Conference prepping for virtual Annual Conference session


The 2020 Annual Conference session will be held online in just 11 days.

In his Book of Recommendations and Reports welcome letter, Bishop R. Lawson Bryan noted that the words of Ephesians 2:5 have been fulfilled in the South Georgia Conference even during a global pandemic.

And now he wants the virtual Annual conference session to be a celebration of the ways South Georgia congregations have been Alive Together in Witness during this unprecedented time.

The technologically-assisted Annual Conference session began Sunday, Aug. 2 with a clergy session. Special services will span over the course of several days with the business session scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15. Here’s an overview of how the time will be spent: 

  • Saturday, Aug. 8: Virtual Commissioning Service begins at 2 pm with Bishop R. Lawson Bryan preaching (Link to watch)
  • Sunday, Aug. 9: Virtual Ordination Service begins at 4 pm with Bishop R. Lawson Bryan preaching (Link to watch)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 11: Virtual Retiree Recognition Service begins at 7 pm (Link to watch)
  • Thursday, Aug. 13: Virtual Memorial Service begins at 7 pm with Dr. Craig Rikard preaching (Link to watch)
  • Saturday, Aug. 15: Virtual Annual Conference Session, 8:30 am - 4 pm (Link to watch for guests)
A detailed schedule of the August 15 Annual Conference Session may be found here.

Clergy and lay members to Annual Conference will be sent an email with a private link to join the August 15 Annual Conference Session. The email will also include their voter identification and additional instructions. Guests will be able to watch the live stream at  

A countdown checklist for Clergy and Lay Members to Annual Conference:
  • Have you participated in one of the online platform and voting training sessions? Two additional training sessions are scheduled, August 10 at 6 pm and August 11 at 10 am. An email will be sent with the link to join.
  • Do you have your Book of Recommendations and Reports (BOR) purchased or printed and ready to reference?
  • Have you watched and read these additional videos and reports?
Of this year’s gathering, Bishop Bryan says, “Although this year’s Annual Conference session will be different than any we’ve ever experienced, I look forward to being Alive Together with each of you in new and exciting ways.”

Stay tuned to for up-to-date 2020 Annual Conference news and information.