2018 Annual Conference session schedule released


Plans are coming together for the 2018 South Georgia Annual Conference session, set for June 3 through June 5 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on Jekyll Island.

Gathering under the theme of “Alive Together in Worship,” the annual conference session will celebrate the ways South Georgia churches have made efforts and gains over the past year in worship vitality. Towards the end of the conference session, Bishop Bryan will introduce next year’s emphasis. 

The annual conference will also be given tools to help in planning ministry and engaging in conversations around a “Way Forward” for The United Methodist Church.

The Annual Conference session has been shortened by one day to address concerns over hotel room and meal costs. The Annual Conference session will commence at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 with the Opening Worship Service, and will conclude Tuesday, June 5 following the Fixing the Appointments/Sending Forth service.

The Annual Conference Program Planning Team has met twice this year and scheduled the retiree recognition, Memorial Service, and other major worship services. A tentative schedule follows.

Sunday, June 3, 2018
2:30 PM    Registration Opens
6:30 PM    Opening Worship Service
7:45 PM    Laity Orientation & Clergy Session

Monday, June 4, 2018
8:30 AM    Opening Plenary Session
11:00 AM  Golden Anniversary/Retiree Recognition
12:00 PM  Lunch
1:00 PM    Gathering of Family & Friends of Deceased Servants
2:00 PM    Memorial Service
3:20 PM    Afternoon Plenary Session
5:45 PM    Methodist Home Barbecue
7:30 PM    Ordination/Commissioning Service

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
8:30 AM    Morning Plenary Session
12:00 PM  Lunch
2:00 PM    Afternoon Plenary
3:15 PM    Fixing the Appointments/Sending Forth
4:00 PM    Adjournment

More detailed information about the 2018 Annual Conference session can be found at www.sgaumc.org/annualconference