AC 2017 Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer sign up opportunities are now available.

SCD 2017 slated for August 17-20

The School of Congregational Development will be held in Atlanta this year. Early bird registration ends May 1.

Native American Ministries Sunday is April 30

On Native American Ministries Sunday, The United Methodist Church helps ensure that Native American United Methodists are equipped and empowered to authentically serve Jesus Christ.

Clergywomen raising AC breakfast "scholarship" tickets

An effort to provide "scholarship" tickets for the Annual Conference breakfast is underway.

New grant offers website development training

A new grant from United Methodist Communications (UMCOM) is offering training opportunities for local churches looking to build and maintain a website.

Financial Summit offered May 6 at St. Luke's

Financial Summit to be offered for all FLUMC members and clergy at St. Luke's, Orlando, on May 6.

Autumn Adventures from Epworth By The Sea

Explore Sapelo Island, the Golden Era of Amelia Island and cruise by Cumberland Island in September.

General Council announces Boosterville sponsorship

The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) has announced a new fundraising platform. New corporate sponsor Boosterville, Inc. will provide the service to United Methodist churches at no cost.

Creation Justice Ministries preparing for climate march

Creation Justice Ministries has placed a call-to-action for an upcoming climate march in Washington D.C. This year's event occurs Saturday, April 29.

Florida Advocacy Days registration extended to Mar. 20

Join with others to "Speak Up for Those Who Cannot" at the 22nd annual Children's Week in Tallahassee March 26-28 and learn about critical justice issues affecting children in Florida.

FSC to be named UM Historic Site

General Commission on Archives and History honors Florida Southern College's 130 years of continuous education.

Bishop Carter slates Spring community conversations

Immigration will be the subject of the March 21 conversation, and on April 24 the focus will be creation care.

UMCOR Sunday is Mar. 26

UMCOR offers resources for UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing).

Ethnic In-Service Training Grant applications accepted through Mar. 1

The Ethnic In-Service Training Grant (EIST) awards up to $10,000 for innovative minority training programs; the application is open now through March 1, 2017.

Summer camp for grown-ups

Enjoy a sunset cruise on a working shrimp boat and other outdoor adventures at Epworth By The Sea July 28-30.

UMPH announces partnership

The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) recently announced a partnership between Love in a Big World and Project Transformation.

Young writers sought to produce new worship resources for black congregations

Young African-American United Methodists are being sought to write liturgies, prayers and calls to worship for an updated Africana worship series.

Teams needed for disaster recovery

Early Response Teams needed in Mississippi.

Free lecture: Reconciliation, Memory and Theology in Shaping the Public Stage

Free branding webinar by UMCOM Feb. 8

At 1 p.m. CST on Feb. 8, United Methodist Communications will host a free webinar: 3 Reasons Your Church's Brand Matters.

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.

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