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The Florida Conference is dedicated to bringing you news stories about United Methodists here and beyond. Whether the news is about the global church or the church on the corner, look for it here. You’ll also find thought-provoking commentaries and opportunities for education and fellowship.

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June 13, 2017

AC 2017 closes with spirit of revival

Friday evening concluded with music and revival, and Saturday, June 10, 51 persons were licensed, commissioned and ordained.

June 10, 2017

Keynote speakers champion revival of the Church

Friday's annual conference events included keynote speakers the Revs. Elaine Heath and Kevin Watson addressing the theme, "Revive Us Again," presenting ways to reinvigorate churches today. Orders of business included voting on resolutions and the discontinuance of 16 churches.

June 09, 2017

AC votes on amendments, approves redistricting

Clergy and laity voted on constitutional amendments to the Book of Discipline, approved policy and organizational changes and received an update on the conference's health care costs.

June 08, 2017

Laity call for a future of inclusivity

While lighthearted presentations and uplifting music marked the Laity Session of the 2017 Florida Annual Conference, the underlying message for lay leaders attending the opening event was that inclusivity is critical to the future of the Church.

June 08, 2017

Photos from the Annual Conference 5K in Orlando

The fourth Florida Annual Conference 5K started at the historic Windermere Town Hall on Thursday morning, June 8. Donning coats and umbrellas, participants braved the rain in support of a good cause. Together they raised a total of $2225. Proceeds from the 5K supported the Cuban Pastors Pension Fund.

May 08, 2017

Countdown to Annual Conference

The 2017 Annual Conference is less than a month away, being held once again at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando. Here's a comprehensive look at events, registration information and important links.

May 02, 2017

Pre-Conference district gatherings will prepare for Annual Conference

To: All Clergy and Lay Delegates of the Florida Annual Conference From: Bishop Carter and the ...

January 03, 2017

AC 2017 resolutions deadline is Jan. 31

According to the Standing Rules of the Florida Conference, Par. 206 2(d), “All submitted resolutions must be received by the Conference Secretary by Jan. 31 to be considered at the regular Annual Conference Event later that year.”

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