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Annual Conference delegates approve resolution on gun violence
On the closing day of Annual Conference, delegates overwhelmingly approved a resolution on gun violence offered by retired Elder James Harnish. Among other things, it asks Florida United Methodists: • To offer Christ-shaped compassion, personal ...

The Beloved Community's message: God's love extends to everyone
The Beloved Community’s mission in a complex world boils down to this: We are all wired for relationships and communities that are authentic. Christians need to be together through the Body of Christ.  To do this, we must be intentional about ...

Conference approves disaffiliation of 13 churches
The formal departure of 13 churches from the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church was approved Friday at Annual Conference in Lakeland. Bishop Kenneth Carter said he expects more churches to leave once their paperwork is complete. He ...

Conference offers apology and support for rejected ministry candidates
After grappling with the contentious issue of the role of LGBTQ+ persons in church leadership, delegates to the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church formally approved a resolution that offers apologies and support to a slate of 16 ...

The future of the United Methodist Church: Inclusive, Respectful, Hopeful
As members of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church gathered for their first in-person Annual Conference meeting in three years, there was one overriding question: What’s next? “I get asked a lot, more than I want to get asked, what ...