Events in the South Georgia Conference – 5/1/2017 edition

5/1/2017

#millennial: opening our doors conference – May 4-6
The Southwest District of the South Georgia Conference and Next Step Ministry is sponsoring a conference at Veterans Memorial State Park in Cordele, Ga., for clergy and laity May 4-6. 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.

Early Response Team and Chainsaw Training, Nashville – May 6
An ERT and Chainsaw Training will be held Saturday, May 6 at Nashville 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.

Early Response Team Training, Bainbridge – May 13
An ERT Training will be held Saturday, May 13 at Bainbridge First UMC. The ERT training time is from 8 a.m. until 1 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. To schedule an ERT training/chainsaw training, please contact Luis Morales at morhilll@gmail.com.

Early Response Team Training, Macon – May 13
An ERT Training will be held Saturday, May 13 at Mulberry Street UMC in Macon. The ERT training time is from 8 a.m. until 1 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. To schedule an ERT training/chainsaw training, please contact Luis Morales at morhilll@gmail.com.

Magnolia Manor Sunday – May 14
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.

Local Pastors’ Licensing School – May 18-27
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. The 2017 Local Pastors’ Licensing School will be held May 18-27 on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta. The school is open only to certified candidates. Visit www.sgaumc.org/localpastorslicensingschool for more information.

New Start for Moving Pastors Meeting – May 24
The New Start for Moving Pastors meeting will be Wednesday, May 24 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Riverside UMC (735 Pierce Ave., Macon, GA 31204). Lunch will be provided. If you are a pastor moving this year, please let your district office know if you will be able to attend.

2017 Annual Conference Session – June 4-7
The Annual Conference Planning Committee and the Local Arrangements Committee are preparing for the 2017 Annual Conference Session, set for Sunday, June 4, through Wednesday, June 7, at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on Jekyll Island. Visit www.sgaumc.org/annualconference for full details.

Clergy Spouses’ Luncheon at Annual Conference – June 5
The Northeast District Spouses invite you to the Clergy Spouses’ Luncheon, “In The Garden,” Monday, June 5 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. We will gather at noon and eat at 12:30. The cost is $20 per person and the deadline for reservations is May 12. Click here to download the flyer. Click here to register.

Small Membership Church Leadership Luncheon - June 5
Small churches play a vital role in the mission and ministry of the South Georgia Annual Conference. At the 2017 Annual Conference session, the South Georgia Annual Conference, Conference Board of Laity, and Connectional Ministries have partnered to provide a luncheon promoting ministry resources for small churches. Clergy and Laity are encouraged and invited to attend “Celebrating Small Church Leadership and Vitality,” the Small Church Leadership Luncheon at the 2017 South Georgia Conference Annual Conference. The luncheon is scheduled for Monday, June 5, at 12:30 p.m. at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. The cost is $10 per person, payable online or at the door. The registration deadline is May 15. Click here for more information and to register.

Eagles’ Annual Conference Lunch – June 6

Peace with Justice Sunday – June 11
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.

Camp Connect: High School Camp – June 12-16
The rumors are true! High School Camp is coming in 2017! Students entering grades 9-12 as well as graduating seniors are eligible for High School Camp. Tailored toward the unique time in a high school student's life, this week of camp is filled with fun activities and opportunities to grow closer to Christ though daily worship, Bible study, and fellowship.  Campers will enjoy the beach, pool, art, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp-wide games and worship. Stay tuned as more activities are in the works! High School Camp is held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island and will begin at 3:00 pm on Monday and conclude at 11:00 am on Friday (no lunch will be provided on Friday). Campers will stay in a cabin for the week. Click here for a complete list of what to pack. Counselors are provided. Make sure to read the camp policies before registering. Both the Camp Connect Policies and Procedures Form as well as a legible copy of the front/back of camper's insurance card are required for check-in. Contact the Office of Connectional Ministries at (912) 638-8626 with any questions. The deadline gto register for High School Camp is May 30. Click here to register.

Wesley Glen Day – June 18
Every local church in South Georgia is encouraged to receive a special offering to support the ministry of Wesley Glen. To learn more about Wesley Glen and its great ministry, visit www.wesleyglenministries.com.

Camp Connect: Middle School Camp 1 – June 19-23
Middle School Camps, intended for rising 6th-8th grade students, 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, crafts, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp-wide games and worship. Both Middle School Camps are held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island and will begin at 3:00 pm on Monday and conclude at 11:00 am on Friday (no lunch will be provided on Friday). Campers will stay in a cabin for the week.  Click here for a complete list of what to pack. Counselors are provided. Please read the camp policies before registering. Both the Camp Connect Policies and Procedures Form as well as a legible copy of the front/back of camper's insurance card are required for check-in. Contact the Office of Connectional Ministries at (912) 638-8626 with any questions. The deadline to register for Middle School Camp 2 is June 5.

Dooly Kids Camp – June 21-24
Dooly Kids Camp, for elementary-age students who have completed third through fifth grades, is set for June 21-24, 2017, at Dooly Campground in Vienna, Ga. Kids Camp offers a chance for children to grow in their relationship with God, make new friends, experience independence, and spend time outside. This year's theme centers on kids' abilities to serve and God's faithfulness to use what they have to offer. This includes Bible studies on Bible characters who served God in spite of the odds. Activities include swimming, kid-friendly Bible study, worship, prayer, field games, nature activities, art, cabin devotions, snacks, basketball, four square and more! Click here to download the brochure and register.

Camp Connect: Middle School Camp 2 – June 26-30
Middle School Camps, intended for rising 6th-8th grade students, 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, crafts, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp-wide games and worship. Both Middle School Camps are held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island and will begin at 3:00 pm on Monday and conclude at 11:00 am on Friday (no lunch will be provided on Friday). Campers will stay in a cabin for the week.  Click here for a complete list of what to pack. Counselors are provided. Please read the camp policies before registering. Both the Camp Connect Policies and Procedures Form as well as a legible copy of the front/back of camper's insurance card are required for check-in. Contact the Office of Connectional Ministries at (912) 638-8626 with any questions. The deadline to register for Middle School Camp 2 is June 12.