Bishop's Calendar


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


9–10 Celebration/Building Dedication at Florida State University Wesley Foundation, Tallahassee
12–13  Cabinet/Strategic Leadership Team Meeting, Lakeland
15–22 Commission on a Way Forward, Berlin, Germany
24 ‘Growing In our Trust of God”: Conversation with the Bishop, Hyde Park UMC, Tampa
25 ”Growing in our Trust of God”:  Conversation with the Bishop, Mandarin UMC, Jacksonville
26. “Growing in our Trust of God”: Conversation with the Bishop, Community of Hope UMC, Loxahatchee
29. Lecture, Lewis Center for Christian Leadership, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C. (honoring Dr. Lovett Weems)


1 Preaching, Plantation UMC, Plantation
2 District Work Fund Summit (Cabinet), Lakeland
3-4. Cabinet/Strategic Leadership Team Meeting, Lakeland
5 Appointive Cabinet Meeting, Lakeland
7 Keynote Address, School/Church Connection Training, St. Luke’s UMC, Orlando
8  Preaching, Mims UMC
11–13 Board of Trustees, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach
14 Florida Annual Conference Table, Lakeland
15–22 Marcy Preaching Mission to East Belfast Mission, Northern Ireland
24-25 Presentation, Florida Conference Clergy Gathering, Leesburg
25 Committee on Episcopacy, Leesburg
28–29 Latin American Summit, General Board of Global Ministries, Tampa
October 30–November 1 Commission on a Way Forward, Nashville, Tennessee


5–10 United Methodist Council of Bishops Meeting, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
13–15 “Missio Dei” Joint Conference of GBHEM, AUMTS and the Council of Bishops, Boston University


3 Preaching, First UMC, Bartow
4–5 Appointive Cabinet Meeting, Sarasota
5–7 Winter Cabinet Retreat, Boca Grande
10 Preaching, St. John’s UMC, Winter Haven

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Lakeland, FL 33815

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