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Events in the South Georgia Conference – 2/7/2020 edition

January 06, 2020
Leadership Tour, Warner Robins FUMC – Jan. 12
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

Basic Lay Speaking Class, Pelham – Jan. 17-18
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.

ERT Basic Certification Training & Chainsaw Training, Nashville – Jan. 18
Be prepared to respond to the next disaster. Early response training covers the basics of early disaster response, including roof tarping, cleaning out damaged homes, spiritual and emotional care, team protocols, and more. The purpose of the training is to prepare our United Methodist volunteers to do good and do no harm. Cost is $25 for ERT only, $31 for both ERT and Chainsaw, or $12 for just chainsaw. 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. This class, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, will be hosted by Nashville UMC in the Family Life Center (304 South Berrien Street; Nashville, GA 31639). The class begins at 9 a.m. (participants must be present by 8:30 a.m.). Chainsaw Operators Training will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the conclusion of the ERT class. Register here

Leadership Tour, Camilla UMC – Jan. 19
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
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
Be prepared to respond to the next disaster. Early response training covers the basics of early disaster response, including roof tarping, cleaning out damaged homes, spiritual and emotional care, team protocols, and more. The purpose of the training is to prepare our United Methodist volunteers to do good and do no harm. Cost is $25. 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. This class, scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2020, will be hosted by Trinity UMC (320 Benton Dr.; Pooler GA 31322). The class runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Register here

Leadership Tour, Hinesville FUMC – Jan. 26
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
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
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Basic Lay Speaking Class, Perry – Jan. 31-Feb. 1
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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