Opening New Worlds Conference – April 13-14
Wesley Glen Ministries presents Opening New Worlds, a church, caregiver, teacher, and parent disabilities ministries conference. Set for April 13-14 at Wesley Glen Ministries’ Life Skills Center in Macon, the conference is co-sponsored by Developmental Disabilities Ministries and Wesley Glen Ministries. Attendees can pick four workshops from the following: Spiritual Concepts for People with Autism, Special InDeed, Understanding and Managing Behaviors, Healthy Sibling/Family Relationships, Health Issues for People with Developmental Disabilities, Navigating the State School System, Respite Care Ministry Toolbox, and Planning for the Future for your Dependent with Special Needs. For more information and to register, call 478-471-3711.
United Methodist Men’s Spring Retreat – April 13-15
The United Methodist Men of the South Georgia Conference will host their annual Spring Retreat April 13-15 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Gathering under the theme, “Men of God, make a difference,” retreat participants will hear dynamic and inspirational messages from football great John Riley. Visit www.sgaumc.org for more information and to download a brochure.
Older Adult Retreat – April 16-18
The 2012 Older Adult Retreat is set for April 16-18 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Meeting under the theme "Outrageous Joy," the Older Adult Retreat is an exciting opportunity for senior adults to discover, develop, and fulfill their God-given purpose. For more information, call 888-266-7642 or visit www.sgaumc.org.
Preaching for Life Change Seminar – April 19
Join Jennifer and Rev. Jim Cowart at Harvest United Methodist Church on April 19 from 9 a.m. - noon as they share practical steps to “Preach for Life Change.” “Preaching for Life Change” is a free seminar designed to help pastors not just give a “nice talk,” but to preach the gospel in a way that leads to changed lives. Participants will learn how to make their sermons more interesting, Biblical and effective. Email email@example.com to register (registration required for materials). For more information, call 478-923-8822. Harvest Church is located at 3322 Highway 41 North in Byron.
Native American Awareness Sunday – April 22
On Native American Ministries Sunday, United Methodists cultivate and support urban missions with Native Americans and fund scholarships for Native American seminarians.
Clergy Sexual Ethics Workshop – April 24
A Sexual Ethics Workshop is scheduled for April 24 at Warner Robins First United Methodist Church. This workshop is required every three years for persons serving under appointment by the Bishop (clergy, local pastors, extension ministers, appointed lay speakers). To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Conference – April 24-May 4
General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church. The 1000-member assembly meets once every four years to consider revisions to church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for churchwide programs for the next four years. The 2012 meeting will take place April 24-May 4 at the Tampa Convention Center.
Wesley Glen Ministries Annual Fish Fry - April 28
Wesley Glen Ministries’ Annual Fish Fry will be held from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Wesley Glen Ministries Life Skills Center. Call 478-471-3711 for more information.
Magnolia Manor Sunday – May 13
Magnolia Manor is a ministry of the United Methodist Church that serves older adults of all faiths throughout South Georgia. On Sunday, May 13, 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.