The 2022 South Georgia Annual Conference Session will be back to an in-person event and is set for June 5-8 at The Columbus Convention & Trade Center. The theme for Annual Conference is “Great is Your Faithfulness.”
The annual gathering will begin on Sunday evening, June 5 and conclude mid-day Wednesday, June 8. Thanks to vaccinations and proper protocols, at this time we feel confident that an in-person gathering can occur in June of next year. While we will still offer a livestream option for those not able to be present in Columbus, voting on conference matters will only be available to in-person lay and clergy members.
The program committee and conference staff are monitoring the ongoing covid-19 pandemic and are prepared to make format adjustments should they be warranted. The 2022 session will implement recommended health protocols in order to provide the safest conference experience possible for delegates.
We are opening the hotel room blocks now so that delegates may begin to make travel arrangements (see information below).
Additional important conference information and deadline notifications will be sent to delegates in January. Please ensure that all delegates have an email address entered into the conference database by using the church dashboard, or contacting your district office for assistance. Email is the primary means of communication regarding the 2022 South Georgia Annual Conference.
The Program Committee appreciates the continued flexibility of conference members as we plan for our upcoming session. We look forward to being together once again as we proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and conduct our business in a worshipful and hopeful manner.
I look forward to greeting you in Columbus in June!
SGA Conference Secretary
Hotels block now open for 2022: Hotel room blocks are now open. Valley Hospitality in Columbus has secured more than 600 rooms at a discounted rate for our event.
Valley Hospitality has created a website just for South Georgia Conference United Methodists to make booking your hotel easy and streamlined. For those who prefer to make reservations over the phone, they have provided the phone number for each hotel on the website. Click here to view the list of hotels.
If you have any questions or issues booking rooms for your group, please contact our Concierge Service Team at (706) 489-4037 or email@example.com.
Resolutions: March 1, 2022 is the deadline for all Resolutions to the South Georgia Annual Conference. The Resolutions Committee will consider only those resolutions received by March 1. For information on how to submit a resolution visit www.sgaumc.org/resolutions.
Agenda: A basic agenda, including start and ending times, as well as Information about childcare, banquets and displays will be provided to delegates in early 2022. The Book of Recommendations and Reports, which will contain the business items before the conference session, will be provided prior to the Annual Conference session.
Questions: For questions regarding the business of Annual Conference, please contact Meredyth Earnest at firstname.lastname@example.org. For general inquiries, contact Kelly Roberson at 912-270-6172 or email@example.com.
Each year—traditionally in June for the South Georgia Conference—all clergy members and an equal number of lay members selected from the local churches attend their conference’s Annual Conference session and meet together to worship, fellowship, and conduct the business of the conference, which may last 3-5 days. During these sessions, members of the conference hear reports of past and ongoing work; adopt future goals, programs and budgets; ordain clergy members as deacons and elders; and elect delegates to Jurisdictional and General Conferences (every 4 years). The bishop presides over these meetings.