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Dima and Daria Vyshniak fled the horrors of war in Ukraine and found a warm home at Temple Terrace UMC
Mike Standifer: "I want to be remembered as a good and faithful servant at this place."
A year since Ian brought death and destruction, United Methodist volunteers continue to provide hope through grace
United Methodist Children's Home Board of Trustees Approves New Members
The Florida Conference partners with Blessings International and others to provide medicine where it is needed most
Teachers are badly needed in Angola. This Cassembele village school now sits idle because of the lack of teachers.
The widespread path of damage from the storm complicates recovery efforts
The hate-filled murders in Jacksonville remind everyone that Dr. King's words from 60 years ago resonate today
Rev. Melynne Rust says her calling is to be a bridge between the church and the world through the written word.
Friends, I write to request that you pray for brothers and sisters in Christ who live in Pakistan. Last week 21 churches were burned, and many Christians fled from their homes and went into hiding to ...
Author Martha Yamnitz said a prompting from the Holy Spirit led to her to write a series of books called "The Bible and Me"
Members of The Florida Conference understand the long-term consequences of a natural disaster. When we read about the fires that ravaged the historic town of Lahaina, Hawaii, we knew that the loss of life, property and historical treasures was devastating.
Rev. Dr. James A. (Jim) Harnish, author of 31 books and Bible studies, offers his insights to would-be authors.
Bishop Tom Berlin notes, “The disaffiliation process has taught us a great deal about what we value as United Methodists."
Rev. deVega shares insights he has learned as an author of 11 books and other material.
In the 4th installment of our series about authors in the Florida Conference, Rev. Jan Richardson blends artwork with word artistry.
As the painful time of disaffiliation nears its conclusion, Florida United Methodist churches can heal and focus on good works.
It's arguable that Jesus Christ is the ultimate example of radical hospitality
One more Special Virtual Session to address disaffiliation is scheduled for December 2
As the author of 47 books, he offers would-be writers valuable insights about how to live the "writing life."
Delegates will vote on 42 churches who want to leave The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church.
In Part 2 of our series on authors within the Florida Conference, Rev. Dr. Michael Beck shares tips for bidding writers.
In this first installment, Bishop Tom Berlin offers insights for budding authors
Rev. Dr. Simon Osunlana is ready for the challenge as the new Superintendent of the South East District.
First UMC in Jacksonville is spearheading an ambitious plan to address needs for those who age out of foster care.
What if your resources could be used to earn more while supporting churches and related organizations that are fostering community, spiritual growth, and emergency relief in Florida?
The small Oldsmar church trusted God during the COVID-19 crisis, and the result was changed lives and growth.
Bishop Tom Berlin reflects on the power of hope, love, and encouragement in pastoral transitions, emphasizing the importance of welcoming and supporting clergy in new ministry settings, recognizing God's presence and work, and nurturing a community of love that fosters hope and enables effective ministry.
Janet Earls of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church says small groups help strengthen discipleship
Since the late 19th century, the Methodist mission station in Quéssua has supported the physical and spiritual needs of the villagers in this rural area. In April, a Volunteers in Mission team from Florida traveled to Quéssua for a variety of projects, ranging from medical to nutritional to infrastructure.
The licensing, commissioning, and ordination of new pastors brought AC 2023 to a joyous conclusion
The Florida Conference remains a force for good in times of trouble and turbulence.
Bishop Berlin urged the retirees to continue to be true to their calling.
After the turmoil of disaffiliation and the pandemic, the Florida Conference is moving forward with its mission
Bishop Berlin said that no matter what, "We belong to God."
Accepting the call to ministry honors God's command to put the needs of others above your own.
Have a plan, stay informed, and don't assume you're safe because you're not in the storm's direct path.
When I was a pastor I tried to work hard. When I was ordained, I promised that I would devote myself fully to God and God’s work. I learned that the only way to accomplish that vow over time was to...
“The most important thing is understanding that disabled doesn’t mean less-than,” says Rev. Melissa Pisco.
The 162-year-old building took a pounding during the April 26 hailstorm.
This would be in addition to the regular General Conference sessions planned for 2024 and 2028.
Aldersgate reminds United Methodists how God can turn seemingly insignificant moments into extraordinary ones.
In partnership with The Florida Conference, the IMW helps worship leaders through connection and development.
Bishop Berlin announces full time appointment changes to take effect July 1, 2023.
The exits become effective on June 1, pending the completion of all exit obligations.
As the Florida Conference prepares to vote Saturday on disaffiliation for 55 churches, the latest court ruling said all churches have to follow the agreed-upon process.
The Court today issued an important ruling that supports The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church and that reaffirms the Constitutional principle that secular courts do not have a role in...
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Rev. Jones will assume leadership of the camp on July 1