Events in the South Georgia Conference - 3/16/2015 edition


UMW Spiritual Growth Retreat – March 20-22
The United Methodist Women of the South Georgia Conference will host their annual Spiritual Growth Retreat March 20-22, 2015, at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Visit for more information.

Wesley Glen Ministries’ Cherry Blossom Road Race – March 28
13th Annual Wesley Glen Ministries Cherry Blossom Road Race will be held on Saturday, March 28 at Howard Middle School, 6600 Forsyth Rd., in Macon. A flat course will take you through the scenic Cherry Blossom Trail and horse farms of Rivoli Dr. The 5K and 10K begin at 8:15 a.m. and the 1-mile run/walk begins at 9:15 a.m. For more information, visit  

Palm/Passion Sunday – March 29
Worship resources from United Methodist Discipleship Ministries

Eagles’ covered dish luncheon – April 9
The Eagles of the South Georgia Annual Conference will gather Thursday, April 9, 2015, in the Fellowship Hall of McRae UMC. This is the first of three events the Eagles are privileged to enjoy each year with other UM retirees. This is a covered dish affair which means there will be some good food on the table, so make your plans to come to McRae on April 9. We begin arriving around 11 am and eat around noon. During the gathering we greet new attendees, share prayer concerns, and reveal details concerning the Annual Conference luncheon and Fall Retreat. At this session we will hear a proposal to change the Eagles By-laws. May all the Eagles of South Georgia “mount up with wings like eagles” and, if possible, come to McRae on April 9.

The Methodist Children’s Home’s Celebration Day – April 11
The Methodist Home for Children and Youth will host their Celebration “Snow” Day on Saturday, April 11. Join them on their Macon campus as they celebrate with their children and the community. There will be lots of activities for the entire family, from jump houses and a snow slide to auctions, food, carnival games, and more! Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. For information on how to volunteer your time or donate items for the bake sale or live or silent auction, contact Julia Plonk, Special Events Manager at 478-751-2898 or email her at

Native American Ministries Sunday – April 19
On Native American Ministries Sunday, United Methodists cultivate and support urban missions with Native Americans and fund scholarships for Native American seminarians. Your annual conference retains 50 percent of the offering is to strengthen and develop Native American ministries. However, if no Native American ministries exist in the conference, the entire offering is remitted to the General Council on Finance and Administration for Native American ministries in other areas. The remaining 50 percent of the offering expands mission work with the Native American Urban Initiative and provides scholarships for Native Americans attending United Methodist and other approved schools of theology.
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UMM Spiritual Growth Retreat – April 24-25
The South Georgia United Methodist Men will gather for their annual Spring Retreat Friday, April 24, 2015 through Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Visit for more information.

Wesley Glen Ministries Annual Fish Fry and Gospel Praise – April 25
Wesley Glen Ministries will have their Annual Fish Fry and Gospel Praise on April 25 featuring local praise and worship talent and an indoor market. There will be food, a kid’s activities zone, and local vendors. Ticket prices: adults - $8; children - $5. For tickets and more information, contact Anna Stefaniw or Rene' Proctor at (478) 471-3711.