Events in the South Georgia Conference – 9/18/2017 edition

9/18/2017

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.

GA PAUMCS Annual Conference – Sept. 21-24
The GA PAUMCS Annual Conference will be held Sept. 21 through Sept. 24 at LaGrange First UMC (401 Broad Street; LaGrange, GA 30240). An exciting workshop is planned (learning, laughing, and playing), and we hope you will be able to attend. The conference schedule and registration forms are available in the newsletter and brochure. Register online at www.ga-paumcs.org. Contact Leslie Baskette (lesley@umcommission.org) if you have any questions.

KidzQuest – Sept. 22-24
KidzQuest is an annual fall weekend retreat for 3rd-6th grade students at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Sponsored by South Georgia’s Connectional Ministries, KidzQuest offers a chance for children to take a break from school, spend time with friends, worship with church groups of all sizes and hear about the HOPE we have in Christ’s unfailing love. Free time has been scheduled in to allow for groups to enjoy the island as a part of the programming. Registration is closed. 

Dooly Camp Meeting – Sept. 24-28

World Communion Sunday – Oct. 1
World Communion Sunday is one of the six churchwide Special Sundays of The United Methodist Church. Our church is at its best when we reach out to sisters and brothers in need. World Communion Sunday calls the church to reach out to all people and model diversity among God’s children. United Methodists relate to World Communion Sunday by celebrating communion with other Christians around the world on this special Sunday. Churches are also encouraged to receive an offering to support scholarships for ethnic undergraduate and graduate students. Our gifts often enable first-generation students to attend college.

Vashti Day – Oct. 15
Every local church in South Georgia is encouraged to receive a special offering to support the ministry of The Vashti Center, Inc. To learn more about Vashti and its great ministry, visit www.vashti.org

Fresh Expressions Vision Day - Oct. 19
On Oct. 19, South Georgia will host a Fresh Expressions Vision Day at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. A Fresh Expression is a form of church for a changing culture, established primarily for the benefit of those not yet a part of any church. Fresh Expressions isn’t another program or some last-ditch effort to ‘save’ institutional churches. It is a movement of the Holy Spirit marked by a grounding in contextual discipleship and not the preservation or creation of buildings or other institutional trappings of church. Click here for more information and to register. Investment is $20.

UMW Annual Meeting – Oct. 21
South Georgia’s United Methodist Women will celebrate 45 years of mission and ministry on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Statesboro First United Methodist Church. Visit www.sgaumc.org/umw for more information.

Eagles’ Fall Retreat - Oct. 23-25
The South Georgia Eagles Fall Retreat is set for Oct. 23-25, 2017, at Epworth By The Sea. Registration will begin at 4 p.m. Monday. All retirees of the South Georgia Annual Conference, aka “Eagles,” are invited to the retreat. Each Eagle is responsible for making their reservations by calling Epworth (912-638-8688). Click here for more details. Make your plans now and be rejuvenated at this year’s retreat!