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Missional Vital Signs Due

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

East Central District Church Dashboard Training

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Zoom
The Florida Annual Conference has a new database. Click HERE for the tutorials. Claudia Sava will hold Church Dashboard Trainings over Zoom for pastors, church staff, &/or volunteers who maintain their Church Dashboard. The three trainings will be ...

East Central District Church Dashboard Training

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
The Florida Annual Conference has a new database. Click HERE for the tutorials. Claudia Sava will hold Church Dashboard Trainings over Zoom for pastors, church staff, &/or volunteers who maintain their Church Dashboard. The three trainings will be ...

East Central District Church Dashboard Training

Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
The Florida Annual Conference has a new database. Click HERE for the tutorials. Claudia Sava will hold Church Dashboard Trainings over Zoom for pastors, church staff, &/or volunteers who maintain their Church Dashboard. The three trainings will be ...

East Central District Charge/Church Conference Training

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Charge Conference forms will be live August 24. Click HERE for the forms after August 24. Claudia Sava will hold Charge/Church Conference Trainings over Zoom for pastors, church staff, &/or volunteers who are responsible for gathering the documents....

East Central District Charge/Church Conference Training

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Charge Conference forms will be live August 24. Click HERE for the forms after August 24. Claudia Sava will hold Charge/Church Conference Trainings over Zoom for pastors, church staff, &/or volunteers who are responsible for gathering the documents....

East Central District Charge/Church Conference Training

Thursday, August 26, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Charge Conference forms will be live August 24. Click HERE for the forms after August 24. Claudia Sava will hold Charge/Church Conference Trainings over Zoom for pastors, church staff, &/or volunteers who are responsible for gathering the documents....

SE DCOM

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
The deadline for materials is August 3.

Labor Day Holiday

Monday, September 6, 2021
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

SW District Committee on Ordained Ministry (dCOM)

Thursday, September 9, 2021 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: Englewood UMC
The South West District Committee on Ordained Ministry (dCOM) will be meeting. - Review of paperwork by candidates seeking permission to go to BOOM Materials due August 9, 2021

Missional Vital Signs Due

Friday, September 10, 2021
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

Blood Drive

Saturday, September 11, 2021 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM (EST)
Location: Manatee UMC
BLOOD DRIVE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Give and Receive Give a pint of your precious blood that can help 3 persons! Receive a free hamburger or hot dog! Receive a Covid-19 vaccination! All free of charge! One Blood, Manatee Methodist, ...
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Bishop's Fall Clergy Meeting

Thursday, September 16, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Dear Florida Conference Clergy: Earlier this summer, we invited you to meet in person with Bishop Carter at one of four locations in September or October. Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases and recognizing that much of the State of Florida is ...

Missional Vital Signs Due

Sunday, October 10, 2021
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

Bishop's Fall Clergy Meeting

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)
Dear Florida Conference Clergy: Earlier this summer, we invited you to meet in person with Bishop Carter at one of four locations in September or October. Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases and recognizing that much of the State of Florida is ...

SE District Fall Virtual Clergy Meeting

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

On Eagle's Wings Annual Church Conference

Thursday, October 14, 2021 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
This is an Individual Annual Church Conference for On Eagle's Wings which will be held via Zoom. Please contact On Eagle's Wings for the Zoom link.

SE DCOM

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Montverde UMC

Thursday, November 4, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)
Location: Montverde UMC
This is an individual Church Conference for Montverde UMC. COVID Precautions: Masks will be required and social distancing will be expected. Regardless of vaccination status, if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19, have been in close ...

Missional Vital Signs Due

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

Veteran's Day Holiday

Thursday, November 11, 2021
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

SW District SPRC Training 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
The South West District will be hosting virtual SPRC Training sessions:   Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 6:30pm-8pm Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 4pm-5:30pm. Both dates will be the same training.  You only need to attend one session. All SPRC ...

EC dCOM

Thursday, November 18, 2021
Purpose: Certification Due Date: October 21

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 25, 2021 to Friday, November 26, 2021
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

SW District SPRC Training 2021

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)
The South West District will be hosting virtual SPRC Training sessions:   Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 6:30pm-8pm Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 4pm-5:30pm. Both dates will be the same training.  You only need to attend one session. All SPRC ...

