MARCH 2019 NW NEWSLETTER

 

UMW SPRING FLING

 

On March 9 from 10 AM until 2 PM, the Cedar Key UMW is having their "Spring Fling".  We will once again have our Cookie Walk and you will be able to get a lunch for a donation.  Lunch will be a Reubin Sandwich, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Chips and a desert.  Come and join us for cookies and lunch.

 

 

CAPITAL CHORDSMEN GOSPEL CONCERT

Sunday, March 10 at 4 PM, Chaires UMC, 9243 Parkhill Road, Tallahassee. Free admission but a love offering will be taken. All are invited.

 

 

ACTIVE THREAT RESPONSE

The First United Methodist Church of Chiefland will be hosting an Active Threat Response Course on March 14 at 7pm.  This Training provides best practices to be safe anywhere. All who are over 18 are welcome to attend. The training along with questions and answers will be about 1 1/2 hours long and will be presented by The Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

 

“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.

 

ERNIE COUCH AND REVIVAL

Ernie Couch and Revival will perform at the Crawfordville UMC (176 Ochlockonee Street, Crawfordville) on Friday, March 29 at 7 pm. All are welcome. A love offering will be received.

 

 

 

FORTRESS MINISTRIES

March 31, 2019, 6  PM, 1470 Bethel Church Road, join Bethel UMC Tallahassee for a night of singing and worship with the band Fortress.  The original group was formed in 1986, and has shared their music and personal testimonies in churches across the southern parts of the United States.

Contact Travis Oaks for more information: 850.519.2789

 

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.

 

MEN'S PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Saturday, April 6, 8 AM to 11 AM, United Methodist Men Pancake Breakfast, Gray Memorial United Methodist Church, 2201 Old Bainbridge Road, Tallahassee 32303

The Gray Memorial UMC United Methodist Men are holding their annual Pancake Breakfast with all proceeds going to the "Imagine No Malaria" Fund.  Imagine No Malaria is The United Methodist Church's project to combat malaria worldwide. The UMC Imagine No Malaria Fund works in conjunction with partners including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Foundation, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Red Crescent Society.  

 

 

IMPACT@FAMU WESLEY FUNDRAISER

April 6, 2019 5:00 - Killearn UMC Fellowship Hall, 2800 Shamrock Street South, Tallahassee, FL

IMPACT@FAMU Wesley will present a powerful story of transformation Beautifully Broken’.

This presentation inspired by a Spoken Word piece written by Tamra Fitzgerald, an IMPACT@ FAMU Wesley Foundation student, features the IMPACT@FAMU Wesley TLA Step Team, Shadetree Liturgical Dancers, Trinity UMC Steel Pan Band and IMPACT@ FAMU Wesley Praise Team.  These artists will celebrate the human journey of hope and joy.

We appreciate your donation of $100- $5000 or any other amount as inspired.  All proceeds go to the IMPACT@FAMU Wesley general operating fund to provide ministry experiences that include Leadership Development, Campus Outreach, and Mission Support.  You can donate by visiting our website  FAMUWesley.COM or by mailing your generous gift to:

Wesley Foundation at FAMU,  P.O. Box 7123, ​Tallahassee, FL  32314

For more information contact Rev. Dr. Pamela Green @ pgreen@kumconline.org 

 

SPRING MUSIC CONCERT

Sunday, April 7, 4 PM, please join Gray Memorial UMC, Tallahassee, as community members and FSU music majors share an uplifting spiritual program. A reception and refreshments will follow.

 

 

 

ANNUAL FLEA MARKET

First UMC High Springs on April 13 will host their Annual Flea Market 8:00 am – 1:00 PM. 17405 NW US Highway 441.  hsfumc@winstream.net for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EASTER EGG HUNT

April 14 Tallahassee Heights UMC is hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt from 1-3 PM.  All kids are invited!

