Palm Coast UMC studies new book by HiRho Y. Park

On the Move


New book identifies best practices and offers practical tips and case studies for leading diverse and vital congregations.

Patricks Fund Bethune-Cookman University Scholarships

On the Move


Students and the Concert Chorale will be awarded scholarships for books, tuition or other expenses connected with their classes.

Scott Davidson Becomes Chairman Of The Board Of Trustees At Florida United Methodist Children’s Home

On the Move


    Enterprise, FL – The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home announces that Scott Davidson has been elected as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Davidson made his first impact on the Children’s Home in 2006 when he was asked to step in as the interim CEO, a position he served in for six months. In 2013, he was asked to return to the Children’s Home to assist with the construction of the new Madison Youth Ranch in north Florida. At that time, Davidson brought more than 22 years...

An Integrity of Faith and a Clarity of Witness: Can the U.S. Church Rediscover its Voice and Honor its Lord?*

The Bishop's Blog


The summer has been a long one for the church, a parched wilderness in which we have experienced not showers of blessings but the relentless heat and light shining upon our sins and failures. +In our United Methodist Church, we continue the slow journey toward a special called General Conference to discern and debate our impasse over understandings of human sexuality in the church. This impasse creates anxiety about the future, fuels judgment about others across ideological lines, strains ...

Bishop Carter: Take a deep breath

The Bishop's Blog


Sometimes I take a deep breath and appreciate what is happening across the Florida Conference.

The Gospel, a stranger and the burnt ends of the brisket (Luke 24. 13–35)

The Bishop's Blog


Who was the stranger who joined us when we sat down to break bread together at the Haywood Smokehouse?

What is Wrong With the Church? (Psalm 51)

The Bishop's Blog


With some regularity, I receive communications—letters, links to blogs, statements—about what is wrong with the church. I'm not complaining here. I am asking us to shift our focus.

Maurice Ware Becomes Administrator for Madison Youth Ranch

On the Move


Enterprise, FL – The Madison Youth Ranch welcomes their new Administrator, Maurice Ware. Madison Youth Ranch is the north Florida campus of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. Mr. Ware has over 24 years of experience in education and residential youth services, including psychiatric care. His career has ranged from an assistant high school principal to the CEO of The Children’s Home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Mr. Ware has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood ...

“As Much Unity as Possible”: Reflections on 1 Corinthians 12

The Bishop's Blog


The apostle Paul is writing to a divided church. There were divisions in the church, even in the first century. In this instance, the divisions were about the gifts of speaking in tongues (glossalia) and prophecy (prophetea). Some saw themselves as being more spiritual than others. Paul speaks into the context of the church in Corinth by using the framework of God’s gifts and grace.

2017 GBHEM Scholarship Recipient Report

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The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) recently announced that more than 2,500 students were awarded $5 million in financial assistance during 2017.

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