Leading the Local Church: Trainings for Leadership Positions & Committees

January 2022

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Monday, January 3, 2022

Annual Conference Program Committee Meeting

Monday, January 10, 2022
10 am

Certified Lay Ministry Training, The Chapel, Brunswick, GA

Saturday, January 15, 2022
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 ...

Human Relations Day

Sunday, January 16, 2022
Sunday, Jan. 16 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 ...

SEJ Cabinet Consultation

Monday, January 17, 2022 to Thursday, January 20, 2022
Location: EBTS

Youth Worker Winter Retreat

Thursday, January 20, 2022 to Friday, January 21, 2022
WHO: Full-time & part-time youth workers at South Georgia Conference UMC churches WHAT: A one-night getaway in a beautiful location with like-minded counterparts from across our conference WHERE: Little Ocmulgee State Park, Helena, GA: a central ...
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Basic Lay Servant Training - Forest Hills UMC, Macon

Friday, January 21, 2022 to Saturday, January 22, 2022
Basic Lay Servant Ministries - Forest Hills, Macon, GA: Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: ...

Cabinet Meeting

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10:00 AM

Certified Lay Ministry Training, The Chapel, Brunswick, GA

Saturday, January 29, 2022
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 ...

Certified Lay Ministry Training, The Pointe, Leesburg, GA

Saturday, January 29, 2022
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 6, 2022
Located in Thomasville, Ga., The Vashti Center, a mission of the United Methodist Women, works with children and youth with a variety of challenges. On Sunday, February 6, every local church in South Georgia is encouraged to receive a special ...

PPN Team Builders - Staff Day Away to Plan & Pray

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Peer Pastor Network Cohorts are invited to Staff Day Away to Play & Pray with Chapel staff. A day away that helps build relationships with each other and deepens our relationship with God.

PPN Team Builders - Volunteer Magnetism Training via Zoom

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Peer Pastor Network Cohorts are invited to Volunteer Magnetism training. Churches talk about having a volunteer problem - with no one wanting to commit to serve. Instead of focusing efforts on producing the best newsletter ad or a flashy recruitment,...

Cabinet Meeting

Thursday, February 10, 2022 to Friday, February 11, 2022

Certified Lay Ministry Training, The Pointe, Leesburg, GA

Saturday, February 12, 2022
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 ...

Certified Lay Ministry Training, The Chapel, Brunswick, GA

Saturday, February 12, 2022
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 ...

Andrew College Sunday

Sunday, February 13, 2022
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 ...

Bishop Graves preach at Albany First UMC

Sunday, February 13, 2022
Location: Albany First UMC

Clergy Time Apart with Bishop Graves & Rev. April Casperson

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Empathy as Pastoral Leadership: Continuing to Care while Maintaining Spiritual Wellness A special Clergy Time Apart with the clergy of the Alabama-West Florida Conference and the South Georgia Conference 10 a.m. - Noon EST Being able to empathize is...

CFA -- Review 2021

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Advanced Lay Servant Training, Forest Hills UMC, Macon

Friday, February 18, 2022 to Saturday, February 19, 2022
Advanced Lay Servant Training - Forest Hills UMC, Macon, GA Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of ...
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Volunteers in Mission Awareness Sunday

Sunday, February 20, 2022
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 ...

Conf Board of Trustees

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cabinet Meeting

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 to Thursday, February 24, 2022

Certified Lay Ministry Training, The Pointe, Leesburg, GA

Saturday, February 26, 2022
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 ...

Certified Lay Ministry Training, The Chapel, Brunswick, GA

Saturday, February 26, 2022
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 ...

Bishop Graves preach at Vineville UMC

Sunday, February 27, 2022
Location: Vineville UMC

Resolutions Deadline

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Conf Board of Pensions

Thursday, March 3, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join the Journey Confirmation Retreat

Friday, March 4, 2022 to Sunday, March 6, 2022
The South Georgia Conference’s 21st annual retreat will be held at Epworth By The Sea March 4-6, 2022. Online registration is now open for South Georgia UMC churches through Jan. 7 when it will open up to all churches, both in and out of conference. ...

CFA - Budget Comm

Thursday, March 10, 2022 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Certified Lay Ministry Training, The Chapel, Brunswick, GA

Saturday, March 12, 2022
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 ...

Certified Lay Ministry Training, The Pointe, Leesburg, GA

Saturday, March 12, 2022
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 ...

Cabinet Meeting

Monday, March 14, 2022 to Wednesday, March 16, 2022

CFA Spring Meeting

Thursday, March 17, 2022 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

2022 Clergy Spouses Retreat

Friday, March 18, 2022 to Sunday, March 20, 2022
"God's Peace, God's Calm" Featured Speaker: Joyce Ashley March 18-20, 2022 Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island Download the brochure I More information      

Certified Lay Ministry Training, The Pointe, Leesburg, GA

Saturday, March 26, 2022
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 ...

Certified Lay Ministry Training, The Chapel, Brunswick, GA

Saturday, March 26, 2022
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 ...

UMCOR Sunday

Sunday, March 27, 2022
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 Meeting

Monday, April 4, 2022 to Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Online Basic Lay Servant Training

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 to Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. Leading - Lay servant...
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Online Basic Lay Servant Training

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. Leading - Lay servant...
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Good Friday

Friday, April 15, 2022

Easter

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Cabinet Meeting

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Online Basic Lay Servant Training

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. Leading - Lay servant...
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Online Basic Lay Servant Training

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. Leading - Lay servant...
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United Methodist Men Spiritual Life Retreat

Friday, April 22, 2022 to Saturday, April 23, 2022
The South Georgia Conference's United Methodist Men will gather for their annual retreat April 22-23 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Bishop James Swanson, episcopal leader of the Mississippi Conference and president of the General ...

Native American Ministries Sunday

Sunday, May 1, 2022
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 ...

GA UM Foundation Trustees

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:00 AM to Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Magnolia Manor Sunday

Sunday, May 8, 2022
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 ...

Cabinet Meeting

Monday, May 16, 2022

Online Advanced Lay Servant Training

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Advanced Lay Servant Training: Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and ...
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Online Advanced Lay Servant Training

Thursday, May 19, 2022
Advanced Lay Servant Training: Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and ...
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Bishop Graves preach at Christ UMC, Warner Robins

Sunday, May 22, 2022
Location: Christ UMC

Online Advanced Lay Servant Training

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Advanced Lay Servant Training: Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and ...
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Online Advanced Lay Servant Training

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Advanced Lay Servant Training: Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and ...
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2022 Annual Conference session

Sunday, June 5, 2022 to Wednesday, June 8, 2022
The 2022 Annual Conference session is set for June 5-8 in Columbus, Ga.

Peace with Justice Sunday

Sunday, June 12, 2022
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. ...

Wesley Glen Day

Sunday, June 19, 2022
Fathers’ Day is Wesley Glen Day across the South Georgia Conference. Show your support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by making a gift to Wesley Glen Ministries on June 19 in honor of a strong male role model in your ...

Certified Lay Ministry - Summer Immersion, The Chapel Brunswick GA

Monday, June 20, 2022 to Friday, June 24, 2022
Location: The Chapel
The Certified Lay Minister training builds on the foundation established in the Basic and Advanced Lay Servant courses in which participants will: Develop a Mutual Ministry Team which covenants with them and supports them as long as they are CLMs.  ...
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Online Basic Lay Servant Training

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. Leading - Lay servant...
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Online Basic Lay Servant Training

Thursday, August 11, 2022
Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. Leading - Lay servant...
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Online Basic Lay Servant Training

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. Leading - Lay servant...
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Online Basic Lay Servant Training

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. Leading - Lay servant...
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Golden Cross Sunday

Sunday, August 21, 2022
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 ...

Online Advanced Lay Servant Training

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Advanced Lay Servant Training: Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and ...
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Online Advanced Lay Servant Training

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Advanced Lay Servant Training: Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and ...
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Methodist Children's Home Work Day Offering

Sunday, September 18, 2022
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 ...

Online Advanced Lay Servant Training

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Advanced Lay Servant Training: Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and ...
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Online Advanced Lay Servant Training

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Advanced Lay Servant Training: Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and ...
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World Communion Day

Sunday, October 2, 2022
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 ...

CFA Fall Meeting

Thursday, October 6, 2022 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Conf Board of Pensions

Thursday, October 13, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Basic Lay Servant Training, Valdosta FUMC, Valdosta, GA

Friday, October 21, 2022 to Saturday, October 22, 2022
Basic Lay Servant Ministries - Valdosta FUMC, Valdosta, GA Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of ...
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Conf Board of Trustees

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Advanced Lay Servant Training, Valdosta 1st

Friday, November 4, 2022 to Saturday, November 5, 2022
Advanced Lay Servant Training - Valdosta FUMC, Valdosta, GA Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of ...
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Wesleyan College Sunday

Sunday, November 13, 2022
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 27, 2022
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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