Missional Vital Signs Due

Friday, December 10, 2021
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

Christmas Holiday

Friday, December 24, 2021
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

Christmas Holiday

Monday, December 27, 2021
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

New Year's Day Holiday

Friday, December 31, 2021
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

Missional Vital Signs Due

Monday, January 10, 2022
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday

Monday, January 17, 2022
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

SW District Clergy Meeting - January 25, 2022

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: Christ UMC
SOUTH WEST DISTRICT CLERGY MEETING Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Christ UMC, 1475 Center Road, Venice, FL 34292 There will be a clergy meeting for South West District Clergy on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at Christ UMC, 1475 Center Road, Venice, FL 34292....

Rev. Alex Shanks - The Future of the UMC

Thursday, February 3, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
Location: Lakeside UMC
Clergy & laity throughout the district are invited to attend. There is no registration for this event. Rev. Shanks, Assistant to the Bishop, will be in the East Central District to present The Future of the UMC. The same presentation will be held on...

Conference Wide Local Church Training - Finance

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Click HERE for the flyer to share with your church leaders. There are three opportunities for you to attend each subject matter.  The material will be the same for all three opportunities. Register for the time that is convenient for YOU! Cokesbury ...

Conference Wide Local Church Training - Finance

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Click HERE for the flyer to share with your church leaders. There are three opportunities for you to attend each subject matter.  The material will be the same for all three opportunities. Register for the time that is convenient for YOU! Cokesbury ...

Missional Vital Signs Due

Thursday, February 10, 2022
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

Conference Wide Local Church Training - Finance

Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Click HERE for the flyer to share with your church leaders. There are three opportunities for you to attend each subject matter.  The material will be the same for all three opportunities. Register for the time that is convenient for YOU! Cokesbury ...

Conference Wide Local Church Training - Human Resources (SPRC)

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Click HERE for the flyer to share with your church leaders. There are three opportunities for you to attend each subject matter.  The material will be the same for all three opportunities. Register for the time that is convenient for YOU! Cokesbury ...

Conference Wide Local Church Training - Human Resources (SPRC)

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Click HERE for the flyer to share with your church leaders. There are three opportunities for you to attend each subject matter.  The material will be the same for all three opportunities. Register for the time that is convenient for YOU! Cokesbury ...

Conference Wide Local Church Training - Human Resources (SPRC)

Saturday, February 19, 2022 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Click HERE for the flyer to share with your church leaders. There are three opportunities for you to attend each subject matter.  The material will be the same for all three opportunities. Register for the time that is convenient for YOU! Cokesbury ...

President's Day Holiday

Monday, February 21, 2022
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

SE DCOM

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
LP License Renewals (Materials Due: January 25th)

Conference Wide Local Church Training - Trustees

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Click HERE for the flyer to share with your church leaders. There are three opportunities for you to attend each subject matter.  The material will be the same for all three opportunities. Register for the time that is convenient for YOU! Cokesbury ...

Conference Wide Local Church Training - Trustees

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Click HERE for the flyer to share with your church leaders. There are three opportunities for you to attend each subject matter.  The material will be the same for all three opportunities. Register for the time that is convenient for YOU! Cokesbury ...

Employee Retention Tax Credit Webinar

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:30 PM (EST)
The Employee Retention Tax Credit (the “ERTC”) is a credit from the Internal Revenue Service churches can claim on qualified wages paid to employees up to $10,000 per employee between March 13, 2020 and September 30, 2021.  The ERTC was a part of the...

EC dCOM

Thursday, February 24, 2022
Purpose: LPRs Due Date: January 27

Conference Wide Local Church Training - Trustees

Saturday, February 26, 2022 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Click HERE for the flyer to share with your church leaders. There are three opportunities for you to attend each subject matter.  The material will be the same for all three opportunities. Register for the time that is convenient for YOU! Cokesbury ...

Conference Wide Local Church Training - Child/Youth Protection Policy (CYPP)

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Click HERE for the flyer to share with your church leaders. There are three opportunities for you to attend each subject matter.  The material will be the same for all three opportunities. Register for the time that is convenient for YOU! Cokesbury ...

Conference Wide Local Church Training - Child/Youth Protection Policy (CYPP)

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Click HERE for the flyer to share with your church leaders. There are three opportunities for you to attend each subject matter.  The material will be the same for all three opportunities. Register for the time that is convenient for YOU! Cokesbury ...

