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AC 2021 resolutions due Jan. 31 - December 04, 2020


Commentary: Hope is the flame that must carry us forward - December 03, 2020


2020 Advent Wreath and Readings - November 25, 2020


Detective Hughes, now Pastor Hughes, and a story of redemption - November 24, 2020


Want to kick the COVID-19 blues? Lake Junaluska singers hit the right note - November 24, 2020


A 2020 Thanksgiving Message from Bishop Ken Carter - November 23, 2020


A virtual mission trip? Sign up, buckle up, and experience Zoe Empowers - November 19, 2020


Bishop Carter Announces Mid-Year Moves - November 16, 2020


Council urges no new US bishops for 4 years - November 16, 2020


Craig Smelser recommended to be next Florida Conference Treasurer - November 16, 2020


Statement from Bishop Ken Carter on the Completion of the 2020 U.S. Election - November 07, 2020


Apportionments and End of Year Payments - November 03, 2020


A Prayer for the Election - November 02, 2020


Developing a Culture of Voting: Now that We Can, Can We? - November 02, 2020


Manatee churches come together for racial and social justice - October 29, 2020


Should General Conference go virtual? - October 26, 2020


At 94, he’s ‘Mr. Music of United Methodism’ - October 20, 2020


"I try to say yes when it comes to meeting needs in the community" - October 15, 2020


A Call for Justice and Action in "Celebration" of Hispanic Heritage Month - October 15, 2020


Loving God, Loving Our Neighbor and Rendering to Caesar - October 12, 2020


Community of Hope offers safe place for seekers and skeptics - October 08, 2020


Stories from the front lines of the coronavirus - October 07, 2020


Pastor Appreciation Sunday: Pandemic-proof ways to say "Thank you" - October 06, 2020


"This is when the church learns how to be the church" - October 02, 2020


Seven ways to embrace the Season of Creation this fall and beyond - September 29, 2020


Churches pick up after Sally - September 22, 2020


Duke Divinity student forgives person who shot him, hopes to become voice for others - September 22, 2020


What is the role of our faith in public life? - September 22, 2020


Annual Conference focuses on opportunities in the midst of challenges - September 19, 2020


Fires, coronavirus complicate Western disaster relief - September 16, 2020


Commissioning and Ordination Services Take On Special Meaning - September 15, 2020


Job search opens for new Florida Conference Treasurer - September 01, 2020


A Statement Regarding the Shooting of Another Black Man by the Police - August 31, 2020


Showing love and support in the face of COVID-19 - August 28, 2020


New director takes helm of Conference young adult mission ministry - August 24, 2020


Creation Care rises in the time of COVID-19 - August 20, 2020


We have come a long way, but we are not there yet - August 17, 2020


In reopening UMC preschools, one size doesn't fit all - August 14, 2020


United Methodists to Host New “Dismantling Racism” Town Hall Discussions - August 13, 2020


Seeing removal of statues as ‘doing no harm’ - August 11, 2020


Worship and Ideas: Encouragement for Back To School - August 07, 2020


For the elderly, protection comes at a cost - July 30, 2020


Pandemic challenges music ministers and choirs - July 27, 2020


We've Come This Far By Faith - July 27, 2020


2020 Annual Conference will be virtual-only event - July 22, 2020


NFL team name change victory for Native people - July 20, 2020


Delegates: Use GC2020 delay for new vision - July 13, 2020


COVID-19 forces churches to grapple about how to continue worship - July 10, 2020


Church parking lots fill for COVID-19 testing - July 07, 2020


How a scriptural imagination can help Christians face fear - July 07, 2020


The Work of Disaster Recovery Photo Essay - July 07, 2020


Q&A: What delay means for General Conference - July 01, 2020


Conference Launches Yearlong Initiative to Feed the Hungry - June 26, 2020


Updated Guidance as COVID-19 Cases Rise in Florida - June 26, 2020


Now is the time to get ready for hurricane season - June 25, 2020


'Service of Lament' challenges church on racism - June 24, 2020


Conference will control historic cemetery after church closing - June 16, 2020


FLUMC churches move ahead with re-opening plans - June 15, 2020


Warren Willis camp to remain closed for the summer - June 12, 2020


Especially now, preparation is vital in hurricane season - June 10, 2020


What We’ve Done (and Left Undone) - June 10, 2020


Cabinet Statement in Response to Racial Injustice - June 08, 2020


A Pastoral Letter to United Methodists of the Southeastern Jurisdiction June 5, 2020 - June 05, 2020


