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October - December 2007
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Florida Conference churches enjoy the benefits of a well-developed property and casualty insurance program. One hundred percent of Florida Conference churches are insured in three key areas, while nationally, most United Methodist churches are not. Graph by Greg Moore. Photo #07-0720. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0779, 12/20/07.


Nancy Metz, chairwoman of the Florida Conference Beyond 50 Ministries task team, speaks to a participant attending the “Beyond 50: Living It Well!” Conference Table held in early December at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Ocala. Photo by Erik Alsgaard. Photo #07-0719. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0776, 12/18/07.




A participant raises a question during a response time at the Conference Table on older adult issues and ministry, held in early December at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Ocala. Photo by Erik Alsgaard. Photo #07-0718. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0776, 12/18/07.


The Christians in Action drama troop at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Ocala shares an interpretive skit during the opening worship of the “Beyond 50: Living It Well!” Conference Table held at the church in early December. Photo by Erik Alsgaard. Photo #07-0717. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0776, 12/18/07.
















During the Advent season Georgianna United Methodist Church in Merritt Island is applying its less-is-more vision to the church’s Christmas celebrations, encouraging both members and neighbors to remember the true meaning of Christmas. The opposite side of the sign reads, “This Sunday Simple Christmas Versus Credit Chaos.” Photo by Thomas Routzong. Photo #07-0716. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0775, 12/13/07.


Debris, including mattresses and books caked with mud, litter the yard of the Community Partners Development Program school in Bombita, Dominican Republic. Photo by John Sandlin. Photo #07-0715. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0773, 12/11/07.




Mudslides caused by Tropical Storm Noel filled homes, like this one in Bombita, Dominican Republic, and surrounding facilities with tons of mud, destroying residents’ belongings. Photo by John Sandlin. Photo #07-0714. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0773, 12/11/07.


Susan Keith, a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Clearwater and part of an emergency mission team that traveled to the Dominican Republic in November after Tropical Storm Noel hit the area, said the optimism and faith of survivors was “our reason for not losing hope.” Photo by Susan Keith. Photo #07-0713. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0773, 12/11/07.


Ruth Levins (left) from the Gulf Central District and Judith Pierre-Okerson from the South East District complete pledge cards to missions. Photo by Erik Alsgaard. Photo #07-0712. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0770, 12/4/07.








Children from various churches in Lakeland, including St. Mark’s and College Heights United Methodist churches, and Tampa lift up issues affecting children and the need to address them. Photo by Erik Alsgaard. Photo #07-0711. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0770, 12/4/07.










E. Judith Siaba, vice president of the General Board of Global Ministries’ Women’s Division and chairwoman of the division’s Christian Social Responsibility section, challenged women attending the Florida Conference United Methodist Women’s annual meeting to fight injustice and welcome immigrants. Photo by Erik Alsgaard. Photo #07-0710. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0770, 12/4/07.


Damon Streeter receives tutoring from mentor Dinam Bigny through the Outreach Love program at First United Methodist Church of Orlando. Photo by Thomas Routzong. Photo #07-0709. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0768, 11/21/07.













Damon Streeter receives tutoring from mentor Dinam Bigny through the Outreach Love program at First United Methodist Church of Orlando. Photo by Thomas Routzong. Photo #07-0708. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0768, 11/21/07.


The Rev. Dr. Mont Duncan (center), director of Florida Conference New Church Development, presents the first of three checks for $30,000 to the Rev. Dr. Embra Jackson (left), administrative assistant to Mississippi Conference Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, and the Rev. Kurt Appel, chair of Mississippi Conference New Church Development. Photo by Woody Woodrick. Photo #07-0707. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0767, 11/20/07.


Twenty-four college students shared in awards from the Harriet G. Kaebnick Scholarship Endowment. They were honored at a special luncheon during the summer. Photo by JoAlice Randall. Photo #07-0706. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0765, 11/16/07.




Photo courtesy of Florida Southern College. Photo #07-0705. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0764, 11/15/07.


Photo courtesy of Bethune-Cookman University. Photo #07-0704. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0764, 11/15/07.




Hurricane Charley in 2004 left the steeple from Aloma United Methodist Church in Winter Park in shambles. The Florida Conference insurance program helps churches recover after such natural disasters, but the number of storms hitting the conference also affects the amount the conference pays for that coverage. Insurance premiums across the insurance industry skyrocketed after the 2004 and 2005 hurricanes. Photo by Don Youngs. Photo #07-0703. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0762, 11/9/07.


With water levels almost to the rooftops of their homes, people living in the southwest region of the Dominican Republic flee the flooding in their community brought on by Tropical Storm Noel. Photo by Connie DiLeo. Photo #07-0702. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0761, 11/9/07.






Global poverty in areas like Malanje, Africa, where a child scavenges for food in a garbage pit, will also be addressed in the revised “In Defense of Creation” document. A UMNS Photo by Mike DuBose. FUMNS photo #07-0701. Originally accompanied UMNS story #249, 5/16/07. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0760, 11/1/07.





















Since 1986 when the first “In Defense of Creation” document was written United Methodists have been deeply concerned about the proliferation of nuclear weapons and their potential use. Protestors continue to voice their concerns, particularly at sites like the Nevada Test Site, the most bombed site on the planet. More than 1,000 nuclear weapons have been exploded here. A UMNS Photo by Ronny Perry. FUMNS photo #07-0700. Originally accompanied UMNS story #182, 4/11/07. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0760, 11/1/07.


Margie Abdoney (left), director of Christian Education at First United Methodist Church, Tampa, and the Rev. Migdalia Icaza-Willetts, pastor at First United Methodist Church, Tampa, take notes during the Workshop on Ageism at First United Methodist Church, Zephyrhills. Photo by J.A. Buchholz. Photo #07-0699. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0759, 11/1/07.









