January 2020

January 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

January 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 ...

ERT Basic Certification Training & Chainsaw Training, Nashville

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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 ...

January 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, ...

Human Relations Day

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Sunday, Jan. 19 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 United States and Puerto Rico, encouraging ...

Statistical Tables Open

Thursday, January 23, 2020

ERT Basic Training, Pooler

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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 ...

January 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, ...

Winter Conference

Sunday, January 26, 2020 to Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Epworth By The Sea
Len Wilson, Creative Director at St. Andrew UMC in Plano, Texas, will be keynote speaker at this year's Winter Conference. He is a storyteller and expert strategist in communications and creativity in church life. Learn about how to share the ...
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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 ...

Vashti Day

Sunday, February 2, 2020
Every local church in South Georgia is encouraged to receive a special offering to support the ministry of The Vashti Center, Inc. To learn more about Vashti and its great ministry, visit www.vashti.org. 

Conf Trustees Investment Comm

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:00 AM

Conference Board of Trustees

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:00 AM

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 ...

2020 Annual Multiculturalism Luncheon

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Annual Multicultural Luncheon Celebration The fourth Annual Multicultural Luncheon will be held February 8, 2020, from noon until 2 p.m. at St. Peter United Methodist Church, 6507 Moon Rd., Columbus, GA 31909. The 2020 theme is “Alive ...
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Andrew College Sunday

Sunday, February 9, 2020
Founded in January 1854, Andrew College has continuously provided an academically challenging liberal arts education within a nurturing community for more than 160 years. A member of the South Georgia Conference, Andrew strives to inspire academic ...

Conference Personnel Committee

Monday, February 10, 2020 10:00 AM

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

Volunteers In Mission Awareness Sunday

Sunday, February 16, 2020
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) exists to promote, encourage, and enable Christians to exemplify “Christian Love In Action” through short-term mission service in the United States and abroad. UMVIM provides opportunities for service ...

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.

Cabinet Session I

Monday, February 17, 2020 to Friday, February 21, 2020

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 ...

Kingdom Builders Promotion Sunday

Sunday, February 23, 2020
You Are BLESSED! You are blessed to be a blessing. We have been blessed to travel roads that were paved by those that went before us. Our lives have been changed by the investments they made. Now the torch has been passed to us to make the ...

Cabinet Session II

Monday, February 24, 2020 to Friday, February 28, 2020

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.

2020 Campus Crawl

Thursday, February 27, 2020 to Saturday, February 29, 2020
Campus Crawl, set for Feb. 27-29, 2020, is a bus tour designed to introduce 9th-12th grade students to United Methodist colleges and campus ministries around the state. In one weekend, high school students will meet representatives from our United ...

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 ...

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...

Certified Lay Ministry Training

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

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.

Cabinet Session III

Monday, March 9, 2020 to Friday, March 13, 2020

2020 Clergy Spouses Retreat

Friday, March 13, 2020 to Sunday, March 15, 2020
"We Live By Faith Not By Sight" March 13-15, 2020 Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island   It is that time of year again, and we are so excited about the retreat this year! The retreat is set for March 13-15, 2020, at Epworth By The Sea. Our theme is ...

Certified Lay Ministry Training

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

Cabinet Session IV & Cabinet Retreat

Monday, March 16, 2020 to Friday, March 20, 2020

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 ...

ERT Basic Certification Training & Chainsaw Training, Cairo

Saturday, March 21, 2020
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 ...

UMCOR Sunday

Sunday, March 22, 2020
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...

Cabinet Session V

Monday, March 23, 2020 to Friday, March 27, 2020

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

South Georgia Conference United Methodist Men Annual Retreat

Friday, April 24, 2020 to Saturday, April 25, 2020
South Georgia Conference United Methodist Men Annual Retreat  April 24-25, 2020 Epworth By The Sea Theme: ONE STEP: All that is needed along the journey of faith Speaker: Rev. Chance S. Ward, Senior Pastor of Goshen UMC in Rincon, Georgia Music ...

Native American Ministries Sunday

Sunday, April 26, 2020
On Native American Ministries Sunday, United Methodists cultivate and support urban missions with Native Americans and fund scholarships for Native American seminarians. Your annual conference retains 50 percent of the offering is to strengthen and ...

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

Magnolia Manor Sunday

Sunday, May 10, 2020
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 ...

Moving Pastors Workshop

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Ordinands Luncheon

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Ordinand's Luncheon

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Peace with Justice Sunday

Sunday, June 7, 2020
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.  In Arizona border towns, communities facing social challenges are dramatically divided. ...

Annual Conference-Columbus, GA

Sunday, June 7, 2020 to Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Camp Connect: High School Camp

Monday, June 8, 2020 to Friday, June 12, 2020
High School Camp: June 8-12, 2020 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 of camp is filled with fun activities and ...

Camp Connect: Middle School Camp 1

Monday, June 15, 2020 to Friday, June 19, 2020
Middle School Camp 1: June 15-19, 2020 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.  ...

Moving Day

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wesley Glen Day

Sunday, June 21, 2020
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 ...

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 ...

Camp Connect: Middle School Camp 2

Monday, June 22, 2020 to Friday, June 26, 2020
Middle School Camp 2: June 22-26, 2020 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.  ...

Camp Connect: Elementary Camp 1

Monday, July 6, 2020 to Friday, July 10, 2020
Elementary Camp 1: July 6 - 10, 2020 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.  ...

SEJ Jurisdictional Conference

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

Camp Connect: Elementary Camp 2

Monday, July 13, 2020 to Friday, July 17, 2020
Elementary Camp 2: July 13 - 17, 2020 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.  ...

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 ...

Walking in the Footsteps of Wesley

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 to Friday, August 7, 2020
Everyone is invited to attend the event Walking in the Footsteps of Wesley, from August 4 – August 7, 2020, to be hosted at the Moore Methodist Museum at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Excursions to Cockspur Island where John Wesley landed...

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 ...

Golden Cross Sunday

Sunday, August 16, 2020
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 ...

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 ...

Methodist Children's Home Work Day Offering

Sunday, September 20, 2020
Every local church in South Georgia is encouraged to receive a special Work Day Offering to support the ministry of The Methodist Home for Children and Youth.   The Work Day Offering for the Methodist Home is a tradition from the 1900s, a time when ...

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 ...

World Communion Day

Sunday, October 4, 2020
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 ...

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

CFA Fall meeting

Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:30 AM
Location: The Methodist Children's Home

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

Friday, October 23, 2020 to Saturday, October 24, 2020
Lay Speaker Training Advanced Lay Speaking Course Oct. 23 - 24: 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 ...

Conference Board of Pensions

Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:00 AM

Lay Speaking Class (Advanced), College Place UMC, Brunswick

Friday, November 6, 2020 to Saturday, November 7, 2020
Lay Speaker Training Advanced Lay Speaking Course Nov. 6 - 7: 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 committed ...

Wesleyan College Sunday

Sunday, November 8, 2020
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.

United Methodist Student Day

Sunday, November 29, 2020
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...

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