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FROM THE BISHOP DAVID GRAVES It is with a sense of sadness and gratitude that we say farewell to our longtime Advocate editor, Mrs. Kara Witherow. After 13 years, Kara, today, ...
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Events in the South Georgia Conference – 8/2/2022 edition

July 31, 2022
Online Basic Lay Servant Training – Aug. 9, 11, 16, 18 Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church. They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. The basic class is based on Cokesbury’s book, “Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course,” which teaches a basic understanding of ministry in the United Methodist Tradition. Included in the course is the following: Wesleyan ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 7/19/2022 edition

July 17, 2022
SEJ Historical Society Meeting – July 26-29 The SEJ Historical Society and the Historical Society of the UMC are joining together for a gathering focused on “Walking With Wesley” July 26-29, 2022. Highlights include: The Wesleys at Frederica, The Decision for Georgia, The Wesleys’ Travels in South Carolina; Saddlebag Book Award; optional tour of Savannah and Cockspur Landing; and tour of St. Simon’s Island and Frederica. For more information, contact Anne Packard at 912-638-4050. Online Basic ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 7/6/2022 edition

July 05, 2022
Mission u – July 15-17 Mission u provides opportunities to prepare for leadership in mission study and personal growth. It’s a weekend full of worship, service, training, and study. Mission u will motivate, inform, challenge and enrich your commitment to global ministry. Mission u is set for July 15-17 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. The retreat theme is “Luke 13: A Transformative Biblical Curriculum for Adults, Children & Youth.” More information | Download the flyer | Register now ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 6/14/2022 edition

June 12, 2022
Wesley Glen Day – June 19 Fathers’ Day is Wesley Glen Day across the South Georgia Conference. Show your support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by making a gift to Wesley Glen Ministries on June 19 in honor of a strong male role model in your life. Celebrate by wearing your favorite Wesley Glen T-shirt from past years. Post your pictures on social media with the tags: #WesleyGlenMinistries #growingtogether Certified Lay Ministry, Summer Immersion, Brunswick – June ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 6/1/2022 edition

May 31, 2022
2022 Annual Conference session – June 5-8 The 2022 Annual Conference session is set for June 5-8 in Columbus, Ga. Peace with Justice Sunday – June 12 Peace with Justice Sunday enables The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs. Peace with Justice Sunday Pastor and Leader Kit Wesley Glen Day – June 19 Fathers’ Day is Wesley Glen Day across the South Georgia Conference. Show your support for adults with intellectual...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 5/17/2022 edition

May 16, 2022
Online Advanced Lay Servant Training – May 17, May 19, May 24, May 26 Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. The advanced class, based on Cokesbury’s book, “Each One a Minister,” by William Carter is a study of the book of Ephesians and what it teaches us about how we are called to use our spiritual gifts. ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 5/3/2022 edition

May 01, 2022
Magnolia Manor Sunday – May 8 Magnolia Manor is a South Georgia Conference ministry that serves older adults of all faiths in eight locations throughout South Georgia. On this Special Sunday, South Georgia United Methodists are asked to take up a special offering to support this vital ministry. To learn more about Magnolia Manor visit www.magnoliamanor.com. Living Life to the Fullest: An Older Adult Retreat at Epworth By The Sea – May 16-19 This three-day retreat, held May 16-19 at Epworth By ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 4/19/2022 edition

April 17, 2022
United Methodist Men Spiritual Life Retreat – April 22-23 The South Georgia Conference's United Methodist Men will gather for their annual retreat April 22-23 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Bishop James Swanson, episcopal leader of the Mississippi Conference and president of the General Commission of United Methodist Men, will be the featured speaker. The Goshen Travelers Praise Band will provide musical leadership. Download brochure Basic ERT Training, Gray – April 30 A Basic ERT ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 4/5/2022 edition

March 31, 2022
Online Basic Lay Servant Training – April 12, April 14, April 19, April 21 Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church.  They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. Basic LSM Training includes a basic foundation of the faith and an introduction to leadership. This training will be offered via Zoom. Registration fee for the class is $25. For more information ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 3/15/2022 edition

March 14, 2022
2022 Clergy Spouses Retreat – March 18-20 The 2022 Clergy Spouses Retreat will meet March 18-20 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. The retreat theme is “God’s Peace, God’s Calm” and the featured speaker is Joyce Ashley. Download the brochure / More information Basic ERT Training and Chainsaw Safety Course, Midland – March 19 A Basic ERT Training and Chainsaw Safety Course will be held Saturday March 19 at Pierce Chapel UMC in Midland. The basic class starts 8 a.m. with the chainsaw ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 3/1/2022 edition

February 28, 2022
Join the Journey Confirmation Retreat – March 4-6 The South Georgia Conference’s 21st annual retreat will be held at Epworth By The Sea March 4-6, 2022. Click here for more information or contact Suzanne Akins, Director of Camping and Retreats, at (912) 638-8626, ext.107 or suzanne@sgaumc.com. 2022 Clergy Spouses Retreat – March 18-20 The 2022 Clergy Spouses Retreat will meet March 18-20 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. The retreat theme is “God’s Peace, God’s Calm” and the featured ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 2/15/2022 edition

