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EBENEZER SOUTHERN METHODIST CHURCH 1048 DUDLEY ROAD ♦ MARION SC 29571 REV. DR. PHILIP C. FULMER, PASTOR Then Samuel took a stone… and called its name EBENEZER, saying, "Thus far the Lord has helped us." I Samuel 7:12 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We at Ebenezer Southern Methodist Church in Marion, SC, are pleased to welcome you to our church for the 2010 Eastern Annual Conference. We are looking forward and praying for an excellent conference and hope that you will enjoy the hospitality of the Temperance Hill Community of Marion County. Enclosed is the relevant information that you will need for Annual Conference. If you should misplace this information or would like to see more information, please go online to www.ebenezersmc.com. Location Most of the festivities will take place at our church facility except the Men’s Meetings on Thursday; the Laymen and Pastors will meet at Shuler’s Barbecue Restaurant for both their meetings and for lunch. If you are using a GPS unit, most of them do not properly show the location of the street address for the church. The table below provides the latitude and longitude in various formats depending on how your GPS displays those values. For most GPS units, you can select a latitude and longitude as a destination on the same screen as you would normally enter an address. For many TomTom units, you should use the button labeled Latitude Longitude For many Garmin units, you should use the button labeled Coordinates If the above does not apply to your unit, please see your owner’s manual. Location Street Address Latitude Longitude Ebenezer SMC 1048 Dudley Rd. 34.28702◦ N or 79.38600◦ W or Host site for Epworth League Meeting, Marion, SC 29571 34◦ 17.2212’ or 79◦ 23.16’ or WMS Meeting, and Annual Conference 34◦ 17’ 13.272” 79◦ 23’ 9.6” Shuler’s Barbecue Restaurant 419 Hwy 38 W 34.312202◦ N or 79.47815◦ W or Site for Men’s Fellowship Meeting, Latta, SC 29565 34◦ 18.7322’ or 79◦ 28.6892’ or Pastor’s Meeting, and Men’s Luncheon 34◦ 18’ 43.93”. 79◦ 28’ 41.35” Epworth League Meeting (Wednesday, July 21) The Epworth League Meeting will be held on Wednesday evening. Supper will be provided at no charge for attendees from 5:30-6:20 p.m. The actual meeting will begin at 6:30 and will continue until shortly after 8:00, at which point there will be a time of fellowship and an ice cream social. WMS Meeting (Thursday, July 22) Additional information on the WMS Meeting has already been sent from the President of the Annual Conference WMS. If you have not received this information, please contact your local WMS President who can obtain the necessary paperwork. Men’s Fellowship/Pastor’s Meeting (Thursday, July 22) This meeting will be held at Shuler’s Barbecue (not the church) beginning at 9:30. The restaurant is owned by fellow Southern Methodists who have agreed to open specifically for this meeting. Please see the instructions above for directions to the restaurant (the first map on page 5 shows the location). The laymen 2010 Eastern Annual Conference Page 1 of 7 Ebenezer SMC, Marion SC will meet separately from the pastors for a period, and then the two groups will come together for fellowship and lunch. The cost per person attending will be $9.50, including tax. This will include a buffet line of barbecue, bog (if you don’t know what it is, you’re in for a blessing!!), fried chicken, side items and drink. Annual Conference Sessions The afternoon session will begin on Thursday, July 22, at 2:00 p.m. at Ebenezer SMC and continue through Friday afternoon in the sanctuary. Refreshments will be available during breaks in our Family Life Center. Memorial Service Please submit information on those of your membership who have been promoted to Heaven during the past conference year. If you would like to submit a photo of the individual, you can send a hard copy or e-mail a copy to email@example.com Internet Access Free wireless internet access will be provided in the church and in the Family Life Center with limited availability in the parking areas. Feel free to bring your computer to stay in touch with e-mail and other internet-related information. Meals During the Annual Conference Sessions To offer a convenient method for obtaining meals and to encourage fellowship, the WMS Ladies of Ebenezer SMC will be providing meals at the church for Thursday evening, Friday morning (continental breakfast), and Friday lunch. The continental breakfast on Friday morning will be complimentary; the other two meals will be priced at $9 for adults and $5 for children with net proceeds to go to missions projects. Please give an estimate of the number of people in your group who plan to eat at the church. Country Store The WMS Ladies of Ebenezer will also be presenting a “Country Store” to offer crafts and goods prepared by the ladies with net proceeds to go to missions projects. Youth Activities We are planning to have youth activities during the conference beginning Thursday morning and continuing through Friday afternoon. Youth who are planning to participate should bring swimsuits in anticipation of possible swimming activities. Also, extra spending money to cover activities and food will be necessary. Please sign up now so that we can provide details to you as they are further refined as conference nears. Hotels and Restaurants Information is included in this packet of the nearest hotels and restaurants. Additional Information If you have any questions, feel free to refer to the online version of the Annual Conference information, which will be accessible through www.ebenezersmc.com by June 1; also, you are free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me at (843) 423-6394. God Bless each of you, and we