Events in the South Georgia Conference – 3/6/2017 edition

3/6/2017

2017 Clergy Spouse Retreat – March 17-19
How-dee Pardners! Gitty up to Epworth By The Sea March 17-19 and gather with clergy spouses from South Georgia. This rootin’-tootin’ retreat will be filled with fun, faith, and laughter as we circle our wagons with Jesus as our Sheriff and Joanna Underwood and Sunshine Bird as our Faithful Trail Bosses! Click here for more information.

Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training, Harvest – March 18
An ERT and Chainsaw Training will be held Saturday, March 18 at Harvest Church. The ERT training time is from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. and the chainsaw training time is from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Click here to register. 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 six participants for a chainsaw course to make. To schedule an ERT training/chainsaw training, please contact Luis Morales at morhilll@gmail.com.

Wesley Glen Ministries' Cherry Blossom Road Race – March 18
Join hundreds of runners for the 15th annual running of the Cherry Blossom Road Race for Wesley Glen Ministries. Details are available at www.wesleyglenministries.com and cherryblossomroadrace.com. Additional Information

UMW Spiritual Growth Retreat – March 24-26
The United Methodist Women of the South Georgia Conference will host their annual Spiritual Growth Retreat March 24-26  at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. The retreat leader will be Rev. Nita Crump, and Ivy Kratzer will serve as the Teen Women's Retreat Leader. Susan Beverly will be the praise and worship leader. Click here for more information.

Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training, Albany – March 25
An ERT and Chainsaw Training will be held Saturday, March 25 at Porterfield UMC in Albany. The ERT training time is from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. and the chainsaw training time is from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Click here to register. 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 six participants for a chainsaw course to make. To schedule an ERT training/chainsaw training, please contact Luis Morales at morhilll@gmail.com.

UMCOR Sunday – March 26
UMCOR Sunday (fourth Sunday in Lent) enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief to reach out through worldwide ministries of food, shelter, health and peace. A special offering is taken on this day to support humanitarian aid through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). You can be assured that when catastrophes cause suffering, your church, impelled by Jesus’ love and compassion, will be in the lead to ease the pain. Gifts to the One Great Hour of Sharing offering underwrite UMCOR’s “costs of doing business.” That helps them keep their promise that 100 percent of every other gift you make to a specific UMCOR project can be spent on that project - not on home office costs. To learn more about UMCOR or to order resources to promote the offering, visit www.umcor.org or call 888-346-3862. Click here for resources to help promote this offering in your local church.

Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training, St. Marys – April 1
An ERT and Chainsaw Training will be held Saturday, April 1 at St. Marys UMC. The ERT training time is from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. and the chainsaw training time is from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Click here to register. 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 six participants for a chainsaw course to make. To schedule an ERT training/chainsaw training, please contact Luis Morales at morhilll@gmail.com.

Save the date for #millennial: opening our doors – May 4-6
The Southwest District of the South Georgia Conference and Next Step Ministry will sponsor a conference at Veterans Memorial State Park in Cordele, Ga., for clergy and laity May 4-6, 2017. The purpose will be to aid churches in attracting and engaging young people in our congregations. For more information visit the event website at www.swdistrictumc.org.