Opportunities

Vital Conversations 3 available from GCORR

The video series focuses on young adults, social justice and the church.

New online course about liturgy and worship available

A new online course for lay and clergy about liturgy and worship is now open for enrollment to United Methodists around the country.

Bishop White shares annual letter to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bishop Woodie White shares his annual birthday letter to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Resources for "Reclaim the Common Good" conversations available

The General Board of Church and Society, Commission on Religion and Race, Commission on the Status and Role of Women, Higher Education and Ministry and United Methodist Women are working together to provide resources for hosts to use to facilitate meaningful conversation.

Epworth By The Sea slates programs for April, May

Epworth By The Sea announces Bible study for April and a senior adult Vacation Bible School in May.

From the Moderators of the Commission on a Way Forward

This Advent season seems more poignant this year than in years past in the midst of beginning the work with the Commission on a Way Forward.

Wesleyan studies certification available from new Lay Academy

The Wesley Theological Seminary Lay Academy offers 11 online courses covering a variety of topics including Methodist identity, early church history, Christian ethics, interfaith relations and the intersection of faith and science.

Cokesbury raising funds for global refugee relief

In response to the refugee crisis, online Christian retailer Cokesbury.com is taking strides to offer hope.

New scholarship to address economic challenges of pastoral leaders

The Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship was created to help entering United Methodist clergy avoid excessive educational loan debt, minimize financial stress and build financial acumen.

UMW Advent daily reflections available

United Methodist Women offer reflections and devotionals for Advent.

GCFA creates new revenue source for churches

Steeplecom helps churches with leasing properties to wireless carriers.

AC 2017 hotel reservations now open

Lake Buena Vista Palace online reservations service is now available.

FLSA overtime rule delayed

A Federal Court Judge granted a preliminary injunction against the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA) overtime expansion rule from taking effect until a final decision in the case is issued. The December 1, 2016, deadline increasing the minimum salary threshold in regards to overtime to properly classified salaried, exempt employees has been postponed. It is unclear what direction this injunction may take at the moment. It is possible that this may not become law, but it is also possible that once it is processed through the courts, it will be effective immediately.

GBGM event to support water rights on Human Rights Day

The event is also to show support for the Standing Rock Sioux impacted by the Data Access Pipeline.

Churches can help supplement GBHEM scholarships

GBHEM's Office of Loans and Scholarships will be awarding over 2,300 students a total of $5 million in financial assistance for 2016.

Quilting retreat offered by Epworth By The Sea

Retreat is slated for January at Epworth By The Sea.

Alabama Rural Ministry registration now open

Registration is open for teams as large as 70 persons for summer's youth mission camp.

Hurricane Matthew Volunteers Needed

The following conferences have volunteer requests: South Carolina, Virginia, South Georgia, North Carolina, the Bahamas, and Haiti.

Storytelling festival at Epworth by the Sea

Storytelling festival slated for Epworth by the Sea in February.

Fresh Expressions' Spark Day is Nov. 5

Spark Day is the opportunity to discover more about Fresh Expressions, including how it is renewing the church and learning about tools to help start Fresh Expressions in your area. The event is being held in multiple sites.

GYPC is seeking planning committee members

Global Young People's Convocation 2018 is soliciting planning committee team members.

Florida churches fared hurricane well

Florida Conference churches fared well. The hotline is available for those needing assistance and volunteers offering assistance.

October events for men

The United Methodist Men are sponsoring two October events.

Resources for Blessing of Animals service

A Blessing of Animals, in many congregations, witnesses to God's and the Church's love, care, and concern for creation. As we recognize our mutual interdependence with God's creatures, the Church's witness of stewardship of creation is strengthened. It is also a service with special appeal to children.

Louisiana Conference ready for long term recovery teams

Both skilled and unskilled volunteers are needed for the recovery effort. There will be skilled individuals to teach every level of volunteer how to do the work needed.

Children's Week set for March 26-31

The first Children's Week statewide conference call is slated for Wednesday, August 10, at 10 a.m.

Zika virus updates available


Changing church workshop in September


UM clergywomen gathering slated for August

Registration for global UM clergywomen gathering closes July 30.

Boomerstock: Learning how to evangelize aging baby boomers

Boomerstock, hosted by the Office on Aging and Older Adult Ministries at Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church, will be the first comprehensive study of how the church can reach members of a generation who had been previously lost.

Lake Junaluska offers summer worship series

Lake Junaluska has invited distinguished spiritual leaders to speak this summer during its annual Summer Worship Series.

Order AC 2016 Journals online

Order your copy of the AC 2016 Journal online.

Festival of Wisdom and Grace Slated for August

The theme for the August 1-4 event is "Come to the Water," and it will be held at Lake Junaluska.

Scholarships available for UM Clergywomen Gathering

Scholarships are available for the 2016 Global UM Clergywomen Gathering.

Volunteers needed for Annual Conference

There are plenty of volunteer slots from Tuesday through Saturday morning.

UM responding to Texas floods, Ecuador relief

Volunteers can help in Texas, Ecuador and relief efforts elsewhere.

Credit Union taking scholarship applications

The United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union will award scholarships to four college students in 2016.

Free Earth Day resources

Every year, Creation Justice Ministries releases a free Christian education resource before Earth Day (April 22).

BC-U offering teens summer theology and leadership experience

Bethune-Cookman offering opportunities for teenagers from around the state to explore their faith, think deeply about their purpose and calling in the Christian church, build friendships, participate in community service projects and gain leadership skills.

Ware Trust spiritual formation grants available

Grant applications are due May 1, 2016.

Music and Worship Arts workshop registration open

Registration is now open for the 60th annual church music workshop sponsored by the Florida Chapter of The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music & Worship Arts, its diamond jubilee.

Spiritual gifts retreat slated for April 15-17

Spiritual gifts retreat will feature Bishop and Pam Carter, as well as John Riley.

"Created for Happiness" retreat for women May 20-21

Mini-retreat sponsored by UMW of First UMC Clermont.

Upper Room to launch General Conference prayer community

Sign up for daily devotions that start March 31.

Native American Gathering set for April 22-24

Registrations and payment are due April 4.

Florida pastors to speak at NC Preaching Fest

The North Carolina Preaching Festival, set for April 25-27, is taking signups.

One Great Hour of Sharing resources

Kits for pastors and leaders are available for the March 6 service.

Applications sought for Institute of Preaching

Full-time Florida Conference elders and local pastors are eligible to apply.

Young Preachers Festival opens registration

Early bird discount ends May 31 for the July event in Leawood, Kansas.

Ministry Protection insurance invoices available on line

For the seventh consecutive year we have renewed the program with no increase in premium.

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