East Central District Spring Clergy Meeting

Thursday, March 3, 2022 9:30 AM to 3:30 AM (EST)
Location: San Pedro Center
All full-time clergy appointed in the local church are expected to attend. All part time, lay supply, and clergy beyond the local church are welcome to attend. Date: Thursday, March 3 Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Gathering will being at 9:00am Theme: “...

Conference Wide Local Church Training - Child/Youth Protection Policy (CYPP)

Saturday, March 5, 2022 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Click HERE for the flyer to share with your church leaders. There are three opportunities for you to attend each subject matter.  The material will be the same for all three opportunities. Register for the time that is convenient for YOU! Cokesbury ...

Conference Wide Local Church Training - Florida UM Children's Home LCR

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Click HERE for the flyer to share with your church leaders. There are three opportunities for you to attend each subject matter.  The material will be the same for all three opportunities. Register for the time that is convenient for YOU! Cokesbury ...

Conference Wide Local Church Training - Florida UM Children's Home LCR

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Click HERE for the flyer to share with your church leaders. There are three opportunities for you to attend each subject matter.  The material will be the same for all three opportunities. Register for the time that is convenient for YOU! Cokesbury ...

Missional Vital Signs Due

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

Conference Wide Local Church Training - Florida UM Children's Home LCR

Saturday, March 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Click HERE for the flyer to share with your church leaders. There are three opportunities for you to attend each subject matter.  The material will be the same for all three opportunities. Register for the time that is convenient for YOU! Cokesbury ...

Conference Wide Local Church Training - Lay Leader & Lay Member to Annual Conference

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Click HERE for the flyer to share with your church leaders. There are three opportunities for you to attend each subject matter.  The material will be the same for all three opportunities. Register for the time that is convenient for YOU! Cokesbury ...

Conference Wide Local Church Training - Lay Leader & Lay Member to Annual Conference

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Click HERE for the flyer to share with your church leaders. There are three opportunities for you to attend each subject matter.  The material will be the same for all three opportunities. Register for the time that is convenient for YOU! Cokesbury ...

2022 Spring Lay Servant Ministries Training

Saturday, March 19, 2022 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)
Course: "Leading Worship", led by Taylor Burton-Edwards. This is an Advance course. In Person at Christ Church UMC 4845 NE 25th Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308  

Conference Wide Local Church Training - Lay Leader & Lay Member to Annual Conference

Saturday, March 19, 2022 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Click HERE for the flyer to share with your church leaders. There are three opportunities for you to attend each subject matter.  The material will be the same for all three opportunities. Register for the time that is convenient for YOU! Cokesbury ...

SW District - Lay Servant Ministries - Advanced Class

Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: First UMC
For the Common Good An Advanced Course in Lay Servant Ministries   Join Rod Groom March 19 and 26, 2022 On Two Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Location: First UMC, 126 S Pine St, Sebring, FL 33870   Cost of Course: $25.00 (due at time of ...

Continuing UMC Informational Webinar for Laity

Sunday, March 20, 2022 7:00 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
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SW District - Lay Servant Ministries - Advanced Class

Saturday, March 26, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: First UMC
For the Common Good An Advanced Course in Lay Servant Ministries   Join Rod Groom March 19 and 26, 2022 On Two Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Location: First UMC, 126 S Pine St, Sebring, FL 33870   Cost of Course: $25.00 (due at time of ...

East Central District UMW Spiritual Retreat

Saturday, March 26, 2022 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Bridges to Healing Through Faith March 26, 2022 Join us via Zoom at 9:45am to say “Hello” We will start promptly at 10am.   Join us as we explore “Bridges to Healing Through Faith” through scripture and sharing. We will be led by our guest speaker, ...

Continuing UMC Informational Webinar for Clergy

Monday, March 28, 2022 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
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East Central District Lay Servant Training Spring 2022

Friday, April 1, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Lay Servant training prepares laity to be in ministry through caring, communication and leadership. The key emphasis of Lay Servant Training is equipping and empowering lay servants to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ, who then go and make other ...

East Central District Lay Servant Training Spring 2022

Saturday, April 2, 2022 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Lay Servant training prepares laity to be in ministry through caring, communication and leadership. The key emphasis of Lay Servant Training is equipping and empowering lay servants to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ, who then go and make other ...

