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UMsConnected looks to expand community beyond church walls
It’s more about the future than lamenting the current disaffiliations of multiple churches. It’s an attempt to be proactive about the future church rather than reactive.
Annual Conference approves resolution on gun violence
The measure calls on members to offer personal and corporate prayer on the causes of gun violence, research its root causes, and to contact their political leaders.
The Beloved Community's message: God's love extends to everyone
Christians need to be together through the Body of Christ. To do this, we must be intentional about connecting and being with others. This means building relationships with those that are different from us.
Conference offers apology and support for rejected ministry candidates
After 16 provisional ministry candidates were rejected at the Annual Conference over the LGBTQ+ issue, Bishop Kenneth Carter said he would have approved and commissioned them.
Annual Conference 2022 Resolutions Due 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 ...
Annual Conference 2022 – Get Ready to See One Another!
Get ready to see one another! The Florida Annual Conference 2022 session will be back to an in-person event and will be held on June 9-11 (a general schedule will be released in the new year) on the...
Bishop Carter's sermon: A New Evangelism, A New Connection
Sisters and brothers, we have to “up our game.” Many have settled for a kind of generic, industrial kind of church. What would it mean for those of us who are leaders in the church of Jesus, which would be all of us, to up our game?
A celebration of spirit-led innovation
Friday’s Annual Conference worship service included ministry reports, along with many and diverse choirs and bands.
Annual Conference concludes with ordination
Annual Conference 2019 concluded on Saturday with the ordination, commissioning and licensing of 52 persons, and on Friday members discussed and voted on eight resolutions.
Remembrance Service photo essay
Photographer Lance Rothwell captured the reverence of Remembrance Service attendees as they celebrated the saints who passed away over the past year.
AC Communion sermon delivered by Bishop Willimon
Retired Bishop Will Willimon delivered the communion sermon Wednesday evening at Annual Conference 2019.
Record breaking: all 2020 delegates selected by Thursday
On Thursday, Conference members selected eight clergy and eight laity delegates to represent Florida in the 2020 Jurisdictional Conference and alternates for both groups. It is thought to be unprecedented for the Conference to complete the entire roster of delegates for General and Jurisdictional Conferences in two days.
Bishop Carter emphasizes unity, acknowledges differences
Reflections with the Clergy Session of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, shared by Bishop Ken Carter at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, on June 5, 2019 My mother, who...
Conference selects full 2020 GC delegation
Wednesday highlights included the clergy and laity meetings, the Strategic Leadership Team and lay leadership reports and the selection of several 2020 General Conference delegates.
Annual Conference off to a running start
The event is designed to promote faith and fitness among clergy and lay people.
Countdown to 2019 Florida Annual Conference
Conference members will be choosing from over 100 clergy and lay nominees for 44 slots for delegates to the 2020 General and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conferences. Elections begin Wednesday afternoon.