February 13, 2022
Clergy Time Apart with Bishop Graves & Rev. April Casperson – Feb. 15 Bishop Graves invites all South Georgia clergy to a special virtual Clergy Time Apart that will help pastors learn how to more fully care for themselves in order to more effectively serve. Set for Tuesday, February 15 from 10 a.m. until noon EST via Zoom, the virtual conference will focus on “Empathy as Pastoral Leadership: Continuing to Care while Maintaining Spiritual Wellness.” More information / Register Advanced Lay ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 2/1/2022 edition

January 31, 2022
Vashti Day – Feb. 6 Located in Thomasville, Ga., The Vashti Center, a mission of the United Methodist Women, works with children and youth with a variety of challenges. On Sunday, February 6, every local church in South Georgia is encouraged to receive a special offering to support the ministry of Vashti. To learn more about Vashti and its great ministry, visit www.vashti.org. Andrew College Sunday – Feb. 13 Founded in January 1854, Andrew College has continuously provided an academically ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 1/18/2022 edition

January 17, 2022
Youth Worker Winter Retreat – Jan. 20-21 Registration is now open for the South Georgia Conference's Youth Worker Winter Retreat, Jan. 20-21, 2022, at Little Ocmulgee State Park. This retreat is a time for youth workers to remember their calling, their why. The last 18 months have been the hardest times to navigate in ministry; youth ministry has changed and youth workers need the tools, the relationships and reliance on God (and God alone) to continue. This one-day retreat will give youth ...

Save the Date: Virtual Clergy Time Apart set for Feb. 15

January 04, 2022
Bishop Graves invites all Alabama-West Florida and South Georgia clergy to a special virtual Clergy Time Apart that will help pastors learn how to more fully care for themselves in order to more effectively serve. Set for Tuesday, February 15 from 10 a.m. until noon EST via Zoom, the virtual conference will focus on “Empathy as Pastoral Leadership: Continuing to Care while Maintaining Spiritual Wellness.”  Joining Bishop Graves will be Rev. April Casperson, Director of Diversity and Inclusion ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 1/5/2022 edition

January 03, 2022
Winter 2022 Certified Lay Ministry Training, Brunswick – Jan. 15, Jan. 29, Feb. 12, Feb. 26, March 12, March 26 In this six-session course, held at The Chapel in Brunswick, participants will develop a team of leaders and supporters within their current congregation who will encourage them throughout the course and beyond. Through the classes, they’ll build relationships with other South Georgia lay leaders and learn, practice, implement, share, and be inspired to take what they’ve learned and ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 12/21/2021 edition

December 19, 2021
Winter 2022 Certified Lay Ministry Training, Brunswick – Jan. 15, Jan. 29, Feb. 12, Feb. 26, March 12, March 26, 2022 In this six-session course, held at The Chapel in Brunswick, participants will develop a team of leaders and supporters within their current congregation who will encourage them throughout the course and beyond. Through the classes, they’ll build relationships with other South Georgia lay leaders and learn, practice, implement, share, and be inspired to take what they’ve learned ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 12/7/2021 edition

December 06, 2021
Online Basic ERT Recertification – Dec. 11 If your early response team (ERT) credentials have expired and you have not been able to renew because of COVID, UMCOR has waived all credentials from November 2019 through December 2021. In order to move forward in the credentialing process, UMCOR has now deployed an online recertification course to help you update your ERT credentials. Luis Morales, disaster response coordinator, will be hosting a four-hour online class on Saturday, Dec. 11. It will ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 11/16/2021 edition

November 14, 2021
Advanced Lay Servant Ministries Training, Richmond Hill – Nov. 19-20 Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church. They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. The advanced class, based on Cokesbury’s book, “Each One a Minister,” by William Carter, is a study of the book of Ephesians and what it teaches us about how we are called to use our spiritual gifts. ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 11/2/2021 edition

November 01, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training, Richmond Hill – Nov. 5-6 Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church. They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. The basic class is based on Cokesbury’s book, “Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course,” which teaches a basic understanding of ministry in the United Methodist Tradition. Included in the course is the following: ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 10/19/2021 edition

October 14, 2021
Advent Resources Webinar – Oct. 20 During this one-hour live Zoom webinar session, Anne Bosarge will offer advice and ideas about plans your congregation can begin making to make Advent and Christmas more meaningful. Anne will discuss lots of ideas for Bible studies, adult and children’s activities, and more. Register Advanced Lay Servant Ministries Training, Vidalia – Oct. 22-23 Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 10/5/2021 edition

October 03, 2021
BOTH/AND: To Be Continued Webinar – Oct. 12 Join Connectional Ministries and Jason Moore for a follow up to the popular BOTH/AND webinar. BOTH/AND: To Be Continued will focus on why hybrid should carry on, how to continue to iterate and will provide tangible handles on how to do it well. This brand new 90-minute training brings all new content focused on the why, how and what we can do to run the next leg of this very important race. We are living in an incredible “Great Commission” moment in ...

