Bishop's Calendar

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Note: This is not a comprehensive calendar. Some meetings are of a private and confidential nature, and some days are blocked out for travel or preparation; these activities do not appear on the schedule. The Bishop seeks to respond to invitations that advance the mission and reflect the diversity of the Annual Conference, and visits are generally scheduled nine months to one year in advance. He also considers it a great privilege to share the gospel and to encourage clergy and laity throughout the Florida Conference.

Inquiries about the schedule can be forwarded to:

Ms. Winnie Dean
Administrative Assistant to Bishop Kenneth Carter, Jr.
Florida Area, The United Methodist Church
450 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33815
wdean@flumc.org


January 2017

3-6 Southeastern Jurisdictional College of Bishops, Memphis, Tennessee
8  Preaching, First UMC, Lake Alfred
10  THRIVE Meeting, Lakeland
12  Task Force on the School-Church Connection, Tampa
13  Retreat
17-18  Executive Committee, Council of Bishops, Charleston, SC
19  Planning Team, Four Areas of Focus, Charleston, SC
22  Preaching, University of South Florida Wesley Foundation, Tampa
23-26  Commission on a Way Forward Meeting, Atlanta
30  Florida Conference Committee on the Episcopacy, Lakeland


February

4  Speaking, East Central District, First UMC, Oviedo
5  Preaching, First UMC, Winter Park
6-9  Florida Conference Cabinet Meeting, Lakeland
12 Preaching, Soapstone UMC, Raleigh, NC
15-17  Florida Southern College Board of Trustees
19  Preaching, First UMC, Fort Lauderdale
21-22  United Methodist Foundation, Dallas, TX
26  Preaching, Lighthouse UMC, Boca Grande, FL
27-28  Commission on a Way Forward, Atlanta


March

1-2  Commission on a Way Forward, Atlanta
5  Preaching, Duke University Chapel
8  Preaching, Bethune-Cookman University Chapel
10-12  Colloquy on Unity and Human Sexuality, Emory University (GBHEM)
13-16  Florida Conference Cabinet Meeting, (location TBD)  
19  Preaching, Trinity UMC, Bradenton, FL
24  Speaking, United Methodist Associated of Communicators, New Orleans
26-28  Preaching, Church Street UMC, Knoxville, TN


April

2-3  Preaching, First UMC, Fort Smith, Arkansas
6-8  Commission on a Way Forward, Washington, DC
9     PALM SUNDAY
16  EASTER
20  Installation Service for Dean Elaine Heath, Duke Divinity School
21-22  Board of Visitors, Duke Divinity School
23  Preaching, Merritt’s Chapel UMC, Chapel Hill, NC
24  Strategic Leadership Team/Cabinet Connection, Lakeland
25  Florida Conference Cabinet Meeting, Lakeland
30 Council of Bishops, United Methodist Church, Dallas TX


May

1-5 Council of Bishops, United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX
6  Preaching, First UMC, Plant City, FL
13  Commencement Speaker, Asbury Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL
15-18  Commission on a Way Forward (location to be determined)
23  Ordination Retreat, Florida Conference, Lakeland


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