Bishop James R. King, Jr., episcopal leader of the South Georgia Conference, will again be visiting all nine districts this fall for the 2012 Bishop’s Hour.
These Bishop’s Hours are designed to be an intentional time for Bishop King to be in each district sharing with both laity and clergy.
“The purpose of the Bishop's Hour is for me to come out and be with the people, to draw close to them and to teach and to care for them,” said Bishop King. “The role of a Bishop is to continue to learn and to teach how to make disciples and to lead faithful and fruitful congregations using scripture, spiritual disciplines, our Wesleyan heritage, and the history and doctrines of the Church."
Each Bishop’s Hour will include a time of singing followed by a teaching session. This year’s teaching session will focus on evangelism and witness, building on the Annual Conference theme of “Let the Redeemed Say So.”
Bishop King instituted the Bishop’s Hours in 2009 with very positive feedback from laity and clergy who attended.
Churches are encouraged to gather a group and make plans to attend the Bishop’s Hour in their district.
“The past three years have been such a blessing for me. It is my prayer that as many laity and clergy as possible will meet with me again and invite others to come for this time of spiritual inspiration and instruction,” said Bishop King.
See below for the dates for each Bishop’s Hour. For more detailed information, contact your district office.
September 16 Americus District Cordele First UMC 4:00 pm
September 18 Thomasville District The Pointe UMC 7:00 pm
September 23 Columbus District M. L. Harris 4:00 pm
September 25 Valdosta District The Gathering UMC 7:00 pm
September 30 Macon District Wesley UMC 4:00 pm
October 2 Dublin District Sandersville UMC 7:00 pm
October 4 Statesboro District Pittman Park UMC 7:00 pm
October 7 Waycross District Epworth By The Sea 4:00 pm
October 9 Savannah District White Bluff UMC 7:00 pm