2018-2019 Events

*The Georgia Legislature and Governor Nathan Deal have approved a $5 motel fee that is applied to every rented motel/hotel room per night, effective July 1, 2015. This is an additional fee that must be collected by Epworth By The Sea.

* = Epworth Sponsored Events

2018

“Teach Me Simple Things”
Featuring storyteller, humorist, musician and folk theologian Ed Kilbourne

Senior Adult Vacation Bible School is not your children’s VBS. Senior Adult VBS is an event for those whose life experiences have led them to seek new and refreshing approaches to living and learning. Come to Epworth for programs and activities that will open the eyes of your heart. Join Ed Kilbourne as he uses his unique gifts to explore the stories of the Gospel and the teachings of Christ.

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For those entering 9th-12th grades

Tailored toward the unique time in a high school student's life, this week of camp is filled with fun activities and opportunities to grow closer to Christ though daily worship, Bible study, and fellowship. Campers will enjoy the beach, pool, art, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp wide games and worship. Stay tuned as more activities are in the works!

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Cost: $315


For those entering 6th-8th grades

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 camp wide games and worship.

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Cost: $315

*Grown Up Summer Camp

June 22 – 24, 2018

Explore numerous activities St. Simons Island has to offer for relaxation, education and FUN! Enjoy a shrimp boat cruise; join the beach patrol looking for turtle hatchlings returning to the sea; go seining and enjoy a bonfire with storyteller Andy Offutt Irwin.

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For those entering 6th-8th grades

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 camp wide games and worship.

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Cost: $315

For those entering 4th-5th grades

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, art, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp wide games and worship.

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Cost: $315

Mission U

July 12-15, 2018

The mission education event of the South Georgia Conference. The annual event is co-sponsored by the conference United Methodist Women and the conference Outreach team. Mission U provides opportunities to prepare for leadership in mission study and personal growth. We challenge individuals to fulfill their mission calling. You will grow spiritually, learn about social justice issues, share meals and fellowship, etc.

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Georgia Pastors’ School

July 16-19, 2018

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 cordially invited to experience this combination of continuing education and personal renewal.

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For those entering 4th-5th grades

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, art, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp wide games and worship.

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Cost: $315


*Mark Twain meets Francis Asbury

July 26 – 29, 2018



A Workshop of Homiletics, Humor and Storytelling

Be it known to all gathered here that storytellers Bil Lepp and Andy Offutt Irwin are united in their belief in the importance of developing narrative arcs within homiletic compositions by incorporating-in part-humor to increase emotional-cognitive comprehension.

In other words, if your congregation is engrossed in a story, and they are laughing, they are listening and learning!

And, clearly, Bil and Andy hope you join them on the coast of Georgia at balmy Epworth By The Sea so that they may continue being busily employed.

And who wants to hang out with just preachers?
PLEASE, know this: EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

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*Global Leadership Summit

August 9-10, 2018

Everyone has influence. Your influence matters. Join 445,000 of your peers to learn how to maximize it with two days of world-class leadership training.

-Gain exclusive access to the LIVE HD broadcast of the Summit at one of 600+ locations
-Get a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply
-Learn from Bill Hybels and the diverse 2018 faculty
-Leverage the Summit as a resource to transform yourself and your community
-Join a community of like-minded Christians from 135+ countries and 60 languages who attend the Summit around the world

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*Autumn Adventures

September 17 -20, 2018

Island Hopping to Sapelo, Amelia and Cumberland Islands
Tour the Gullah Geechee community on Sapelo. Take a guided walking tour of Amelia Island’s historic north end and cruise on a private charter up Beach Creek for a close up look of Cumberland Island’s National Seashore.

Winning Women

October 19-21, 2018

2019

*Winter Conference

January 29-February 1, 2019

Join Bishops Sue Haupert-Johnson (North Georgia), Ken Carter (Florida), James Swanson (Mississippi) and Lawson Bryan (South Georgia) for Winter Conference 2019. Dr. Tod Bolsinger, Vice President for Vocation and Formation and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of Canoeing the Mountains, Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory, will be the keynote speaker. Register early as we believe demand will be high. Further information about faculty, preachers and curriculum will be announced shortly.

Epworth By The Sea reserves the right to change or substitute any part of scheduled program activities. For program details contact Donna at 912-638-8688 or email at dchisholm@epworthbythesea.org to request additional information and to be placed on our mailing address list for future events.