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South Georgia CAH Hosts Historical Society of the UMC and the SE Jurisdiction Historical Society


July 26 - July 29, 2022
St. Simons Island, Georgia

The South Georgia Conference Archives and History Committee will host the Southeastern Jurisdiction Historical Society and the Historical Society of The United Methodist Church during their annual meetings in 2022. The event will focus on John and Charles Wesley’s ministry in the colony of Georgia and will start on Tuesday, July 26, with afternoon registration. An after-dinner lecture entitled John Wesley’s Time in Georgia given by Rev. Dave Hanson and followed by an ice cream social will round out our first evening. Wednesday will start early with chartered buses taking participants to Cockspur Island to see the Wesley Memorial marking the spot John and Charles landed in the colony to begin their ministry. This will be followed by a tour of historic Savannah and a delicious lunch in the area. After returning to St. Simons Island and dinner, there will be a tour of the Moore Methodist Museum and a showing of St. Simons Island 360, a 180-minute video detailing the history of the island. Thursday morning will bring a half-day tour of St. Simons Island beginning in the village and pier area and traveling north to see where the Wesley brothers ministered to the colonists at Fort Frederica. This will include a tour of the historic Christ Episcopal Church and grounds. A banquet at Epworth by The Sea Conference Center celebrating the recipients of the Saddlebag Award and Ministry of Memory Award will be held Thursday night. A memorial service honoring those we have lost will be held Friday morning before participants depart. Participants can be members of these historical societies, lifelong Methodists, or anyone who is interested in John and Charles Wesley’s time in the Georgia colony. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Anne Packard, Curator of the Moore Methodist Museum, at director@mooremuseum.org or by calling 912-638-4050. More details and a link to register to attend can be found at https://www.umchistory.org/2022-hsumc-annual-meeting. Registration deadline is July 12.