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

July 02, 2020
Pastoral Care as a Gateway to Recovery, Part 2 – July 7
“Pastoral Care as a Gateway to Recovery from Addiction” is a three-part series for clergy led by Rev. Deborah Wight-Knight, Conference Pastoral Counselor. Deborah will interview experts in the area of recovery who can help our clergy identify addiction issues, consult appropriately with parishioners and others around the problem, learn about the “Intervention” process, and then know how/where to refer for treatment. These workshops will also look at addiction from a family systems perspective. Part 2: July 7, 10:30 am - noon | Part 3: August 11, 10:30 am – noon | Register

Certified Lay Ministry Summer Immersion – July 13-17
The five-course session meets at The Chapel in Brunswick. More information: www.sgaumc.org/certifiedlayministrytraining

ERT Basic Certification & Chainsaw Training, Fitzgerald – July 17-18
An ERT and Chainsaw Training will be held Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 at Central UMC in Fitzgerald. The class will be held Friday evening from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The chainsaw training will begin at the conclusion of the ERT class and will run from noon until 5 p.m. For questions, contact Kelly Crane, Coastal District Disaster Response Coordinator, at kelcrane@gmail.com or 731-499-0491. Register now

ERT Basic Certification & Chainsaw Training, Cairo – July 25
An ERT Basic Certification course will be held Saturday, July 25 at Cairo First UMC. The class will begin at 8 a.m. with the chainsaw training immediately following from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. The cost is $25 for ERT class, badge, registration, t-shirt, and lunch. Chainsaw training is an additional $6 (must be an ERT badge holder). For questions or to register, call Susan Hughes at 229-423-9381 or 229-425-3068.

Annual Conference Clergy Session, Virtual – Aug. 2
The 2020 Annual Conference clergy session will be held virtually, Sunday, August 2 from 3 - 5 p.m. More information: www.sgaumc.org/annualconference.

Annual Conference Commissioning Service, Virtual – Aug. 8
Those approved for provisional membership or full connection at the clergy session will be commissioned or ordained in a local church setting with only family present. The Commissioning Service is set for Saturday, August 8 at 2 p.m. The service will be live-streamed. More information: www.sgaumc.org/annualconference.

Annual Conference Ordination Service, Virtual – Aug. 9
Those approved for provisional membership or full connection at the clergy session will be commissioned or ordained in a local church setting with only family present. The Service of Ordination is set for Sunday, August 9 at 4 p.m. The service will be live-streamed. More information: www.sgaumc.org/annualconference.

Pastoral Care as a Gateway to Recovery, Part 3 – Aug. 11
“Pastoral Care as a Gateway to Recovery from Addiction” is a three-part series for clergy led by Rev. Deborah Wight-Knight, Conference Pastoral Counselor. Deborah will interview experts in the area of recovery who can help our clergy identify addiction issues, consult appropriately with parishioners and others around the problem, learn about the “Intervention” process, and then know how/where to refer for treatment. These workshops will also look at addiction from a family systems perspective. Part 3: August 11, 10:30 am – noon | Register

Annual Conference Retiree Recognition Service, Virtual – Aug. 11
The 2020 Annual Conference ​Retiree Recognition Service will be held Tuesday, August 11 at 7 p.m. to honor and recognize retiring clergy. It will be a virtual service. More information: www.sgaumc.org/annualconference.

Annual Conference Memorial Service, Virtual – Aug. 13
The 2020 Annual Conference Memorial Service to remember clergy and clergy spouses who have passed away this past year is set for August 13 at 7 p.m. It will be a virtual service. More information: www.sgaumc.org/annualconference.

2020 South Georgia Annual Conference session, Virtual – Aug. 15
The 2020 Annual Conference session will be held virtually Saturday, Aug. 15 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. More information: www.sgaumc.org/annualconference

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