East Central District Gathering on the Continuing UMC

Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)
Location: Peace United Methodist Church
The Florida Conference invites you to a District Gathering near you to discuss the recent postponement of General Conference, learn information that will be helpful to you and be encouraged as a leader in your church during this season. There is no ...

EC dCOM

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Purpose: Recerts/LPs Due Date: March 10

East Central District Lay Servant Training Spring 2022

Friday, April 8, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Lay Servant training prepares laity to be in ministry through caring, communication and leadership. The key emphasis of Lay Servant Training is equipping and empowering lay servants to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ, who then go and make other ...

East Central District Gathering on the Continuing UMC

Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EST)
Location: Asbury United Methodist Church
The Florida Conference invites you to a District Gathering near you to discuss the recent postponement of General Conference, learn information that will be helpful to you and be encouraged as a leader in your church during this season. There is no ...

East Central District Lay Servant Training Spring 2022

Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Lay Servant training prepares laity to be in ministry through caring, communication and leadership. The key emphasis of Lay Servant Training is equipping and empowering lay servants to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ, who then go and make other ...

Missional Vital Signs Due

Sunday, April 10, 2022
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

East Central District Gathering (Spanish) on the Continuing UMC

Sunday, April 10, 2022 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)
Location: Christ Hispanic United Methodist Church
The Florida Conference invites you to a District Gathering near you to discuss the recent postponement of General Conference, learn information that will be helpful to you and be encouraged as a leader in your church during this season. There is no ...

Good Friday Holiday

Friday, April 15, 2022
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

Rev. Alex Shanks - The Future of the UMC

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
Location: St John's UMC
Clergy & laity throughout the district are invited to attend. There is no registration for this event. Rev. Shanks, Assistant to the Bishop, will be in the East Central District to present The Future of the UMC. The same presentation will be held on...

East Central District C.O.P.E

Saturday, April 23, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
The East Central District is sponsoring The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE).  This event is open for the first 120 people to register. The cost of admittance is an item for United Against Poverty. Click HERE to see what they need. They prefer ...

Announcement Sunday

Sunday, April 24, 2022

#BeUMC: Celebrating What it Means to Be a United Methodist in The Florida Conference

Saturday, April 30, 2022 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: St. Luke's UMC
WHEN: We will be holding a #BeUMC event on Saturday, April 30th from 10am-2pm. WHERE: St. Luke's United Methodist Church (4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32819) and online WHY: While the conference district gatherings are to educate and ...

Anti-Racism Event

Sunday, May 1, 2022 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

EC dCOM

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Purpose: Provisional/Certs Due Date: April 7

Missional Vital Signs Due

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

Spring Clergy Meeting

Thursday, May 12, 2022 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: Hollywood Hills UMC

SE DCOM

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Provisional Interviews (Materials due: April 22)

East Central District Gathering on the Continuing UMC

Sunday, May 22, 2022 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM (EST)
Location: First UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong, East Central District Superintendent, will present the Continuing UMC. He will discuss the recent postponement of General Conference and give information that will be helpful to you and your church during this season.  

East Central District Gathering on the Continuing UMC

Monday, May 23, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church
Dr. Bob Bushong, East Central District Superintendent, will present the Continuing UMC. He will discuss the recent postponement of General Conference and give information that will be helpful to you and your church during this season. Everyone is ...

Right Start for all moving clergy

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Location: Zoom
Mandatory Right Start Training for all clergy moving in July. Please contact your District Administrative Assistant or Holly Finley, if you have questions.  

Memorial Day Holiday

Monday, May 30, 2022
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

Pre-Annual Conference Orientation Webinar

Thursday, June 2, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

Pre-Annual Conference Orientation Webinar

Thursday, June 2, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)
There is no registration for this event. Click here to join the webinar.

Annual Conference

Thursday, June 9, 2022 to Saturday, June 11, 2022
Location: Florida Southern College

Missional Vital Signs Due

Friday, June 10, 2022
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

SW District Annual Conference Ice Cream Social

Friday, June 10, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
Location: Florida Southern College
Calling all South West District Clergy and Lay Members to Annual Conference Come and enjoy and wonderful time of ice cream sundaes and fellowship in the Lucius Pond Ordway Building, Room 162 at Florida Southern College! Join us as we say happy ...

