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Events in the South Georgia Conference – 3/6/2018 edition

March 06, 2018
Bishop Bryan's calendar
It’s now easier than ever to find out when and where Bishop Bryan will be preaching in your district and around the conference. Visit the updated calendar and events page on the conference website and look for the red highlighted dates.
 
Connecting Neighbors Training, Macon - March 10
The Connecting Neighbors training event features a one-day training hosted by The Office of Connectional Ministries designed to equip and empower individuals and local churches to be a presence in their community (and beyond) in the event of a natural or man-made catastrophic event. The cost is $10 and includes lunch and materials. For questions or additional information, contact Allison Lindsey at allison@sgaumc.com or 888-266-7642. Use this promotional flyer to gather a group from your church to attend. This training will be held March 10 at Riverside UMC in Macon. Register here. Click here for more information and the day's schedule.
 
2018 SBC21 Annual Leadership & Development Conference - March 10
The 2018 SBC21 Annual Celebration of Leadership and Development Conference will be held Saturday, March 10 from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. (9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. is registration and breakfast.) at Grace Corner UMC in Macon. Pastors, leaders, and congregants are all invited to attend this leadership and development conference. Questions? Contact Rev. Earnestine Campbell, associate director of Connectional Ministries, at earnestine@sgaumc.com.
 
UMCOR Sunday - March 11
UMCOR Sunday (fourth Sunday in Lent) enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief to reach out through worldwide ministries of food, shelter, health and peace. A special offering is taken on this day to support humanitarian aid through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). You can be assured that when catastrophes cause suffering, your church, impelled by Jesus' love and compassion, will be in the lead to ease the pain. Gifts to the UMCOR Sunday offering underwrite UMCOR's "costs of doing business." That helps them keep their promise that 100 percent of every other gift you make to a specific UMCOR project can be spent on that project - not on home office costs. To learn more about UMCOR or to order resources to promote the offering, visit www.umcor.org or call 888-346-3862. Click here for resources to help promote this offering in your local church.
 
2018 Clergy Spouse Retreat - March 16-18
The 2018 Clergy Spouse Retreat is set for March 16-18 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. The retreat theme is "Be Still and Be Loved," and the retreat guest speaker is Kristen Vincent. Kristen is a fellow clergy spouse, author, speaker, teacher, and loves leading retreats. We are excited to see what God is going to do in our midst on this special weekend. Our retreat chair is Elisha Plaxico. She will lead us through this weekend filled with a lot of fun, fellowship and worship in store, so you don't want to miss it! Visit www.sgaumc.org/clergyspouses for more information and to register.
 
Wesley Glen Ministries' Cherry Blossom Road Race - March 17
Join hundreds of runners for the 16th annual running of the Cherry Blossom Road Race for Wesley Glen Ministries. 5K and 10K races will begin at 9 AM with the Fun Run to start a few minutes later. Visit cherryblossomroadrace.com for more information.
 
UMC Day of Health - March 17
To further The United Methodist Church’s commitment to improve health for all, Global Ministries, in partnership with the North Georgia Annual Conference, is hosting the UMC Day of Health to equip leaders and inspire others to find new ways to engage their communities through health ministries. All United Methodist churches, health care coordinators, general agency representatives, Global Health partners, and affiliates are invited to the UMC Day of Health. The UMC Day of Health will be held from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Register today I More information
 
UMW Spiritual Growth Retreat - March 23-24
The United Methodist Women of the South Georgia Conference will host their annual Spiritual Growth Retreat March 23-24, 2018, at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. The retreat leader will be Yvette Richards, and Ivy Kratzer will serve as the Teen Women's Retreat Leader. Annie Akins will be the praise and worship leader. Click here to download the brochure.
 
Eagles’ Picnic - April 5
The Eagles, retired South Georgia clergy and spouses, will gather for their annual picnic Thursday, April 5. Contact Rev. Charles “Buddy” Whatley for more information.
 
Sexual Ethics Workshop - April 10
A Sexual Ethics Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at Vineville UMC in Macon. According to the Conference Sexual Ethics policy, this workshop is REQUIRED EVERY (3) THREE YEARS for any person serving under appointment by the bishop (clergy, local pastors, extension ministers, appointed lay speakers). Cost is $35, which includes lunch (collected at the door). Checks can be made payable to South Georgia Conference. To register, click here. Email questions to cpcassistant@sgaumc.com. Please note that spouses and lay employees who are not appointed by the bishop are not eligible to attend the workshop.
 
Native American Ministries Sunday - April 15
On Native American Ministries Sunday, United Methodists cultivate and support urban missions with Native Americans and fund scholarships for Native American seminarians. Your annual conference retains 50 percent of the offering is to strengthen and develop Native American ministries. However, if no Native American ministries exist in the conference, the entire offering is remitted to the General Council on Finance and Administration for Native American ministries in other areas. The remaining 50 percent of the offering expands mission work with the Native American Urban Initiative and provides scholarships for Native Americans attending United Methodist and other approved schools of theology. Is it easier to learn Native American traditions from a Native American or an Irish American? This is why the Native American Ministries Sunday offering is critical – to continue the traditions and nurture the gifts of Native Americans. Click here for resources to help promote this special Sunday.
 
United Methodist Men’s Annual Retreat - April 20-21
South Georgia’s United Methodist Men will gather for their annual retreat April 20-21 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island, Ga. Dr. Matt Woodbery, South Georgia Conference Director of Connectional Ministries, will be the keynote speaker. Click here for housing registration. Prior to the start of the UMM annual retreat participants are invited to play in the annual UMM Golf Tournament on Friday, April 20. Practice begins at 11 a.m. with tee time at noon. The tournament will be held at Sanctuary Cove Golf Club (2050 Sanctuary Wynd, Waverly, Ga. 31565). Click here for golf tournament registration. Click here for golf tournament rules.
 
#generations Seminar – April 26-28
The Southwest District of the South Georgia Conference is partnering with Next Step Ministry to offer a seminar focused on reaching all generations for Christ. This two-day seminar, set for April 26-28 at Veteran's Memorial State Park, is designed for clergy and laity. For more information, visit www.swdistrictumc.org. The early bird rate of $219 ends soon, so register today. Contact the Southwest District office with questions: 229-273-3119 or swdistrict@sgaumc.com.
 
Connecting Neighbors Training, Tifton - April 28
The Connecting Neighbors training event features a one-day training hosted by The Office of Connectional Ministries designed to equip and empower individuals and local churches to be a presence in their community (and beyond) in the event of a natural or man-made catastrophic event. The cost is $10 and includes lunch and materials. For questions or additional information, contact Allison Lindsey at allison@sgaumc.com or 888-266-7642. Use this promotional flyer to gather a group from your church to attend. This training will be held April 28 at Tifton First UMC. Register here. Click here for more information and the day's schedule.
 
Wesley Glen Ministries’ Fish Fry - April 28
Wesley Glen's annual fish fry is the place to be for good food, good music, and great fellowship. Join them for a fun-filled day!

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