Christ Church joins protestors with prayer vigil - June 04, 2020


Coming together to seek social justice - June 04, 2020


The Color of Coronavirus - June 03, 2020


The Threat of Blackness - June 01, 2020


In-person worship optional after June 15 - May 28, 2020


P.I.N.K. Girls learn to make a difference through Peace with Justice - May 28, 2020


"They were all together in one place" - May 27, 2020


Annual Conference set for Sept. 19 at First Lakeland UMC - May 27, 2020


Bishop Ken Carter's assignment to Florida is extended - May 27, 2020


Florida Conference churches respond to their neighborhood food shortages - May 26, 2020


Summer in the Scriptures - May 21, 2020


Orlando's St. Luke's UMC shows the art of reaching out and filling a need - May 18, 2020


Sobering racial statistics on healthcare demand systemic resolution - May 13, 2020


Zoe Empowers: A Christian response to a humanitarian crisis - May 12, 2020


Churches have much to consider before reopening - May 11, 2020


Korean church kicks drive-thru food pantry into high gear during COVID-19 - May 11, 2020


Preaching Virtually, Not Virtually Preaching - May 11, 2020


On a global mission to make a difference where it's needed most - May 04, 2020


The difficulties are real. You are not alone! - April 29, 2020


Gator Wesley students maintain community in the midst of COVID-19 - April 28, 2020


COVID-19 could push the United Methodist Church toward change - April 27, 2020


Bishop Carter announces full-time appointment changes - April 26, 2020


T-shirt campaign supports Camp Scholarship Fund - April 23, 2020


"I knew I wasn't alone ... that's what kept me going" - April 22, 2020


Bishop Carter Announces Annual Conference Staff Leadership Changes, Addition to Cabinet - April 22, 2020


Bishop Carter recommends no public worship through May 15 - April 16, 2020


Centenarian offers words of comfort during pandemic - April 16, 2020


Feeling stressed? Virtual "Taize Tuesdays" might help - April 15, 2020


A willing spirit of volunteerism inspires Hope For Tampa - April 14, 2020


Rural churches are proving they can adapt and overcome obstacles - April 10, 2020


“Seminary certainly never prepared me for ministry in times like these" - April 09, 2020


COVID-19 forces UMC Licensing School online - April 09, 2020


Easter message will be the same, no matter how it's delivered - April 08, 2020


Palms posted on doors unite Methodists at the start of Holy Week - April 07, 2020


Celebrate Palm Sunday by hanging palm branches outside your home - April 03, 2020


Annual Conference changed to virtual meeting June 6 - April 02, 2020


Florida United Methodists responding well to online worship services - April 01, 2020


Helping children during the COVID-19 crisis - March 29, 2020


United Methodist food pantries face trying times - March 26, 2020


Conference churches adapt with successful online outreach services - March 24, 2020


General Conference postponed until 2021 - March 23, 2020


COVID-19 forces postponement of 2020 General Conference - March 19, 2020


Online giving takes on new importance for Conference and local churches - March 19, 2020


When you can't be at the church, the church can come to you online - March 18, 2020


Bishop Carter recommends no public worship through the end of March - March 16, 2020


Passing the peace instead of germs - March 16, 2020


Bishop Carter announces Cabinet changes - March 15, 2020


A statement from the Appointive Cabinet of the Florida Conference - March 13, 2020


Bishops request postponement of General Conference - March 13, 2020


Hurricane Irma recovery efforts winding down - March 11, 2020


This school has its village - March 09, 2020


Preparing For A Pandemic - March 06, 2020


Geraldine McClellan’s call to ministry was stronger than obstacles she faced - March 04, 2020


A vision to help, and a drive to serve those most in need - March 02, 2020


Ash Wednesday 2020 Pastoral Letter to the People of The United Methodist Church - February 26, 2020


In the fight for justice, immigrants are our neighbors - February 26, 2020


The following statement has the unanimous support of the Florida Annual Conference Delegation to General and Jurisdictional Conference - February 24, 2020


The Holy Spirit and Your Sister Church Await In Cuba - February 24, 2020


A trip back in time and a sobering vision - February 19, 2020


Love given without expecting anything in return - February 12, 2020


“The best-kept secret in the church” - February 10, 2020


Making Disciples for the Transformation of the World - February 05, 2020


Rev. Dr. Sharon Austin chosen as Florida Conference candidate in 2020 episcopal election in the Southeastern Jurisdiction - February 03, 2020


