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Events in the South Georgia Conference – 6/11/2019 edition

June 09, 2019
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. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Camp is full. 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. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Camp is full. 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 

Mission u – July 11-14
Mission u, the mission education event of the South Georgia Conference, will be held July 11 through July 14, 2019, at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. The annual event is co-sponsored by the conference United Methodist Women and the conference Outreach team. This year’s theme is Radical Discipleship: Then & Now. Click here to download the brochure.

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.

Southwest District United Methodist Men Rally – Aug. 17
Save the date – Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 – for the Southwest District United Methodist Men’s Rally, to be held at Cairo First UMC from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The cost $10 each. More information regarding speakers and reservations will be provided. 

Golden Cross Sunday – Aug. 18
Golden Cross began in 1908 with the commitment of Methodists in Dallas, Texas to provide the first health care to persons who could not afford it. They began to receive offerings for the expenses of the poor patients at Methodist Hospital in that city. By 1930, the concept was officially adopted throughout the predecessor denominations of The United Methodist Church. Today Golden Cross is a ministry that reaches out in love to the laity in our Annual Conference who are experiencing financial difficulty due to excessive medical expenses. Through Golden Cross, United Methodists care for members of our local churches in time of emotional stress and financial need. The South Georgia Conference has designated the first Sunday of July to be the Sunday to receive a special offering for Golden Cross. Each church is asked to observe Golden Cross Sunday to receive an offering and send it to the conference treasurer. Click here for information about Golden Cross Sunday.

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