A Christmas Message from Bishop Lawson and Mrs. Sherrill Bryan
“At Christmas, God renounces the darkness of evil by sending the light of the world. At Christmas, God renounces hatred by sending the Prince of Peace. At Christmas, God renounces ...
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OUR CONNECTION MATTERS NITA CRUMP Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel ...
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Events in the South Georgia Conference – 12/18/2018 edition

December 17, 2018
Connectional Ministries Leadership Tour, Americus FUMC – Jan. 6, 2019 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 2019 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 ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 12/4/2018 edition

December 02, 2018
Connectional Ministries Leadership Tour, Americus FUMC – Jan. 6, 2019 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 2019 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 ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 11/20/2018 edition

November 19, 2018
United Methodist Student Day – Nov. 25 The United Methodist Student Day Special Sunday Offering helps provide funds for scholarships and loans for United Methodist students. Student Day gifts make a real difference for those who hope to attend college. Ninety percent (90%) of the offering goes toward funding the many scholarships and loans administered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (www.gbhem.org) and 10 percent (10%) stays within our state and goes to Georgia UM-related ...

#GivingTuesday: Joining together to give BIG on Nov 27

November 12, 2018
It’s hard to believe the holidays are right around the corner. That means it’s time once again for UMC #GivingTuesday. In 2017, millions of people from 150 countries raised over $300,000,000 on Giving Tuesday. This year on November 27 United Methodists will once again come together as a part of that movement to advance vital ministries around the world. There are hundreds of ways you can #GiveUMC. | Resources are also available to help you promote Giving Tuesday. To make a big day even BIGGER, ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 11/06/2018 edition

November 05, 2018
Magnolia Manor South Quail Hunt, Sylvester – Nov. 9 The inaugural Magnolia Manor South Quail Hunt will be held at Southern Woods Plantation in Sylvester, Ga. This event starts at 8:30 a.m. for morning hunters and 11:30 a.m. for afternoon hunters. The money raised from this event will go towards an emergency generator fund to help residents during emergencies. For more details, visit www.magnoliamanor.com/events/southquailhunt. Wesleyan College Sunday – Nov. 11 Each local United Methodist Church...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 10/16/2018 edition

October 15, 2018
General Conference Delegation Listening Post Session, Macon – Oct. 17 South Georgia’s General Conference delegation will host three listening post sessions to provide South Georgia clergy and laity the opportunity to share their thoughts and take part in the Way Forward conversation. This Listening Post session will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. until noon at Centenary UMC in Macon. The events will be structured to allow time for anyone wishing to speak to have a chance to do so. ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 10/2/2018 edition

October 01, 2018
Way Forward Report Conversations with Bishop Bryan, Southwest District – Sept. 18 Bishop Bryan invites laity and clergy in the Southwest District to join him to discuss the Way Forward report from 6:30 pm until 8 pm at Avalon UMC in Albany. Click here for more information about the Way Forward. Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training, Midland – Sept. 22 An ERT and Chainsaw training will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 at Pierce Chapel UMC in Midland. Register here. Early Response Team Trainings ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 9/18/2018 edition

September 18, 2018
Way Forward Report Conversations with Bishop Bryan, Southwest District – Sept. 18 Bishop Bryan invites laity and clergy in the Southwest District to join him to discuss the Way Forward report from 6:30 pm until 8 pm at Avalon UMC in Albany. Click here for more information about the Way Forward. Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training, Midland – Sept. 22 An ERT and Chainsaw training will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 at Pierce Chapel UMC in Midland. Register here. Early Response Team Trainings ...

Young adults are invited to 'Discover'

September 17, 2018
Discover is a weekend event designed for young adults (ages 18-25) who would like to learn more about different ways of serving God's Kingdom. Participants will meet a variety of ministers who live out their call in diverse ways such as counseling, worship leading, graphic design, pastoring local churches, and more. Participants will also learn about ways to pursue the call from different seminary representatives, the candidacy process, Young Clergy Academy and Generation Transformation from ...

Asbury Memorial UMC announces 2018 God on Broadway worship series lineup

September 16, 2018
Submitted by Asbury Memorial UMC Join Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church in Savannah where the popular “God on Broadway” series will continue every Sunday this October. The special worship services will combine sermons with Broadway musical themes featuring songs from the musicals in celebration of God’s Word. Sunday worship services begin at 11:15 a.m. at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St.; Savannah, GA. God on Broadway will kick off Sunday, Oct. 7 with “Mary ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 9/4/2018 edition

September 04, 2018
Way Forward Report Conversations with Bishop Bryan, Coastal District – Sept. 6 Bishop Bryan invites laity and clergy in the Coastal District to join him to discuss the Way Forward report from 6:30 pm until 8 pm at Hinesville UMC. Click here for more information about the Way Forward. Way Forward Report Conversations with Bishop Bryan, North Central District – Sept. 9 Bishop Bryan invites laity and clergy in the North Central District to join him to discuss the Way Forward report from 6 pm until...

