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Annual Conference2022

Annual Conference delegates are reminded of the Pre-Conference Briefing to be held virtually on Sunday, May 15, 2:00pm.  You will need to pre-register on the Conference website to receive the login information.  In addition, May 15 is the date that the Delegate Handbook will be available  for download AND the online registration will open.  All participants must register between May 15-31.

The Special Offering for Annual Conference will go to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).  Churches are invited to collect the offering any time before Annual Conference.  One person from each local church will have an opportunity to present a check from their church during the Service of Remembrance on Friday, June, or checks may be submitted to the Conference Office.
  
Blue Print for Wellness Screening for HealthFlex participants will be available at Annual Conference on the mornings of June 2, 3, & 4.  Registration for on-site appointments ends on May 19.

Details are available at the link below:

Annual Conference Information


Wesley Woods Mother's Day Offering

May 8
Plan to give generously to our Conference-wide Wesley Woods Mother's Day Offering. Through your generosity, Wesley Woods serves 1,800 older adults each year in their 10 communities. Your support funds financial assistance for meals and housing to residents who have the gift of a long life but may have outlived their resources. In addition, the Mother's Day Offering supports on-site chaplains and innovative wellness programs. This is our opportunity to provide love and care for grateful seniors. Your church may collect the offering on May 8 or another Sunday that works for your congregation.
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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 are cordially invited to experience this combination of continuing education and personal renewal. Register today.

UMC General Council on Finance & Administration - Ministry Partners:

The Ministry Partner Program of the General Council on Finance and Administration was created with the vision of providing connection within the denomination. GCFA seeks to build relationships with vendors and businesses outside of the connection in an effort to provide vetted and approved services to our annual conferences and churches. Our collective group of partners serve all the areas of the United Methodist Connection as we all work together to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

What we accomplish with our Ministry Partners

  • Provides the United Methodist Churches, Agencies, Annual Conferences, Camps, Retreat Centers, etc. cost saving solutions and products
  • Through cost-saving solutions, the UMC can focus those savings on their ministries
  • Provides vetted and credible businesses for our audience
  • Helps our connection solve problems as they manage their churches, programs, and ministries.
  • Creates a connection within the denomination and gives our partners access to our audience

Some of the Ministry Partners include Staples, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Educational Opportunities, Park N Fly, and many, many more.  For more information on discounts available to churches through this program, visit the website at:  https://www.gcfa.org/partners/

Pulpit Supply

 There are a number of excellent Certified Lay Speakers in the SouthWest District that are available for pulpit supply.  To schedule one of these, please contact Jeanie Enyart, District Director of Lay Servant Ministry.  She can be reached at jeanieenyart@gmail.com or 470-217-2173.  Click here to view more details about this program.  

Clergy CEU Opportunities

Clergy can participate in a variety of CEU opportunities through ClergyEducation.com.

Workshop leaders include:  Quincy Brown, Kay Kotan, Olu Brown and more!