 

 

 

 

 

 

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICES

Easter Sunrise Service - Community Breakfast, Sunday, April 21 at 7 AM. Location: 620 Benjamin Chaires Road, Tallahassee, FL 32317. Sponsored by Chaires UMC. All are welcome.

 

First UMC High Springs Sunrise Service at 7:00 am with a potluck breakfast to follow. All are welcome.

 

Tallahassee Heights UMC Easter schedule is 7 AM Sunrise Service followed by breakfast and then a traditional Easter celebration at 11AM. All are welcome.

 

THE GARNET, GOLD AND BLUE JEAN BANQUET

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 6:00 PM​, at Trinity United Methodist Church120 West Park Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32304

Wear your game day clothes, enjoy a great meal, and hear stories about what God is doing among our college students. It will be a great opportunity to learn more about the Wesley Foundation at FSU & TCC, and how your support of campus ministry can impact hundreds of students lives.

We hope to see you at Trinity UMC on Saturday, April 27!  To RSVP: email christina@fsuwesley.com or call (850) 222-0251​

For more information, visit: https://www.fsuwesley.com/garnet-gold-and-blue-jean-banquet.html

 

MARCH REPORTS DUE - ALL CHURCHES

March 31

Fiscal Responsibility and Management Policies. Financial Controls, Policies, and Procedures - Review & renew annually. Once in compliance, submit a signed copy of the one page Annual Review and Renewal Document to the district office by March 31.  Click here for Fiscal Responsibility and Management Policies in Local Churches.  

March 31

Employee Conduct Policy Adoption. FL Conference Revised Local Church Policy last revised April 2015.  Review and renew annually.
CLERGY FORM: Click here for ECP for clergy. Submit the signed clergy copy to the district office by March 31.

EMPLOYEE FORM: Click here for ECP for local church employees. Copies of the local church employees forms should not be submitted to the district office, but should be filed in their employee file at the local church.

ADOPTION AGREEMENT: Click here - Adopt the revised ECP and submit a signed copy of the Adoption Agreement to the district office by March 31.

March 31

Annual Report to the District Housing Committee / Parsonage Checklist. Review & renew annually. Submit a signed copy of the Annual Parsonage Review to the district office by March 31.

March 31

Disaster Recovery Quick Resource Survey. Survey available via the church dashboard login (under Forms, Disaster Response) on the Conference website. (You will need your Church's user name and password to access Disaster Recovery Quick Resource Survey. Contact your district office if you need assistance.)

March 31

Fund Balance Report for the Year End 2018. This report is located in your church dashboard. Report available via the church dashboard login under Fund Balance. 

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

1st UMC Alachua Church Secretary - Part Time 30 Hours

This church in Alachua, Florida is looking for a part-time candidate with hands-on secretarial, clerical or administrative experience. The ideal hire will bring the following qualifications:

  • Accounting and/or bookkeeping experience
  • A working knowledge of Power Church software or Sage Accounting software (not a must, but definitely a PLUS!)
  • Strong computer and software skills and a willingness to learn more!
  • A pleasant personality paired with a track record of successfully working independently

If this sounds up your alley and you are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00-4:00 (with a half hour lunch), they'd love to hear more from you!

Please visit their website at: www.fumcalachua.org/staff to apply. You have the option to submit an application via the website, or download the PDF application and submit it by email to alexandria.whann@gmail.com. Please follow all instructions carefully. Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview ASAP.

 

Salem UMC in Havana has two openings for their nursery ministry.

Nursery Ministries Coordinator

This is a part-time position, 6.5 to 9 hours per week, including both Sunday morning services and Sunday School hour.  Plans and coordinates age-appropriate (0-4) curriculum and activities. Employee must pass a background check and child safety training.

 

Nursery Worker

This is a part-time position, 4 hours per week on Sunday mornings.  Employee will work in tandem with the nursery ministries coordinator, and using age-appropriate curriculum, encourage  the spiritual growth of  young children (0-4). Must pass background check and child safety training.

 

For detailed job descriptions and more information,  contact Sumchavana.pastor@gmail.com.

 

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