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


Encounter Retreat

November 16-18, 2018

A weekend retreat designed for 6th - 12th grade students where everyone will ENCOUNTER God, and each in a very unique way. This retreat will offer passionate worship, relevant Bible study and a meaningful time with other teens at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island.

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January Adventure

January 18-20, 2019

Spiritual Maturity in a Time of Christian Conflict and Change

January Adventure Housing is now full.

SEJ Cabinet Consultation

January 26-29, 2019

Bishop in Residence: Bishop Paul L. Leeland
Facilitators: We Are Curio http://wearecurio.com/
Worship: Derrick Scott, III (Campus to City Wesley Foundation and the CCW Band)

*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.

Winter Conference Schedule


Confirmation Retreat – Join the Journey

March 1-3, 2019

Designed for students in the fifth grade and above, the “Join the Journey” Confirmation Retreat will provide churches of all sizes an opportunity to connect with others through worship, study, and fellowship. The event will also include large group gatherings around the church seasons and breakout sessions with topics of grace, United Methodist History and United Methodist lingo as well as Holy Clubs throughout the weekend. Not meant to be the only confirmation youth go through, the Confirmation Retreat should be complementary to what a church is or will be doing.

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*Springtime By The Sea

May 20-23, 2019

More Information and Online Registration coming soon.

*Mark Twain meets Francis Asbury

July 11-14, 2019

Presented by Bil Lepp and Andy Offutt Irwin
Invitation Letter
More Information and Online Registration coming soon.

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.