October 2019

Annual SBC21 Leadership & Development Conference

Saturday, October 5, 2019
The 2019 SBC21 Annual Celebration of Leadership and Development Conference will be held Saturday, October 5.  Questions? Contact Rev. Earnestine Campbell, associate director of Connectional Ministries, at earnestine@sgaumc.com.  Register here

World Communion Sunday

Sunday, October 6, 2019
World Communion Sunday is one of the six churchwide Special Sundays of The United Methodist Church. Our church is at its best when we reach out to sisters and brothers in need. World Communion Sunday calls the church to reach out to all people and ...

Conference Board of Pensions

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 10:30 AM
Location: Methodist Children's Home

Conference Board of Trustees

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 10:30 AM
Location: Methodist Children's Home, Macon

Conference Investment Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:00 AM
Location: online/conference call

Lay Speaking Class (Basic) - Statesboro First UMC, Statesboro

Friday, October 11, 2019 to Saturday, October 12, 2019
Lay Speaker Training Basic Lay Speaking Course Oct. 11 - Oct. 12: Statesboro First UMC, Statesboro Lay Speaker A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and ...

Conference CF&A Fall Meeting

Friday, October 11, 2019 10:30 AM
Location: Methodist Children's Home

UMW Annual Meeting at Open Door in Columbus, GA

Saturday, October 19, 2019
The 2019 South Georgia UMW Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 in Columbus, Ga.

Eagles' Fall Retreat

Monday, October 21, 2019 to Wednesday, October 23, 2019
You are invited to join the Eagles, the retired clergy of the South Georgia Conference, for three wonderful days at beautiful Epworth By The Sea as they meet to sing together, enjoy great programs, host an auction of members' creations, share meals ...

Lay Speaking Class (Basic) - Waycross First UMC, Waycross

Friday, October 25, 2019 to Saturday, October 26, 2019
Lay Speaker Training Basic Lay Speaking Course Oct. 25 - Oct. 26: Waycross First UMC, Waycross Lay Speaker A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and ...

ERT Basic & Advanced Trainings, Savannah

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Early Response Team (ERT) Training helps 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 ...

UMW Sunday in Purple

Sunday, October 27, 2019
Sunday in Purple, sponsored by South Georgia's United Methodist Women, is a day to focus on increasing awareness of domestic violence in the United States and to be in solidarity with our sisters in South America where domestic violence often ...

Georgia United Methodist Foundation Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:00 AM
Location: Wesleyan College

Lay Speaking Class (Advanced) - Statesboro First UMC, Statesboro

Friday, November 1, 2019 to Saturday, November 2, 2019
Lay Speaker Training Advanced Lay Speaking Course Nov. 1 - Nov. 2: Statesboro First UMC, Statesboro Lay Speaker A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and ...

World Council of Bishops

Sunday, November 3, 2019 to Saturday, November 9, 2019

Wesley Glen's Golf Tournament

Monday, November 4, 2019
Wesley Glen's Golf Tournament Monday, November 4, 2019 Tee-off at noon One game of golf can make a big difference! Tee off at noon at the beautiful Brickyard Golf Club in Macon to support Wesley Glen Ministries. Lunch is provided and you’re ...
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NW District Lay Servant Training

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Wesleyan College Sunday

Sunday, November 10, 2019
Each local United Methodist Church in South Georgia is encouraged to take up a special offering to support the ministry of Wesleyan College in Macon. To learn more about Wesleyan College, visit www.wesleyancollege.edu.

Lay Speaking Class (Advanced) - Waycross First UMC, Waycross

Friday, November 15, 2019 to Saturday, November 16, 2019
Lay Speaker Training Advanced Lay Speaking Course Nov. 15 - Nov. 16: Waycross First UMC, Waycross Lay Speaker A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and ...

UMVIM Team Leader Training

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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 are you interested in sharing your experiences in other local churches to help them engage in mission opportunities both ...

SEJ Clergywomen's Retreat

Monday, November 18, 2019 to Thursday, November 21, 2019
Uncharted:  Adventuring the Wilderness with God Calling all SEJ Clergywomen! Nov. 18-21, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. Registration: $225 At-the-door: $250 More information and registration

Encounter Youth Retreat

Friday, November 22, 2019 to Sunday, November 24, 2019
Encounter is a weekend retreat designed for 6th - 12th grade students where everyone will ENCOUNTER God, and each in a very unique way. This retreat will offer passionate worship, relevant Bible study and a meaningful time with other teens at Epworth...

United Methodist Student Day

Sunday, November 24, 2019
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...

Conference Personnel Comm

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:00 AM

Last Day for 2020 Compensation Forms

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Equitable Compensation Meeting

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:30 AM

Leadership Tour - Statesboro FUMC

Sunday, January 5, 2020
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, ...

RIM Day Apart

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Leadership Tour - Warner Robins FUMC

Sunday, January 12, 2020
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, ...