Rev. Bernie Khaw to lead online Bible study; starts Oct. 7

September 04, 2018
We sometimes misunderstand the Bible when certain verses are taken out of context. To help avoid this, Rev. Bernie Khaw has led small groups more than 10 times to study the Bible in its wholeness. Upon going into retirement from his extension ministry at Thiells Garnerville UMC (Greater NJ Annual Conference), he continues to pursue this passion, but this time it will be in an online format. The study will take 24 weeks (three 8-week sessions) based on the Covenant Bible Study (see www.covenantb...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 8/21/2018 edition

August 21, 2018
Pathways – Aug. 25 Churches looking for new ideas, networking opportunities and practical, quality training for their pastors, parishioners, staff and leaders need look no further than this year’s Pathways leadership training event. Scheduled for Saturday, August 25 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Warner Robins, the training event will offer participants more than 30 workshops to choose from, each designed to help congregations become healthier and to fulfill the mission of making ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 8/7/2018 edition

August 07, 2018
Way Forward Report Conversations with Bishop Bryan, Northwest District – Aug. 16 Bishop Bryan invites laity and clergy in the Northwest District to join him to discuss the Way Forward report from 6:30 pm until 8 pm at St. Luke UMC in Columbus. Click here for more information about the Way Forward. Christian Education Sunday – Aug. 19 Christian Education Sunday “calls the Church as the people of God to be open to growth and learning as disciples of Jesus Christ.” Way Forward Report ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 7/24/2018 edition

July 23, 2018
Way Forward Report Conversations with Bishop Bryan, Northwest District – Aug. 16 Bishop Bryan invites laity and clergy in the Northwest District to join him to discuss the Way Forward report from 6:30 pm until 8 pm at St. Luke UMC in Columbus. Click here for more information about the Way Forward. Christian Education Sunday – Aug. 19 Christian Education Sunday “calls the Church as the people of God to be open to growth and learning as disciples of Jesus Christ.” Way Forward Report ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 7/10/2018 edition

July 09, 2018
Mission u – July 12-15 Mission u, the mission education event of the South Georgia Conference, will be held July 12 through July 15, 2018, 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. Download the brochure I Register for the event   Camp Connect: Elementary Camp 2 – July 16-20 Elementary Camps, intended for rising 4th-5th grade students, are filled with a week’s worth of fun activities and ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 6/26/2018 edition

June 25, 2018
Golden Cross Sunday – July 1 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 ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 6/11/2018 edition

June 11, 2018
Wesley Glen Day – June 17 Every local church in South Georgia is encouraged to receive a special offering to support the ministry of Wesley Glen. To learn more about Wesley Glen and its great ministry, visit www.wesleyglenministries.com.   Camp Connect: Middle School Camp 1 – June 18-22 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.  ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 5/29/2018 edition

May 28, 2018
2018 Annual Conference Session – June 3-5 The 2018 South Georgia Annual Conference session will be held June 3-5, 2018, at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on Jekyll Island. All information related to the annual conference session can be found at www.sgaumc.org/annualconference.   Camp Connect: High School Camp – June 11-15 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 ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 5/15/2018 edition

May 14, 2018
Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training, Statesboro – May 19 An Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training will be held Saturday, May 19 at Pittman Park UMC in Statesboro. The ERT basic training will run from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Chainsaw training will be held from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Register here. Early Response Team Trainings help equip individuals and teams to respond in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. At the training, participants will receive an ERT Training Manual and upon ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 5/1/2018 edition

April 30, 2018
Magnolia Manor Sunday – May 13 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.   Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training, Statesboro – May 19 An Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training will be held Saturday, May 19...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 4/17/2018 edition

April 17, 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.   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 ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 4/3/2018 edition

April 03, 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. 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.   20th Annual Hispanic Rally – April 8 United...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 3/20/2018 edition

March 19, 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.   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 ...

Attend #generations seminar to learn how to reach all ages

Attend #generations seminar to learn how to reach all ages

March 06, 2018
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.

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 ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 2/20/2018 edition

February 20, 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. Campus Crawl: A United Methodist College Tour for High School Students - Feb. 22-25 The North and South Georgia Conferences are teaming up with United Methodist college presidents and campus ministries to offer Campus Crawl - a retreat ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 2/6/2018 edition

February 05, 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. UMVIM Team Leader Training - Feb. 10 Have you been on a mission journey and would you like to take others to a destination to serve? Have you led teams before and would you be interested in sharing your experiences in other local churches...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 1/23/2018 edition

January 22, 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. Winter Conference - Jan. 28-31 Winter Conference, sponsored by Epworth By The Sea, is set for January 28-31, 2018. Bishop James Swanson and Bishop Lawson Bryan will participate in leading the conference. Dr. Ben Witherington, III, ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 1/9/2018 edition

January 08, 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. Human Relations Day - Jan. 14 Sunday, Jan. 14, 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 ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 12/18/2017 edition

December 18, 2017
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. Human Relations Day - Jan. 14, 2018 Sunday, Jan. 14, 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 ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 12/4/2017 edition

December 04, 2017
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. Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training, Roberta – Dec. 9 An ERT and Chainsaw training will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 at Roberta UMC. Register here. Early Response Team Trainings help equip individuals and teams to respond in the ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 11/20/2017 edition

November 20, 2017
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. Church Security Workshop - Nov. 28 The Office of Connectional Ministries is hosting a one-hour workshop that will provide practical steps a church can take to reduce the risk of an incident occurring as well as how to be prepared if an ...