Discussion series explores what it means to be United Methodist

September 16, 2021
"Tuesdays at the Table: Should I stay? Or should I go?" is a new discussion series for United Methodists, presented by the Connectional Table (CT) in cooperation with general agencies and contributors. Weekly segments will explore topics aimed at helping viewers better understand their faith, their church and themselves. The sessions will premiere every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. CT from October 5 – December 21 on Facebook, and will also be available for later viewing at UMC.org/ComeToTheTable and ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 9/21/2021 edition

September 16, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training, Vidalia – Oct. 1-2 Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church. They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. The basic class is based on Cokesbury’s book, “Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course,” which teaches a basic understanding of ministry in the United Methodist Tradition. Included in the course is the following: ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 9/7/2021 edition

September 02, 2021
Fall 2021 Certified Lay Ministry Training, Leesburg – Sept. 11, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Oct. 23, Nov. 6, Nov. 20 In this six-session course, held at The Pointe in Leesburg, participants will develop a team of leaders and supporters within their current congregation who will encourage them throughout the course and beyond. Through the classes, they’ll build relationships with other South Georgia lay leaders and learn, practice, implement, share, and be inspired to take what they’ve learned and put it ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 8/17/2021 edition

August 16, 2021
Online Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training – Aug. 17, 19, 24, 26 Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church. They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. The basic class is based on Cokesbury’s book, “Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course,” which teaches a basic understanding of ministry in the United Methodist Tradition. Included in the course is the ...

Farewell reception for Bishop and Mrs. Bryan set for Aug. 15

Farewell reception for Bishop and Mrs. Bryan set for Aug. 15

August 05, 2021
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 ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 8/3/2021 edition

August 01, 2021
Farewell reception for Bishop and Mrs. Bryan – Aug. 15 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. All are invited and encouraged to attend. Golden Cross Sunday – Aug. 15 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...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 7/20/2021 edition

July 18, 2021
Golden Cross Sunday – Aug. 15 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...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 7/6/2021 edition

July 05, 2021
Camp Connect: Elementary Camp 1 – July 5-9 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, bonfire, art, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp-wide games and worship. Camp is sold out. Camp Connect: Elementary Camp 2 – July 12-16 Elementary Camps, intended for rising 4th-5th grade ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 6/22/2021 edition

June 19, 2021
Camp Connect: Middle School Camp 1 – June 21-25 Middle School 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, bonfires, crafts, water activities, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of campwide games and worship. Camp is sold out. Certified Lay Ministry Summer Immersion – June 21-25 The ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – Annual Conference edition

May 31, 2021
Camp Connect: High School Camp – June 14-18 High School Camp is sold out. Students entering grades 9-12 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, bonfires, art, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp-wide games and worship. Contact the Office of Camp Ministries ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 5/18/2021 edition

May 17, 2021
ERT & Chainsaw Training, Byron – May 22 Early Response Team (ERT) Trainings equip individuals and teams to respond in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. The cost for the training is $25 per participant. At the training, participants will receive an ERT Training Manual and upon completing the course will receive an UMCOR ID Badge and a conference ERT T-shirt, and lunch is included. You must be 18 years or older to get the UMCOR badge. An UMCOR background check is required before receiving ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 5/4/2021 edition

May 02, 2021
Online Advanced Lay Servant Ministries Training via Zoom – May 4, May 6, May 11, May 13 Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church. They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. The advanced class, based on Cokesbury’s book, “Each One a Minister,” by William Carter, is a study of the book of Ephesians and what it teaches us about how we are called to use our ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 4/20/2021 edition

April 18, 2021
Alive Together at the Table with Bishop Bryan, Zoom – April 20 Come together at the table with Bishop Bryan for reflections and conversations. How is it with your soul? What is going on in our conference and the general church you need to know? ​The conversation will begin at noon and will last approximately one hour. We will use the same Zoom link for all of these conversations, so once you register and receive the Zoom link you can save it for future conversations. If you misplace the link at ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 4/6/2021 edition

April 02, 2021
Connectional Ministries’ Book Club – April 6 Connectional Ministries invites South Georgia clergy and laity to join a virtual book club via Zoom. From the comfort of one’s home or office – anywhere, really – participants will discuss the week’s book, its important themes, and faith. The group’s first book is “How to Be an Anti-racist” by Ibram X. Kendi. Leading the discussion will be Lindsey and Rev. Andrew (Drew) Young, pastor of Mosaic Church in Savannah. The study will begin March 2 and run ...

Wesley Glen’s annual gala celebrates residents, raises support

Wesley Glen’s annual gala celebrates residents, raises support

April 02, 2021
By Dr. Tyler Plaxico, President/CEO, Wesley Glen Ministries, Inc. The Gospel of John tells us that Christ, our Lord, came to give us all life, abundant life. From this we see that it was always God’s desire for humanity to have a rich and satisfying life, rather than just a mere existence. At Wesley Glen Ministries, we believe that the goal of abundant life is the standard by which we seek to provide those under our care with a fullness of life through the very best care that we can offer. As...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 3/16/2021 edition

March 15, 2021
Connectional Ministries’ Book Club – March 16 Connectional Ministries invites South Georgia clergy and laity to join a virtual book club via Zoom. From the comfort of one’s home or office – anywhere, really – participants will discuss the week’s book, its important themes, and faith. The group’s first book is “How to Be an Anti-racist” by Ibram X. Kendi. Leading the discussion will be Lindsey and Rev. Andrew (Drew) Young, pastor of Mosaic Church in Savannah. The study will begin March 2 and run ...

