Welcoming all to experience, connect, grow and share the love and hope of Christ
Dear South Georgia Conference Family,
The Cabinet and I write to you with gratitude and respect for the way you have navigated the past eight months. The global pandemic, reckoning with racial justice, and the rolling restart of local churches - any one of those alone would be a huge challenge. Yet, you have faced them all with a perseverance and passion that comes from Christ our Lord.
While we continue to pray for a successful vaccine, we also recognize that we must plan for several more months of this unprecedented season. You already know that Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas will be different in 2020. However, many of you are focusing on the question, “How can we reach more people than ever this year?” The Holy Spirit is at work giving us fresh visions and dreams for ministry!
We draw your attention to the way John Wesley’s General Rules continue to provide the guidance we need:
1. First, do no harm.
Acting with an abundance of caution, you have helped lower the rate of infection by using masks, frequent hand washing, and appropriate distancing. Protocols are in place for sanitizing church buildings and providing safe movement for people. Some are offering services designed specifically for medically fragile persons. Thank you for continuing all of these best practices.
2. Second, do all the good you can.
You have done this in a myriad of ways: adding online worship, Bible
study, and prayer times; helping schools, hospitals, and nursing
homes; and now you have resumed in-person worship and other gatherings based on your own awareness of conditions in your community. Close
collaboration between pastors and lay leadership is absolutely
essential to effectiveness in the local church. One important area for this collaboration is in addressing the question of what happens if a member of the church tests positive for the coronavirus.
3. Third, attend upon all the ordinances of God.
In addition to worship, Bible study, and prayer opportunities - both online and in-person - we have reacquainted ourselves with the early Methodist tradition of the Agape meal when Holy Communion is not feasible. With the resumption of in-person services, many churches are utilizing best practices to offer Communion in ways that reduce the likelihood of spreading infection. We commend the intentionality with which our clergy and laity are developing ways of serving Holy Communion that are safe and yet do not diminish the profound meaning of the sacrament.
For all the interruptions and uncertainties of 2020, one thing emerges with great clarity: church matters. Local churches are the glue of every community. What you do makes a difference. Thanks be to God that you have been strategically placed to be an ambassador of Jesus Christin such a time as this.
Alive Together at the Table,
Bishop R. Lawson Bryan & the South Georgia Cabinet
Essentials 360 Bible Reading Plan Week of October 18th
Sunday .......... Ps 84
Monday......... Micah 5
Tuesday ........ Micah 6
Wednesday... Habakkuk 1
Thursday ....... Zephaniah 3
Friday ............ Haggai 1
Saturday ....... Zechariah 9
October is Pastor Appreciation Month.
Here’s your opportunity to show Pastor Tommy and Pastor Kevin some appreciation (and love) in the upcoming weeks.
Lynn Pritchett Circle meets 4th Thursday at 10:30a at church
Friendship Circle meets last Wednesday at 11:30a at church
Ms. Terry's Circle meets 4th Monday at 6:30p at leader's home
Nancy Hudson, president, 478-952-0671
Elaine Shierling, secretary, 478-919-7845
1st & 3rd Mondays at 10:00am
PARTNERS IN PRAYER
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am
WORD & PRAYER
Wednesdays (following supper) ~6:15pm
PARTNERS IN PRAYER-VIA ZOOM
Fridays at 10am
Men on a Mission for our church members who are widowed, single mothers, or elderly couple, needing assistance with minor home repairs and/or renovations. You simply pay for the needed materials, UMM asks that a love offering to the church (as y
Men on a Mission for our church members who are widowed, single mothers, or elderly couple, needing assistance with minor home repairs and/or renovations. You simply pay for the needed materials, UMM asks that a love offering to the church (as you are led) instead of paying the labor costs. Contact Stevie Bowen or church office.
Resuming face-face studying the 1st Sunday of each month in our classroom or Fellowship Hall. Contact Don Hall for more information.
Resuming face-face studying in October 4th 9:15 am. Contact Nancy for more information.
We meet in the first classroom on the left when you enter the Church's Administrative Wing.
The Pilgrim Class still not meeting...contact Kathy Blanchard for information
Join the Seekers SS Class as they re-start face-face studying, on the second Sunday of each month in the Fellowship Hall. Contact LaWanna for information.
Who is Jesus? None of us know Jesus as fully as we should. He is the mystery of the ages--the Almighty God whose throne is in heaven. Join us as we tackle a series of pointed questions about Jesus. This study will take you on the journey from "knowing about Jesus" to "knowing Him" in all of His glory and wonder.
We are meeting Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the Ed Logues' classroom-bring your Bible and mask! Everyone is Welcome!
We meet most Thursday evenings at 7:00pm, and we love to teach new people.
All Aboard, students interested in learning and discovering with our STEAM enhanced and interactive preschool. We are enrolling children ages 2-4yrs old with a need for adventure in our
9am to 1pm program with a light lunch served at the station.
“Made with loving hands, praying that God’s love will cover and comfort you like a quilt”
We meet 1st & 3rd Mondays at 10:00am
Boy Scout Troop 400 meets on Monday from 7:00 - 8:30 pm and Cub Scout Pack 400 meets on Thursday from 7:00 - 8:00 PM.
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TOPS can't do the work for you. You only get out of TOPS what you put into it. We can't guarantee weight loss just by attending meetings, but we can offer support through each stage of the journey, including after you reach your goal weight. Click Here for more information
We love to meet you during one of our Sunday Services: 8:30 am or 10:30 am. We are following COVID-19 precautions. We ask that you wear a mask, maintain social distancing (no hugging, shaking hands, etc., and your temperature will be checked at the door.)
600 North Houston Lake Rd., Centerville, GA 31028-1146, US
Our office is open again, but we are following COVID-19 precautions. We ask that you wear a mask when you come in. Your temperature will be check at the door.
This past fall our Church Council approved our 2019 Charge Conference reports, which celebrate the ministry that took place in the past year as well as set our goals and plans for the upcoming year. The attached document includes a synopsis of those reports, which we approved at the time. We made an oversight after the approving Church Council meeting and failed to send out the full report, so we are sending it out now for anyone that is interested in reviewing it.