Events in the South Georgia Conference – 5/29/2018 edition

5/28/2018

2018 Annual Conference Session – June 3-5
The 2018 South Georgia Annual Conference session will be held June 3-5, 2018, at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on Jekyll Island. All information related to the annual conference session can be found at www.sgaumc.org/annualconference.
 
Camp Connect: High School Camp – June 11-15
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. Counselors are provided. Visit www.campconnectumc.org for all the details. Contact the Office of Connectional Ministries at (912) 638-8626 with any questions.
 
Wesley Glen Day – June 17
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 18-22
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. Counselors are provided. Visit www.campconnectumc.org for all the details. Contact the Office of Connectional Ministries at (912) 638-8626 with any questions.
 
Camp Connect: Middle School Camp 2 – June 25-29
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. Counselors are provided. Visit www.campconnectumc.org for all the details. Contact the Office of Connectional Ministries at (912) 638-8626 with any questions.

Golden Cross Sunday – July 1
Golden Cross began in 1908 with the commitment of Methodists in Dallas, Texas to provide the first health care to persons who could not afford it. They began to receive offerings for the expenses of the poor patients at Methodist Hospital in that city. By 1930, the concept was officially adopted throughout the predecessor denominations of The United Methodist Church. Today, Golden Cross is a ministry that reaches out in love to the laity in our Annual Conference who are experiencing financial difficulty due to excessive medical expenses. Through Golden Cross, United Methodists care for members of our local churches in time of emotional stress and financial need. The South Georgia Conference has designated the first Sunday of July to be the Sunday to receive a special offering for Golden Cross. Each church is asked to observe Golden Cross Sunday to receive an offering and send it to the conference treasurer. Click here for information about Golden Cross Sunday.
 
Camp Connect: Elementary Camp 1 – July 9-13
Elementary Camps, intended for rising 4th-5th 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, art, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of campwide games and worship. All 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. Counselors are provided. Visit www.campconnectumc.org for all the details. Contact the Office of Connectional Ministries at (912) 638-8626 with any questions.
 
Mission u – July 12-15
Mission u, the mission education event of the South Georgia Conference, will be held July 12 through July 15, 2018, at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. The annual event is co-sponsored by the conference United Methodist Women and the conference Outreach team.
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Camp Connect: Elementary Camp 2 – July 16-20
Elementary Camps, intended for rising 4th-5th 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, art, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of campwide games and worship. All 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. Counselors are provided. Visit www.campconnectumc.org for all the details. Contact the Office of Connectional Ministries at (912) 638-8626 with any questions.
 
Georgia United Methodist Pastors’ School – July 16-19
The 2018 Georgia Pastors' School is set for July 16-19 and will focus on “Inside Out Church: Engaging Your Community in Mission.” A detailed schedule of topics and speakers can be found at www.georgiapastorsschool.org/2018schedule. Georgia Pastors' School provides inspiration, education, fellowship, fun and relaxation for North and South Georgia clergy and their families. The school is supported by the tuition of attendees, an endowment established by the board of managers, an annual gift from the North Georgia Conference, and the generous contributions of our sponsors who provide refreshments during breaks and fellowship times. The school is managed by pastors for pastors from both the North and South Georgia Conferences. Active and retired United Methodist clergy and their families are cordially invited to experience this combination of continuing education and personal renewal. All of the details can be found at www.georgiapastorsschool.org.

Sexual Ethics Workshop – July 20
Dr. Karen McClintock, a United Methodist minister, author, and psychologist specializing in Clergy Sexual Ethics and Issues of Misconduct, will lead a one-day workshop for clergy focused on new ways to bring grace into your life, your theology, and your congregation. The workshop is set for Friday, July 20, in the Nalls Building at Epworth By The Sea from 9 am until 3 pm. Cost is $60 and includes lunch. This workshop qualifies South Georgia clergy for five hours of Sexual Ethics Training and is good for four years. Click here for more information on this workshop as well as the dates for the 2018-2019 Sexual Ethics Workshops.