When: February 25-28, 2018
Where: Epworth by the Sea
St. Simons Island, GA
Registration Deadline: January 25, 2018
The 2018 Association of Annual Conference Lay Leaders Annual Meeting will take place from February 25-28, 2018, at Epworth by the Sea, St. Simons Island, Georgia. Registration is scheduled from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. with dinner following at 5:30 p.m. on February 25. Our keynote speaker is the Rev. Junius B. Dotson, General Secretary of Discipleship Ministries. On Sunday evening, we will gather together for opening worship and Communion led by the Rev. Junius B. Dotson. Meeting registration cost is $125.00 and $100.00 for a guest/spouse.
Our 2018 meeting location at Epworth by the Sea, St. Simons Island, Georgia, is significant in our history. It connects us with our Wesleyan roots. John and Charles Wesley both spent significant time on this island! In fact, we will visit the historic site of Christ Church on Tuesday for evening prayer. The first worship services there were conducted by John Wesley, George Whitfield, and other clergy members of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel prior to the physical building of a church in 1820. During this meeting, we will be discussing life post-General Conference 2016, updates on the Commission on a Way Forward, looking ahead to the Special Session of GC2019 called by the Council of Bishops, GC2020, as well as ideas and ways that we as Conference Lay Leaders in partnership with clergy are building relationships in our annual conferences and surrounding communities in the making of disciples.
For registration questions, contact Linda Van Keuren.