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Events in the South Georgia Conference – 10/16/2017 edition

October 16, 2017
Bishop Bryan's calendar
It’s now easier than ever to find out when and where Bishop Bryan will be preaching in your district and around the conference. Visit the updated calendar and events page on the conference website and look for the red highlighted dates.

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. Download the brochure.

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!

Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training, Columbus – Oct. 28
An ERT and Chainsaw training will be held Saturday, Oct. 28 at Pierce Chapel UMC. Register here. Early Response Team Trainings help equip individuals and teams to respond in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. The cost for the training is $25 per participant. At the training, participants will receive an ERT Training Manual and upon completing the course will receive an UMCOR ID Badge and a T-shirt. Background checks are required before receiving badges. Please provide proof of background check. Safe Sanctuaries background checks are applicable. Lunch is also included in the cost. *Chainsaw training requirements: complete and pass ERT training offered in the morning or hold current ERT badge. Cost for chainsaw training only is $12. If taken following the ERT class in the morning $6. The cost includes your textbook and badge. This chainsaw training will be demonstration and lecture style. There must be 6 participants for a chainsaw course to make. ERT training time: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Chainsaw training time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. To schedule an ERT training/chainsaw training, please contact Luis Morales at morhilll@gmail.com.

Early Response Team Training, Savannah – Nov. 4
An ERT training will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 at Wesley Monumental UMC in Savannah. Register here. Early Response Team Trainings help equip individuals and teams to respond in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. The cost for the training is $25 per participant. At the training, participants will receive an ERT Training Manual and upon completing the course will receive an UMCOR ID Badge and a T-shirt. Background checks are required before receiving badges. Please provide proof of background check. Safe Sanctuaries background checks are applicable. Lunch is also included in the cost. ERT training time: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. To schedule an ERT training/chainsaw training, please contact Luis Morales at morhilll@gmail.com.

Wesleyan College Sunday – Nov. 12
Each local United Methodist Church in South Georgia is encouraged to take a special offering to support the ministry of Wesleyan College in Macon. To learn more about Wesleyan College, visit www.wesleyancollege.edu.

Wesley Glen Ministries’ Golf Tournament – Nov. 13
Join Wesley Glen for their annual golf tournament, held at the beautiful Idle Hour Country Club in Macon! Additional Information

Encounter Youth Retreat – Nov. 17-19
Encounter is a weekend retreat designed for 6th - 12th grade students where everyone will ENCOUNTER God, but each in a very unique way. This retreat will offer passionate worship, relevant Bible study and a fun time together on St. Simons Island with your youth. Click here for more details. Online registration is now OPEN. Click here to register your church group. 

United Methodist Global AIDS Fund Sunday – Dec. 3
Established in 2004, the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund's (UMGAF) purpose is to stem the tide of HIV and AIDS around the world, and strengthen The United Methodist Church’s compassionate response to this deadly pandemic. UMGAF supports programs that focus on prevention, advocacy, testing, and counseling for people living with HIV and AIDS. Through the generosity of United Methodists and others, UMGAF has supported more than 200 HIV/AIDS church-oriented programs in over 35 countries. In the United States, 25 percent of all donations to UMGAF through a local United Methodist church remain in the annual conference for AIDS ministries. Click here for resources and more information.

Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training, Roberta – Dec. 9
An ERT and Chainsaw training will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 at Roberta UMC. Register here. Early Response Team Trainings help equip individuals and teams to respond in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. The cost for the training is $25 per participant. At the training, participants will receive an ERT Training Manual and upon completing the course will receive an UMCOR ID Badge and a T-shirt. Background checks are required before receiving badges. Please provide proof of background check. Safe Sanctuaries background checks are applicable. Lunch is also included in the cost. *Chainsaw training requirements: complete and pass ERT training offered in the morning or hold current ERT badge. Cost for chainsaw training only is $12. If taken following the ERT class in the morning $6. The cost includes your textbook and badge. This chainsaw training will be demonstration and lecture style. There must be 6 participants for a chainsaw course to make. ERT training time: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Chainsaw training time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. To schedule an ERT training/chainsaw training, please contact Luis Morales at morhilll@gmail.com.

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