look forward to seeing you in July for Annual Conference. Because He Loved Us First, Philip C. Fulmer, PhD Pastor 2010 Eastern Annual Conference Page 2 of 7 Ebenezer SMC, Marion SC 2010 EASTERN ANNUAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM (You may also register online at www.ebenezersmc.com beginning June 1) This registration is for a: □ Pastor of a church □ Lay Delegate from a church □ Voting Annual Conference Officer □ General Conference Officer assigned to Eastern Annual Conference □ Non-clergy Missionary assigned to Eastern Annual Conference Name Church, Ministry Office, or Mission Field City, State Please note below the approximate number of people in your group who will participate in the events so that we can prepare sufficiently. Include your spouse, children, and non-registered visitors who may accompany you to each event. You do not need to send money in with this form. Event Approximate Number in Your Group Attending Men’s Fellowship/Pastor’s Meeting at Shuler’s BBQ Thursday morning ($9.50/person) Thursday supper at Ebenezer SMC ($9/adult; $5/child) Choice of Spaghetti or Grilled Pork Loin, Salad, Corn on the cob, Baked Beans, Squash Casserole, Bread, Dessert, Beverage Friday lunch at Ebenezer SMC ($9/adult; $5/child) Choice of Chicken Bog or BBQ, Green beans with new potatoes, Slaw, Sweet Potato Soufflé, Bread, Dessert, Beverage Youth Activities During Conference A signed permission form will be required to be signed at conference for each young person to participate. Memorial Service Information Church Name and Location _____________________________________ Church Member Who Went to Glory during the Date of Homegoing 2009-2010 Conference Year Photos may be emailed to email@example.com Please return this form to: Ebenezer Southern Methodist Church Attn: Annual Conference 1048 Dudley Rd. Marion, SC 29571 2010 Eastern Annual Conference Page 3 of 7 Ebenezer SMC, Marion SC LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND RESTAURANTS All of the hotels listed below are very reputable and provide breakfast. There are also fast-food restaurants near each one for additional dining options. Hotel Rates COMFORT INN Approximately $75/night 2693 E. Hwy 76 plus tax Mullins, SC 29574 (843) 423-0516 Hotel is located at the www.comfortinn.com junction of US-501 Bypass (Note: The hotel is closer to and US 76, approximately Marion than Mullins) 10 minutes from the church. BEST WESTERN EXECUTIVE INN Approximately $89/night 1534 Hwy 38 W plus tax Latta SC 29565 (843) 752-5060 Hotel is located at I-95 www.bestwestern.com using Exit 181-B, approximately 10 minutes from the church) HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS Approximately $97/night 2101 Florence Harllee Blvd. plus tax Florence SC 29506 (843) 629-9779 Hotel is located at I-95 at www.holidayinn.com Exit 170, approximately 20 minutes from the church. Restaurants Near Ebenezer SMC and near Accommodations Above (See maps on following pages for locations) Near Ebenezer SMC Near I-95 and SC-38 (Exits Near I-95 and SC 327 (Exit Near US501 and US76 181A and 181B) 170) King’s Famous Pizza Wendy’s McDonald’s Dry Dock Restaurant US 301 South McDonald’s Wendy’s Wendy’s Latta SC Flying J Restaurant Zaxby’s McDonald’s (Serves Italian, Greek, and Marion Chinese Restaurant American Foods) Subway (Inside Super Wal- Mart) Shuler’s BBQ Zaxby’s Open Thur-Sat. nights (owned by Southern Methodists) 419 Hwy 38 W Latta, SC 29565 2010 Eastern Annual Conference Page 4 of 7 Ebenezer SMC, Marion SC DIRECTIONS TO EBENEZER SOUTHERN METHODIST CHURCH DIRECTIONS FROM I-95 Exit I-95 at Exit 181A. This should place you on SC38 headed east towards Latta and Marion. Follow SC 38 for approximately 7 miles until you come near the interchange with US 501 (which can be a little confusing the first time). You will drive under a bridge at this interchange. After driving under the bridge, proceed about 0.3 miles and turn left onto the frontage road. This frontage road leads to Dudley Rd. Turn right onto Dudley Rd. and drive approximately 3 miles to Ebenezer SMC on the left. See map below for more detail. The green route on SC 38 meets up with the blue route which goes to the church. DIRECTIONS FROM US 301/FLORENCE AREA Proceed on US76/US301 headed towards Myrtle Beach. After crossing the Great Pee Dee River, follow US 301 N towards Latta. Drive several miles (go through the town of Sellers) until you reach the interchange with SC38. Take SC38 east (the entrance ramp is before the bridge) and drive approximately 1-2 miles to the interchange of SC 38 with US 501. You will drive under a bridge at this interchange. After driving under the bridge, proceed about 0.3 miles and turn left onto the frontage road. This frontage road leads to Dudley Rd. Turn right onto Dudley Rd. and drive approximately 3 miles to Ebenezer SMC on the left. See map below for more detail. The red route on US 301N meets up with the blue route which goes to the church. 2010 Eastern Annual Conference Page 5 of 7 Ebenezer SMC, Marion SC DIRECTIONS FROM US 501 SOUTH OF MARION Take the US501 Bypass around Marion. Immediately after US501 Bypass and US501 Business merge on the north side of Marion, turn right onto Temperance Hill Road (a sign for the church is at this location). Drive approximately 3 miles and turn left onto Carroll Rd. (a sign for the church is at this location). Drive about 0.25 miles to the stop sign and the church will be directly ahead. See map below for more detail. 2010 Eastern Annual Conference Page 6 of 7 Ebenezer SMC, Marion SC Restaurants near Best Western Executive Inn and Holiday Inn Express Restaurants near Comfort Inn in Marion/Mullins 2010 Eastern Annual Conference Page 7 of 7 Ebenezer SMC, Marion SC
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