On Sunday, Aug. 15, the South Georgia Conference will host a farewell reception for Bishop R. Lawson Bryan and Mrs. Sherrill Bryan. The drop-in reception will be held from 3 – 5 p.m. at Vineville United Methodist Church in Macon.
The reception is a time for the Annual Conference to gather together to thank Bishop and Mrs. Bryan for their five years of service to the South Georgia Annual Conference, said Rev. Jimmy Cason, who for five years served as the chairman of the Conference Committee on Episcopacy.
“We want to take the opportunity to thank Bishop Bryan and Sherrill for their five years of ministry among us,” Rev. Cason said. “He signed up for four years but gave us five. While we are sad to see them go, we are grateful for their years of ministry.”
All are invited and encouraged to attend.
Bishop Bryan was elected bishop by the 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference and was assigned to the South Georgia Conference by the SEJ Committee on Episcopacy. He began his four-year term in South Georgia on September 1, 2016, and is serving an additional year due to the postponement of the 2020 General Conference and Jurisdictional Conference because of the coronavirus pandemic.