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Called to Serve: Clergy and Laity Day of Learning
East Central District Local Church Training Event
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Training Laity and Clergy
For Making Disciples of Jesus Christ
For The Transformation of the World
First UMC Oviedo
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Rini Hernandez
A day of learning for all Local Church Laity & Clergy.
Select from over 25 different session topics.
All Laity are encouraged to attend. Many of the sessions have broad appeal and impact.
Some sessions are designed especially for newly elected leaders and committee members for 2015.
Training sessions targeting specific Church Leadership Roles will be noted.
Sessions, Descriptions, and Leaders available on-line in December.
Schedule for the Day:
8:00 AM Hospitality Gathering, Registration, & Ministry Expo in the Gymnasium
8:40 AM Gather in Sanctuary
8:45 AM Worship Music, Welcome from Rev. Annette Stiles Pendergrass
9:00 AM Key Note: Rev. Dr. Rini Hernandez, DS in South West District
9:25 AM Dismiss to class sessions - Janet Kelley
9:30-11:00 AM Session I (90 minutes)
11:00-11:25 AM Break - Snacks available - Gymnasium (25 minutes)
11:30-1:00 PM Session II (90 minutes)
1:00 PM Dismiss from Session II
This FREE leadership training event is designed to inspire and equip laity, lay staff, and clergy. Complete course outline, brief class details, and session leaders coming in December 2014.
January 16th & 17th Mission Impact at
Bethune Cookman University, Daytona Beach
Begins with Registration at 4:00 PM on Friday - evening session begins at 6:00 PM Ends 4:00 PM on Saturday
The Florida United Methodist Church has long been committed to missions in our communities and around the world. But how do we fully realize missions? How can we expand our concept beyond trips, projects, and working with people like us? Mission Impact will broaden our idea of who our neighbor is and give us authentic tools to be missional every day of our lives.
Join students and adults of all ages for a weekend of worship, training, and learning!
Mission Training Sessions include:
COPE (Cost of Poverty Experience)
Young Adult Missional Movement Training
Registration is $20 and includes a boxed lunch on Saturday, your selected Mission Training Session and a long lasting insecticide mosquito net through Imagine No Malaria for a family in sub-Saharan Africa. Register Here.
SundayServe WAS September 28,2014!
September 28th was a busy day for East Central District. Please email Claudia at firstname.lastname@example.org a few of your pictures that hightlight your events and your stories.
Zellwood UMC had 10 different service projects. One of which was delivering food to local homes where they witnessed answered prayer, Door opened and the resident immediately started crying when she saw the food! “I am so hungry! I was praying to God for food and didn’t know what I was going to do!” Follow up is also being made to help her with a new pair of shoes as her (only) pair was completely worn out.
Rev. David Allen, Jr. writes, "I’m writing to thank all of you for your support and display of extravagant generosity yesterday at the Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event. There were over 300 volunteers of B-CU students and churches. It was a tremendous expression of our faith at work through head, heart and hand." Click Here to see more pictures.