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Peace, Patience and the Promise of God

December 20, 2022

In anticipation of his birth, there was a word from the prophet, Isaiah: He will be called wonderful counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father, prince of peace. Isaiah 9 The father of John the ...

"We Are On The Way to a Better Church”

Leadership December 14, 2022

“We Are On The Way to a Better Church” Remarks shared with The Florida Conference Hyde Park UMC, Tampa December 11, 2022 Bishop Ken Carter   I want to say that I am grateful to The Florida Conference ...

AC 2023 resolutions due Jan. 31

December 14, 2022

According to the Standing Rules of the Florida Conference, Par. 206 2(d), “All submitted resolutions must be received by the Conference Secretary by Jan. 31. . .

Update from Bishop Carter about churches withdrawing from lawsuit

December 05, 2022

We are committed to providing you regular communications on the life of our Conference as it relates to our ministries as well as the greater health and wholeness of the body of Christ called The Florida Conference. To this end, we would like to share an update on the lawsuit that has been brought against The Florida Conference, our conference treasurer, members of our Board of Trustees, the district superintendents, and me.

Apportionments and End of Year Payments

November 18, 2022

Apportionment payments for 2022 must be received in the lockbox at Regions Bank or paid online by Monday January 9, 2023.  This is not a postmarked by date but is the last day by which monies must be ...

New bishops consecrated on final day of SEJ

November 04, 2022

Hundreds from around the region gathered Friday, Nov. 4, for the final session of the 2022 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church, which handled a few remaining items of...

SEJ elects first bishop of session

Denominational News November 02, 2022

We have an election.”   With those words from Bishop David Graves, the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference welcomed its first episcopal election of the 2022 session, announcing Tom Berlin as the ...

A Pastoral Update from Bishop Ken Carter

October 24, 2022

October 24, 2022 Dear Florida Conference Clergy and Laity:   We are faithfully responding to a lawsuit brought by some of our churches who are taking us to court in order to depart from the ...

Kedging our way toward a hopeful future

September 16, 2022

While the seemingly endless debate about schism rages on among the Methodist family, taking up headline space about the denomination, a movement of the Holy Spirit has been quietly spreading. New followers of Jesus, and those who describe being previously harmed by the church, are finding a spiritual home in Methodist “fresh expressions of church.” These are forms of church for our changing culture, established primarily for those not connected to a church.

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