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COVID-19 forces UMC Licensing School online

COVID-19 April 09, 2020

The danger wrought by COVID-19 has forced churches across the Florida Conference to move worship and other gatherings online, and now the pandemic is changing the licensing process for local pastors. ...


United Methodist food pantries face trying times

Missions and Outreach March 26, 2020

One of the main supply sources for the pantries are grocery stores that donate excess food or offer it at a discount. But with store shelves bare throughout the state, there isn't much spare food to give. That has put a crimp in efforts to serve those who need it most.


Passing the peace instead of germs

Worship March 16, 2020

Pass the peace, not a virus. The tradition in many United Methodist churches of greeting fellow parishioners with a handshake or a hug is giving way to caution because of current events. Churches "...


Bishop Carter announces Cabinet changes

Conference News March 15, 2020

Bishop Ken Carter is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Durwood Foshee as the new North East District Superintendent effective July 1, 2020.  Rev. Foshee is currently the North West District ...


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