August 2017 District Newsletter

Message from the District Superintendent

Can you answer the question - Who is the client? Read more in the August message from the district superintendent

Feel free to share your answer with us. Call (904-396-3026) or email us!

 

 


 Vitality Metrics  - Almost time to report your data!

We are ready to receive your information! On Sunday, after worship, you can upload your data to our website. In addition, we remind you to submit your Missional Vital Signs data. To make it easier to track both the Missional Vital Signs data and the Vitality Metrics, we have updated the monthly data sheet to include all items that you need to track on a monthly basis. 

The deadline to upload is the 10th of each month for the previous month. So all July data is due by August 10th. Help us reach 100% participation from all churches in the district. 

You can access the Missional Vital Signs information here - http://tools.flumc.org/yearly.asp.

You can access the Vitality Metrics information here - http://www.flumc.org/vitality.


Innovating Spiritual Movements with Brian McLaren - A Fresh Expressions Event

The Conference Fresh Expressions team invites you to join us on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Deland, at Collective Church for an inspiring one-day intensive with acclaimed writer, pastor and emergent spiritual leader, Brian McLaren. Brian will discuss themes relevant to Fresh Expressions from his recent book, The Great Spiritual Migration. Following conversation with Brian, we will workshop next steps in our own projects. This intensive will be of particular value to those who have existing knowledge of Fresh Expressions or have participated in a Spark Day and are looking for next steps in starting, growing or supporting a Fresh Expression of church. The cost for the day will be $29 per person. Sign up at www.freshexpressionsfl.org/events! Limited space is available, so be sure to sign up soon.

Experience this intensive in the context of Collective, a Fresh Expression of how church is being redefined in the Florida Conference, an incubator for spiritual community that reaches new people in new places and in new ways. Local Lunch and Artisan Coffee will be provided.

Questions? Email us at freshexpressions@flumc.org.


Save-the-Date

We are working on a few new events for the fall. Save the dates for the following events:

MissionInsite Training Event with Tom Bandy - September 16, 2017. Churches will be invited to attend for a nominal fee. We are finalizing the details and will put everything in the next Friendly Friday Reminder. 

Calling all church administrators in the North East District. You are invited to SAVE-THE-DATE for a District Church Admin Brunch on October 10, 2017. More details will be shared in the coming weeks. Mark your calendars!


Disaster Recovery Magnets 

We just updated and reprinted Disaster Recovery magnets for all churches in the District. We will be handing them out to clergy over the next few weeks. Each church will receive two magnets. We hope that you are able to put them in the appropriate places and the information can be accessible to everyone at the church. 


Shepherd's Staff Software Help Needed

Does your church use the Shepherd's Staff software? If so, would you be willing to lend your expertise to another church in the district? Let us know! Email the district office - flumc-ne@flumc.org


Lay Servant Ministry Training - Registration Open

We were able to open registration early for the Fall Lay Servant Ministry Training. The training will be held on September 22-23, 2017 @ Keystone UMC  in Keystone Heights. You must attend all 10 hours of training to receive certification. In addition, you must register in advance to attend. No walk-ins please. If you need help registering, please contact our district office. Register today! 


Change of Date

We have had to change the date for the first District Ministry Team Meeting in 2018. The new date is March 1, 2018 from 11:30 – 3 @ Fleming Island UMC – Brown Bag Lunch. All clergy serving a local church are required to attend. Duval County pastors - please save the February 22, 2018 date for the Principals and Pastors Breakfast. More details are coming!


There are a number of jobs available at churches in our district. Please visit the Classifieds Section of our website to learn more. When posting a job in the classifieds section, be sure to put an end date of at least three months from the date you submit the job. If not, the ad will disappear from the classifieds section after 30 days.

 


A CONVERSATION WITH BISHOP CARTER

Join Bishop Ken Carter at one of three important fall regional gatherings. These events are open to all and there will be opportunities to submit questions for Bishop Carter prior to the event. Each event will begin at 6:30 PM and a reception will follow.

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, September 24 – Hyde Park UMC – Tampa

Monday, September 25 – Mandarin UMC – Jacksonville

Tuesday, September 26 – Community of Hope UMC – Loxahatchee

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


DLC Nurse & Learn Fall News

DLC is looking forward to the 2017-18 school year! We are excited to be celebrating 29 years in the community, helping nearly 3,600 children get on track for graduation.

School starts on Monday, August 14th and enrollment is now open for all classes, including VPK for qualifying 4 year olds and after-school care.  We are also in need of a full-time teacher and an after-school teacher. Give us a call and ask for Mayra Correa, the DLC Program Director for more information on enrollment or our teaching positions available. 904-387-0370


  

August 2017

August 10-11, 2017 - Global Leadership Summit @ CrossRoad UMC

August 23, 2017 - DCOM Meeting (First-time Certification & BOOM re-submissions). You need to be invited to attend this meeting by the DCOM registrar. 

August 29, 2017 – District Ministry Team Meeting (formerly known as District Clergy Meeting, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Fleming Island UMC – Brown Bag Lunch. All clergy serving a local church are required to attend.

September 2017

September 22-23, 2017 - District Lay Servant Ministry Training @ Keystone UMC 

September 25, 2017 - A Conversation with Bishop Carter @ Mandarin UMC

October 2017

October 10, 2017 - District Admin Brunch from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.. We are planning a brunch for all church administrators, secretaries, office professionals. More details to come!

October 13-14, 2017 - 21st Century Man Cave Renovation Conference @ LEC

November 2017

November 4, 2017 - DLC Nurse & Learn Passport to Riverside and Avondale Event. Purchase your ticket to Passport 2017 now!

November 11, 2017 - Super-Charged Conference, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. @ CrossRoad UMC

November 15, 2017 - Finance/Trustees Training, 6:30-9 p.m. @ Riverdale UMC. This will be a brown-bag meal training. Bring a brown bag meal with you. The District Office will provide drinks and snacks. This training is free but you must register to attend. 

November 16, 2017 - Finance/Trustees Training, 6:30-9 p.m. @ Lake Shore UMC. This will be a brown-bag meal training. Bring a brown bag meal with you. The District Office will provide drinks and snacks. This training is free but you must register to attend.

November 18, 2017 - Fresh Expressions Event in Deland

November 28, 2017 - SPRC Training with the DS, 7-9 p.m. @ River of Life UMC. This training is free but you must register to attend.

December 2017

December 11, 2017 - SPRC Training with the DS, 7-9 p.m. @ Riverside Park UMC. This training is free but you must register to attend.

December 13, 2017 - DCOM Meeting (Re-certifications) You need to be invited to attend this meeting by the DCOM registrar. 

2018

January 20, 2018 - District Leadership Event - Location 1 @ Keystone UMC, Keystone Heights

January 27, 2018 - District Leadership Event - Location 2 @ Beach Church, Jacksonville Beach

March 1, 2018 – District Ministry Team Meeting, 11:30 – 3 @ Fleming Island UMC – Brown Bag Lunch. All clergy serving a local church are required to attend. 

April 2018 - District Lay Servant Ministry Training - Location TBD


We are up to 238 likes on our District Facebook Page in the past week. Thank you! Can we get up to 250 before the September newsletter comes out? Invite your friends to like our page. 

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