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NW District Clergy Meeting  
Tuesday, March 21, 10:00-2:00

DeerLake UMC
8013 Deer Lake Road
Tallahassee, Fl 32312

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Full time Clergy are required to attend, and part-time clergy are strongly encouraged to come. Lunch will be provided.


Spring Lay Servant Training



Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, 2017



850 386-2154 Office     850 386-2155  Fax



North West District Office


Good Samaritan United Methodist Church
3720 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, FL  32331
Check-In begins at 5:30 pm on Friday. Training will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6:00-9 p.m. and also on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. with lunch and snacks provided. Be sure to register early. No walk-in registrations please. This training is open to all.


If you are seeking to receive certification or re-certification credits you must attend all 10 hours of the training. Registration will be open through March 27, 2017.


The course fee of $35.00 includes snacks, a light breakfast and lunch on Saturday. 


Basic Course: Focuses on the three primary aspects of lay servant ministry: leading, caring, and communication. The course qualifies the participant as a Local Church Lay Servant.   The basic course will be led by Jim Catron, Certified Lay Servant, First United Methodist Church of Madison.
Email or call 850 673-8201   
Book- "Lay Servant Ministries" by Sandy Zeigler Jackson/Brian Jackson - ISBN # 978-0-88177-626-3
Advanced Courses: These courses qualify a Local Church Lay Servant as a Certified Lay Servant and fulfills the three-year educational requirement for continuing certification.

  • Intergenerational Minisry and Space-Making:  This course will be led by Justin Barfield, Minister of Discipleship - overseeing all discipleship making ministries at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church.
     Email or call 850 893-4919
  • Being the Fruitful Church:    This course will be led by Rev. Brian Brightly, Pastor at St. George Island United Methodist Church.   Rev. Brightly is a Certified Church Coach.   Phil Manard material will be used.  
    Email or call 850 927-2088.

For more information or assistance with online registration, please contact Peggy Fox in the North West District Office @ 850 386-2154 Office


Garnet, Gold and Blue Jean Banquet
Saturday, March 25th, 6pm - 7:30pm

FSU Wesley at FSU and TCC
705 W. Jefferson Street 
Tallahassee, FL 32304


1) The Wesley Foundation at FSU and TCC invites you to their Annual Spring Garnet, Gold, and Blue Jean Banquet in Tallahassee. Enjoy a great dinner in our new student community center, and we'd love to show you around!

Come join us on Saturday, March 25th at 6pm wearing your favorite game day clothes. You will have the opportunity to have a tour of the new space, hear about what God is doing in this vibrant ministry, meet Pastor Mike Toluba and staff.


If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please contact Christina Pacelle at (850) 222-0251 or


2) FSU Wesley Blitz Sunday

We are excited to announce that the Wesley Foundation at FSU and TCC will be hosting FSU Wesley Blitz Sunday on Sunday March 26th! The Wesley Foundation will have representatives in over 20 churches throughout the NW District sharing about the importance and impact of campus ministry on their lives! To learn more about the FSU and TCC Wesley Foundation, visit:  If you would like your church to participate, please contact Christina Pacelle at (850) 222-0251 or


Millenials "Opening Our Doors"
Thursday-Saturday, May 4-6

Lake Blackshear Resort 
2459 U.S. 280,
Cordele, GA 31015

How to attract young adults to our church? Plan now to strengthen your understanding of how your church can open wide the doors to this important group of people. Nita Crump who serves as Superintendent in SW Georgia, will be hosting this event at the beautiful Lake Blackshear Resort.  Clergy and Laity are encouraged to attend, this event will meet the needs of small, medium, and large churches.  When the retreat ends Saturday, at noon, Reverend Foshee will be hosting a lunch at his lake house. If interested, Millenials - Opening Our Doors-


Congregational Vitality Day 
Saturday, May 20, 9:30 -2:00

First Perry UMC
302 North Jefferson St.
Perry, Florida 32348

District Wide Event ...that will include worship, liturgical dance, plus these exciting speakers: Humorist and Motivational Speaker, John Riley; Reverend Magrey DeVega, Pastor at Hyde Park Tampa, and Reverend Michael Beck, the pastor at Wildwood and Fresh Expressions.


Who will make the decisions for you one day?

How do you ensure that what you have goes to those you love with the least amount of stress on yourself and those you leave behind?

What happens to your savings and to you if your health care needs necessitate care in a nursing facility or high cost care at home?

at or call Jerry Smith at 893-1116














Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011