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Celebration service and reception for Bishop David Graves is Jan. 8 at 4 pm

December 10, 2022

On Sunday, January 8, 2023, the South Georgia Conference will host a celebration service and reception for South Georgia’s returning episcopal leader, Bishop David Graves. It will be held at 4 p.m. at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Macon.

The special service is a time for our Annual Conference to gather for worship and to welcome back Bishop Graves and Mrs. Nancy Graves and to give thanks for his assignment to the South Georgia Conference.

Bishop Graves will preach, the Mulberry Street UMC choir will perform, and the service will feature laity and clergy from different areas of service and ministry. The service will be followed by a reception. 

All are invited and encouraged to attend. Childcare will be available.

For those not able to travel to Macon, the service will be streamed live. A link will be available on the conference website, www.sgaumc.org. 

Bishop Graves was elected bishop by the 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference and was assigned to the Alabama-West Florida Conference. In addition, he has been serving South Georgia since September 2021 following the retirement of Bishop Lawson Bryan. At the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference held Nov. 2-4, 2022, at Lake Junaluska, NC it was announced that Bishop David Graves has been reassigned to the South Georgia Annual Conference and will serve as the Episcopal leader for the next two years. He will continue giving oversight to the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference as well. 

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