Epworth By The Sea Sponsored Events

You are cordially invited to participate in these 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


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 complimentary to what a church is or will be doing.

For more information, please contact Event Coordinator Suzanne Akins at suzanne@sgaumc.com or (912) 638-8626.

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Keynote speaker: Dr. Matt Woodbery, South Georgia Conference Director of Connectional Ministries
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“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.



*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.



*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?

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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.

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.