The Rev. Gary Bullock (left), pastor of New Covenant United Methodist Church in The Villages, answers a question during the ageism workshop at First United Methodist Church, Zephyrhills. He and the Rev. Warren Langer, pastor of Sun City Center United Methodist Church, led the session. Referencing the second chapter of Luke, Bullock said the first people to greet Jesus when he was taken to the temple shortly after his birth were older adults and older members are important in the life of the church today. He said sharing the Good News is relevant to all age groups. Photo by J.A. Buchholz. Photo #07-0698. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0759, 11/1/07.


Beverly Brown (left) and Karen Roongrojana brave some of Lake Worth’s most dangerous neighborhoods to bring meals to people in the community who are homeless, like Pete Lobeck (center), as part of Lakeside United Methodist Church’s God Squad. Photo by Thomas Routzong. Photo #07-0697. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0758, 10/31/07.




On the last Saturday of every month volunteers at Lakeside United Methodist Church prepare hot meals for anyone who stops by the church needing something to eat. Photo courtesy of Lakeside United Methodist Church. Photo #07-0696. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0758, 10/31/07.


For 30 years Pete Lobeck was a professional air conditioning repairman, but after serving four years in jail for having a passenger in his car who was carrying illegal drugs, he says he can’t get a job. The meals from Lakeside United Methodist Church’s God Squad give him a chance to “have some good food every once in a while,” he says. Photo by Steven Skelley. Photo #07-0695. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0758, 10/31/07.


Part of Temple Terrace United Methodist Church’s vision to build a Christ-centered community involves focusing on helping youth “meet Christ and connect with His love,” according to the youth group’s Web site. “We believe in youth. We believe that anyone can begin a relationship with Christ at any age.” Photo courtesy of Temple Terrace United Methodist Church. Photo #07-0694. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0757, 10/30/07.















During worship services, Temple Terrace United Methodist Church strives to “deliver Christ's message in a unique way” by presenting regular short dramas that accompany the sermon. Photo courtesy of Temple Terrace United Methodist Church. Photo #07-0693. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0757, 10/30/07.

Bill Easum. Photo courtesy of Easum, Bandy & Associates. Photo #07-0692. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0757, 10/30/07.





 
The Rev. Mason Dorsey, 34, is one of four clergy under the age of 35 ordained an elder in full connection at the 2007 Florida Annual Conference Event. Photo by Greg Moore. Photo #07-0691. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0756, 10/21/07.


Clergy participate in the Milestones in Ministry service, which included ordination, at the 2007 Florida Annual Conference Event. Approximately 60 of the 765 active clergy in the Florida Conference are younger than 35. Photo by Caryl Kelley.  Photo #07-0690. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0756, 10/21/07.



Larry and Rebecca White practice their spear throwing at the Riverside Retreat Center’s Riverfest festival. Photo by Martha Pierce. Photo #07-0689. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0755, 10/19/07.










Middle school youth attending camp at the Warren W. Willis United Methodist Camp decorated the reusable canvas conservation bags they gave members of Community United Methodist Church in Fruitland Park with messages reminding the members to be good stewards of the environment. Photo by Barbara Guenther. Photo #07-0688. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0754, 10/18/07.


Members of Community United Methodist Church in Fruitland Park leave Sunday morning worship with conservations bags and tree saplings given to them by middle school youth attending camp at the Warren W. Willis United Methodist Camp. Photo by Barbara Guenther. Photo #07-0687. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0754, 10/18/07.

A special combined communion service in May 2006 marked the first steps for Florida United Methodists and Lutherans to be in ministry together. Photo by Pam Garrison. File Photo #06-403.  Originally accompanied e-Review Florida UMNS #0519/July 21, 2006. Also accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0752, 10/14/97.

 
Miss Yalitza, a staff person at the Developmental Learning Center Nurse and Learn in Jacksonville works with Rose, a student at the center. Photo by Amy Buggle. Photo #07-0686. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0751, 10/12/07.








Since 1989, United Methodists in north Florida have been helping care for children with medical conditions or disabilities through the Developmental Learning Center Nurse and Learn in Jacksonville, a ministry of the Florida Conference’s North East District. Photo courtesy of the Developmental Learning Center (DLC) Nurse and Learn. Photo #07-0685. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0751, 10/12/07. Web photo only.


Ray of Hope Ministries in Opa-Locka is focusing much of its efforts on the community’s children, but it is also trying to address other community needs, such as hunger, through it’s feeding ministry. The goal is to get at the heart of a variety of interrelated community problems so real change can take place. Photo by the Rev. Dr. Bill Bailey. Photo #07-0684. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0750, 10/11/07. Web photo only.








During the Milestones in Ministry service at the 2007 Florida Annual Conference Event, Bishop Timothy W. Whitaker invited all who were contemplating entering the ministry to the altar for prayer with him and others. Here, the Rev. David Dodge prays with a young adult who accepted that invitation. Photo by Caryl Kelley. Photo #07-0683. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0749, 10/5/07.


During the Beyond 50 Ministries presentation June 7 at the 2007 Florida Annual Conference Event, members from each generation shared the characteristics unique to their generation. The goal was to create greater awareness and insight into those differences and the need for each generation to be involved in the life of the church. Photo by Caryl Kelley. File photo #07-0591. Originally accompanied e-Review Florida UMNS #0685/June 9, 2007. Also accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0748, 10/5/07.

 


Children enjoy lunch at Cornerstone Family Ministries’ Rosa Valdez Early Intervention Center. Photo courtesy of Cornerstone Family Ministries. Photo #07-0682. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0747, 10/3/07.












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