Conference Investment Committee

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Location: Administrative Services office

Lay Speaking Class (Basic) - Hand Memorial UMC, Pelham

Friday, January 17, 2020 to Saturday, January 18, 2020
Lay Speaker Training Basic Lay Speaking Course Jan. 17 - Jan. 18: Hand Memorial UMC, Pelham Lay Speaker A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and committed ...

Leadership Tour - Camilla UMC

Sunday, January 19, 2020
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, ...

Statistical Tables Open

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Winter Conference

Sunday, January 26, 2020 to Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Epworth By The Sea
Keynote Speaker: LEN WILSON, Creative Director at St. Andrew UMC, a large church in Plano, TX. He is a storyteller and expert strategist in communications and creativity in church life. After GC 2019, each church will need a clear, concise, creative ...
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Leadership Tour - Hinesville FUMC

Sunday, January 26, 2020
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, ...

Lay Speaking Class (Basic) - Crossroads UMC, Perry

Friday, January 31, 2020 to Saturday, February 1, 2020
Lay Speaker Training Basic Lay Speaking Course Jan. 31 - Feb. 1: Crossroads UMC, Perry Lay Speaker A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and committed to ...

Lay Speaker Training - Perry

Friday, January 31, 2020 to Saturday, February 1, 2020
Lay Speaker Training Basic and Advanced Lay Speaking Courses Jan. 31 - Feb. 1: Crossroads UMC, Perry Lay Speaker A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and ...

Certified Lay Ministry Training

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Laity have long been an integral part of Methodist ministry. Lay leaders, lay speakers, and lay missioners have served the church almost since its inception. Certified Lay Ministers (CLMs) typically provide ministry in part-time or volunteer roles ...

Lay Speaker Class (Advanced) - Hand Memorial UMC, Pelham

Friday, February 7, 2020 to Saturday, February 8, 2020
Lay Speaker Training Advanced Lay Speaking Courses Feb. 7 - 8: Hand Memorial UMC, Pelham Lay Speaker A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and committed to ...

Annual Multicultural Luncheon Celebration

Saturday, February 8, 2020
The fourth annual Multicultural Luncheon will be held February 8, 2020. For more information, contact Earnestine Campbell at earnestine@sgaumc.com.

CFA - Review of 2019 Budget

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:30 AM

Increased Impact Reg. Day - Richmond Hill

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Certified Lay Ministry Training

Saturday, February 15, 2020
Session 2 - The Chapel, Brunswick

Cabinet Appointment Session #1

Monday, February 17, 2020 to Friday, February 21, 2020
The Cabinet will meet to prayerfully discern the appointment for the coming year.

Sexual Ethics Workshop

Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Pittman Park UMC

Lay Speaking Class (Basic) - Ellaville UMC, Ellaville

Friday, February 21, 2020 to Saturday, February 22, 2020
Lay Speaker Training Basic Lay Speaking Course Feb. 21 - Feb. 22: Ellaville UMC, Ellaville Lay Speaker A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and committed ...

Lay Speaking Class (Advanced) - Crossroads UMC, Perry

Friday, February 21, 2020 to Saturday, February 22, 2020
Lay Speaker Training Advanced Lay Speaking Course Feb. 21 - Feb. 22: Crossroads UMC, Perry Lay Speaker A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and committed ...

Cabinet Appointment Session #2

Monday, February 24, 2020 to Friday, February 28, 2020
The Cabinet will meet to prayerfully discern the appointments for the coming year.

Lay Speaking Class (Basic) - McRae UMC, McRae

Friday, February 28, 2020 to Saturday, February 29, 2020
Lay Speaker Training Basic Lay Speaking Courses Feb. 28 - Feb. 29: McRae UMC Lay Speaker A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and committed to the ...

Certified Lay Ministry Training

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Session 3 - The Chapel, Brunswick

Join the Journey Confirmation Retreat

Saturday, February 29, 2020 to Sunday, March 1, 2020
The 18th annual South Georgia Conference sponsored Confirmation Retreat is designed for students in the fifth grade and above. This event provides churches of all sizes an opportunity to connect with others through worship, study, and fellowship.  It...

BOM March Interviews

Monday, March 2, 2020 to Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: The Methodist Home
In the March interviews, candidates hear whether they are approved for the clergy status they are seeking, or they are deferred in order to grow in certain areas. 

Conference Board of Pensions

Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:00 AM

Statistical Tables close

Friday, March 6, 2020

Lay Speaking Class (Advanced) - Ellaville UMC, Ellaville

Friday, March 6, 2020 to Saturday, March 7, 2020
Lay Speaker Training Advanced Lay Speaking Course Mar. 6 - 7: Ellaville UMC, Ellaville Lay Speaker A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and committed to ...