Juneteenth Independence Day Holiday Observed

Monday, June 20, 2022
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

Moving Day

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Independence Day Holiday

Monday, July 4, 2022
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

Missional Vital Signs Due

Sunday, July 10, 2022
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

Charge Conference forms are live

Monday, July 18, 2022

Courageous Church -Day Apart Retreat

Saturday, July 30, 2022 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EST)
Location: Christ Church UMC
On behalf of the SE District Anti-Racism Task Force, we would like to invite you and members of your congregation (specifically those involved in worship planning and leadership, as well as those working on the anti-racism initiative) to participate ...

Missional Vital Signs Due

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

EC dCOM

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Location: Asbury UMC
Purpose: Provisional follow-up Due Date: July 21

FLJFON - Know Your Rights & Naturalization Clinic

Saturday, August 20, 2022 9:00 AM (EST)
Location: Faith UMC
Are you or someone you know interested in learning about your immigration rights regardless of your status? This will be a safe space to learn from our JFON immigration attorneys.  ¿Quieres aprender sobre tus derechos de inmigración ...
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East Central District Gathering on the Continuing UMC

Monday, August 22, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
Location: Sanlando UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong, East Central District Superintendent, will present the Continuing UMC. He will discuss the recent postponement of General Conference and give information that will be helpful to you and your church during this season. Everyone is ...

East Central District Gathering on the Continuing UMC

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
Location: First United Methodist Church
Dr. Bob Bushong, East Central District Superintendent, will present the Continuing UMC. He will discuss the recent postponement of General Conference and give information that will be helpful to you and your church during this season. Everyone is ...

East Central District Gathering on the Continuing UMC

Thursday, September 1, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
Location: First UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong, East Central District Superintendent, will present the Continuing UMC. He will discuss the recent postponement of General Conference and give information that will be helpful to you and your church during this season. Everyone is ...

Labor Day Holiday

Monday, September 5, 2022
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

East Central District Fresh Expressions Cultivator Hybrid Meeting

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EST)
Location: First United Methodist Church
Clergy and laity in East Central District are invited to join Rev. Ben Collins for the first monthly Fresh Expression meeting. This is a hybrid meeting. Join us at First Orlando or on Zoom!

Missional Vital Signs Due

Saturday, September 10, 2022
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

SE DCOM

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Provisional Interview Follow-ups (Materials Due: August 16)

District Admin Training

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 8:30 AM to Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: The Florida Annual Conference

East Central District Church Conference

Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Bear Lake UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over individual Church Conferences. Bear Lake UMC is the host for this date. 9:00am     College Park UMC, Orlando 10:30am   Barnett Memorial UMC, Enterprise 12:00pm   Ocoee Oaks UMC 1:30pm     First UMC, Apopka 3:00pm   ...

East Central District Church Conference

Sunday, September 18, 2022
Location: Faith UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over individual Church Conferences. Faith UMC is the host for this date. 1:00pm     Faith UMC & Azalea Park UMC, Orlando 2:30pm     First UMC, Oviedo 4:00pm     Conway UMC, Orlando 5:30pm     Tuskawilla UMC, Casselberry

East Central District Church Conference

Sunday, September 25, 2022
Location: St Andrews UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over individual Church Conferences. St Andrews UMC is the host for this date. 1:00pm     St Andrews UMC, Winter Park 2:30pm     Asbury UMC, Maitland 4:00pm     Pine Castle UMC, Orlando 5:30pm     Aloma UMC, Winter Park

Lay Servant/Speaker Classes

Saturday, October 1, 2022 to Sunday, October 2, 2022

East Central District Church Conference

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
Location: Solid Rock UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over Solid Rock UMC's Individual Church Conference.

East Central District Church Conference

Thursday, October 6, 2022
Location: First UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over individual Church Conferences. First UMC, Eustis is the host for this date. 5:00pm     First UMC, Eustis  

SW District - Lay Servant Ministries - Advanced Class

Friday, October 7, 2022 6:30 PM to Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 5:00 PM (EST)
For the Common Good An Advanced Course in Lay Servant Ministries   This course is being offered on two different weekends and locations. You will select your location when registering. Leader: Rod Groom on October 7 and 8, 2022 St. John's UMC, 6611...

