Conference Center Task Force receives challenge gift; races to raise $330k in six weeks


The South Georgia Conference’s Conference Center Task Force has received a challenge gift of $100,000.

The gift, which is contingent upon the Conference raising $330,000 by Dec. 15, 2014, will help fund the Conference’s planned 8,000 square foot Conference Center.

With just six weeks to raise $330,000, Conference Center Task Force chairman Dr. Hal Brady urges all South Georgia United Methodists to take part in the campaign. To date, nearly $1.3 million in cash and pledges has been collected.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to join together to make this a reality,” he said. “We need the help of all the Annual Conference to meet this initial goal.”

Before beginning construction, the Conference Center Task Force plans to raise the $433,000 construction costs and then ask the Conference for permission to borrow the remaining $500,000. The loan would be repaid with the $52,650 currently being spent each year in rent for the Episcopal and Administrative Services offices.

“For the South Georgia Conference to have a ‘home’ we are asking that individuals throughout South Georgia join us in digging deeper to raise $330,000 by December 15, 2014,” Dr. Brady said. “Thank you and may God bless our efforts.”

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To make a contribution, make checks payable to “South Georgia Conference Center” and mail to Miriam Hagan, Director of Administrative Services, PO Box 13145, Macon, GA 31208.