#GivingTuesday: Connect your passion with God's mission on Nov. 28

#GivingTuesday: Connect your passion with God's mission on Nov. 28

November 17, 2017
It’s hard to believe the holidays are right around the corner. That means it’s time once again for UMC #GivingTuesday. On Nov. 28, United Methodists have the opportunity to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season through gifts to one of the more than 600 church-related Advance projects and more than 300 United Methodist missionaries. And to make a big day even BIGGER, Georgia Gives Day has joined forces with Giving Tuesday. Support South Georgia United Methodist ministries ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 11/6/2017 edition

November 06, 2017
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. Wesleyan College Sunday – Nov. 12 Each local United Methodist Church in South Georgia is encouraged to take a special offering to support the ministry of Wesleyan College in Macon. To learn more about Wesleyan College, visit www.wesleyanc...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 10/16/2017 edition

October 16, 2017
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. Fresh Expressions Vision Day - Oct. 19 On Oct. 19, South Georgia will host a Fresh Expressions Vision Day at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. A Fresh Expression is a form of church for a changing culture, established primarily for...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 10/2/2017 edition

October 02, 2017
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. Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training, Moultrie – Oct. 7 An ERT and Chainsaw training will be held Saturday, Oct. 7 at Moultrie UMC. Register here. Early Response Team Trainings help equip individuals and teams to respond in the ...

Harper’s Chapel UMC hosts women’s event

Harper’s Chapel UMC hosts women’s event

October 02, 2017
More than 110 women attended Harper’s Chapel United Methodist Church’s Tea and Social event, held at the Baxley church Saturday, Aug. 19. Guests from Baxley, Atlanta, Savannah, Darien, Brunswick, and Jacksonville, Fla. worshiped and celebrated the grace of God in their lives. Several United Methodist churches, along with community faith-based organizations, gathered to participate in a tea and fashion extravaganza. This year’s theme was “Presenting our best to the Lord” based Psalm 139:14. The ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 9/18/2017 edition

September 18, 2017
Sexual Ethics Workshop – Sept. 21 A Sexual Ethics Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at Tifton First United Methodist Church. Click here to register for the September workshop. 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 ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 9/5/2017 edition

September 05, 2017
Advanced Lay Servant Course 2017 – Sept. 9 & Oct. 7 The Coastal District Lay Servant Ministries will be presenting an Advanced Lay Servant Course, “Living Our United Methodist Beliefs.” This is one of the required courses for the new Lay Speaker certification. The classes will be held Sept. 9, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2017, at College Place UMC in Brunswick. Must attend both Saturdays to complete the course. Click here for more information. Global Ministries’ UMC Day of Health – Sept. 15 Global ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 8/21/2017 edition

August 21, 2017
Pathways to Discipleship – Aug. 26 Churches looking for new ideas, networking opportunities and practical, quality training for their pastors, parishioners, staff and leaders need look no further than this year’s Pathways leadership training event. Scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Warner Robins, the training event will offer participants more than 30 workshops to choose from, each designed to help congregations become healthier and to fulfill the mission of ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 8/7/2017 edition

August 07, 2017
Christian Education Sunday – Aug. 20 Christian Education Sunday “calls the Church as the people of God to be open to growth and learning as disciples of Jesus Christ.” Pathways to Discipleship – Aug. 26 Churches looking for new ideas, networking opportunities and practical, quality training for their pastors, parishioners, staff and leaders need look no further than this year’s Pathways leadership training event. Scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Warner ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 7/24/2017 edition

July 24, 2017
Christian Education Sunday – Aug. 20 Christian Education Sunday “calls the Church as the people of God to be open to growth and learning as disciples of Jesus Christ.” Pathways to Discipleship – Aug. 26 Churches looking for new ideas, networking opportunities and practical, quality training for their pastors, parishioners, staff and leaders need look no further than this year’s Pathways leadership training event. Scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Warner ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 7/10/2017 edition

July 10, 2017
2017 Mission u – July 13-16 Mission u, the mission education event of the South Georgia Conference, will be held July 13 through July 26, 2017, 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. Download the brochure / Room reservation form Click here for leader biographies Click here for an overview of the studies Camp Connect: Elementary Camp 2 – July 17-21 Elementary Camps, intended for ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 6/26/2017 edition

June 26, 2017
Camp Connect: Middle School Camp 2 – June 26-30 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 3:00 pm on Monday ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 6/12/2017 edition

