Events in the South Georgia Conference - 8/4/2014 edition


Southwest District United Methodist Men’s Rally – Aug. 8
All men from the churches in the newly formed Southwest District of the South Georgia Conference are invited to attend and bring a guest. There will be a time for sharing, singing, and fellowship. Dress casual and bring your pastor. Click here for more information. Contact Larry Price (229-883-3302, 229-317-3900, or or Gene Trulock (229-246-0294, 229-254-3926, or to reserve your spot.

UMVIM Leader Training & “Train the Trainer” – Aug. 16
Have you been on a mission journey and would like to take others to a destination to serve? Have you led teams before and would you be interested in sharing your experiences in other local churches to help them engage in mission opportunities both home and abroad by training team leaders? This training is designed for all who are interested in learning more about leadership and opportunities in missions. Led by Paulette West, Executive Director of UMVIM Southeastern Jurisdiction, this training will be held Saturday, August 16, at Tifton First United Methodist Church (107 12th Street W., Tifton, Georgia). The cost is $30 per person, which includes materials and lunch. Registration deadline is August 11, 2014. For questions or additional information, contact Allison Lindsey,

Wesley Glen Ministries’ estate and rummage sale – Aug. 16
Wesley Glen Ministries will host its annual estate and rummage sale from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. They are in need of donations for the estate sale. Those interested in donating items should contact Rene’ Proctor or Anna Stefaniw at (478) 471-3711. Items may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Spaces are also available for lease.

Cuba mission trip – September
Irwinton-Toomsboro United Methodist Church is hosting an UMVIM-sponsored mission trip to Cuba in mid-September. Anyone interested in more information should contact Mike Burgamy at 770-598-5279 or email at

Clergy Sexual Ethics Workshop – Sept. 11
A Sexual Ethics Workshop is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m on Thursday, Sept. 11, at St. Paul UMC in Columbus. This workshop is required every three years for persons serving under appointment by the Bishop (clergy, local pastors, extension ministers, appointed lay speakers). Cost is $35, which includes lunch (collected at the door). Checks can be made payable to South Georgia Conference. To register, please email This event is sponsored by the Conference Commission on Pastoral Counseling. Please note that spouses and lay employees who are not appointed by the bishop are not eligible to attend the workshop.

Methodist Children’s Home Sunday – Sept. 21
Every local church in South Georgia is encouraged to receive a special Work Day Offering on Sunday, Sept. 21 to support the ministry of The Methodist Home for Children and Youth. The Work Day Offering for the Methodist Home is a tradition from the 1900s, a time when people, mostly farmers, donated the equivalent of one day’s wages to the Methodist Home. Sometimes they would load a freight car with cotton or peanuts and send it to Macon. Today folks just use a calculator. The amount of the work day offering can be calculated quite simply: Divide your annual income by 365 (farmers didn’t take vacation days.) For example, if a person made $60,000 a year, it would be $60,000 divided by 365 = $164. Whether you give cotton or a check, be assured that your gift will bring hope and a new lease on life to the more than 400 children and families we serve every day. Your gift will bring hope and a new lease on life to the more than 400 children and families they serve every day. To learn more about this incredible ministry of our conference visit

KidzQuest Retreat – Sept. 26-28
The 2014 KidzQuest retreat is set for September 26-28, 2014, at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Designed for students in the third through sixth grades, this annual children’s retreat promises to be bursting with learning, worship and fun. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information!