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Join the "Alive Together at the Table" conversations

March 15, 2021
Join us Tuesday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 23 at noon or 5:30 p.m. as we gather around a virtual table for a time of reflection, conversation, and connection. We'll be talking with other South Georgia people about things that matter to South Georgia. We can't wait to see you! Register

United Methodist Women to gather virtually for fellowship and spiritual growth

United Methodist Women to gather virtually for fellowship and spiritual growth

March 15, 2021
You are invited to "Come to the Table for Justice & Hope" for this year's annual UMW Spiritual Growth Retreat. This weekend, March 19-20, South Georgia's United Methodist Women will gather at the virtual table to explore the question: how do Christian women stand firm in faith and witness in today's chaotic world? This year's speakers are Rev. Earnestine Campbell, senior pastor of Epworth UMC in Columbus, Rev. Christy Bandy, senior pastor of Cairo First UMC, and Bishop R. Lawson Bryan, episcopal...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 3/2/2021 edition

March 01, 2021
Connectional Ministries’ Book Club – March 2 Connectional Ministries invites South Georgia clergy and laity to join a virtual book club via Zoom. From the comfort of one’s home or office – anywhere, really – participants will discuss the week’s book, its important themes, and faith. The group’s first book is “How to Be an Anti-racist” by Ibram X. Kendi. Leading the discussion will be Lindsey and Rev. Andrew (Drew) Young, pastor of Mosaic Church in Savannah. The study will begin March 2 and run ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 2/16/2021 edition

February 15, 2021
Alive Together at the Table with Bishop Bryan, Zoom – Feb. 16 Come together at the table with Bishop Bryan for reflections and conversations. How is it with your soul? What is going on in our conference and the general church you need to know? ​The conversations will begin at noon and 5:30 p.m. and each will last approximately one hour. We will use the same Zoom link for all of these conversations, so once you register and receive the Zoom link you can save it for future conversations. If you ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 2/2/2021 edition

February 01, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training, Perry – Feb. 5-6 Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church. They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. The basic class is based on Cokesbury’s book, “Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course,” which teaches a basic understanding of ministry in the United Methodist Tradition. Included in the course is the following: Wesleyan...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 1/19/2021 edition

January 18, 2021
Alive Together at the Table with Bishop Bryan, Zoom – Jan. 19 Come together at the table with Bishop Bryan for reflections and conversations. How is it with your soul? What is going on in our conference and the general church you need to know? The conversation will begin at noon. We will use the same Zoom link for all of these conversations, so once you register and receive the Zoom link you can save it for future conversations. If you misplace the link at any point, feel free to register again....

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 1/5/2021 edition

January 04, 2021
Both/And Live Webinar with Jason Moore – Jan. 12 This 2-hour workshop (10 a.m. – noon) will delve into strategies for creating powerful, transformative worship where no one feels like they’re an afterthought for both online and in-person audiences. It will explore: Re-imagining worship for both/and; how to create interactive both/and experiences, bringing at home and in-person audiences together in real time, alternative opportunities for online audiences watching in-person livestreams, ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 12/15/2020 edition

December 13, 2020
Basic Lay Servant Ministries, Pelham – Jan. 15-16, 2021 Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church. They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. The basic class is based on Cokesbury’s book, “Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course,” which teaches a basic understanding of ministry in the United Methodist Tradition. Included in the course is the following: Wesleyan...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 12/1/2020 edition

November 29, 2020
Basic Lay Servant Ministries, Pelham – Jan. 15-16, 2021 Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church. They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. The basic class is based on Cokesbury’s book, “Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course,” which teaches a basic understanding of ministry in the United Methodist Tradition. Included in the course is the following: Wesleyan...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 11/17/2020 edition

November 16, 2020
Virtual Thanksgiving Agape Meal – Nov. 22 Bishop Lawson and Mrs. Sherrill Bryan invite the South Georgia Conference to join them in a virtual Thanksgiving Agape Meal at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22. Intended to be a time of Christian fellowship and an opportunity to gather together virtually, the Thanksgiving Agape Meal will include music, guided prayer, time for contemplation, and personal witness. Visit www.sgaumc.org/agapemeal for more information and to join the meal. United Methodist Student ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 11/3/2020 edition

November 01, 2020
Advanced Lay Servant Training, Effingham – Nov. 6-7 Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church. They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. The advanced class, based on Cokesbury’s book, “Each One a Minister,” by William Carter, is a study of the book of Ephesians and what it teaches about how we are called to use our spiritual gifts. Registration fee for the...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 10/20/2020 edition

October 18, 2020
Conversations at the Table: Youth Ministry – Oct. 27 Grab some lunch, pull up a chair, and join Connectional Ministries for Conversations at the Table. This conversation will focus on youth ministry. We will share ideas, explore various topics, and become inspired. All conversations will be held via Zoom. Zoom link will be provided in your confirmation email once you register. Register now Advanced Lay Servant Training, Effingham – Nov. 6-7 Lay Servant training is designed to educate those ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 10/6/2020 edition

October 05, 2020
Advanced Lay Servant Training, via Zoom – Oct. 6, Oct. 8, Oct. 13, & Oct. 15 Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church. They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. The advanced class, based on Cokesbury’s book, “Each One a Minister,” by William Carter, is a study of the book of Ephesians and what it teaches about how we are called to use our spiritual gifts....

