and outreach. Classes include “Seeking God’s Unique Vision,” “Becoming a Volunteer Magnet,” and “Relationship Principles of Jesus,” among many others. Visit www.sgaumc.org/pathways for more information and to register.

Southwest District United Methodist Men’s Rally – Aug. 15
The Southwest District United Methodist Men will meet for a rally on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Bainbridge First United Methodist Church. Bishop James King and Vernon Twitty, mayor of Camilla and a member of Camilla UMC, will speak. A catfish lunch, hosted by the Bainbridge First UMM, will be available for $10. Call the Bainbridge First UMC office at 229-246-1864 to make reservations or call or email Larry Price at 229-883-3302, 229-317-3900 or price2406@bellsouth.net. Click here for a schedule and more information. 

Ignite South Georgia – Aug. 28-29
Valdosta’s Park Avenue United Methodist Church is hosting Ignite South Georgia, a weekend event designed to reinvigorate your faith. Set for August 28-29, the two-day retreat features speakers Allison Lindsey, Julie Tennent, Dr. Stephen L. Martyn, James R. (Regi) Campbell, and George Dennehy. The cost is $50 and participants will receive one CEU. Visit www.paumc.com for more information and to register.

Pension Seminar, Baxley – Sept. 10
South Georgia's Administrative Services Office will present three pension seminars this year: Sept. 10 in Baxley, Sept. 11 in Americus, and Sept. 12 in Fitzgerald. Presenters will be from the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits and the Social Security Administration. Personalized retirement projections and lunch will be available at the meetings for those making reservations. Reservations may be made by calling the Administrative Services Office at 478-738-0048 or 1-800-535-4224 or by email to eleanor@sgaumcadmin.com. The Baxley seminar will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at Baxley First United Methodist Church, 217 S Main St. in Baxley. Click here to view a brochure with detailed information, including an agenda.

Pension Seminar, Americus – Sept. 11
South Georgia's Administrative Services Office will present three pension seminars this year: Sept. 10 in Baxley, Sept. 11 in Americus, and Sept. 12 in Fitzgerald. Presenters will be from the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits and the Social Security Administration. Personalized retirement projections and lunch will be available at the meetings for those making reservations. Reservations may be made by calling the Administrative Services Office at 478-738-0048 or 1-800-535-4224 or by email to eleanor@sgaumcadmin.com. The Americus seminar will be held on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., at Americus First United Methodist Church, 200 S Lee St. in Americus. Click here to view a brochure with detailed information, including an agenda.

Pension Seminar, Fitzgerald– Sept. 12
South Georgia's Administrative Services Office will present three pension seminars this year: Sept. 10 in Baxley, Sept. 11 in Americus, and Sept. 12 in Fitzgerald. Presenters will be from the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits and the Social Security Administration. Personalized retirement projections and lunch will be available at the meetings for those making reservations. Reservations may be made by calling the Administrative Services Office at 478-738-0048 or 1-800-535-4224 or by email to eleanor@sgaumcadmin.com. The Fitzgerald seminar will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., at Central United Methodist Church, 201 W Central Ave. in Fitzgerald. Click here to view a brochure with detailed information, including an agenda.

Magnolia Manor’s annual 5k run/walk – Sept. 12
On Saturday, Sept. 12, Magnolia Manor’s Americus campus will host its 8th annual 5k run/walk.  It is the same great course through the wooded campus but with a fun new twist: this year it will be a GLOW Run, held at night. Participants will receive a t-shirt as well as a headlamp to help light the way on the glowing course, in addition to the fun of the special glow in the dark photo booth. There are timed and untimed options for participants and fun is guaranteed! Click here to register for the event. Cost is $35 timed, $30 untimed.  

Magnolia Manor Golf Challenge – Sept 18
Magnolia Manor’s Golf Challenge to benefit the Macon campus will be held on Friday, Sept. 18 at Southern Hills Golf Club in Hawkinsville. If you are a golfer, you don’t want to miss this opportunity. Southern Hills is a beautiful golf course, with rolling terrain and open land along with fairways lined with oaks and pines. The cost is $400 per team. Contact Sheila Bivins at sbivins@magnoliamanor.com or 229-931-5928 for more information.  

Methodist Children’s Home Work Day – Sept. 20
Every local church in South Georgia is encouraged to receive a special Work Day Offering on Sunday, Sept. 20 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