Events in the South Georgia Conference - 9/1/2014 edition


We are Connectional webinar – Sept. 3
This webinar, led by Rev. Denise Walton, will explore the connectional system all the way from the local church - where the heart of making disciples takes place - to the district, conference and up to the general church level. Knowing more about the connectional structure will help to equip and resource participants in their various ministry roles. Starts at 10 a.m. Visit for more information and to register.

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.

Magnolia Manor Color Fun Run – Sept. 13
The Magnolia Manor Color Fun Run is a colorful race that celebrates the many years of providing care for Older Adults at Magnolia Manor. The Color Fun Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which participants are doused with color at each color station. With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow: (1) Wear white at the starting line (2) Finish plastered in color. With no winners or official times, the Color Fun Run caters to anyone – 2 year olds to 80 year olds, walkers, first time runners to professional athletes. The Magnolia Manor’s Color Fun Run & Love Walk raises money for The League of the Good Samaritan, upholding the promise that “no one, having chosen to come to Magnolia Manor, will ever have to leave due to an inability to fully pay for care.” The Magnolia Manor Color Fun Run is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Magnolia Manor's Americus campus. Contact Sharon Brown at 229-931-5922 for more information.

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

SHAPE Webinar – Sept. 23
Rev. Stephanie Smith will lead participants through a great tool local churches can use in helping others to discover their SHAPE! S- Spiritual Gifts, H- Hearts Desires, A- Abilities, P-Personalities, E- Experiences. This tool will equip and encourage others to be in ministry. Starts at 10 a.m. Visit for more information and to register.

Magnolia Manor’s annual John R. Batts Memorial Golf Tournament – Sept. 23
Magnolia Manor will hold its annual John R. Batts Memorial Golf Tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Brickyard Golf Course in Macon. Measuring over 7200 yards from the tips, this par 72 championship course is challenging for low handicappers, yet fun and enjoyable for experienced golfers. This year’s proceeds will help fund a chaplain position for the Macon campus. This four-man scramble starts at 8:30 a.m. and costs $400 per team. Hole sponsorships at $150 are also available. Contact Jennifer Pollard at 229-931-5934 for sponsorship forms or any additional questions.

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. Visit for more information and to register.


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