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 9/15/2020 edition

September 14, 2020
Methodist Children’s Home Work Day Offering – Sept. 20 Every local church in South Georgia is encouraged to receive a special Work Day Offering 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 ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 9/1/2020 edition

August 31, 2020
Certified Lay Ministry Training – Sept. 12-Nov. 14 In this six-session course held at The Pointe in Leesburg, participants will develop a team of leaders and supporters within their current congregation who will encourage them throughout the course and beyond. Through the classes, they’ll build relationships with other South Georgia lay leaders and learn, practice, implement, share, and be inspired to take what they’ve learned and put it into action. The cost for the class is $300 per person, ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 8/18/2020 edition

August 17, 2020
CPC Zoom on Depression – Aug. 27 Conference Pastoral Counselor Rev. Deborah Wight-Knight will host a Zoom on depression from 10:30 a.m. until noon. The guest speaker will be Rev. Grace Guyton.  Certified Lay Ministry Training – Sept. 12 In this six-session course held at The Pointe in Leesburg, participants will develop a team of leaders and supporters within their current congregation who will encourage them throughout the course and beyond. Through the classes, they’ll build relationships ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 8/4/2020 edition

August 02, 2020
Annual Conference Commissioning Service, Virtual – Aug. 8 Those approved for provisional membership or full connection at the clergy session will be commissioned or ordained in a local church setting with only family present. The Commissioning Service is set for Saturday, August 8 at 2 p.m. The service will be live-streamed. More information: www.sgaumc.org/annualconference. Annual Conference Ordination Service, Virtual – Aug. 9 Those approved for provisional membership or full connection at ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 7/21/2020 edition

July 19, 2020
Zoom @ Noon: Virtual School – July 22 School systems are faced with difficult decisions for the 2020-21 year. Whether starting solely online or offering families options, how can churches partner with families, schools and their community navigating a safe learning environment? Isle of Hope UMC, Savannah is paving a way. Join us for a ZOOM @ Noon: Wednesday, July 22, 2020. We will host Chrissy Ruehl from Isle of Hope as she shares their plan for standing in the gap during this time and ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 7/7/2020 edition

July 02, 2020
Pastoral Care as a Gateway to Recovery, Part 2 – July 7 “Pastoral Care as a Gateway to Recovery from Addiction” is a three-part series for clergy led by Rev. Deborah Wight-Knight, Conference Pastoral Counselor. Deborah will interview experts in the area of recovery who can help our clergy identify addiction issues, consult appropriately with parishioners and others around the problem, learn about the “Intervention” process, and then know how/where to refer for treatment. These workshops will ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 6/16/2020 edition

June 14, 2020
Wesley Glen Day – June 21 Fathers’ Day is Wesley Glen Day across the South Georgia Conference. Show your support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by making a gift to Wesley Glen Ministries on June 16 in honor of a strong male role model in your life. Celebrate by wearing your favorite Wesley Glen T-shirt from past years. Post your pictures on social media with the tags: #WesleyGlenMinistries #growingtogether  www.wesleyglenministries.com. Pastoral Care as a Gateway to...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 6/2/2020 edition

June 01, 2020
Zoom @ Noon: Making Choices for Financial Sustainability (churches w/avg. worship attendance up to 25) – June 2 For some, the pandemic has caused financial concerns in the life of the church. Join Bishop Bryan and Dr. Derek McAleer for a conversation around what a “financial reset” looks like and how a church can be better prepared for financial sustainability by making wise choices now. The conversation will provide guidance on how to look closely at where your church is financially and ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 5/19/2020 edition

May 18, 2020
Zoom @ Noon: Moving Pastors (NC and SW) – May 19 North Central and Southwest Districts: This informal “zoom at noon” conversation is for pastors who are moving this year. We will reflect together about what an unusual time this is, discuss ways to connect with the pastor whom you are following and the pastor who is following you, and share some ideas about how to leave well and arrive well. For the Zoom link, please contact your district office. Moving pastors are asked to attend the Zoom ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 5/5/2020 edition

May 04, 2020
Zoom @ Noon: Making a Plan, Opening Your Doors (churches w/avg. worship from 50-150) – May 5 The timing and preparations for local churches opening their doors will look different depending on the size of our congregations. This Zoom @ Noon will help clergy and church leaders think through various points of consideration by connecting with churches of similar size. What does a “rolling restart” look like for a church with 30 in attendance? With 100 in attendance? With over 250 in attendance? ​...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 4/21/2020 edition

April 19, 2020
Native American Ministries Sunday – April 26 On Native American Ministries Sunday, United Methodists cultivate and support urban missions with Native Americans and fund scholarships for Native American seminarians. Your annual conference retains 50 percent of the offering is to strengthen and develop Native American ministries. However, if no Native American ministries exist in the conference, the entire offering is remitted to the General Council on Finance and Administration for Native ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 4/7/2020 edition

April 03, 2020
Native American Ministries Sunday – April 26 On Native American Ministries Sunday, United Methodists cultivate and support urban missions with Native Americans and fund scholarships for Native American seminarians. Your annual conference retains 50 percent of the offering is to strengthen and develop Native American ministries. However, if no Native American ministries exist in the conference, the entire offering is remitted to the General Council on Finance and Administration for Native ...