June 12, 2017
Wesley Glen Day – June 18 Every local church in South Georgia is encouraged to receive a special offering to support the ministry of Wesley Glen. To learn more about Wesley Glen and its great ministry, visit www.wesleyglenministries.com. Camp Connect: Middle School Camp 1 – June 19-23 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.  ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 5/15/2017 edition

May 15, 2017
Local Pastors’ Licensing School – May 18-27 Local Pastors’ Licensing School is a “crash course” in being a pastor for those who want to be available for appointment to a church or charge as a licensed local pastor. Those who are licensed for pastoral ministry make a commitment to continue their education beyond Licensing School either through the 20 classes of the Basic Course of Study or through a Masters of Divinity degree from a United Methodist approved seminary. The 2017 Local Pastors’ ...

Dr. Melody Blake to serve as Wesleyan College’s provost and vice president for academic affairs

May 01, 2017
Wesleyan College is pleased to announce Dr. Melody Blake as provost and vice president for academic affairs (VPAA), effective July 10, 2017. Dr. Blake will oversee enrollment and all academic areas of the College including the faculty, academic programs and curricula, library, registrar, academic resources center, and the Centers of Excellence. The Provost/VPAA has key responsibilities in strategic planning, development of academic programs, outcomes assessment, faculty relations, and fiscal ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 5/1/2017 edition

May 01, 2017
#millennial: opening our doors conference – May 4-6 The Southwest District of the South Georgia Conference and Next Step Ministry is sponsoring a conference at Veterans Memorial State Park in Cordele, Ga., for clergy and laity May 4-6. The purpose will be to aid churches in attracting and engaging young people in our congregations. For more information visit the event website at www.swdistrictumc.org. Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training, Nashville – May 6 An ERT and Chainsaw Training will...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 4/17/2017 edition

April 17, 2017
South Georgia Conference Comprehensive School – April 17-18 The 2017 South Georgia Annual Conference Comprehensive School presents “Foundations for Preaching and Teaching: The Eternal God Speaks to These Changing Times.” The school is set for April 17-18 in the Spiritual Life Center at The Methodist Home for Children and Youth in Macon. Dr. John Oswalt, Professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary will be the featured speaker. Dr. Oswalt will teach from the Major and Minor Prophets ...

Now accepting applications for Woods Home in Epworth Acres

April 17, 2017
The South Georgia Conference Board of Trustees is now accepting applications for one of the Woods Homes in Epworth Acres on St. Simons Island. The estimated date of availability is June 1, 2017. Certain criteria must be met in order to live in the Woods Homes, as directed by the Trust which was originally established in 1957 when a gift was made to the South Georgia Annual Conference by Dr. and Mrs. James A. Wood. The Policy Statement can be viewed here in order for applicants to determine ...

Savannah River of Life Mission Experience offers students opportunity to serve, grow

April 17, 2017
Are you looking for an opportunity to engage your youth in a mission experience this summer? Consider coming to Savannah! Isle of Hope United Methodist Church in Savannah is hosting the River of Life Mission Experience July 19-23 for middle and high school youth groups. Students will have the chance to make an impact on the Savannah community by restoring homes through painting and light carpentry. Evening worship, teaching, and small group discussions will help the students see how service to ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 4/3/2017 edition

April 03, 2017
Good Friday – April 14 Easter – April 16 South Georgia Conference Comprehensive School – April 17-18 The 2017 South Georgia Annual Conference Comprehensive School presents “Foundations for Preaching and Teaching: The Eternal God Speaks to These Changing Times.” The school is set for April 17-18 in the Spiritual Life Center at The Methodist Home for Children and Youth in Macon. Dr. John Oswalt, Professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary will be the featured speaker. Dr. Oswalt ...

Riverside UMC donates more than 300 books to local school

April 03, 2017
“Oh, the Places You’ll Go” when God is at work! Recently, Rev. Chip Strickland, pastor of Riverside United Methodist Church in Macon, had the joy of preaching a series on Nehemiah and the rebuilding of the wall. The series was followed by a sermon using Paul’s challenge to the church to “Be all things to all people.” Rev. Strickland was able to share his vision of what God had given him for Riverside UMC to do in the coming year. One of the visions that Rev. Strickland had was for Riverside ...