Missional Vital Signs Due

Monday, October 10, 2022
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

East Central District Fresh Expressions Monthly Gathering

Monday, October 10, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
Dear East Central District Fresh Expressions Practitioners, Pioneers, Adventurers, Permission-Givers and anyone engaging fresh expressions of church with new people, in new places and in new ways… Join us for the monthly Fresh Expressions Meeting.  ...

East Central District Church Conference

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Location: First UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over individual Church Conferences. First UMC, Lake Alfred is the host for this date. 2:00pm     First UMC, Lake Alfred 3:30pm     First UMC, Lake Wales & Indian Lake UMC

East Central District Fall Clergy Meeting - Cancelled!

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Clergy Meeting has been cancelled due to Hurricane Ian.

SW District - Lay Servant Ministries - Advanced Class

Friday, October 14, 2022 6:30 PM to Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 5:00 PM (EST)
For the Common Good An Advanced Course in Lay Servant Ministries   This course is being offered on two different weekends and locations. You will select your location when registering. Leader: Rod Groom on October 7 and 8, 2022 St. John's UMC, 6611...

East Central District Church Conference

Saturday, October 15, 2022
Location: Spring of Life UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over individual Church Conferences. Spring of Life UMC is the host for this date. 9:00am      Spring of Life UMC 10:30am     12:00pm    Broadway UMC, Orlando 1:30pm      Emmanuel Haitian, Orlando 3:00pm      First UMC, ...

2022 "No Man Left Behind" Men's Training Event

Saturday, October 15, 2022 8:00 AM (EST)

East Central District Church Conference

Sunday, October 16, 2022
Location: First UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over individual Church Conferences. First UMC, Tavares is the host for this date. 1:00pm     First UMC, Tavares 2:30pm     Edge Memorial UMC, Groveland 4:00pm     First UMC, Mt Dora 5:30pm     Grace Haitian Mission, ...

Charge Conference @ Kerr Memorial UMC

Sunday, October 16, 2022 12:45 PM (EST)

Charge Conferences @ First Homestead

Sunday, October 16, 2022 3:00 PM (EST)

Charge Conference @ South Dade

Sunday, October 16, 2022 5:00 PM (EST)

East Central District Church Conference

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
Location: First UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over First Clermont's Individual Church Conference.

East Central District Church Conference

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Location: Community of Faith UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over individual Church Conferences. Community of Faith UMC is the host for this date. 5:00pm     Community of Faith UMC, Davenport 6:30pm     Peace UMC, Orlando

Charge Conference @ Tamiami UMC

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 7:30 PM (EST)

East Central District Church Conference

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Location: Zellwood UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over individual Church Conferences. Zellwood UMC is the host for this date. 2:00pm     Zellwood UMC 3:30pm     Altoona UMC & Paisley UMC

East Central District Church Conference

Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: First UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over individual Church Conferences. First UMC, St Cloud is the host for this date. 9:00am     First UMC, St Cloud 10:30am   LifeSong UMC, Orlando

East Central District Church Conference

Saturday, October 22, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Montverde UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over Montverde's Individual Church Conference.

East Central District Church Conference

Sunday, October 23, 2022
Location: Beymer Memorial UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over individual Church Conferences. Beymer Memorial UMC is the host for this date. 2:30pm    Beymer Memorial UMC, Winter Haven 4:00pm     St John's UMC, Winter Haven 5:30pm     First UMC, Winter Park

East Central District Church Conference

Sunday, October 23, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Lena Vista UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over Lena Vista's Church Conference immediately following services.

Charge Conference @ First Miami UMC

Sunday, October 23, 2022 12:30 PM (EST)

Charge Conferences @ Hollywood Hills UMC

Sunday, October 23, 2022 3:00 PM (EST)

Charge Conference @ Epworth UMC

Sunday, October 23, 2022 5:30 PM (EST)

East Central District Church Conference

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Location: First UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over individual Church Conferences. First UMC - Sanford is the host for this date. 5:00pm     DeLeon Springs UMC 6:30pm     First UMC - Sanford

SE DCOM

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Recertifications (Materials due: September 27th)

Charge Conference @ Cason UMC

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 7:00 PM (EST)

East Central District Church Conference

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Location: Christ Hispanic UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over individual Church Conferences. Christ Hispanic UMC is the host for this date. 5:00pm     First UMC, Orlando 6:30pm     Christ Hispanic UMC

