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Events in the South Georgia Conference – 11/05/2019 edition

November 04, 2019
Wesleyan College Sunday – Nov. 10
Each local United Methodist Church in South Georgia is encouraged to take up a special offering to support the ministry of Wesleyan College in Macon. To learn more about Wesleyan College, visit

Lay Speaking Class (Advanced), Waycross – Nov. 15-16
A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and committed to the Scriptures and the doctrine, heritage, organization, and life of The United Methodist Church. A lay speaker has completed the required training courses in lay speaking and has been approved by a district or annual conference committee on lay speaking. Lay speakers serve the local church by witnessing to the Christian faith through spoken communication, church and community leadership, and caregiving ministries. When certified, the lay speaker may conduct services of worship, preach, and lead study sessions as requested by the pastor or the district superintendent. Registration fee for the class is $25. This fee covers all materials and lunch on Saturday. Registration:

UMVIM Team Leader Training – Nov. 16
Have you been on a mission journey and would you like to take others to a destination to serve? Have you led teams before and are you interested in sharing your experiences in other local churches to help them engage in mission opportunities both home and abroad by training team leaders? This training is designed for all who are interested in learning more about leadership and opportunities in missions. The UMVIM Team Leader Training will be held Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Pittman Park UMC in Statesboro. The cost is $10 per person, which includes materials and lunch. Register here. If your church would be interested in hosting an UMVIM training or for additional information, contact Dr. Gene Barber at

SEJ Clergywomen’s Retreat – Nov. 18-21
Calling all SEJ Clergywomen! Register now for Uncharted: Adventuring the Wilderness with God, Nov. 18-21, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. Registration: $225; At-the-Door: $250. More information and registration:

Encounter Youth Retreat – Nov. 22-24
Encounter is a weekend retreat designed for 6th - 12th grade students where everyone will ENCOUNTER God, and each in a very unique way. This retreat will offer passionate worship, relevant Bible study and a meaningful time with other teens at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Click here for more information. Online registration is now OPEN. Click here for group registration.

United Methodist Student Day – Nov. 24
The United Methodist Student Day Special Sunday Offering helps provide funds for scholarships and loans for United Methodist students. Student Day gifts make a real difference for those who hope to attend college. Ninety percent (90%) of the offering goes toward funding the many scholarships and loans administered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry ( and ten percent (10%) stays within our state and goes to Georgia UM-related schools for merit scholarships.  Contact the Georgia Commission on Higher Education and Collegiate Ministry  (770-854-7283 or or click here for more information and promotional materials.

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