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

2019

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 https://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.

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***Winter Conference Housing is NOW FULL. You may register as a commuter at the link below.***

*Marriage Enrichment Retreat

February 8-10, 2019

Manage the mess so you can release the passion and ENJOY the ADVENTURE!
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Online Registration will be available soon.

*Baseball at the Beach

February 15-18, 2019

Baseball tournament lodging available at Epworth By The Sea. Only minutes to the Adam Wainwright Baseball Field. Optional nightly devotion program provided by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As well as a morning quiet time plan for interested coaches and players prior to breakfast. Please email or call Lori Strande for availability. Lstrande@epworthbythesea.org or 912-638-8688.

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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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Brunswick, GA is a city in need...
Over 44 percent of residents have income below the poverty level.
Over-crowding in government housing is a big problem with over seven percent living in units with incomplete plumbing and kitchen facilities. With your help we can share in revitalizing areas of the city. Daily quiet time by the river, fun team building and exciting speakers each night at Epworth! Come grab a shovel, rake or paint brush and be a part of Mission Possible 2019 in the city! Let's partner with The City of Brunswick and make a difference!

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Spiritual Growth Retreat

March 22-24, 2019

Living Out Loud! Celebrating Bold Christian Women
150 Years of United Methodist Women
Retreat Leaders: Rev. Aimee Baxter, Rev. Devon Goddard Smyth, Rev. Stacy Harwell-Dye and Rev. Kathy Israel McLeod
Teen Women’s Retreat Leader: Ivy Kratzer

More Information and Online Registration will be available soon.

*Island Baseball Classic

March 28-30, 2019

Baseball tournament lodging available at Epworth By The Sea. Only minutes to the Frederica Academy Baseball Field. Optional nightly devotion program provided by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As well as a morning quiet time plan for interested coaches and players prior to breakfast. Please email or call Lori Strande for availability. Lstrande@epworthbythesea.org or 912-638-8688.

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*Island Baseball Classic

April 4-6, 2019

Baseball tournament lodging available at Epworth By The Sea. Only minutes to the Frederica Academy Baseball Field. Optional nightly devotion program provided by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As well as a morning quiet time plan for interested coaches and players prior to breakfast. Please email or call Lori Strande for availability. Lstrande@epworthbythesea.org or 912-638-8688.

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“Lead a Successful Life”
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*Springtime By The Sea

May 20-23, 2019

Explore Sapelo Island, learn about fascinating historical personalities on Amelia Island and cruise by Cumberland Island. Spend the day touring the Gullah Geechee community on Sapelo and have a home cooked buffet lunch at a resident’s home in Hog Hammock. Spend time at the Amelia Island Museum of History. Board a private charter for a peaceful cruise up Beach Creek for a close up look of the natural habitat of Cumberland Island National Seashore.
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Online Registration will be available soon.

*Springtime By The Sea 2

June 10-13, 2019

Explore Sapelo Island, learn about fascinating historical personalities on Amelia Island and cruise by Cumberland Island. Spend the day touring the Gullah Geechee community on Sapelo and have a home cooked buffet lunch at a resident’s home in Hog Hammock. Spend time at the Amelia Island Museum of History. Board a private charter for a peaceful cruise up Beach Creek for a close up look of the natural habitat of Cumberland Island National Seashore.
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Online Registration coming soon.

*Grown Up Summer Camp

June 21-23, 2019

Be a summer camper again with professional award winning Andy Offutt Irwin as your camp counselor.

Enjoy a Hoe Down Square Dance, learning about sharks and some "hairless creatures", take a shrimp boat cruise; have story time under the star; a sing a long around the campfire and, of course, make s'mores! Plenty of time for you to enjoy ocean activities and the history of St. Simons Island as you wish.

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Presented by Bil Lepp and Andy Offutt Irwin
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*Autumn Adventures: With Respect and Honor

September 23-26, 2019

The Coastal Heritage Society, the Massie Heritage Center, the Coastal Georgia Historical Society and Fort Frederica National Monument invite you to experience a unique “hands on” history lesson. Spend one day in Savannah and another on St. Simons Island. Learn about 3 centuries of history as you visit the World War II Home Front Museum; St. Simons Lighthouse Museum; Fort Frederica National Monument; Christ Church, Frederica; Massie Heritage Center; Georgia State Railroad Museum; Battlefield Memorial Park and the Savannah History Museum. Relax one evening to the cool tunes of Michael Hulett, The Sax Man.

More information and online registration coming soon.

IACCA

October 18-24, 2019

International Association of Conference Center Administrators

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.