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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


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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 pfulmerdma@juno.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
pfulmerdma@juno.com 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

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       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 pfulmerdma@juno.com

Please return this form to:           Ebenezer Southern Methodist Church
                                      Attn: Annual Conference
                                      1048 Dudley Rd.
                                      Marion, SC 29571

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                    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




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          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.




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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.




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Restaurants near Best Western Executive Inn and Holiday Inn Express




Restaurants near Comfort Inn in Marion/Mullins




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