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UMR, who handles the subscriptions for the South Georgia Advocate, just announced on Thursday that they were closing down their operations all together as of May 31, 2013. We, as the South Georgia Advocate, are trying to wrap our minds around this very unexpected news. You can read the press release here: http://www.sgaumc.org/news/detail/9723. Please be in prayer as we discern our next steps forward.
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The South Georgia Advocate, a twice-monthly newspaper produced by the Conference Communications Office, is a wonderful resource. In it you'll find local church stories of faith and discipleship, practical ideas for ministry, glimpses into lives of people who inspire our clergy and laity, news relevant to our conference, details on upcoming events, Sunday school lessons, and more. Plus, you'll receive the national United Methodist Reporter with every issue. What are you waiting for? Go to www.sgaumc.org/advocate to subscribe.
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Kara Witherow, Editor
The South Georgia Conference welcomes Kara Witherow, a United Methodist with extensive experience in communications, as the editor of the South Georgia Advocate. Kara has worked in the media relations, public relations and marketing fields, having worked for Gaylord Entertainment in Nashville, Tenn. (parent company of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center) and the Sea Island Company in St. Simons Island. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi, where she was a staff writer for the Daily Mississippian newspaper. She and her husband, Patrick, reside in Brunswick, and are members of The Chapel.
“I look forward to meeting and working with the laity and clergy of South Georgia,” said Mrs. Witherow. “We serve a mighty God who is at work all around us. I can’t wait to tell the stories of what God is doing in our congregations and communities,” she said.
Mrs. Witherow invites both laity and clergy to send her information about possible news stories and photographs of events in your congregation or ministry. Information can be sent to email@example.com
History of the Advocate
The purpose of the South Georgia Advocate is to tell the many stories of how God is working throughout the congregations and ministries of the South Georgia Annual Conference. There is much good news that needs to be shared to bring glory to God, and to bring encouragement to laity and clergy that God is creating a Christ-like world all around us.
For 172 years, the Wesleyan Christian Advocate informed United Methodists in Georgia and celebrated the church, its people and its mission. Since 1837, United Methodists throughout Georgia have turned to the Advocate to read stories of how God is working in the lives of His churches and His people and to stay informed of news and events within the conference. These things readers have come to expect and rely upon will not change.
In the summer of 2009, the Wesleyan Christian Advocate dissolved and created an opportunity for the South Georgia Conference and the North Georgia Conference to begin producing their own publications.
The South Georgia Conference entered a partnership with the United Methodist Reporter our of Dallas, TX to create a new South Georgia Advocate. In addition to readers being able too keep up with the happenings in South Georgia, through the United Methodist Reporter, readers also receive important connectional news and developments from across the nation and the world.
In February 2011, the South Georgia Advocate began on online version, providing the South Georgia section at no charge.