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The Threat of Blackness

June 01, 2020

Four FLUMC pastors reflect on the recent deaths of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery and call for fellow Methodists to take a stand for justice.

Summer in the Scriptures

May 21, 2020

Bishop Ken Carter invites you to join him for a Summer in the Scriptures as we journey through the Gospels!

Preaching Virtually, Not Virtually Preaching

COVID-19 May 11, 2020

The Institute of Preaching offered a webinar on May 1, 2020 entitled "Preaching Virtually, Not Virtually Preaching" to assist clergy during this time of social distancing. The webinar offers both general guidance and practical tips.

Centenarian offers words of comfort during pandemic

COVID-19 April 16, 2020

At 102 years old, Lucille Ellison of Orlando has seen tough times before, including pandemics. Her advice is simple: “There is no sense in worrying because God gives you the strength you need to get through those tough times.”

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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