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Events in the South Georgia Conference – 4/2/2019 edition

April 01, 2019
Sexual Ethics Workshop – April 9
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. 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.

Eagles’ Spring Picnic – April 25
The South Georgia Eagles (the Conference's retired ministers and spouses) will host a Spring Picnic for all retirees at McRae First UMC Thursday, April 25 at noon. The men of McRae First UMC will prepare a fish dinner for all and attendees are asked to bring dessert or salad fixings. The program will be the hilarious Jacki Beasley impersonating "Miss Busy Body." Come as you are and enjoy the food and fellowship. Contact Dr. Charles E. Cravey at drrev@msn.com for more information.

United Methodist Men Annual Retreat – April 26-27
The South Georgia United Methodist Men will gather for their annual retreat April 26-27 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Download the brochure I Click here for housing registration

Wesley Glen Ministries’ Fish Fry – April 27
Wesley Glen's annual Fish Fry event is the place to be for good food, music, and great fellowship. Join them for a fun-filled day on April 27  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.! For more information, visit www.wesleyglenministries.com/fish-fry.

Witnessing Through The Storm – April 27
The South Georgia Conference has experienced multiple catastrophic events in the past three years and churches have been actively engaged in their own communities and beyond to meet the needs of those impacted by these storms. United Methodists have been a beacon of light during dark skies by being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ – before, during, and after the storms. Join the Conference Discipleship Teams Saturday, April 27 for “Witnessing Through The Storm,” a day of exploring the many ways individuals and churches can be prepared in the event of a natural disaster and “be the church” in their communities and throughout the world. This will be a day of equipping, inspiring, building capacity and preparing for our future impact in disaster response ministry. Special guests include Cathy Earl, UMCOR, US Disaster Response & Partner Relations, and Jenny Phillips, Global Ministries, Creation Care Program Manager/Sustainable Development. The training will be held from 10 am. – 4 p.m. at Cordele First United Methodist Church. The cost is $25 per person and includes lunch. Click here for more information, including the day’s schedule.

Early Response Team Training, Columbus – May 4
An ERT Training (only) will be held Saturday, May 4 at Epworth UMC in Columbus. The training will run from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. 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. (UMCOR background checks are required before receiving badges—participants must register here at no cost to participants.) Lunch is also included in the cost. Pre-registration is required. To schedule an ERT training/chainsaw training, contact Luis Morales at morhilll@gmail.com. REGISTER

Native American Ministries Sunday – May 5
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.

Magnolia Manor Sunday – May 12
Magnolia Manor is a South Georgia Conference ministry that serves older adults of all faiths in eight locations throughout South Georgia. On this Special Sunday, South Georgia United Methodists are asked to take up a special offering to support this vital ministry. To learn more about Magnolia Manor visit www.magnoliamanor.com.

South Georgia Annual Conference session, Columbus – June 2-5
The 2019 South Georgia Annual Conference session will be held June 2-5, 2019, at the Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center in Columbus, Ga. All information related to the annual conference session will be posted on the conference website, www.sgaumc.org/annualconference.

Camp Connect: High School Camp – June 10-14
Students entering grades 9-12 as well as graduating seniors are eligible for High School Camp. Tailored toward the unique time in a high school student’s life, this week of camp is filled with fun activities and opportunities to grow closer to Christ though daily worship, Bible study, and fellowship. Campers will enjoy the beach, pool, art, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp-wide games and worship. Stay tuned as more activities are in the works! High School Camp is held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island and will begin at 3 p.m. on Monday and conclude at 11 a.m. on Friday (no lunch will be provided on Friday). Campers will stay in a cabin for the week. Counselors are provided. Visit www.campconnectumc.org for all the details and to register. Contact the Office of Connectional Ministries at (912) 638-8626 with any questions.

Wesley Glen Day – June 16
Celebrate Wesley Glen Day by wearing your new t-shirt to church on Father's Day. Share photos of you and your church friends to let everyone know that you support the United Methodist ministry for adults with developmental disabilities in the South Georgia Conference. www.wesleyglenministries.com.

