Getting to our Gathering
Welcome to the Travel Section of the website!

Here you will find information on area airports, airport shuttles, rail service, and the address to plug into your navigational app if you'll be driving. If you have any questions about gathering logistics please feel free to reach out to our Logistics Coordinator, Jeff Wilson

Recommended Airport information
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)

Arrival Date: January 23, 2022
Departure Date: January 27, 2022

For those flying into the event, we are recommending using Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) near Jacksonville, Florida. JAX is 66 miles from Epworth by the Sea. JAX supports all major carriers, including: American, Delta, Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest, and United.

We will also be providing round-trip shuttle service from JAX for an additional $55 per person (or $35 per person one way.) More information about shuttle service can be found below. JAX also has most major car rental providers on site.

Shuttle Information

Shuttle service will be provided from Jacksonville International Airport ONLY. In order to request a spot on the shuttle service, please indicate YES when asked during registration.

Arrival shuttle from JAX only

Two shuttle departure times from JAX: 

  • Jan 23 at 2pm (EST) and 5pm (EST)
    • Please make every effort to book your flight to arrive before 2:30pm (EST) to allow ample time to collect your luggage
    • A table with UMCRM and National Gathering signage will be near baggage claim
      We will make every effort to adjust departure times due to delays and weather
    • Cost: $55 for round trip or $35 for Monday arrival shuttle only

Departure shuttle to JAX only:

  • There will only be ONE shuttle departure time from Epworth by the Sea on  
    Jan 27 at 8:30am (EST)
    • We will arrive at JAX by roughly 10:00 am (EST)
    • There will be no earlier shuttle departure times
    • Make sure to leave enough time between arrival at terminal and departure of your flight in order to make it through airport security. We highly recommend that you book your flight to depart no ealier than noon (EST)
    • Cost: $55 for round trip or $35 for Friday departure shuttle only
Need to add or change a shuttle reservation? Contact Jen
Other Nearby Airports
  • Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK)
    • Brunswick, GA: 14 miles from Epworth by the Sea
    • Supports Delta connections
    • Some car rental providers on site
    • NO SHUTTLE SERVICE PROVIDED (check Carpool link below)
Arrivals by Train
  • Jesup Amtrak Station
    • Jesup, GA: 46 miles from Epworth by the Sea
    • NO car rental providers on site
    • NO SHUTTLE SERVICE PROVIDED (check Carpool link below)
Arrivals by Automobile

"Epworth by the Sea" is recognized by most major navigational apps/sites and GPS units. However, if you find yourself needing to input the address yourself, here it is for you to copy and paste:

Epworth By The Sea, 100 Arthur J Moore Dr, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Carpooling is encouraged! Check the link below if you're seeking a ride or can offer one, either to/from an airport or from farther afield.

Click for Carpooling Details