Wynnton UMC sponsors Eleventh Annual Midtown Classic 5K Run and One Mile Fun Run

April 03, 2017
On Saturday, April 22, Wynnton UMC will sponsor and host the Eleventh Annual Midtown Classic 5K Run and One Mile Fun Run. The One Mile Fun Run begins at 8:00 am where you may walk or run. The 5K Race begins at 9:00 am. Wynnton UMC is proud to reside in and support the midtown area in all its beauty and charm! The race course will begin at Wynnton UMC and run through the Lakebottom area and then return to the Wynnton UMC site. All age groups will participate and awards will be given from ages ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 3/20/2017 edition

March 20, 2017
UMW Spiritual Growth Retreat – March 24-26 The United Methodist Women of the South Georgia Conference will host their annual Spiritual Growth Retreat March 24-26  at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. The retreat leader will be Rev. Nita Crump, and Ivy Kratzer will serve as the Teen Women's Retreat Leader. Susan Beverly will be the praise and worship leader. Click here for more information. Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training, Albany – March 25 An ERT and Chainsaw Training will be ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 3/6/2017 edition

March 06, 2017
2017 Clergy Spouse Retreat – March 17-19 How-dee Pardners! Gitty up to Epworth By The Sea March 17-19 and gather with clergy spouses from South Georgia. This rootin’-tootin’ retreat will be filled with fun, faith, and laughter as we circle our wagons with Jesus as our Sheriff and Joanna Underwood and Sunshine Bird as our Faithful Trail Bosses! Click here for more information. Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training, Harvest – March 18 An ERT and Chainsaw Training will be held Saturday, March ...

UMCOR Sunday is March 26

March 06, 2017
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 One Great Hour of Sharing offering underwrite ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 2/20/2017 edition

February 20, 2017
Sexual Ethics Workshop at Epworth By The Sea – Feb. 23 The Thursday, Feb. 23 Sexual Ethics Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Nalls Building at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. According to the Conference Sexual Ethics policy, this workshop is required every three years for any person serving under appointment by the bishop (clergy, local pastors, extension ministers, appointed lay speakers). The cost is $35, which includes lunch (collected at the door). Checks can be...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 2/6/2017 edition

February 06, 2017
Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training – Feb. 11 An ERT and Chainsaw Training will be held Saturday, Feb. 11 at Vienna UMC. The ERT training time is from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. and the chainsaw training time is from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Click here to register. 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...

Epworth announces major renovation of Aldersgate Youth Village cabins

January 23, 2017
A major capital project to completely renovate Epworth By The Sea’s Aldersgate Youth Village has begun. All nine buildings will be made handicap accessible. Cost per building is $185,000. Total cost for nine buildings is $1,665,000. Because of the generosity of an anonymous donor, the first building is under construction. Epworth Trustees have pledged to raise the funds for a second. Rev. Thad Haygood, an Epworth Trustee, has launched a campaign for former Leadership Team members to help fund ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 1/23/2017 edition

January 23, 2017
Fresh Expressions: Imagine Church For Those Who Don't Do Church – Jan. 25 The Center for Mission Innovation of the UMC's Global Ministries, along with the North and South Georgia Conferences, are offering a Fresh Expressions Spark Day on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Join us if ... You are interested in building relationships and serving the communities where you live or work, You have questions about fresh expressions and mission-shaped church, You have started something new and need some practical ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 1/9/2017 edition

January 09, 2017
Multi-cultural luncheon - Jan. 16 The South Georgia Conference’s Advocacy Team will host an inaugural Multicultural Luncheon on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. The luncheon will take place at ConneXion UMC in Savannah. The event is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Stacey Harwell-Dye, Chairperson of the Advocacy Team, will provide the keynote address. This event is open to all congregations. The purpose of the Multicultural Luncheon is to celebrate the gifts that God has provided in the ...

United Methodist Connectional FCU 2017 Annual College Scholarships

January 09, 2017
The United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union is once again offering scholarships to 17-35 year old college-bound students in our connection. Four winning applicants, one from each of the United Methodist Connectional FCU’s four conferences – Florida, North Georgia, South Georgia and Alabama-West Florida – will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. Complete rules and an application can be found here. Applicants must be a credit union member in good standing. Eligible credit union members ...

AndrewServes hosted week of activities for Habitat for Humanity awareness

December 19, 2016
The AndrewServes Servant Leadership Program of Andrew College kicked off a week of awareness activities for Habitat for Humanity on Nov. 14. The first project was a campus-wide scavenger hunt which led students to discover and share information about the Habitat for Humanity organization.  Later that day, the AndrewServes freshman class traveled to Americus, Ga. to tour Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village and Discovery Center. There, students were able to gain a better understanding of the ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference - 12/19/2016 edition

December 19, 2016
Multi-cultural luncheon - Jan. 16, 2017 The South Georgia Conference’s Advocacy Team will host an inaugural Multicultural Luncheon on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. The luncheon will take place at ConneXion UMC in Savannah. The event is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Stacey Harwell-Dye, Chairperson of the Advocacy Team, will provide the keynote address. This event is open to all congregations. The purpose of the Multicultural Luncheon is to celebrate the gifts that God has provided ...

Harper Chapel UMC hosts annual Christmas cantata

December 19, 2016
Submitted by Rev. Abra Lattany-Reed Harper Chapel United Methodist Church in Baxley held their annual Christmas cantata, “When Heaven Came Down to Earth,” on Sunday, Dec. 11. Based on Luke 2:8-14, the cantata featured the Harper Chapel UMC youth choir and included representatives from all aspects of the church’s ministry. The sanctuary was full as more than 120 worshiped together and celebrated the Advent season. Under the direction of Choir Director Linda Jackson, the presentation featured...

