The 155th session of the South Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church will begin online Tuesday, June 1, with the clergy session and the Retirement Recognition Service, and will run through Monday, June 7, with the virtual business session.
Bishop R. Lawson Bryan, leading his fifth and final annual conference session as South Georgia’s episcopal leader, will guide South Georgia United Methodists in times of worship, business, and celebration.
Gathering under the theme of “Alive Together at the Table,” he invites the annual conference to celebrate and affirm all that has been accomplished in mission and ministry during the past year.
In his Book of Recommendations and Reports welcome letter, Bishop Bryan gives thanks for the ways South Georgia churches, laity, clergy, and extension ministries have navigated the unprecedented challenges of the past year.
“Your ‘spiritual muscles’ have been on display and I can confidently say that the Body of Christ in South Georgia is strong,” he wrote.
The technologically-assisted Annual Conference session will begin Tuesday, June 1 with a clergy session. Special services will span over the course of several days with the business session scheduled for Monday, June 7. Here’s an overview of how the time will be spent:
Tuesday, June 1: Virtual Retiree Recognition Service begins at 7 pm (Link to watch)
Thursday, June 3: Virtual Memorial Service begins at 7 pm with Dr. Brad Brady preaching (Link to watch)
Sunday, June 6: Virtual Service of Ordination with Commissioning begins at 5 pm with Bishop Bryan preaching (Link to watch)
Monday, June 7: Virtual Annual Conference Session, 8:30 am - 5 pm (Link for guests to watch)
A detailed schedule of the June 7 Annual Conference Session may be found here.
Clergy and lay members to Annual Conference will be sent an email with a private link to join the June 7 Annual Conference Session. The email will also include their voter identification and additional instructions. Guests will be able to watch the live stream at www.sgaumc.org/aclivestreaming.
A countdown checklist for Clergy and Lay Members to Annual Conference: