Events in the South Georgia Conferece - 6/23/2014 edition

6/22/2014

Camp Connect Elementary 2 – July 7-11
Camp Connect is the summer camp program provided through the Connectional Ministries office of the South Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church. Campers engage in a week of fun, friendship, and close encounters with our amazing God! Camp Connect’s Elementary 2 camp runs July 7-11 and is designed for children entering fourth through sixth grades. It’s held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. The cost is $250 per person. For more information and to register, visit www.sgaumc.org/campconnect, call 888-266-7642, or email anne@sgaumc.com.

Indian Springs Holiness Campmeeting – July 10-20
For 10 days each year, Christians from all over the world gather in Flovilla, Ga., to attend Indian Springs Holiness Campmeeting. At Indian Springs Holiness Campmeeting, you can experience powerful worship services based on unchanging Biblical truths from nationally prominent evangelists and Bible teachers. Children experience the best of ministry programing that will introduce them to Christ and prepare them for a lifetime of godly living. Indian Springs Holiness Campmeeting has faithfully proclaimed the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition of Biblical holiness, as taught by John Wesley and the early Methodists. Indian Springs Camp Meeting continues to present a message that is relevant to all aspects of contemporary spiritual life. The camp welcomes everyone, regardless of denominational affiliation, who seeks to experience the fullness of God's grace and to grow in spiritual maturity. 2014 Evangelists include Rev. Tom Atkins, Dr. Chris Bounds, Dr. Dave Ward, and Bible Teacher Rev. Mark Nysewander. Lodging options are available. Visit www.indianspringscampmeeting.org for more information.

Camp Connect Elementary 3 – July 14-18
Camp Connect is the summer camp program provided through the Connectional Ministries office of the South Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church. Campers engage in a week of fun, friendship, and close encounters with our amazing God! Camp Connect’s Elementary 3 camp runs July 14-18 and is designed for children entering fourth through sixth grades. It’s held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. The cost is $250 per person. For more information and to register, visit www.sgaumc.org/campconnect, call 888-266-7642, or email anne@sgaumc.com.

Mission u – July 17-20
Mission u, the mission education event of the South Georgia Conference, will be held July 17 through July 20, 2014, at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. The annual event is co-sponsored by the conference United Methodist Women and the conference Outreach team. Click here to download a brochure.

Southwest District United Methodist Men’s Rally – Aug. 8
All men from the churches in the newly formed Southwest District of the South Georgia Conference are invited to attend and bring a guest. There will be a time for sharing, singing, and fellowship. Dress casual and bring your pastor. Click here for more information. Contact Larry Price (229-883-3302, 229-317-3900, or price2406@bellsouth.net) or Gene Trulock (229-246-0294, 229-254-3926, or trulockinsurance@bellsouth.net) by Aug. 5 to reserve your spot.

Cuba mission trip – September
Irwinton-Toomsboro United Methodist Church is hosting an UMVIM-sponsored mission trip to Cuba in mid-September. Anyone interested in more information should contact Mike Burgamy at 770-598-5279 or email at burgamy@bellsouth.net.

Clergy Sexual Ethics Workshop – Sept. 11
A Sexual Ethics Workshop is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m on Thursday, Sept. 11, at St. Paul UMC in Columbus. This workshop is required every three years for persons serving under appointment by the Bishop (clergy, local pastors, extension ministers, appointed lay speakers). Cost is $35, which includes lunch (collected at the door). Checks can be made payable to South Georgia Conference. To register, please email cpcassistant@sgaumc.com. This event is sponsored by the Conference Commission on Pastoral Counseling. Please note that spouses and lay employees who are not appointed by the bishop are not eligible to attend the workshop.

Methodist Children’s Home Sunday – Sept. 21
Every local church in South Georgia is encouraged to receive a special Work Day Offering on Sunday, Sept. 21 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 people, mostly farmers, donated the equivalent of one day’s wages to the Methodist Home. Sometimes they would load a freight car with cotton or peanuts and send it to Macon. Today folks just use a calculator. The amount of the work day offering can be calculated quite simply: Divide your annual income by 365 (farmers didn’t take vacation days.) For example, if a person made $60,000 a year, it would be $60,000 divided by 365 = $164. Whether you give cotton or a check, be assured that your gift will bring hope and a new lease on life to the more than 400 children and families we serve every day. Your gift will bring hope and a new lease on life to the more than 400 children and families they serve every day. To learn more about this incredible ministry of our conference visit www.themethodisthome.org.

KidzQuest Retreat – Sept. 26-28
The 2014 KidzQuest retreat is set for September 26-28, 2014, at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Designed for students in the third through sixth grades, this annual children’s retreat promises to be bursting with learning, worship and fun. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information!