Thomasville First UMC celebrates 10th anniversary of Advent Revolution

December 19, 2016
Submitted by Chris Goff, Thomasville First UMC Do you really want another ugly tie or a fruit cake this Christmas or would you rather change the world? One church in Thomasville is attempting to do just that this Christmas. In fact, 2016 marks 10 years of world impact through something they call Advent Revolution. Instead of buying more “stuff” they don’t need, each of the church’s members is asked to spend at least $50 less than they normally would and instead put the money toward a project ...

A harvest worship service at Grace UMC in Brunswick

December 05, 2016
Grace United Methodist Church in Brunswick celebrated a special harvest worship service on Sunday, Nov. 20. The idea was an inspiration of Mrs. Gloria Lawrence, worship chairperson, and Rev. Cleo M. Gilchrist, pastor of Grace UMC. “God did it for us," said Rev. Gilchrist. "Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself; a pure gift. He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ. You know God ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference - 12/5/2016 edition

December 05, 2016
Fresh Expressions: Imagine Church For Those Who Don't Do Church – Jan. 25, 2017 The Center for Mission Innovation of the UMC's Global Ministries, along with the North and South Georgia Conferences, are offering a Fresh Expressions Spark Day on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Join us if ... You are interested in building relationships and serving the communities where you live or work, You have questions about fresh expressions and mission-shaped church, You have started something new and need some ...

Go and Tell Conference helps women discern ministry calling

December 05, 2016
For Alaina Harrison’s fruitfulness project – a requirement of her ordination – she chose to create and execute an event for women interested in ministry. Called the Go and Tell Women’s Conference, it was designed to help women discover ministry opportunities available to them and to help discern their calling into ministry. Held Saturday, Oct. 22 at Forest Hills United Methodist Church in Macon, 20 college-aged women attended the one-day, all-day event led and taught by women in the South ...

#GivingTuesday starts Tuesday, Nov. 29

#GivingTuesday starts Tuesday, Nov. 29

November 21, 2016
United Methodists will once again come together on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, to support the work of Advance projects and missionaries on UMC #GivingTuesday. This year, consider supporting a project that is working in an area you care about, such as hunger and poverty, education or social justice. For a complete list of projects, visit The Advance. Should you have any questions about UMC #GivingTuesday, please contact advance@umcmission.org. Find UMC #GivingTuesday banners/ads, FAQs, impact ...

Epworth By The Sea hosts annual Winter Conference Jan. 29-Feb. 1

November 21, 2016
Witten and submitted by Ann T. Pierce, Epworth By The Sea An historic gathering of two Georgia United Methodist Bishops, along with leading Baptist, United Methodist and Community Church preachers and teachers, and one of the nation’s leading Bible scholars, will lead the second annual Winter Conference at Epworth By The Sea, Jan.29 – Feb. 1, 2017. The focus of the conference is on worship and spiritual formation, bridging barriers of separation to be a greater witness to the world. Throughout...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 11/21/2016 edition

November 21, 2016
United Methodist Student Day – Nov. 27 The United Methodist Student Day Special Sunday Offering helps provide funds for scholarships and loans for United Methodist students. Student Day gifts make a real difference for those who hope to attend college. Ninety percent (90%) of the offering goes toward funding the many scholarships and loans administered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (www.gbhem.org) and ten percent (10%) stays within our state and goes to Georgia UM-related...

Lyons First UMC celebrates paying off loan

November 21, 2016
Shown here are members of the Hope for the Future Capital Campaign Committee as they make the last payment for the Wings of Hope and filling station at the Lyons First United Methodist Church. The committee has been able to raise more than $100,000 in less than a year to pay off the loan. Members include Rev. Jim Morrow, Terri Johnson, Mary Alice Wilder, Melvin McBride, Shari Adam, Jeremy Joyner and Ashley Murphy. Shown here are Kevin Hill, Trustees chair, Rev. Jim Morrow, and Dr. Chris ...

United Methodist Student Day is Sunday, Nov. 27

November 21, 2016
Sunday, Nov. 27, is United Methodist Student Day. Gifts received from this special offering become an investment in the future of the church through direct scholarships for higher education. The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) Office of Loans and Scholarships administers these programs that award more than 3,500 students annually. Click here for pastor and leader kit resources. Click here for more information.

