FEBRUARY 2019 NW NEWSLETTER

CHURCH / PASTOR ANNUAL PROFILES

REMINDER: Church Profiles are to be reviewed and updated annually and must be done by Feb. 1.
All church SPR Committees must update online annually. 

Pastor Profile – reviewed and updated annually.

All pastors must update online annually. Though you may not anticipate a move, it is important that both the Pastor Profile and Church Profile be current and up to date at the first appointment-making session of the Cabinet. The reports should be an honest reflection of the pastoral ministry and the profile of the church.

Click HERE for the detailed instructions for accessing both the Church and Pastor Profiles. Follow the step by step instructions to access the appropriate profile. The final date to update Profiles is February 1, 2019.

 

 

OTHER REPORTS DUE IN FEBRUARY

February 8

Year-end local church statistics (Table 1, Table 2, Table 3) close on Friday, February 8 at 5:00 pm. Complete online annually. This form will be available online via the Statistics link at your church dashboard login on the conference website.  Must be completed by February 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  

February 22

Workers Compensation Payroll Audit is to be completed online annually.  Report actual payroll for calendar year 2018.  Must be completed between February 1 and February 22, 2019. In order to comply with State of Florida requirements related to workers’ compensation coverage, we ask that you complete the brief online payroll form.  Please review your payroll records (941’s etc.) for the calendar year 2018 and complete the form as accurately as possible.  Please note that your responses will not affect your workers’ compensation insurance costs for 2019 as this updated information is simply required to comply with State of Florida regulations. 

February 28

Ensure Lay Member to Annual Conference name and contact information is correct in church dashboard.

 

COACH BOBBY BOWDEN COMING TO FSU WESLEY FOUNDATION!

The Wesley Foundation at FSU and TCC is hosting a Garnet and Gold Evening with Coach Bobby Bowden on Saturday, February 16 at 6pm. A delicious dinner will be catered by Social Catering and Coach Bowden will keynote the event. The event will be at the Wesley Foundation at 705 W. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304.

Tickets are $40/person and can be purchased online at https://www.fsuwesley.com/garnet-and-gold-evening.html or in person at the Wesley Foundation. Call 222-0251 or email tickets@fsuwesley.com with any questions. We hope to see you there!

 

 

“HANGING OF THE HANDS” , Annual Children's Week March 24 – 29, 2019 including Florida Advocacy Days March 24 – 26, 2019

Tens of thousands of pieces of “hand art” will be hung throughout the Capitol Rotunda Sunday, March 24 – Friday, March 29, 2019, creating an amazing display of children’s art. “Hand art” is decorated by children and their teachers and collected at child care centers and schools across the state. The hands hang in the Capitol Rotunda as a reminder to legislators and advocates that we must take care of our most precious commodity – our children.

Schools, child care centers, and individuals from across the state have been submitting hands to hang at the Capitol for many years, and we encourage everyone to participate in this time-honored tradition. Several of our United Methodist Church preschools have participated in the past. The more hands the better!

All artwork must be postmarked by March 10, 2019. Please include your county on the box used for mailing and send to:
The Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region
2639 N. Monroe Street, Building C
Tallahassee, FL 32303

For more information about Children’s Week, please visit www.childrensweek.org or contact us at info@childrensweek.org.

 

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT RETREATS AT LAKE JUNALUSKA

We are created for a lifetime of love and intimacy, but relationships can be hard, even for the happiest couples. Distance, frustration and disconnection can enter through any number of life's events.

Come to a Christian-based marriage retreat at Lake Junaluska to better understand your partner and learn to cultivate a warmer, more joyful and loving relationship.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AND APPLY:

How to strengthen essential psychological and spiritual foundations for healthy, happy relationships

How to stop rigid negative patterns in communication that lead to frustration and disconnection

How to be more accessible, responsive and engaged in your relationship

How to better understand your partner and help them to understand you

How to share your deepest needs for support, love and affection and respond to those same needs in your partner

Pastoral participants earn 1.5 CEUs for participation in this program. This retreat is perfect for pastors who regularly do marriage counseling, or anyone who wants to strengthen the bond in their marriage.

Cost: Marriage Enrichment Program for two people: $350 

Two nights lodging for two people and five meals (Monday breakfast through Tuesday lunch) for two people (required): $319

Dates:

-           March 10-12, 2019

-           August 18-20, 2019

-           September 29 - October 1, 2019

Learn more at www.lakejunaluska.com/marriage or call 800-222-4930.

Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011