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To the people of The United Methodist Church in Florida – and especially the clergy members and lay leaders of our annual conference, Grace and peace to you in the name of our risen Savior and Lord. I write to encourage you in these days following Easter, and in anticipation of Aldersgate and Pentecost. I give thanks for the reports of confirmation classes joining local churches, persons being baptized, offerings being received for Ukraine, our continued mission work in connection with Angola, and fresh expressions of church.
Bishop Carter announces full time appointment changes to take effect July 1, 2022.
Rev. Debbie Allen will begin her appointment as superintendent of the South West District starting July 1, 2022. Rev. Allen will replace Rev. Thom Shafer who is retiring.
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 ...
LAKELAND – Bishop Ken Carter and the appointive cabinet of the Florida Conference announced new appointments today, and they will become effective July 1.
Dr. David Allen and Rev. Emily Hotho will begin appointments as district superintendents in the Florida Conference starting January 1, 2022.
On May 14, the Council of Bishops approved episcopal supervision recommendations for the Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ), due to the retirement of four bishops.
Appointment changes to take effect July 1, 2021.
After many years of service to the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, Rev. Dr. Candace Lewis is moving to Atlanta as President-Dean of Gammon Theological Seminary.
Christine Shutters Christine Shutters is the new Conference Controller, assuming the responsibility of overseeing the daily accounting for the Florida Conference, beginning January 1, 2021. ...
If you are considering a resolution for the 2021 Annual Conference, the Jan. 31 deadline is firm.
Bishop Ken Carter and the appointive cabinet of the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church, in consultation with the clergy and authorized lay leaders of the local churches, announce full-time appointment changes below, to take effect January 1, 2021.
A prayer for the people of the Florida Conference
Apportionment payments for 2020 must be received in the lockbox at Regions Bank or paid on line by Monday January 11, 2021. This is not a postmarked by date but is the last day by which monies must be received in the Conference or our bank lockbox to be included in 2020 apportionments receipts.
In light of the postponement of the General and Jurisdictional Conferences due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Bishop Ken Carter will continue to serve as the Resident Bishop of the Florida Conference ...
Appointment changes to take effect July 1, 2020.
Apportionment payments for 2019 must be received in the lockbox at Regions Bank or paid on line by Friday January 10, 2020. This is not a postmarked by date but is the last day by which monies must ...
Florida Advocacy Days registration is still open for those looking to join the march in Tallahassee, Jan. 21-23. The 2018 gathering will include a focus on social justice, fairness and defending rights of the poor and needy.
In the midst of a four-year strategic plan to develop new churches, Rev. Dan Jackson, director of New Church Development for the Florida Conference, is preparing for a new phase in the initiative. In 2018, at least nine churches are targeted for new starts.
Native American Ministries Sunday is April 30, 2017. Your gifts are much needed to help seminary students honor and celebrate Native American culture in their ministries. You'll also empower entire congregations in finding new ways to minister to the communities they serve.
If you're looking to feel the wonderment of childhood again, Warren Willis offers unique retreat opportunities for Camping Sunday. Described as a "fun ministry," this year's event is being held Feb. 26.
Described by Sharon Austin, director of Connectional Ministries, as an important time of gathering and fellowship, the 2017 Annual Conference returns to Orlando, and the 2018 Annual Conference returns to Florida Southern College in Lakeland.
Click here to register for Clergy Gathering 2016
According to NASA, on June 6, a tropical storm warning was in effect from Indian Pass to Englewood and Altamaha Sound to Sebastian Inlet, Florida. A tropical storm watch was in effect from north of Altamaha Sound, Georgia, to South Santee River in South Carolina. The warning and watch areas cover most of the state.
The appointment changes will take effect July 1, 2016.
They are: the faithfulness of the church, the fruitfulness of the church and the unity of the church.
Could your Fresh Expressions ministry use an extra $1,000? Here's an opportunity exclusively for Fresh Expressions in Florida.
New Wesley Foundation leaders have been named to lead two of Florida’s universities: Gator Wesley Foundation at the University of Florida in Gainesville and United Wesley of Miami.
Bishop Ken Carter and the appointive cabinet of the Florida Conference announced new assignments today, and they will become effective July 1.
The Florida Conference is called to a time of prayer on April 14 to prepare for General Conference as part of denomination's 131 days of prayer that began on December 31. Rev. David McEntire, FUMC Lakeland, provides a format for this day of prayer in the Florida Conference.
The U.S. Postal Service kicks off Black History Month by unveiling a "forever" stamp that marks the life and witness of AME founder Richard Allen.
Lent is a season of 40 days, not counting Sundays. It begins on Ash Wednesday – Feb. 10 this year – and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means "spring." The ...
Black History Month resources are available courtesy of the denomination’s Discipleship Ministries. The theme for 2016 is “Unnatural Disasters: The Stony Road to Hope.”
Listen to the bishop discuss recent and upcoming events in the first of a series of podcasts.
The annual day of offering is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 28, but churches can give to Florida Conference Camps & Retreats any time of the year.
The appointments include three district superintendents and the assistant to the Bishop. Additionally, the current superintendent of the North Central District will assume the leadership for the Gulf Central District.
Apportionment payments for 2015 must be received in the lockbox at Regions Bank or paid online by Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. This is not a postmarked by date, but is the last day by which monies must be received online or in our bank lockbox to be included in 2015 apportionments receipts.
The goal is to build a Beloved Community of inclusivity within the Annual Conference that cultivates cultural competency among us.