May 2019 NW Newsletter
NW DISTRICT CLERGY CHANGES
Effective May 1 we welcome Tim Luther to Waukeenah UMC and Mt. Lebanon UMC, two point charge.
Effective July 1 we say goodbye to:
Ben Richards who is leaving Bethel Lake City to be an Associate at Trinity Gainesville
Sam Maihack who is leaving First High Springs to serve at Mariner Spring Hill
Alex Christian who is leaving First Chiefland to serve Memorial Lake Placid
Effective July 1 we wish the best on your retirement to: John Hicks of First Monticello
Barbara Awoniyi of New Life Tallahassee.
Effective July 1 we will see these in-district changes: Jon Brewster at Trinity Tallahassee will move to First Monticello
Pamela Green at Killearn will move to Lake City to serve New Hope/Trinity two-point charge
Latricia Scriven will serve New Life Tallahassee as well as FAMU Wesley
Jon, Pamela and Latricia - we are glad to be keeping you in our district!
Effective July 1 we welcome new to our district:
Daniel Ivey, Associate at Killearn Tallahassee
Becky Rokitowski, Associate at Saint Paul's Tallahassee
Neal Averitt, Associate at Trinity Tallahassee
Nelson Cowan, First High Springs
TBD, First Chiefland
Please join us in sending our prayers to those transitioning and in welcoming those new to our district.
Ellzey UMC invites you to join them for their 80th Annual Homecoming May 5, 2019. Worship is at 10 AM with dinner on the grounds following. 1450 SW CR 336, Otter Creek.
NW DISTRICT ANNUAL CONFERENCE MEETINGS
Clergy and Lay Delegates to Annual Conference: please remember we are having Annual Conference orientation meetings to preview what you will be voting on at Annual Conference and to hear from someone who attended the General Conference this past February.
Monday May 6 - 6:30 pm, Good Samaritan Tallahassee, 3720 Capital Circle SE
Tuesday, May 7 - 6:30 pm, First Live Oak, 311 Ohio Avenue South
MEN'S CLOTHING NEEDED
Calvary and Big Bend Front Porch Ministry's McKensie's Clothing Closet (Tallahassee) is in desperate need of men's clothing. So while you are doing your spring cleaning please go through your closets and see if you can spare some clothing items for the closet. We accept donations when the closet is open on Monday mornings from 8:30 til noon and on Wednesdays from 11:00 AM until 4 PM.
Calvary is located at 218 Ausley Street off of Pensacola Street about 6 blocks west of the FSU football stadium.
PRE-K OPEN HOUSE
First UMC Lake City has been serving children in that community since 1965 and will have an Open House Thursday, May 9, 6-7 PM. Please join us at 973 South Marion Avenue, Lake City. Call Pat Dolingo, Director, for more information (386/752-3424).
EVENING OF MUSIC
Accomplished pianist Lukas Miller will be in concert on Friday, May 24, 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church @ 973 S. Marion Ave. Lake City, FL 32025. We hope you'll join us for this wonderful evening of music with Lukas.
CLERGY ASSESSMENTS DUE MAY 31
Annual Assessment of Ministerial Effectiveness & Goal Setting. The clergy assessment process for 2019 is available on the FLUMC website under Clergy Excellence. Appointed Clergy and the Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee should meet annually to complete this process. The report is due to the district office every year by May 31. Click here for more information. (Continuing Education is now completed in conjunction with the Annual Assessment above.)
WORSHIP LEADER RETREAT
Worship/Music Leaders won't wont to miss "The Well" a retreat June 13-15, 2019 at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park. Special guest is Todd Fields, Worship leader, Pastor, Songwriter and Photographer. Todd is the founder of Worship Circle, a ministry that exists to let worship leaders know they are loved and not alone. Register Here. For more information, visit website.
FREE TO GOOD HOME
Desk with chair, 2 drawers and partition. Also a free HP fax machine. Call Centenary UMC (Quincy) 850-627-9226 x1
Centenary UMC, Quincy, is searching for someone young or mature who loves God and has the heart and passion to interact with children and youth to serve as Director of Children's ministry. It will begin as a part-time position but the hope is to grow it into a full-time position. If interested, please contact Belinda Chason, SPRC Chair at 850/556-2686.
LOOKING AHEAD TO 2020
BISHOP CARTER TO LEAD 2020 HOLY LAND TRIP
Join Bishop Ken Carter & the Florida Conference for 10 days in the Holy Land, departing February 4, 2020. Click here for more information and registration.