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 11/7/2016 edition

November 07, 2016
Early Response Team & Chainsaw Training – Nov. 12 An Early Response Team Training will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Pierce Chapel UMC in Midland. An optional Chainsaw Training class*, conducted by Rick Dorer, will be held in the afternoon, from 1 to 5 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...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 10/17/2016 edition

October 17, 2016
HealthFlex Exchange Seminars – Oct. 21 & 27 In 2017, pastors and their families will have several options from which to choose for their HealthFlex insurance. The Open Enrollment period will be Nov. 2-17, 2016. This seminar will help pastors understand what the new options will be and how to make selections during Open Enrollment. Every pastor should plan to attend one of the seven seminars being held across the annual conference. Spouses are welcome to attend. Remaining seminar dates, times, ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 10/3/2016 edition

October 03, 2016
HealthFlex Exchange Seminars – Oct. 6, 7, 8, 21 In 2017, pastors and their families will have several options from which to choose for their HealthFlex insurance. The Open Enrollment period will be Nov. 2-17, 2016. This seminar will help pastors understand what the new options will be and how to make selections during Open Enrollment. Every pastor should plan to attend one of the seven seminars being held across the annual conference. Spouses are welcome to attend. Seminar dates, times, and ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 9/19/2016 edition

September 19, 2016
KidzQuest – Sept. 23-25 KidzQuest is an annual fall weekend retreat for third through sixth grade students at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Sponsored by South Georgia's Connectional Ministries, KidzQuest offers a chance for children to take a break from school, spend time with friends, worship with church groups of all sizes and hear about the HOPE we have in Christ's unfailing love. Free time has been scheduled in to allow for groups to enjoy the island as well. Click here for more ...

Become educated about HealthFlex Exchange; three remaining seminars

September 13, 2016
In 2017, clergy and clergy spouses as well as conference lay employees currently enrolled in HealthFlex will have more choices for their health insurance as the conference moves towards a HealthFlex Exchange. The HealthFlex Exchange will allow participants to choose from among six different policies, and also have options for a more robust vision plan and for a dental plan.   The General Board of Pensions & Health Benefits and South Georgia has chosen to move to this Exchange to provide ...

Welcome service and reception for Bishop and Mrs. Bryan set for Sept. 18

September 07, 2016
On Sunday, Sept. 18, the South Georgia Conference will host a welcome service and reception for South Georgia’s new episcopal family, Bishop R. Lawson Bryan and Mrs. Sherrill Bryan. It will be held at 4 p.m. at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Macon. The special service is a time for our Annual Conference to gather for worship and to welcome Bishop Bryan and his family and to give thanks for his assignment to the South Georgia Conference. Bishop Bryan will preach, the Mulberry Street...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 9/6/2016 edition

September 06, 2016
South Central District Camp Meeting at Camp Tygart – Sept. 11-15 South Central District Camp Meeting will be held at Camp Tygart Sept. 11 through Sept. 15.  Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Those attending will be asked to bring a covered dish. A detailed list by church will be published soon. Dr. Buddy Cooper, District Superintendent of the Northwest District, will be this year’s speaker. Contact the South Central District Office at 229-242-7470 with questions. UMVIM Leader and Team Training – ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 8/15/2016 edition

August 15, 2016
Georgia Chapter PAUMCS Annual Conference – Aug. 18-21 The Georgia Chapter of the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries (PAUMCS) is having their Annual Conference at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island on Aug. 18-21, 2016. All church secretaries, administrative assistants, financial secretaries, district secretaries, or those who work for United Methodist agencies are welcome to attend. Your position can be a paid or volunteer position. For more information and a ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 8/1/2016 edition

August 01, 2016
Albany First UMC Celebrates 175 Years: “Celebrate” Service with Rev. Mike McAfee – Aug. 14  This year marks the 175th year of Albany First United Methodist Church in downtown Albany. To commemorate the anniversary, the church has planned four Unified Services, featuring guest speakers and followed by a covered dish meal. The Unified Services have unique themes and the services start at 10:30 a.m. in the church’s sanctuary. The remaining series services include Aug. 14: “Engage” with Rev. Cindy ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 7/18/2016 edition

July 18, 2016
Camp Connect: Elementary 3 – July 18-22 Join us this summer for the 2016 Summer Camps! Elementary Camps, intended for rising fourth through sixth graders, 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 worship. All camps are held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island and will begin at 3 p.m. on ...

Cairo First UMC hosts Spring Fling

July 05, 2016
Cairo First United Methodist Church recently held a church-wide Spring Fling. The picture above shows a majority of the church's regular attendees gathered for an evening of fun activities, food and fellowship.

Congregational Development, Board of Ordained Ministry launch Peer Pastor Network

July 05, 2016
Congregational Development and the Board of Ordained Ministry are teaming up to sponsor a Peer Pastor Network designed to foster key conversations around selected crucial concepts dealing with LEADERSHIP. These “conversations” are being held at strategic locations across the conference, and pastors are invited to participate in one or all of them.  August 25           A Conversation about PASSION             Pittman Park, Statesboro                                  Hosted by Bill Bagwell ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 7/6/2016 edition

July 05, 2016
Camp Connect: Elementary 2 – July 11-15 Join us this summer for the 2016 Summer Camps! Elementary Camps, intended for rising fourth through sixth graders, 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 worship. All camps are held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island and will begin at 3 p.m. on ...

