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


January Adventure

January 17-19, 2020

Please register for conference first at www.januaryadventure.org . You will need your confirmation number in order to make your housing reservations.

**Epworth housing is now full. Please contact Tiffany Flavell to be placed on a wait list for housing: tflavell@epworthbythesea.org

Commuter Registration

SEJ Cabinet Consultation

January 20-22, 2020

Register now to attend the annual SEJ Cabinet Consultation at beautiful Epworth By The Sea! Come worship, fellowship and network with fellow District Superintendents and Director of Connectional Ministries Appointees. Program includes music, plenary sessions and time for personal restoration.
Bishop in Residence: Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, North Georgia Bishop
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gary Mason, Founder and Executive Director of Rethinking Conflict, www.rethinkingconflict.com
Theme: Wilderness Journey (including the topics of conflict resolution, courageous leadership and what it means for bishops, cabinets and conference staff to journey through the wilderness during our time together)
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Online Housing Form: https://fs21.formsite.com/Epworthssi/snhqajwviw/index.html
Commuter Registration: https://fs21.formsite.com/Epworthssi/uoswiabndr/index.html

*Winter Conference

January 26-29, 2020

Keynote Speaker: LEN WILSON, Creative Director at St. Andrew UMC, a large church in Plano, TX. He is a storyteller and expert strategist in communications and creativity in church life. After GC 2019, each church will need a clear, concise, creative and compelling message and brand to effectively communicate who they are and where they stand. Len will lead us through a comprehensive process to develop and implement your own strategy, while improving all phases of communication and creativity in your ministry.. He will also share his insights on church growth as the compiler of the list of the Top 25 Fastest Growing United Methodist Large Churches. Len is author of the book Think Like A Five Year Old.
Special Video Invitation from Len Wilson: https://vimeo.com/318642616


*Ignite - A Marriage Weekend

January 31-February 2, 2020

Would you like a romantic getaway to renew your passion?
Want to bring your A game to your marriage?
Have work and children caused your connection to suffer?
Need time to focus on each other?
Retreat to the gorgeous Epworth by the Sea to experience a weekend focused on reflection and reconnection. Return to the day-to-day recharged and rejuvenated. Learn from Speakers, Jo and John Crosby, Authors of The X's & O's of Relationships & The Biblical Foundation for Loving Others. Together, they lead Five Stones Counseling Center. Weekend includes workshop sessions, games and activities, meals and couples banquet with beautiful riverfront accommodations. This marriage weekend is ideal for couples of all ages, offering a chance to rediscover what is truly important.


Join the Journey - 18th Annual Confirmation Retreat

February 28-March 1, 2020

The 18th annual South Georgia Conference sponsored Confirmation Retreat is designed for students in the fifth grade and above. This event provides churches of all sizes an opportunity to connect with others through worship, study, and fellowship. It 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. Space is limited to the first 500 completed registrations received.

For more information, please contact Suzanne Akins, Director of Camping & Retreats, at suzanne@sgaumc.com or (912) 638-8626 ext 107.

Registration is OPEN for South Georgia Conference churches. Registration will be open to out-of-conference churches beginning January 7, 2020.

Click here to register your church group.

Reservation Deadline: March 20, 2020

*Springtime By The Sea

May 18-21, 2020

Adventures Await...Experiencing History, Cultures and People:
Discover Eras Gone By as you explore our coastal history. Begin with the culture of the Native American and journey through history to the millionaires cottages in a National Landmark Historic District and where the first transcontinental telephone call was made.


Online Registration will be available soon.

*Grown Up Summer Camp

June 26-28, 2020

Camp Counselor, Andy Offutt Irwin, a professional storyteller, says we will encounter wild things, real and imagined-casting our nets upon the waters; enjoying encounters with who/what lives on the shore/and being with aquatic mammals. There will also be a night walk in the forest...woooo! Singing, learning to "shag", listening to stories will add to the camping experience. Come be adventurous at Epworth's Grown Up Camp.


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