Events in the South Georgia Conference - 12/2/2014 edition

11/25/2014

Giving Tuesday – Dec. 2
This year’s UMC #GivingTuesday will be on Dec. 2. Last year on UMC Giving Tuesday, United Methodists collectively raised a record $6.5 million online through The Advance. 11,000 individuals and churches in 34 countries gave more than 16,300 gifts to mission and ministries they believe in. It was a wonderful sign of commitment and extravagant generosity, maximizing the impact of thousands of United Methodists coming together on one day to transform the world. On Dec. 2, 2014 United Methodists once again are invited to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season by participating in UMC #GivingTuesday. Visit www.umcmission.org/give to search for Advance projects and give.

United Methodist Global AIDS Fund Sunday – Dec. 7
Established in 2004, UMGAF’s purpose is to stem the tide of HIV and AIDS around the world, and strengthen The United Methodist Church’s compassionate response to this deadly pandemic. UMGAF supports programs that focus on prevention, advocacy, testing, and counseling for people living with HIV and AIDS. Through the generosity of United Methodists and others, UMGAF has supported more than 200 HIV/AIDS church-oriented programs in over 35 countries. In the United States, 25 percent of all donations to UMGAF through a local United Methodist church remain in the annual conference for AIDS ministries. Click here for resources and more information.

Wesley Glen Ministries’ Breakfast with Santa – Dec. 13
Wesley Glen Ministries invites you to join them Saturday, Dec. 13 at their annual Breakfast with Santa event. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Wesley Glen Ministries. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for children under 8. For advance tickets call Joy or Ray at (478) 471-3711.

2015 Convocation for Pastors of Black Churches – Jan. 8-10, 2015
The 2015 Convocation for Pastors of Black Churches will be held Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 though Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta. Visit www.theconvocation.net for more information.

Safe Sanctuaries Training – Jan. 18, 2015
The Office of Connectional Ministries will host a Safe Sanctuaries training at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18 at Deepstep United Methodist Church. For more information, contact Allison Lindsey at allison@sgaumc.com.

Human Relations Day – Jan. 18, 2015
Human Relations Day (the Sunday before the national observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday) strengthens United Methodist outreach to communities in the United States and Puerto Rico, encouraging social justice and work with at-risk youth. Click here to download resources to use in your local congregation.