Events in the South Georgia Conference – 4/4/2016 edition
Native American Ministries Sunday – April 10
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. Is it easier to learn Native American traditions from a Native American or an Irish American? This is why the Native American Ministries Sunday offering is critical – to continue the traditions and nurture the gifts of Native Americans. Click here for resources to help promote this special Sunday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.