|Weekend deals with
self-esteem, decision makingThe
"Totally Me!" weekend retreat offers parents and their fourth- and fifth-graders
the chance to build a solid foundation of trust and communication while dealing with
difficult issues, including self-esteem, decision making and the Christian response to
Held March 17-19 at the Warren W. Willis Camp in Leesburg, it features worship,
age-appropriate activities and time for parents and children to work together on lessons
The cost is $65 per person. Register by March 3. Contact Carol Sue Hutchinson, director
of the Conference Council on Ministries Discipleship Ministry office, at 1-800-282-8011,
extension 141, or CHutchinson@flumc.org.
Bishop presents General Conference preview to retirees
All retired clergy, diaconal ministers and surviving spouses are invited to the
12th annual Retired Clergy Reunion March 27-29 at the Life Enrichment Center in Leesburg.
Retired Bishop J. Lloyd Knox will present a preview of the upcoming 2000 General
Conference, and the Rev. David Dodge, executive director of the Florida Conferences
Division of Ministry, will speak on "Pension, Insurance and Housing." Classes on
a number of topics will also be offered. Drs. Roosevelt Dell and James Maxwell will
present the weekends devotionals.
The cost is $80 per person. Register by March 6. Contact the Rev. Trall Heitzenrater at
Board asks churches to honor retirees
The Preachers Relief Board is asking congregations throughout the Florida
Conference to honor retired clergy and their spouses and widows Feb. 27. "These
faithful servants deserve our gratitude, not just for their past service, but also for
their continuing ministry," said the Rev. Billy Pickett, chairperson of the board.
The Preachers Relief Board helps pastors find adequate housing during their
retirement, offers financial assistance to qualifying retirees and honors them at the
annual conference event.
Contact the Rev. John Harrington, Mandarin United Methodist Church, Jacksonville, at
Smaller churches and organizations active in or looking for
ways to be involved in ministry to families in their communities are invited to "Maximizing Resources through Creative
Collaboration" March 30, 9 a.m. - 4
p.m., and "Building Community &
Achieving Social Change," May 11, 9
a.m.-4 p.m. Both will be held at the Miami Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus. Each
one-day seminar costs $20; preregistration is required. For more information, contact Dr.
Carol Hoffman-Guzman at 305-237-3890.
United Methodists from the
Lakeland, Orlando and Sarasota districts are invited to
the Florida United Methodist Childrens Homes "Day On
Campus" March 18 for campus tours, a
musical program presented by residents and a picnic lunch. Contact your local
churchs Childrens Home representative or call the Childrens Home at
Wesley Group Home Ministries of Hallandale needs a full-time
Resident Manager for a new six-bed group
home for individuals with developmental disabilities. Applicants must have a high-school
diploma or equivalency, a valid Florida drivers license, and safe driver rating.
Experience with developmental disabilities and CPR and first aid certification are
preferred. Compensation includes a three-room efficiency apartment, housing, utilities and
meals while on duty, medical insurance and $17,000 salary. Contact June Johns at
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