Epworth By The Sea closes for two weeks due to COVID-19

March 16, 2020
Epworth By The Sea will close for two weeks beginning March 16, 2020, at 5 p.m. The conference and retreat center on St. Simons Island, Ga. will remain open to individuals but will not serve any groups on campus. During this time, Epworth will have limited staff on site, but its administrative office will remain open.  Epworth By The Sea is monitoring the coronavirus situation closely and is following all CDC recommendations. Please follow the Epworth By The Sea Facebook page for up-to-date ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 3/17/2020 edition

March 16, 2020
UMCOR Sunday – March 22 UMCOR Sunday (fourth Sunday in Lent) enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief to reach out through worldwide ministries of food, shelter, health and peace. A special offering is taken on this day to support humanitarian aid through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). You can be assured that when catastrophes cause suffering, your church, impelled by Jesus' love and compassion, will be in the lead to ease the pain. Gifts to the UMCOR Sunday offering ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 3/3/2020 edition

March 01, 2020
Advanced Lay Speaking Class, Ellaville – March 6-7 A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and committed to the Scriptures and the doctrine, heritage, organization, and life of The United Methodist Church. A lay speaker has completed the required training courses in lay speaking and has been approved by a district or annual conference committee on lay speaking. Lay speakers serve the local church by ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 2/18/2020 edition

February 17, 2020
Sexual Ethics Workshop – Feb. 20 According to the Conference Sexual Ethics policy, this workshop is required every three years for any person serving under appointment by the bishop (clergy, local pastors, extension ministers, appointed lay speakers). The Sexual Ethics Workshop will be held Thursday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Pittman Park UMC in Statesboro. Register here. Cost is $35, which includes lunch (collected at the door). Checks can be made payable to South Georgia Conference....

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 2/4/2020 edition

February 02, 2020
Advanced Lay Speaking Class, Pelham – Feb. 7-8 A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and committed to the Scriptures and the doctrine, heritage, organization, and life of The United Methodist Church. A lay speaker has completed the required training courses in lay speaking and has been approved by a district or annual conference committee on lay speaking. Lay speakers serve the local church by witnessing ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 1/21/2020 edition

January 20, 2020
ERT Basic Training, Pooler – Jan. 25 Be prepared to respond to the next disaster. Early response training covers the basics of early disaster response, including roof tarping, cleaning out damaged homes, spiritual and emotional care, team protocols, and more. The purpose of the training is to prepare our United Methodist volunteers to do good and do no harm. Cost is $25. At the training, participants will receive an ERT training manual and, upon completing the course, will receive an UMCOR ID ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 2/7/2020 edition

January 06, 2020
Leadership Tour, Warner Robins FUMC – Jan. 12 Leaders all across the South Georgia Conference have answered the call to serve in their local church setting. As a faithful member of your congregation, we know you want to serve and serve well! To help equip and empower you in your ministry role, the 2020 Leadership Tour will offer practical teaching and resources to both inspire you and help you lead with confidence. This free event is sponsored by the Office of Connectional Ministries. www.sgaumc...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 12/17/2019 edition

December 15, 2019
Leadership Tour, Statesboro FUMC – Jan. 5, 2020 Leaders all across the South Georgia Conference have answered the call to serve in their local church setting. As a faithful member of your congregation, we know you want to serve and serve well! To help equip and empower you in your ministry role, the 2020 Leadership Tour will offer practical teaching and resources to both inspire you and help you lead with confidence. This free event is sponsored by the Office of Connectional Ministries. www.sgau...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 12/03/2019 edition

December 01, 2019
Leadership Tour, Statesboro FUMC – Jan. 5, 2020 Leaders all across the South Georgia Conference have answered the call to serve in their local church setting. As a faithful member of your congregation, we know you want to serve and serve well! To help equip and empower you in your ministry role, the 2020 Leadership Tour will offer practical teaching and resources to both inspire you and help you lead with confidence. This free event is sponsored by the Office of Connectional Ministries. www.sgau...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 11/19/2019 edition

November 18, 2019
Encounter Youth Retreat – Nov. 22-24 Encounter is a weekend retreat designed for 6th - 12th grade students where everyone will ENCOUNTER God, and each in a very unique way. This retreat will offer passionate worship, relevant Bible study and a meaningful time with other teens at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Click here for more information.  United Methodist Student Day – Nov. 24 The United Methodist Student Day Special Sunday Offering helps provide funds for scholarships and loans ...

Practice radical generosity on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 3

Practice radical generosity on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 3

November 18, 2019
#GivingTuesday harnesses the generosity of millions of people around the world to support the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. We believe the movement will become the first global day of giving and a year-round platform for strengthening civil society.  We invite you to select an organized affiliated with the South Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church. This year, Giving Tuesday is on December 3. Click on a link below to give directly to an organization....

College president announces plans to retire

November 04, 2019
LaGrange College President Dan McAlexander has announced his intention to retire next year, after completing 11 years of service with the institution. “We are closing out a very successful strategic plan and a very fruitful fundraising and building program, highlighted by the new Hudson Lab Sciences Building,” McAlexander said. “As the college approaches its 200th birthday and I will celebrate my 67th, I have decided to make way for a new leader who will prepare the institution to enter its ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 11/05/2019 edition

November 04, 2019
Wesleyan College Sunday – Nov. 10 Each local United Methodist Church in South Georgia is encouraged to take up a special offering to support the ministry of Wesleyan College in Macon. To learn more about Wesleyan College, visit www.wesleyancollege.edu. Lay Speaking Class (Advanced), Waycross – Nov. 15-16 A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and committed to the Scriptures and the doctrine, heritage, ...