Charge Conference @ First Boca Raton UMC

Sunday, October 30, 2022 12:30 PM (EST)

Charge Conference @ First Coral Gables UMC

Sunday, October 30, 2022 3:00 PM (EST)

Charge Conferences @ Merrell UMC

Sunday, October 30, 2022 3:00 PM (EST)

Charge Conference @ Hallandale Haitian

Sunday, October 30, 2022 4:00 PM (EST)

East Central District Church Conference

Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: Community UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over individual Church Conferences. Community UMC, DeBary is the host for this date. 9:00am       Community UMC, DeBary 10:30am     Community UMC, Casselberry 12:00pm     Orange City UMC 1:30pm       Trinity UMC, DeLand ...

East Central District Church Conference

Sunday, November 6, 2022
Location: Sanlando UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over individual Church Conferences. Sanlando UMC is the host for this date. 1:00pm     Lakeside UMC, Sanford 2:30pm     University Carillon UMC, Oviedo 4:00pm     Sanlando UMC, Longwood 5:30pm     Grace UMC, Lake Mary

Charge Conference @ Miami Lakes UMC

Sunday, November 6, 2022 3:00 PM (EST)

East Central District Fresh Expressions Monthly Gathering

Monday, November 7, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
East Central District Clergy and Lay Fresh Expression Pioneers are invited to join us for the monthly Fresh Expressions Meeting via Zoom. You won’t want to miss the conversations and opportunities present.    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84172174349?pw...

EC dCOM

Thursday, November 10, 2022
Purpose: Certifications Due Date: October 21

Missional Vital Signs Due

Thursday, November 10, 2022
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

East Central District Church Conference

Thursday, November 10, 2022 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)
Location: DeLeon Springs UMC
Dr Bob Bushong will preside over DeLeon Springs' Church Conference.

Veteran's Day Holiday

Friday, November 11, 2022
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

East Central District Church Conference

Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: Dundee UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over individual Church Conferences. Dundee UMC is the host for this date. 9:00am       Dundee UMC 10:30am     Casa Vida UMC, Wahneta 12:00pm     On Eagle's Wings, Poinciana 1:30pm       First UMC, Auburndale 3:00pm      ...

East Central District Church Conference

Sunday, November 13, 2022
Location: St Luke's UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over individual Church Conferences. St Luke's UMC is the host for this date. 2:00pm     St Luke's UMC 4:00pm     First UMC, Winter Garden 5:30pm     First UMC, Kissimmee  

East Central District Church Conference

Sunday, November 13, 2022 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Osteen UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong will preside over Osteen's Church Conference.

Charge Conference @ First Coral Springs UMC

Sunday, November 13, 2022 12:30 PM (EST)

Charge Conference @ Plantation UMC

Sunday, November 13, 2022 1:00 PM (EST)

Charge Conference @ Kendall UMC

Sunday, November 13, 2022 3:00 PM (EST)

Charge Conferences @ Fullford UMC

Sunday, November 13, 2022 3:00 PM (EST)

Bethesda House of Blessings

Sunday, November 13, 2022 4:00 PM (EST)

Charge Conference @ New Horizon UMC

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 7:00 PM (EST)

Charge Conferences @ Lower Keys (Big Pine, Key West, Newman)

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Charge Conferences @ Upper Keys (Marathon, Matecumbe, Burton)

Thursday, November 17, 2022

East Central District SPRC Training via Zoom

Thursday, November 17, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
The Annual East Central District Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) Training Event will provide you with the effective tools needed in your responsibilities. Dr. Bob Bushong our District Superintendent will lead the meeting. Debbie Mitchell, ...

Charge Conference @ Killian Pines UMC

Sunday, November 20, 2022 3:00 PM (EST)

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 24, 2022 to Friday, November 25, 2022
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

East Central District Gathering on the Continuing UMC

Sunday, November 27, 2022 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (EST)
Location: St John's UMC
Dr. Bob Bushong, East Central District Superintendent, will present the Continuing UMC. He will discuss the recent postponement of General Conference and give information that will be helpful to you and your church during this season. Everyone is ...

SW District SPR Committee Training - 2022

Thursday, December 1, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
The South West District SPRC Leadership training event will provide your team with effective tools for the many responsibilities of the SPRC.  Pastors, SPRC Chairpersons and Committee Members, Lay Leaders, and Lay Members to AC are all encouraged to ...