Harper's Chapel UMC charters UMM group

July 05, 2016
Harper's Chapel United Methodist Church in Baxley observed their annual Men's Day program on Sunday, June 19. This year's theme was "Fishers of Men" as expressed in Matthew 4:18-22. The event's speaker was Derrick Butler, who serves as principal at the historic Windsor Forrest High School in Savannah. He is also the co-founder of Change for the Next Level, a partnering initiative created to help others become empowered and engaged for change.  Special music was presented by Rev. Leon Mack of ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 6/13/2016 edition

June 13, 2016
Wesley Glen Day – June 19 Every local church in South Georgia is encouraged to receive a special offering to support the ministry of Wesley Glen. To learn more about Wesley Glen and its great ministry, visit www.wesleyglenministries.com.  Camp Connect: Elementary 1 – June 27 – July 1 Join us this summer for the 2016 Summer Camps!  Elementary Camps, intended for rising fourth through sixth graders, are filled with a week’s worth of fun activities and opportunities to grow closer to Christ though...

Annual Conference Banquets and Special Events

June 06, 2016
Below are special events coordinated by various groups in our conference.  Gathering for Families of Deceased Clergy and Clergy Spouses On Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m., prior to the Memorial Service, you are invited to greet the families of deceased clergy and clergy spouses in Room 14 at the Conference Center. Methodist Children’s Home BBQ The Methodist Children’s Home invites all clergy and lay members and guests for a complimentary dinner at the Conference Center on Thursday evening at 5 ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 6/6/2016 edition

June 06, 2016
2016 Annual Conference Session – June 8-11 The 2016 Annual Conference Session is set for June 8-11 in Tifton, Ga. Visit www.sgaumc.org/annualconference for details. South Georgia Annual Conference Retiree Luncheon – June 9 Retired clergy of the South Georgia Annual Conference are invited to a Retiree Luncheon during the 2016 Annual Conference session in Tifton. The luncheon is sponsored by Young Harris College and the South Georgia Eagles. It will begin at noon on Thursday, June 9 and will be ...

South Georgia pastor, veteran helps honor fallen soldiers

June 06, 2016
Photo courtesy of the Ledger-Enquirer Dr. Richard Wright, pastor of Box Springs and Upatoi United Methodist Churches and a decorated military veteran who served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, served as keynote speaker at a Memorial Day paver dedication at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center in Columbus. “The deaths of soldiers in combat are forever etched on the minds of those who were there on that day when they died in combat,” Rev. Wright said in his speech. “...

St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation, Inc. announces spring grants

June 06, 2016
The Board of Directors of the St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation, Inc. has approved grants for the Spring 2016 Grant Cycle. Grants totaling $604,875 will be made to 15 local and statewide organizations the week of June 6, 2016. The following is a brief description of each recipient and the purpose of the grant. American Red Cross – Southeast Coastal Georgia Chapter (www.coastalredcross.org)  A $30,000 reimbursement grant to the American Red Cross – Southeast Coastal Georgia Chapter to...

UGA history grad hired as Moore Methodist Museum assistant

June 06, 2016
Marlee Pack, a recent graduate of the University of Georgia majoring in history, has been hired as the assistant at the Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum located at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. A native of Auburn, Ga., Pack brings with her a love of history and a desire to spread the story of Methodism, especially in the South Georgia Conference. Please visit the museum and meet her in person.

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 5/23/2016 edition

May 23, 2016
New Start for Moving Pastors Meeting – May 25 The New Start for Moving Pastors meeting will be Wednesday, May 25 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Riverside UMC (735 Pierce Ave., Macon, Ga. 31204). Lunch will be provided. If you are a pastor moving this year, please let your district office know if you will be able to attend. 2016 Annual Conference Session – June 8-11 The 2016 Annual Conference Session is set for June 8-11 in Tifton, Ga. Visit www.sgaumc.org/annualconfer...

Albany First UMC Celebrates 175 Years

May 02, 2016
This year marks the 175th year of Albany First United Methodist Church in downtown Albany. To commemorate the anniversary, the church has planned four Unified Services, featuring guest speakers and followed by a covered dish meal. The first service on March 6 focused on “Remembering” the history of the church with Dr. Don Kea. Each of the remaining three Unified Services has a unique theme. The services start at 10:30 a.m. in the church's sanctuary. May 22: “Celebrate” with Rev. Mike McAfee ...

Christ UMC makes prayer beads for General Conference

May 02, 2016
          Christ United Methodist Church in Warner Robins was asked to make prayer beads for the 2016 General Conference session, which will be held May 10 through May 20 in Portland, Ore. Members of the congregation made more than 60 strands of beads that will be given to the General Conference delegates.  “This is an incredible opportunity to share this new (ancient) prayer tool on a large scale and in a way that, hopefully, invites them to experience God’s presence in new ways,” said Elisa ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 5/2/2016 edition

May 02, 2016
Magnolia Manor Sunday – May 8 Magnolia Manor is a ministry of The United Methodist Church and serves older adults of all faiths 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.  General Conference – May 10-20 The 2016 General Conference will be held May 10-20, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit ...

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