Churches offer technology, communications
Bay Life Community Church, a United Methodist congregation in
Sarasota, is presenting a one-day workshop on communications and
technology in the church Oct. 13 at St. James United Methodist Church
Bay Life staff will lead classes on sound, printed material,
computer systems and church Web sites.
The cost is $15 per person. Group rates are available. For more
information, contact Bay Life church at 941-923-9779 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Witness study launches
"Witness" is a 25-week small group study designed to
create a culture of vital Christian witness by helping individuals and
congregations prepare to share their faith as they become more excited
about Christian witnessing. It is a new resource offered by the
General Board of Discipleship (GBOD).
To celebrate the study’s launch, the GBOD, Florida Conference’s
Operation Evangelization, Asbury Theological Seminary’s Orlando
campus and Foundation for Evangelism are sponsoring an event Nov. 2-3
at Asbury’s Orlando campus. The Rev. Dr. Roger Swanson, the Florida
Conference’s director of Operation Evangelization, will be among the
The cost is $150 per church and includes 10 Witness book sets,
which will be used during the weekend. Accommodations are available at
the Holiday Inn Express, Orlando-East at $72 plus tax per night per
room. For hotel reservations call 407-282-3900 and mention the Florida
Annual Conference Group.
For more information, contact Robbie H. Jones with the GBOD at
877-899-2780, extension 7054, or email@example.com.
Church teaches how to fish for kids
Clergy and laity who want to know how to bring kids to church and
Christ are invited to attend "Fishin’ for His Kids!"
Transformation Children’s Ministry Conference Nov. 2-3 at Grace
United Methodist Church in Cape Coral.
Ministers from Grace United Methodist Church will share how their
church grew its children’s ministry from 40 kids four years ago to
more than 200 children now in attendance every Sunday.
The cost is $20 per person or $15 per person for groups of five or
more. The registration deadline is Oct. 25. Accommodations are
available at the Howard Johnson Hotel at $57 per night. For hotel
reservations, call 941-656-4000 and mention the Grace Church Children’s
For more information, contact Acevedo or Heather Evans, the church’s
children’s pastor, at 941-574-7161 or visit http://www.gracecapecoral.com.
Seminar, concert teach Child Talk
Parents, educators and child-care professionals who want to be more
effective in communicating with children are invited to the Playsongs
concert and Child Talk Seminar at Orlando’s College Park United
Methodist Church Nov. 2-3.
Karyn Henley, author, educator and children’s communicator, will
present both programs. Henley is the author of "The Beginner’s
Bible" and "The Creative Bible Learning Series." Her
Playsongs videos and CDs are popular children’s resources.
The concert is free. The cost for the seminar is $15 per person
before Oct. 26 or $12.50 per person for groups of 10 or more. Child
care is available. For more information, contact Mary Massey, director
of the College Park United Methodist Church Child Development Centre,
at 407-841-6020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference holds Deaf Awareness Weekend
The Florida Conference is sponsoring a Deaf Awareness Weekend Nov.
9-11 at Conway United Methodist Church in Orlando. "Body of
Christ — Gifted and Talented" is open to all persons.
The Rev. Peggy Johnson, pastor of Christ United Methodist Church
for the Deaf in Maryland, is the guest leader and will preach in sign
language at all three Sunday worship services. Voice interpretation
will be provided.
There is no charge for the weekend, but reservations are required
for Friday night’s dinner. For more information, contact Mary Harris
at 407-893-7201 (work), 407-273-6565 (home), 407-823-8284 (TTY) or MEHSIGN@aol.com.