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Events in the South Georgia Conference – 2/18/2020 edition

February 17, 2020
Sexual Ethics Workshop – Feb. 20
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 Sexual Ethics Workshop will be held Thursday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Pittman Park UMC in Statesboro. Register here. Cost is $35, which includes lunch (collected at the door). Checks can be made payable to South Georgia Conference. For questions, email cpcassistant@sgaumc.com. Please note that spouses and lay employees who are not appointed by the bishop are not eligible to attend the workshop.

Basic Lay Speaking Class, Ellaville – Feb. 21-22
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, Feb. 21 from 6:30 until 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Ellaville UMC. Registration: www.sgaumc.org/layspeakertraining.

Advanced Lay Speaking Class, Perry – Feb. 21-22
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, Feb. 21 from 6:30 until 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Crossroads UMC in Perry. Note: Basic Lay Speaking class must be completed before taking the Advanced Class. Registration: www.sgaumc.org/layspeakertraining.

Kingdom Builders Promotion Sunday – Feb. 23
You are blessed to be a blessing. We have been blessed to travel roads that were paved by those that went before us. Our lives have been changed by the investments they made. Now the torch has been passed to us to make the investments that will pave the road for the generation that will follow us. In 1962 the Kingdom Builders Club was started to change lives by funding new ministries and new congregations. Several of the largest congregations in South Georgia were started with funds from Kingdom Builders. In fact, the #1 and the #2 fastest growing United Methodist Congregations in the U.S. over the past 10 years are both in our conference and you started them. Way to go South Georgia! Pray for your friends AND become a Kingdom Builder by making a financial investment today to the Kingdom Builders Advanced Special. Click here to download a Kingdom Builder support form

2020 Campus Crawl – Feb. 27-29
Campus Crawl, set for Feb. 27-29, is a bus tour designed to introduce 9th-12th grade students to United Methodist colleges and campus ministries around the state. In one weekend, high school students will meet representatives from our United Methodist colleges and universities in Georgia as well as meet several Wesley Foundations on public university campuses. This year we're visiting the following campuses and ministries: KSU, Young Harris, Reinhardt, Georgia Tech, Clark Atlanta, LaGrange, West Georgia, and Emory. Want to go? Sign up now! Click here for more information and to register.

Basic Lay Speaking Class, McRae – Feb. 28-29
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, Feb. 28 from 6:30 until 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 29 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at McRae UMC. Registration: www.sgaumc.org/layspeakertraining.

Join the Journey Confirmation Retreat – Feb. 29 – March 1
The 18th annual South Georgia Conference sponsored Confirmation Retreat is designed for students in the fifth grade and above. This event provides churches of all sizes an opportunity to connect with others through worship, study, and fellowship.  It will also include large group gatherings around the church seasons and breakout sessions with topics of grace, United Methodist History and United Methodist lingo as well as Holy Clubs throughout the weekend. Space is limited to the first 500 completed registrations received. Not meant to be the only confirmation youth go through, the Confirmation Retreat should be complementary to what a church is or will be doing. Click here for more information.

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