Parent University – July 7
Raising teenagers is hard! It’s even harder in a society where technology is growing and moving at such a rapid pace. On Saturday, July 7 from 9 a.m. to noon, Wesley UMC at Frederica will host a Parent University dedicated to helping parents become the best they can be in a world dominated by technology. The guest speaker will be Craig Gross, founder of Fireproof Ministries and XXXchurch.com – the leading global ministry fighting against internet dangers and pornography. In just a few short hours participants will learn what kind of content to look out for, how to guard children, and, most importantly, how to talk to children about being safe on the Internet. For more information, call (912) 634-1412.
School of Christian Mission – July 12-15
The South Georgia Conference United Methodist Women will host the annual School of Christian Mission July 12-15 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. The school will provide a mission experience for all ages, including classes for adults, youth, and children. All adults attending will take the Spiritual Growth Study, “Immigration in The Bible” with Evelyn Fulmore. Adults will also select one other class: “Haiti” (the geographic study) with Dr. Charlene Black and Jamie Gibson, or “Poverty” (the social issues study) with Rev. Kim Jenkins, Rev. Doreen Smalls and Rev. Michael Culbreth. In addition, UMVIM Disaster Relief Training and Lay Speaking classes will be offered. Tara Jones will lead a Basic Spanish Class again this year. Visit www.sgaumc.org for more details.
Effingham County Camp Meeting – July 13-18
The 222nd annual Effingham County United Methodist Camp Meeting is set for July 13-18 near Springfield, Ga. Since 1790, folks have gathered at the Effingham County Campground for six days of meetings, preaching, singing, and fellowship. This year’s camp meeting preacher is Pastor Kenny Grant. The Camp Meeting Song Leader is Rev. Daryl Brown of Guyton UMC. Presiding Superintendent is Rev. Mike Huling.
Tattnall Camp Meeting – July 15-20
The Tattnall Camp Meeting will be held July 15-20, 2012.
Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference – July 18-20
The Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference will meet July 18-20, 2012, at Lake Junaluska in North Carolina. For more information visit www.sejumc.org.
Dublin District Camp Meeting – July 22-26
The Dublin District Camp Meeting is set for July 22-26, 2012.
Georgia Pastors’ School – July 23-26
Georgia Pastors' School provides inspiration, education, fellowship, fun and relaxation for North and South Georgia clergy and their families. Active and retired United Methodist clergy and their families are invited to experience this combination of continuing education and personal renewal. Held July 23-26 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island, the school follows a class schedule that provides an opportunity for fellowship and recreation. The school is structured so that clergy may receive up to two CEUs. More information on the school, including online registration and tuition payment, are available on the school’s website at www.georgiapastorsschool.org.
Elementary Camp II – July 9-13
Elementary Camp III – July 16-20
Join us this summer in “The Deep” for the 2012 Summer Camps! Elementary Camps, intended for rising 4th-6th graders, 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, crafts, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of worship. All camps are held at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Counselors are provided. Visit www.sgaumc.org for more information and to register. For questions, contact the Office of Connectional Ministries at 888-266-7642.