Peace with Justice Sunday – June 16
Peace with Justice Sunday enables The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs. Click here for resources to help promote this special Sunday.

Camp Connect: Middle School Camp 1 – June 17-21
Middle School Camps, intended for rising 6th-8th grade students, are filled with a week’s worth of fun activities and opportunities to grow closer to Christ though daily worship, Bible study, and fellowship. Campers will enjoy the beach, pool, crafts, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp-wide games and worship. Both Middle School Camps are held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island and will begin at 3 p.m. on Monday and conclude at 11 a.m. on Friday (no lunch will be provided on Friday). Campers will stay in a cabin for the week. Counselors are provided. Visit www.campconnectumc.org for all the details and to register. Contact the Office of Connectional Ministries at (912) 638-8626 with any questions.

Camp Connect: Middle School Camp 2 – June 24-28
Middle School Camps, intended for rising 6th-8th grade students, are filled with a week’s worth of fun activities and opportunities to grow closer to Christ though daily worship, Bible study, and fellowship. Campers will enjoy the beach, pool, crafts, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp-wide games and worship. Both Middle School Camps are held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island and will begin at 3 p.m. on Monday and conclude at 11 a.m. on Friday (no lunch will be provided on Friday). Campers will stay in a cabin for the week. Counselors are provided. Visit www.campconnectumc.org for all the details and to register. Contact the Office of Connectional Ministries at (912) 638-8626 with any questions.

Camp Connect: Elementary Camp 1 – July 8-12
Elementary Camps, intended for rising 4th-5th grade students, are filled with a week’s worth of fun activities and opportunities to grow closer to Christ though daily worship, Bible study, and fellowship. Campers will enjoy the beach, pool, art, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp-wide games and worship. All camps are held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island and will begin at 3 p.m. on Monday and conclude at 11 a.m. on Friday (no lunch will be provided on Friday). Campers will stay in a cabin for the week. Counselors are provided. Visit www.campconnectumc.org for all the details and to register. Contact the Office of Connectional Ministries at (912) 638-8626 with any questions.

YOUTH2019 – July 10-14
Every four years, youth from throughout The United Methodist Church gather for four days of discipleship, fun, and fellowship at the YOUTH event. The event is filled with interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service opportunities, and fellowship time. Expect inspiration, support, and challenges to authentically experience what it means to be United Methodist. The South Georgia Conference will be taking students from our conference to the event via charter bus. For more information, contact Group Leader Rev. Melissa Traver at melissa.s.traver@icloud.com. More information 

Camp Connect: Elementary Camp 2 – July 15-18
Elementary Camps, intended for rising 4th-5th grade students, are filled with a week’s worth of fun activities and opportunities to grow closer to Christ though daily worship, Bible study, and fellowship. Campers will enjoy the beach, pool, art, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp-wide games and worship. All camps are held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island and will begin at 3 p.m. on Monday and conclude at 11 a.m. on Friday (no lunch will be provided on Friday). Campers will stay in a cabin for the week. Counselors are provided. Visit www.campconnectumc.org for all the details and to register. Contact the Office of Connectional Ministries at (912) 638-8626 with any questions.

Georgia United Methodist Pastors’ School – July 15-18
The 2019 Georgia Pastors’ School is set for July 15-18 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Georgia Pastors’ School provides inspiration, education, fellowship, fun, and relaxation for North and South Georgia clergy and their families. The school is supported by the tuition of attendees, an endowment established by the board of managers, an annual gift from the North Georgia Conference, and the generous contributions of our sponsors who provide refreshments during breaks and fellowship times. The school is managed by pastors for pastors from both the North and South Georgia Conferences. Active and retired United Methodist clergy and their families are cordially invited to experience this combination of continuing education and personal renewal. More details can be found at www.georgiapastorsschool.org.

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