East Central District Lay Leader and Lay Member to Annual Conference Gathering

Saturday, December 3, 2022 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom
To: All Local Church Lay Leaders and Lay Members to Annual Conference.  Does your title sometimes feel unclear?  Do you often wonder how others with the same title function? Some titles are a mouthful now are they not? Are you newly elected after ...

Charge Conference @ Christ Church UMC

Monday, December 5, 2022 6:30 PM (EST)

SW District Clergy Meeting

Thursday, December 8, 2022 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)
Location: Grace UMC
SOUTH WEST DISTRICT CLERGY MEETING Thursday, December 8, 2022 Grace UMC, 400 E Field Avenue, Venice, FL 34285 There will be a clergy meeting for South West District clergy on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at Grace UMC, 400 East Field Avenue, Venice, FL...

SW District SPR Committee Training - 2022

Thursday, December 8, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
The South West District SPRC Leadership training event will provide your team with effective tools for the many responsibilities of the SPRC.  Pastors, SPRC Chairpersons and Committee Members, Lay Leaders, and Lay Members to AC are all encouraged to ...

Missional Vital Signs Due

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

Farewell Celebration for Bishop Ken & Rev. Pam Carter

Sunday, December 11, 2022 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)
Location: Hyde Park UMC

SW District SPR Committee Training - 2022

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
The South West District SPRC Leadership training event will provide your team with effective tools for the many responsibilities of the SPRC.  Pastors, SPRC Chairpersons and Committee Members, Lay Leaders, and Lay Members to AC are all encouraged to ...

Christmas Eve Holiday Observed

Friday, December 23, 2022
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

Christmas Day Holiday Observed

Monday, December 26, 2022
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

New Year's Day Holiday

Monday, January 2, 2023
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

Missional Vital Signs Due

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday

Monday, January 16, 2023
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

Missional Vital Signs Due

Friday, February 10, 2023
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

President's Day Holiday

Monday, February 20, 2023
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

East Central District Committee on Ordained Ministry (dCOM)

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Location: Asbury UMC
District Committee on Ministry Meeting Candidates contact Elizabeth Flynn at eflynn@flumc.org for appointment.  Materials due January 26. (LP License Renewals)  

Missional Vital Signs Due

Friday, March 10, 2023
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

Good Friday Holiday

Friday, April 7, 2023
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

Missional Vital Signs Due

Monday, April 10, 2023
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

East Central District Committee on Ordained Ministry (dCOM)

Thursday, May 4, 2023
Location: Asbury UMC
District Committee on Ministry Meeting Candidates contact Elizabeth Flynn at eflynn@flumc.org for appointment.  Materials due April 6. (1st Provisional Interviews)  
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Missional Vital Signs Due

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

Memorial Day Holiday

Monday, May 29, 2023
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

Missional Vital Signs Due

Saturday, June 10, 2023
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

Juneteenth Independence Day Holiday

Monday, June 19, 2023
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

Independence Day Holiday

Tuesday, July 4, 2023
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

Missional Vital Signs Due

Monday, July 10, 2023
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

Youth 2023

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 to Friday, July 28, 2023
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Missional Vital Signs Due

Thursday, August 10, 2023
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

East Central District Committee on Ordained Ministry (dCOM)

Thursday, August 17, 2023
Location: Asbury UMC
District Committee on Ministry Meeting Candidates contact Elizabeth Flynn at eflynn@flumc.org for appointment.  Materials due July 20. (Provisional Follow-ups)  

Labor Day Holiday

Monday, September 4, 2023
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

Missional Vital Signs Due

Sunday, September 10, 2023
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

Missional Vital Signs Due

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

East Central District Committee on Ordained Ministry (dCOM)

Thursday, November 9, 2023
Location: Asbury UMC
District Committee on Ministry Meeting Candidates contact Elizabeth Flynn at eflynn@flumc.org for appointment.  Materials due October 12.  

Veteran's Day Holiday

Friday, November 10, 2023
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

Missional Vital Signs Due

Friday, November 10, 2023
Please remember to submit your Missional Vital Signs (MVS) each month no later than the 10th of the month. Click here to enter stats.     

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 23, 2023 to Friday, November 24, 2023
The conference and district offices will be closed for the holiday.

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