Events in the South Georgia Conference – 4/18/2016 edition

4/18/2016

United Methodist Men's Spring Golf Tournament – April 22
The UMM annual spring golf tournament will be held Friday, April 22. The registration form and rules can be found online at www.sgaumc.org/umm. The UMM are currently looking for hole sponsors and players for this event to help fund missions projects for the UMM of South Georgia.

United Methodist Men’s Annual Retreat – April 22-23
The South Georgia United Methodist Men will gather for their annual Spring Retreat Friday, April 22, 2016, through Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Visit www.sgaumc.org/umm for more information and to download a brochure.

Wynnton UMC’s 10th Annual Midtown Classic 5K Run and One Mile Fun Run – April 23
On Saturday, April 23, Wynnton United Methodist Church in Columbus will sponsor and host the 10th Annual Midtown Classic 5K Run and One Mile Fun Run. The One Mile Fun Run begins at 8 a.m. and participants may walk or run. The 5K race begins at 9 a.m. Call the church at 706-324-2424 or visit www.wynntonumc.org for more information.

Sexual Ethics Workshop – April 26
A Sexual Ethics Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at Vineville United Methodist in Macon. Email cpcassistant@sgaumc.com with questions.

Wesley Glen Ministries Annual Fish Fry – April 30
Join Wesley Glen Ministries for their annual Fish Fry! Learn more at www.wesleyglenministries.com.  

Magnolia Manor Sunday – May 8
Magnolia Manor is a ministry of The United Methodist Church and serves older adults of all faiths throughout South Georgia. On this Special Sunday, South Georgia United Methodists are asked to take up a special offering to support this vital ministry. To learn more about Magnolia Manor visit www.magnoliamanor.com

General Conference – May 10-20
The 2016 General Conference will be held May 10-20, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit www.umc.org/gc2016

Local Pastors’ Licensing School – May 20-29
The 2016 session of the Local Pastors’ Licensing School will be held May 20-29 on the Campus of Emory University. Local Pastors’ Licensing School is a “crash course” in being a pastor for those who want to be available for appointment to a church or charge as a licensed local pastor. Those who are licensed for pastoral ministry make a commitment to continue their education beyond Licensing School either through the 20 classes of the Basic Course of Study or through a Masters of Divinity degree from a United Methodist approved seminary. For more information, visit www.sgaumc.org/localpastorslicensingschool

Peace with Justice Sunday – May 22
Peace with Justice Sunday enables The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs. Click here for resources to help promote this special Sunday.

Albany First UMC Celebrates 175 Years: "Celebrate" Service wih Rev. Mike McAfee - May 22 
This year marks the 175th year of Albany First United Methodist Church in downtown Albany. To commemorate the anniversary, the church has planned four Unified Services, featuring guest speakers and followed by a covered dish meal. The first service on March 6 focused on “Remembering” the history of the church with Dr. Don Kea. Each of the remaining three Unified Services has a unique theme. The services start at 10:30 a.m. in the church's sanctuary. May 22: “Celebrate” with Rev. Mike McAfee (including a Hosanna Choir reunion for former members with Danny Key), Aug. 14: “Engage” with Rev. Cindy Autry, and Dec. 4: “Anticipate” with Dr. John Horton. Contact Beth O'Brien for more information at bethrobrien@gmail.com. 307 Flint Ave., Albany, Ga.

2016 Annual Conference Session – June 8-11
The 2016 Annual Conference Session is set for June 8-11 in Tifton, Ga. Visit www.sgaumc.org/annualconference for details.

Join in the WONDER this summer at the 2016 Camp Connect Summer Camps! Camp Connect Summer Camps run weekly June 13 through July 22 for middle school and elementary school students. Elementary Camps are intended for rising fourth through sixth graders while Mid High Camps are intended for rising sixth- through ninth-grade students. All camps are filled with a week’s worth of fun activities and opportunities to grow closer to Christ though daily worship, Bible study, and fellowship. Campers will enjoy the beach, pool, art, games, boat rides, marsh hikes, hilarious morning shows and evenings of worship. All camps are held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Visit www.sgaumc.org/campconnect for camp dates, registration, and more information.