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Events in the South Georgia Conference – 11/19/2019 edition

November 18, 2019
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

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 (www.gbhem.org) 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 www.umcommission.org) or click here for more information and promotional materials.

Leadership Tour, Statesboro FUMC – Jan. 5, 2020
Leaders all across the South Georgia Conference have answered the call to serve in their local church setting. As a faithful member of your congregation, we know you want to serve and serve well! To help equip and empower you in your ministry role, the 2020 Leadership Tour will offer practical teaching and resources to both inspire you and help you lead with confidence. This free event is sponsored by the Office of Connectional Ministries. www.sgaumc.org/leadershiptour

Leadership Tour, Warner Robins FUMC – Jan. 12, 2020
Leaders all across the South Georgia Conference have answered the call to serve in their local church setting. As a faithful member of your congregation, we know you want to serve and serve well! To help equip and empower you in your ministry role, the 2020 Leadership Tour will offer practical teaching and resources to both inspire you and help you lead with confidence. This free event is sponsored by the Office of Connectional Ministries. www.sgaumc.org/leadershiptour

Lay Speaking Class (Basic), Pelham – Jan. 17-18, 2020
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. This class will be held Friday, Jan. 17 from 6:30 until 9 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Hand Memorial UMC. Registration: www.sgaumc.org/layspeakertraining.

Leadership Tour, Camilla UMC – Jan. 19, 2020
Leaders all across the South Georgia Conference have answered the call to serve in their local church setting. As a faithful member of your congregation, we know you want to serve and serve well! To help equip and empower you in your ministry role, the 2020 Leadership Tour will offer practical teaching and resources to both inspire you and help you lead with confidence. This free event is sponsored by the Office of Connectional Ministries. www.sgaumc.org/leadershiptour

Human Relations Day – Jan. 19, 2020
Sunday, Jan. 19 is Human Relations Day, one of six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings for The United Methodist Church. Human Relations Day strengthens United Methodist outreach to communities in the United States and Puerto Rico, encouraging social justice and work with at-risk youths.

ERT Basic Training, Pooler – Jan. 25, 2020
Early Response Team (ERT) Training helps 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 conference ERT t-shirt. Lunch is provided. An UMCOR background check is required before receiving a badge. Information for submitting background checks will be sent to participants. ERT Basic Certification Training, Saturday, January 25, 2020: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Trinity (Pooler) UMC, 320 Benton Dr.; Pooler GA 31322 I Register here

Leadership Tour, Hinesville FUMC – Jan. 26, 2020
Leaders all across the South Georgia Conference have answered the call to serve in their local church setting. As a faithful member of your congregation, we know you want to serve and serve well! To help equip and empower you in your ministry role, the 2020 Leadership Tour will offer practical teaching and resources to both inspire you and help you lead with confidence. This free event is sponsored by the Office of Connectional Ministries. www.sgaumc.org/leadershiptour

Winter Conference – Jan. 26-29, 2020
Len Wilson, Creative Director at St. Andrew UMC, a large church in Plano, Texas, will be our keynote speaker. He is a storyteller and expert strategist in communications and creativity in church life. After GC 2019, each church will need a clear, concise, creative, and compelling message and brand to effectively communicate who they are and where they stand. Len will lead us through a comprehensive process to develop and implement your own strategy while improving all phases of communication and creativity in your ministry. He will also share his insights on church growth as the compiler of the list of the Top 25 Fastest Growing United Methodist Large Churches. Len is author of the book “Think Like A Five Year Old.” More information

Lay Speaking Class (Basic), Perry – Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2020
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. This class will be held Friday, Jan. 17 from 6:30 until 9 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Crossroads UMC. Registration: www.sgaumc.org/layspeakertraining.

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