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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.

A Message From Bishop Carter About COVID-19

COVID-19 July 20, 2021

  Dear Florida Conference Clergy and Laity: We continue to pray for you as you navigate this season. We had all hoped we would be through this pandemic by now, but we clearly are not. Like you,...

FLUMC summer interns learn the pastoral experience

July 12, 2021

Meet some of the 2021 pastoral interns in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. This program is for young adults, ages 18-26, interested in exploring ordained ministry through 10-week...

Surfside Condo Collapse Disaster Relief Effort

June 28, 2021

Hundreds of people have been displaced from their homes and rescue teams continue to lead search and recovery efforts. In addition to prayer, you can provide support for the victims.

FDLE makes arrests in scheme to steal money from churches

May 27, 2021

More than 600 churches throughout the country, including 355 in Florida, were victimized by what law officials called "a low-tech but well-organized effort to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars." Some United Methodist churches in Florida were targets.

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