Events in the South Georgia Conference – 12/4/2017 edition

12/4/2017

Bishop Bryan's calendar
It’s now easier than ever to find out when and where Bishop Bryan will be preaching in your district and around the conference. Visit the updated calendar and events page on the conference website and look for the red highlighted dates.

Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training, Roberta – Dec. 9
An ERT and Chainsaw training will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 at Roberta UMC. Register here. Early Response Team Trainings help equip individuals and teams to respond in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. The cost for the training is $25 per participant. At the training, participants will receive an ERT Training Manual and upon completing the course will receive an UMCOR ID Badge and a T-shirt. Background checks are required before receiving badges. Please provide proof of background check. Safe Sanctuaries background checks are applicable. Lunch is also included in the cost. *Chainsaw training requirements: complete and pass ERT training offered in the morning or hold current ERT badge. Cost for chainsaw training only is $12. If taken following the ERT class in the morning $6. The cost includes your textbook and badge. This chainsaw training will be demonstration and lecture style. There must be 6 participants for a chainsaw course to make. ERT training time: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Chainsaw training time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. To schedule an ERT training/chainsaw training, please contact Luis Morales at morhilll@gmail.com. 

Human Relations Day - Jan. 14, 2018
Sunday, Jan. 14, is Human Relations Day, one of six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings for The United Methodist Church. Human Relations Day strengthens United Methodist outreach to communities in the United States and Puerto Rico, encouraging social justice and work with at-risk youths. Click here to learn more. 

Praying Our Way Forward: South Georgia Conference Week of Prayer - Jan. 14-21, 2018
The denomination-wide 'Praying Our Way Forward' initiative launched on New Year’s Day 2017 with 75 weeks of focused prayer for The United Methodist Church. Each annual conference will take one week to have intentional prayer for the mission of The United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world and for the work of the Commission on a Way Forward. The effort began in the North Carolina Conference and will wrap up in the West Angola Episcopal area in June 2018. The South Georgia Conference's week of prayer will be January 14-21, 2018. *Thanks to the deacons of our annual conference, led by Rev. Meg Procopio, resources will be available soon to guide our week of prayer. Visit umcprays.org to sign up to receive daily prayers. 

Winter Conference - Jan. 28-31, 2018
Winter Conference, sponsored by Epworth By The Sea, is set for January 28-31, 2018. Bishop James Swanson and Bishop Lawson Bryan will participate in leading the conference. Dr. Ben Witherington, III, Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, will be the Bible teacher. More information:epworthbythesea.org/events/.