Magnolia Manor purchases Woodlands Health And Rehabilitation

November 04, 2019
Magnolia Manor is pleased to announce the purchase of Woodlands Health and Rehabilitation, a 169 bed skilled nursing facility located in Midway, Liberty County, Georgia. Ownership transferred on Tuesday, Sept. 10. With a name change to Magnolia Manor of Midway, the facility is now part of the Magnolia Manor family, a growing network of nine senior living communities located across South Georgia. Facility Administrator Amro Amer transitioned with Magnolia Manor and will work with senior staff to...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 10/15/2019 edition

October 12, 2019
UMW Annual Meeting – Oct. 19 The 2019 South Georgia UMW Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 in Columbus, Ga. Eagles’ Fall Retreat – Oct. 21-23 You are invited to join the Eagles, the retired clergy of the South Georgia Conference, for three wonderful days at beautiful Epworth By The Sea as they meet to sing together, enjoy great programs, host an auction of members’ creations, share meals in the dining hall, and close on Wednesday with a service for those whom we have lost the ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 10/1/2019 edition

September 30, 2019
Annual SBC21 Leadership & Development Conference – Oct. 5 The 2019 SBC21 Annual Celebration of Leadership and Development Conference will be held Saturday, Oct. 5. Questions? Contact Rev. Earnestine Campbell, associate director of Connectional Ministries, at earnestine@sgaumc.com.  World Communion Sunday – Oct. 6 World Communion Sunday is one of the six churchwide Special Sundays of The United Methodist Church. Our church is at its best when we reach out to sisters and brothers in need. World ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 9/17/2019 edition

September 15, 2019
KidzQuest Children’s Retreat – Sept. 20-22 KidzQuest, the annual children’s fall retreat sponsored by South Georgia’s Connectional Ministries is for students in 3rd-6th grades. This event typically sells out before the deadline and brings so much energy (and noise!) to the grounds of Epworth By The Sea retreat center on St. Simons Island, GA. 500 children and adult leaders come together with dozens of other church groups, learning how to worship, study God's Word, and understand what a ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 9/3/2019 edition

September 02, 2019
Methodist Children’s Home Work Day Offering – Sept. 15 Every local church in South Georgia is encouraged to receive a special Work Day Offering 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 ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 8/20/2019 edition

August 19, 2019
Pathways – Aug. 24 Churches looking for new ideas, networking opportunities and practical, quality training for their pastors, parishioners, staff and leaders need look no further than this year’s Pathways leadership training event. Scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Warner Robins, the training event will offer participants more than 30 workshops to choose from, each designed to help congregations become healthier and to fulfill the mission of making disciples ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 8/6/2019 edition

August 04, 2019
Southwest District United Methodist Men Rally – Aug. 17 Save the date – Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 – for the Southwest District United Methodist Men’s Rally, to be held at Cairo First UMC from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The cost is $10 each. More information regarding speakers and reservations will be provided.  Golden Cross Sunday – Aug. 18 Golden Cross began in 1908 with the commitment of Methodists in Dallas, Texas to provide the first health care to persons who could not ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 7/23/2019 edition

July 22, 2019
Southwest District United Methodist Men Rally – Aug. 17 Save the date – Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 – for the Southwest District United Methodist Men’s Rally, to be held at Cairo First UMC from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The cost is $10 each. More information regarding speakers and reservations will be provided.  Golden Cross Sunday – Aug. 18 Golden Cross began in 1908 with the commitment of Methodists in Dallas, Texas to provide the first health care to persons who could not ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 7/9/2019 edition

July 06, 2019
YOUTH2019 – July 10-14 Every four years, youth from throughout The United Methodist Church gather for four days of discipleship, fun, and fellowship at the YOUTH event. The event is filled with interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service opportunities, and fellowship time. Expect inspiration, support, and challenges to authentically experience what it means to be United Methodist. The South Georgia Conference will be taking students from our conference to the event via charter bus. For ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 6/25/2019 edition

June 25, 2019
Camp Connect: Elementary Camp 1 – July 8-12 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 camp-wide games and worship. All camps are held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island and will begin at 3 p.m. on Monday and conclude at 11 a.m. on ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 6/11/2019 edition

June 09, 2019
Wesley Glen Day – June 16 Celebrate Wesley Glen Day by wearing your new t-shirt to church on Father's Day. Share photos of you and your church friends to let everyone know that you support the United Methodist ministry for adults with developmental disabilities in the South Georgia Conference. www.wesleyglenministries.com. Peace with Justice Sunday – June 16 Peace with Justice Sunday enables The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 5/21/2019 edition

May 20, 2019
2019 South Georgia Annual Conference session, Columbus – June 2-5 The 2019 South Georgia Annual Conference session will be held June 2-5, 2019, at the Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center in Columbus, Ga. All information related to the annual conference session will be posted on the conference website, www.sgaumc.org/annualconference. Advanced Lay Servant Training – June 7-8 An Advanced Lay Servant Training will be held Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at the Chapel’s Midtown Campus in...

Extending the congregation’s reach through Scouting

Extending the congregation’s reach through Scouting

May 20, 2019
By Ty LaValley Scouts BSA Girl Troop 295, chartered by Springfield United Methodist Church, made history on April 1, 2019, when they held their first meeting at Camp K.T. Wallace in Guyton, Ga. The troop is the first Scouts BSA girl troop in the Coastal Georgia Council, which is located in the South Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church. The troop began with three girls that crossed over from Pack 295, chartered by Guyton United Methodist Church. Two of the girls earned the Arrow ...

