Growing in Blessedness


UMW Annual Meeting 2016

South Georgia Conference United Methodist Women has been “Growing in Blessedness” in 2016. The conference Annual Meeting, being held on Saturday, Oct. 15 at White Bluff United Methodist Church in Savannah, will highlight the year’s work.

“White Bluff UMC is hosting the meeting this year and we are really looking forward to a great day of celebration of the blessings God has bestowed on the work we have done all over South Georgia,” said Mary Exley, Conference UMW president. “We have been blessed to be a blessing to the poor, the lost, and the suffering.”

Instead of a keynote speaker this year, the program committee has invited the three South Georgia mission agencies to share the work that is being done in the conference to fulfill the needs of women, children, and youth in South Georgia.

The day will begin with registration at 9 a.m. which will allow time for browsing in the book room and visiting with old friends and acquaintances. Worship will begin at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary with the procession of presidents, followed by the program, business session, and communion. Lunch will be served in the White Bluff UMC dining room.

“Something new this year will be a book signing by Dr. Charlene Black, author of ‘God Had a Plan Even for a Little Girl From Dexter,’” Exley said.

Dr. Black has sold a large number of her books this year, and she announced from the beginning that all proceeds from its sale will go to South Georgia Conference United Methodist Women, earmarked for mission in South Georgia.

“This will be a great opportunity for women who have not purchased their book to do so at this meeting,” Exley said.

Everyone is urged to register now to attend.

“It is the most important meeting of the year and is attended by district superintendents and the bishop,” Exley said.

The registration form is available online here. District presidents also have copies available and are happy to provide them if they are contacted.