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Events in the South Georgia Conference – 11/21/2016 edition

November 21, 2016
United Methodist Student Day – Nov. 27
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 Campus Ministry (770-854-7283 or or click here for more information and promotional materials.

Local Church Treasurer 101 webinar – Nov. 29
Are you a new local church treasurer or financial secretary?  Do you wonder about the various forms you get from the conference office? Do CRSP-DB, CRSP-DC, and UMPIP confuse you?  Are you unsure if you need to do a W-2 or 1099 for your church pianist? What sort of report should you give to the church board or finance committee? Would you like to know how your statistics impact your apportionments? Get answers to all of these questions and more at the Local Church Treasurer Webinar. Dr. Derek W. McAleer, director of Administrative Services and Conference Treasurer for the South Georgia Annual Conference, will present this webinar twice, at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Register here

Early Response Team Training – Dec. 3
An Early Response Team Training will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Isle of Hope United Methodist Church in Savannah. 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. Register here for this training. To schedule an ERT training contact Luis Morales at

Albany First UMC One Unified Service of Worship – Dec. 4
This year marks the 175th year of Albany First United Methodist Church in downtown Albany. To commemorate the anniversary, the church planned four Unified Services. The first three services focused on remembering and celebrating the rich history of Albany First UMC’s ministries and engaging the congregation and community in Christ’s service. On Sunday, Dec. 4, Albany First looks to the future in a spirit of anticipation. Please join them at 307 Flint Ave., Albany, GA, on Dec. 4 at 10:30 a.m. and a luncheon afterward. Contact for more information.

Fresh Expressions: Imagine Church For Those Who Don't Do Church – Jan. 25
The Center for Mission Innovation of the UMC's Global Ministries, along with the North and South Georgia Conferences, are offering a Fresh Expressions Spark Day on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Join us if ...
  • You are interested in building relationships and serving the communities where you live or work,
  • You have questions about fresh expressions and mission-shaped church,
  • You have started something new and need some practical help.
Epworth By The Sea Winter Conference 2017 – Jan. 29 – Feb. 1
Ever since the days of Winter Camp Meetings and revivals, Christians have thrived on passionate worship, intense Bible teaching, prayer and fellowship.  Winter Conference 2017 will deliver this and much more.  Designed to bring top-notch information and inspiration to clergy, church leaders and teachers, the conference will offer opportunities to deepen your relationship to Christ. You will learn from the best.  Bringing years of experience, conference leaders and teachers will focus on ministry, provide encouragement and show you how to sharpen your skills for Christian service. For complete information and registration visit

Sexual Ethics Workshop – Feb. 4
According to the Conference Sexual Ethics policy, this workshop is required every three years for any person serving under appointment by the bishop (clergy, local pastors, extension ministers, appointed lay speakers). The cost is $35, which includes lunch (collected at the door). Checks can be made payable to the South Georgia Conference. Click here to register for the February workshop. For questions, email Please note that spouses and lay employees who are not appointed by the bishop are not eligible to attend the workshop.

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