St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation, Inc. announces spring grants

May 20, 2019
The Board of Directors of the St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation, Inc. has approved grants for the Spring 2019 Grant Cycle.  Grants totaling $630,055 will be made to 16 organizations the week of June 3, 2019.  The following is a brief description of each recipient and the purpose of the grant. Organizations Serving Southeast Georgia: Camden House / Camden Community Crisis Center (www.camdenhousega.org):  A $50,000 grant to Camden House / Camden Community Crisis Center to support a ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 5/7/2019 edition

May 07, 2019
Magnolia Manor Sunday – May 12 Magnolia Manor is a South Georgia Conference ministry that serves older adults of all faiths in eight locations throughout South Georgia. On this Special Sunday, South Georgia United Methodists are asked to take up a special offering to support this vital ministry. To learn more about Magnolia Manor visit www.magnoliamanor.com. 2019 South Georgia Annual Conference session, Columbus – June 2-5 The 2019 South Georgia Annual Conference session will be held June 2-5, ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 4/16/2019 edition

April 16, 2019
Eagles’ Spring Picnic – April 25 The South Georgia Eagles (the Conference's retired ministers and spouses) will host a Spring Picnic for all retirees at McRae First UMC Thursday, April 25 at noon. The men of McRae First UMC will prepare a fish dinner for all and attendees are asked to bring dessert or salad fixings. The program will be the hilarious Jacki Beasley impersonating "Miss Busy Body." Come as you are and enjoy the food and fellowship. Contact Dr. Charles E. Cravey at drrev@msn.com for ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 4/2/2019 edition

April 01, 2019
Sexual Ethics Workshop – April 9 According to the Conference Sexual Ethics policy, this workshop is REQUIRED EVERY (3) THREE YEARS for any person 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. For questions, email cpcassistant@sgaumc.com. Please note that spouses and lay employees who are not appointed by the bishop are ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 3/19/2019 edition

March 18, 2019
#ServeSouthGA Day – March 23 #ServeSouthGA is our Annual Conference’s volunteer day, set aside for churches all over South Georgia to move outside the church building and into our communities. An event for all ages, #ServeSouthGA Day allows us to put our faith in action as we serve those in need in our very own town, neighborhood, and community. One Saturday each year, we set aside our personal agendas and head out into the community on a mission to serve others. It is truly a great day of ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 3/5/2019 edition

March 04, 2019
Post-General Conference Informational Session – March 9 An informational session will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, GA to talk about the outcome of the 2019 called General Conference Session. Open Door Classic 5K, Walk, & Fun Run – March 9 The Open Door Classic 5K, Walk and Fun Run is March 9, 2019, at Woodruff Park with the River Walk as a beautiful backdrop. Registrations begin at 7:30 a.m. with races beginning at 8:30 a.m. Runners, walkers, and children from ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 2/19/2019 edition

February 17, 2019
Sexual Ethics Workshop, Statesboro – Feb. 21 According to the Conference Sexual Ethics policy, this workshop is required every three years for any person serving under appointment by the bishop (clergy, local pastors, extension ministers, appointed lay speakers). The Sexual Ethics Workshop will be held Thursday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Pittman Park UMC in Statesboro. Register here. Cost is $35, which includes lunch (collected at the door). Checks can be made payable to South Georgia...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 2/5/2019 edition

February 04, 2019
Lay Speaker Training, Hahira UMC – Feb. 8-9 The Basic and Advanced Lay Speaking Courses will be taught Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Hahira UMC. A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and committed to the Scriptures and the doctrine, heritage, organization, and life of The United Methodist Church. A lay speaker has completed the required training courses in lay speaking and has been ...

St. Mary’s Road UMC hosts leadership retreat

St. Mary’s Road UMC hosts leadership retreat

February 04, 2019
Submitted by Rev. Dr. L.K. Pendleton … No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. (Hebrews 12:1 The Message) On Saturday, Jan. 26, St. Mary’s Road United Methodist Church in Columbus hosted more than 70 people at the 2019 “Moving with Momentum” Leadership Retreat. The retreat focused on bringing a new level of excellence to ministry and hope to communities by renewing passions, addressing vision, and building foundations ...

Youth invited to annual worship, discipleship event

February 04, 2019
Every four years, youth from throughout the United Methodist Church gather for four days of discipleship, fun, and fellowship at the YOUTH event. The event is filled with interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service opportunities, and fellowship time. Expect inspiration, support, and challenges to authentically experience what it means to be United Methodist. The South Georgia Conference will be taking students from our conference to the event via charter bus. For more information, ...

Events in the South Georgia Conference – 1/22/2019 edition

January 22, 2019
Ugandan Kids Choir Concert, Richmond Hill UMC – Jan. 23 The children in the Ugandan Kids Choir bring a message of hope – sharing the power of God’s love through traditional music and dance. As they tour the United States, they delight audiences with their high-energy performances and infectious joy. They’ll be in South Georgia Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Richmond Hill United Methodist Church. Their performance begins at 6:45 p.m. in the church’s sanctuary. This concert is free of charge; however, ...

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