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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.

Zoe Empowers - Kenya Mission Trip

August 25, 2022

This past June, a group of 18 from the Florida conference went to Kenya to visit ZOE Empowers including members from Gator Wesley, First UMC of Lakeland, Good Samaritan (Tallahassee), First UMC of Homosassa, Beach Fort Myers, and Cypress Lakes UMC. All these churches have created a partnership with ZOE Empowers.

IOP Goes to Washington

June 29, 2022

The Institute of Preaching hosts a three-day pilgrimage at the nation's capital.

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