SundayServeJune 6th - Regional Coordinating Meeting Re-scheduled
Monday, June 10th - 6:30 PM Conference Call
The June 6th Regional Coordinating meeting has been Rescheduled. Instead,
we will be hosting a conference call for all Regional Coordinators and
interested Church Leaders.
This call will be held on this coming Monday, June 10th at 6:30pm.
Click here to register and receive the details for this conference call.
We will be going over information that would have been discussed at
Moore Tornadoes - UMCOR asks Volunteers to be patient
Our hearts break for the people of Oklahoma. As United Methodsits, we can be sure that UMCOR and our brothers and sisters in the local church are there providing assistance. They need our fervent prayers and our financial gifts.
Click here to learn more and, as always, check the Florida Conference Connection for the latest news from the United Methodist News Service (UMNS) and UMCOR.
"A Million Reasons" - An Annual Conference Stop Hunger Now Campaign
A Million Reasons to Stop Hunger Now from Florida Conference on Vimeo.
All Lay and Clergy Members are encouraged to participate in the Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event at Annual Conference, Wednesday, June 12th 12:45 pm – 6:45 pm and Thursday, June 13th 8:00 am- 1:15 pm. Over 1000 volunteer opportunities will be available in one hour time intervals beginning at 12:45 pm Wednesday. Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization committed to end worldwide hunger. One third of the Annual Conference Offering will be used to support the efforts of Stop Hunger Now. Our goal is to package 100,000 meals at Annual Conference. Complete details on how to participate and reserve your time slot are at www.flumc.org
Register for a Stop Hunger Now Packaging Session by clicking here!
Calling all Clergy!!!
Workshop Offerings on Upcoming Changes to Clergy Health Benefit Program
A proposal is coming to Annual Conference that requires your consideration. Details of the proposed changes are being presented at two pre-conference workshops. This is your opportunity to be informed on the specific details of the proposed changes. Two sessions are offered with same content to accommodate as many attendees as possible. Workshops will be held at the Lakeland Center at 2pm and 4pm on Wednesday June 12, 2013.
Clergy: Proposed Benefit Changes for 2014
Presenter: Wendy McCoy, Conference Benefit Officer
Read on for more information about the workshops and the upcoming changes
SundayServe 2013 is Approaching Fast!
Register Your Local Church Leader Today!
April 4th, 2013 - Sanlando UMC
Our Kick-Off Meeting for SundayServe 2013 was a huge success. We are already laying thegroundwork for another rewarding and impactful event!
Pastors - Please submit your local church leaders today!
Check out this promotional video!
Telling Our Stories!
An Invitation from Bishop Ken Carter
During our Annual Conference meeting this June, the agenda will include “Telling Our Stories,” which will feature conference members telling their stories about how they are becoming disciples of Jesus Christ.
We want stories about who we are and what God is doing in our lives. About how we are ordinary people trying our best, with God’s help, to point our feet toward being Jesus’ disciples every day. And, how we don’t get it right every time, we aren’t perfect, and we also have mountaintop experiences. Those are the details that provide inspiring, rich and diverse stories about our lives and our faith.
For those storytellers who attend the Annual Conference, we ask that you share your stories on the stage during our plenary sessions. For those who can’t take the stage, we will attempt to produce a video of you telling your story to show during Annual Conference.
We ask local church pastors, staff, and district staff to help find participants for “Telling Our Stories” by encouraging persons they know, who are willing, to be our storytellers. There is a link below for nominating a storyteller.
We’ll work with our storytellers on guidelines, suggestions and editing, and we’ll provide program and stage guidance during the Conference.
- Length: 300-400 words
- Focused on your own discipleship journey
- Questions for a jump start, if needed:
Where have you seen God at work in your life recently?
How has His work helped you on your disciple journey?
How do you see your disciple journey making a difference?
What areas of your disciple journey do you continue to struggle with?
What are your hopes/dreams/goals for future steps in your disciple journey?
To Tell Your Story
Please click here
to go to our story submission page to send us your contact information and your story.
To Nominate a Storyteller
Life Enrichment Center 2013 Family Programs
Visit the LEC's program website for more details about registration and events!
Lay Servant Ministry Training
September 20 & 21- Tomoka UMC, Ormond Beach
More details and information will be coming soon!
The Florida Chapter of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts is pleased to announce that our 57th Annual Church Music Workshop will be held from Sunday afternoon, June 16th through Friday noontime, June 21st, 2013, at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park (Leesburg). Anyone involved in church music or worship planning, both traditional and contemporary, adults or youth, are invited to join us. This year’s theme, "Sing for Joy: Songs of Grateful Praise" is based on Colossians 3:16. Clinicians for the workshop will be Adult Choral Clinician Jeff Faux, Director of Sacred Arts at First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs and artistic director of the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers; Youth Clinician Andrew Minear, Director of Choral Activities at Dr. Phillips HS in Orlando; Advanced Handbell Clinician Rick Holdsworth, Director of Music at Pine Shores Presbyterian Church in Sarasota and founding director of the “Ring Sarasota” Community Handbell Ensemble. Our Annual Church Music Workshop is for adults and youth (College, High School and Middle School) and has a variety of seminars to meet everyone’s music ministry needs. We invite you to take this opportunity to connect with other church musicians and worship leaders and be renewed. For more information and for registration information, please visit our website at: www.floridafellowship.org or contact Joan FitzGerald, Workshop Chairperson, at email@example.com or Registrar Dan Shorb at firstname.lastname@example.org.