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Apportionments and End of Year Payments

Announcements January 07, 2022

Apportionment payments for 2021 must be received in the lockbox at Regions Bank or paid online by Monday January 10, 2022. This is not a postmark date but is the last day by which monies must be ...

United Methodists reach settlement in Boy Scouts' Bankruptcy Case

December 21, 2021

United Methodist leaders have reached a settlement in the matter of the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) pending bankruptcy proceedings. Upon final court approval, the settlement would absolve any claims of sexual abuse that may have occurred in congregation-sponsored Scouting programs.

Today Justice Has Prevailed

November 24, 2021

The death of Ahmaud Arbery and the involvement of Greg and Travis McMichael and their neighbor William Bryan is such a tragedy on many levels.

Training available for Florida Advocacy Days

November 16, 2021

  Florida Advocacy Days Bill Information & Training Session November 30, 2021 | 7- 8:30 p.m. Hello Advocates, Florida Advocacy Days is a vital partnership between the 11th Episcopal District ...

2021 – 2022 Native American Ministry Grant Available

November 05, 2021

Native Americans play an important role in The Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. That role is expanding with scholarships and grants to provide training for greater leadership ...

Annual gala to benefit Casa Vida

Missions and Outreach October 29, 2021

This was 2nd Annual Gala Casa Vida 2021 an event to raise funds for the ministry of the Unity Methodist Mission in Wahneta. Thank God the goal was achieved with the great effort of an intense team of involved leaders of the Board, sponsors, friends and supporters, together with the great support of the mother church St. John's UMC, an example of generosity supporting the missions.

Statue of Mary McLeod Bethune will soon make history at the U.S. Capitol

October 14, 2021

Educator and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune will soon make history as the first Black person to have a state-commissioned statue in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. Bethune was a pioneering Methodist who advised U.S. presidents and founded what is now Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida — one of 11 institutions supported by the United Methodist Black College Fund.

UMC leaders share important information for churches sponsoring Scout troops

October 14, 2021

While the United Methodist Ad Hoc Committee continues to engage in mediation related to the bankruptcy case, the Committee and the BSA have issued a joint statement which addresses how United Methodist congregations that sponsor Scouting programs should proceed in the meantime regarding expiring charters or facility use agreements.

Five ways to celebrate Hispanic heritage month

September 24, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time when all United Methodists in the United States can celebrate diversity and the positive contributions of their Hispanic/Latino brothers and sisters to their communities and congregations.

General Commission on UM Men set "Give Day" for Oct. 18

September 13, 2021

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders us and let us run with perseverance the race set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, ...

How to facilitate hybrid worship

August 06, 2021

As the pandemic has continued to ebb and restrictions lessen, churches have been returning to in-person worship services. But at the same time, church leaders throughout the country are also encountering a new reality: hybrid worship.

Discussing Christian nationalism — carefully

August 02, 2021

A new resource on Christian nationalism is meant to assist United Methodists to talk about the issue. It provides a format that includes how to set up the room, structure the conversation and keep things civil.

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