Cabinet Appointment Session #3

Monday, March 9, 2020 to Friday, March 13, 2020
The Cabinet will meet to prayerfully discern the appointments for the coming year.

Clergy Spouses Retreat

Friday, March 13, 2020 to Sunday, March 15, 2020

Certified Lay Ministry Training

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Session 4 - The Chapel, Brunswick

Cabinet Appointment Session #4

Monday, March 16, 2020 to Friday, March 20, 2020
The Cabinet will meet to prayerfully discern the appointments for the coming year.  

CFA - Budget Committee

Monday, March 16, 2020 10:00 AM

Lay Speaking Class (Advanced) - McRae UMC, McRae

Friday, March 20, 2020 to Saturday, March 21, 2020
Lay Speaker Training Advanced Lay Speaking Course Mar. 20 - 21: McRae UMC, McRae Lay Speaker A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and committed to the ...

CFA Spring meeting

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:30 AM
Location: The Methodist Children's Home

Certified Lay Ministry Training

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Session 5 - The Chapel, Brunswick

Increased Impact Closing Retreat @ Epworth

Thursday, April 2, 2020 to Friday, April 3, 2020

Certified Lay Ministry Training

Saturday, April 4, 2020
Session 6 - The Chapel, Brunswick

Conference Investment Committee

Thursday, April 16, 2020 10:00 AM
Location: phone conference call

Sexual Ethics Workshop

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Vineville UMC

BOM May Meeting

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Location: The Methodist Home
This day-long meeting is to conduct business, and we review the various conference relations of our clergy and prepare to make recommendations to the full clergy session at the Annual Conference session the following June.  

General Conference 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 to Friday, May 15, 2020
The United Methodist Church will convene its next General Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota from May 5-15, 2020. The General Conference is an international body of nearly 1,000 delegates that generally meets every four years. The delegates are ...

General Conference

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 to Friday, May 15, 2020

Moving Pastors Workshop

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Ordinands Luncheon

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Moving Day

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Certified Lay Ministry Training

Monday, June 22, 2020 to Friday, June 26, 2020
Summer 2020, Immersion, The Chapel Midtown Laity have long been an integral part of Methodist ministry. Lay leaders, lay speakers, and lay missioners have served the church almost since its inception. Certified Lay Ministers (CLMs) typically ...

SEJ Jurisdictional Conference

Monday, July 13, 2020 to Saturday, July 18, 2020

Certified Lay Ministry Training

Saturday, July 18, 2020
FALL 2020: 6 Course Laity have long been an integral part of Methodist ministry. Lay leaders, lay speakers, and lay missioners have served the church almost since its inception. Certified Lay Ministers (CLMs) typically provide ministry in part-time...

CFA Summer meeting (if needed)

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:30 AM
Location: The Methodist Children's Home

Certified Lay Ministry Training

Saturday, August 1, 2020
FALL 2020: 6 Course Session Laity have long been an integral part of Methodist ministry. Lay leaders, lay speakers, and lay missioners have served the church almost since its inception. Certified Lay Ministers (CLMs) typically provide ministry in ...

Certified Lay Ministry Training

Saturday, August 15, 2020
FALL 2020: 6 Course Session Laity have long been an integral part of Methodist ministry. Lay leaders, lay speakers, and lay missioners have served the church almost since its inception. Certified Lay Ministers (CLMs) typically provide ministry in ...

Certified Lay Ministry Traininig

Saturday, August 29, 2020
FALL 2020: 6 Course Session Laity have long been an integral part of Methodist ministry. Lay leaders, lay speakers, and lay missioners have served the church almost since its inception. Certified Lay Ministers (CLMs) typically provide ministry in ...

Certified Lay Ministry Training

Saturday, September 12, 2020
FALL 2020: 6 Course Session Laity have long been an integral part of Methodist ministry. Lay leaders, lay speakers, and lay missioners have served the church almost since its inception. Certified Lay Ministers (CLMs) typically provide ministry in ...

Certified Lay Ministry Training

Saturday, September 26, 2020
FALL 2020: 6 Course Session Laity have long been an integral part of Methodist ministry. Lay leaders, lay speakers, and lay missioners have served the church almost since its inception. Certified Lay Ministers (CLMs) typically provide ministry in ...

Lay Speaking Class (Basic) - Vidalia First UMC, Vidalia

Friday, October 9, 2020 to Saturday, October 10, 2020
Lay Speaker Training Basic Lay Speaking Course Oct. 9 - 10: Vidalia First UMC, Vidalia Lay Speaker A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and committed to ...

Lay Speaking Class (Basic) - College Place UMC, Brunswick

Friday, October 16, 2020 to Saturday, October 17, 2020
Lay Speaker Training Basic Lay Speaking Course Oct. 16 - Oct. 17: College Place UMC, Brunswick Lay Speaker A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and ...

Conference Investment Committee

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:00 AM
Location: phone conference call

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