Opportunities

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.

UMC.org offers daily Lent & Easter quiz

See what you know about the traditions of Lent and Easter with this online quiz.

Foundation accepting scholarship applications

March 31 is the application deadline for the Sinclair scholarship.

More on worldwide church at #CTTalks

The United Methodist Connectional Table continues its online forum leading up to General Conference.

'Homeless Jesus' sculpture dedication for Ash Wednesday

Service at noon Feb. 10 to highlight homelessness and presence of Jesus in urban Tampa community.

Sign up by Feb. 5 to speak at GC Listening Session

United Methodists are invited to bring comments Feb. 13 to the General Conference delegation.

'Ocean Motion' on tap for intergenerational camp

Epworth By The Sea in Georgia will host an estuary exploration for grandparents and grandchildren.

One Great Hour of Sharing Resources Available

United Methodist Communications has assembled a Pastor and Leaders Kit for the One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday on March 6.

Feb. 7 is Transfiguration Sunday

Resources are available for marking this day of celebration before Lent.

Black History Month resources available

February is Black History Month. United Methodist agencies offer resources for local churches.

UMW umbrella campaign to 'intercept' human trafficking

United Methodist Women invite all to participate in a Super Bowl demonstration Feb. 7 with a photo campaign.

United Methodist Men seeking top ministries for men

Deadline to enter the contest is Monday, Feb. 1.

Lay leaders now eligible for Pilgrimage scholarship

Apply by Feb. 15 for a discount rate for the annual Wesley Pilgrimage in England.

Children's Week app available

The event is this week, and an app can take you there if you can't be in Tallahassee.

Sign up for Congregational Care seminar in Kansas

The Church of the Resurrection will host the seminar April 7-9 at its Leawood campus. Discounts end Feb. 3.

In time for King Day, new blog series

The Commission on Religion and Race blog series marks Human Relations Sunday on Jan. 17, and Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 18..

#CTTalks offers series related to General Conference

January topics will focus on the worldwide nature of The United Methodist Church.

Advocacy for Clergy and Congregations webinar

Drew Theological School is taking registrations for a three-part webinar that starts Feb. 18.

Human Trafficking Awareness Day Jan. 11

United Methodist Women offers resources for churches to mark the day.

Sign up for Lead Like Jesus event

The 10-hour leadership workshop is set for Feb. 12-13, 2016, in Orlando.

Jan. 7 webinar on Holy Week for children

PRC-Practical Resources for Churches will offer a webinar Thursday, Jan. 7, on Holy Week activities for kids.

Registration open for spring retreats at Epworth

The Methodist retreat center in St. Simons Island, Ga., has announced events for April and May.

Make Epiphany come alive

Epiphany, celebrating the wise men's visit to the Christ child, falls on Jan. 6. Resources are available.

Resolution: Update Web presence with UMCom

New enhanced Find-a-Church features help churches with digital outreach.

New Year's Eve/Watch Night resources available

Discipleship Ministries offers hymns, lectionary readings and themes for worship on New Year's Eve.

Fresh Expressions gathering taking registrations

The Fresh Expressions US National Gathering is set for April 8-9, 2016, in Alexandria, Virginia.

Register for national creation care conference

Early deadline is Friday, Dec. 15, for "Sowing Seeds" in Decatur, Georgia.

Christmas worship ideas available

United Methodist Discipleship Ministries offers resources for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and other services of the season.

VBS previews set for Florida West Coast

Cokesbury will showcase new VBS materials in January and February.

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