Bishop Carter names Thom Shafer as South West District Superintendent - February 02, 2020


Florida Conference Appointive Cabinet Statement on Protocol fo Reconciliation and Grace through Separation - January 31, 2020


Statement from Southeastern Jurisdiction Heads of Delegation regarding Protocol: - January 30, 2020


What happens when pastors grieve? - January 29, 2020


United Methodists head to Tallahassee for Advocacy Day - January 27, 2020


Defining and Growing an Inclusive, Gracious and Evangelical Center: The Future[s] of The United Methodist Church - January 23, 2020


Florida Conference: 175 years of helping, serving - January 22, 2020


The battle to realize Dr. King’s dream continues - January 20, 2020


Preparation leads to empowerment on mission trips - January 15, 2020


Bishop Carter Announces Cabinet Changes - January 14, 2020


“We’re here to give them a little light and a little love” - January 08, 2020


A sign of the times; church members receive active shooter training - January 06, 2020


Bishop Carter participates in Global Mediation and interprets this for the Florida Conference - January 03, 2020


Trinity UMC helps make a difference “one person at a time” - January 01, 2020


“Great dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions” - December 30, 2019


A ‘Fresh’ Approach To Ministry At Wildwood - December 18, 2019


‘Blue Christmas’ service gives comfort for the hurting - December 16, 2019


A mission of mercy and a life of service - December 11, 2019


Online services become “a church within a church” - December 09, 2019


We Must Fight The Good Fight For Our Environment - December 04, 2019


Conference starts ministry in women's prison - December 02, 2019


Creation Care Christian Observers - November 27, 2019


Branches provides a lifeline where it’s needed most - November 25, 2019


Old racial wounds start to heal through honest conversation - November 20, 2019


Council of Bishops focuses on “justice, reconciliation, and healing.” - November 18, 2019


Feel led to become FLUMC Lay Leader? Apply now! - November 13, 2019


Oviedo and University Carillon join community landscaping blitz - November 13, 2019


Florida’s need for immigration services is acute - November 11, 2019


Children’s Home chapel gets a facelift - November 06, 2019


"I was called to mission work in another country." - November 05, 2019


Apportionments and End of Year Payments - November 04, 2019


Apportionments for 2020 are now available - November 04, 2019


Conference has new emphasis on Hispanic/Latino ministries - October 30, 2019


Alturas churches serve community ecumenically - October 28, 2019


Bishop Carter's 'Growing the Center' presentation to be Livestreamed Sat., October 26 - October 25, 2019


Irma recovery: homes to be dedicated in Spanish - October 24, 2019


SERVE to show teens their power to make a difference - October 22, 2019


Disney grant to fund ‘Hotels to Home’ ministry - October 17, 2019


Resources for November's Native American Heritage Month available - October 15, 2019


Children’s joyful dancing part of worship service - October 10, 2019


Church partnership bringing arts to its community - October 08, 2019


‘Matthew 25 Challenge’ focuses on lives of the least - October 03, 2019


Fifteen ways to pray for your pastor - September 30, 2019


UMW retreat celebrates 150-year legacy - September 26, 2019


Ministry is window into the world of immigrant teens - September 24, 2019


Art in the Park is Fresh Expression - September 17, 2019


Hispanic Heritage Month celebration and worship resources - September 10, 2019


Small church is committed big time to literacy - September 09, 2019


Helping Hurricane Dorian survivors - September 06, 2019


Ecumenical ministry serves nearly 3,000 west coast children - September 04, 2019


Bishop Carter encourages offering to UMCOR - August 30, 2019


‘Hippie Church’ is an open, unstructured and inclusive third place - August 29, 2019


Resources for churches responding to Hurricane Dorian - August 29, 2019


Cornerstone dares to happen so many can dream - August 27, 2019


New leader carries torch for Archives and History ministry - August 22, 2019


Students learn about living in meaningful service - August 20, 2019


Good Samaritan works to close gaps in school needs - August 14, 2019


Artist’s spiritual gift brings Bible stories to life - August 07, 2019


A Call to Discipleship: Living as Disciples of a Non-Violent Lord in a Time of Violence - August 06, 2019


Summer camps inspire youth to ‘do amazing things’ - August 05, 2019


Two fall gatherings with Bishop Carter are slated - July 31, 2019


Fresh Expressions thriving at New Hope, Brandon - July 30, 2019


'Prayers, Pajamas, Preschoolers Party' teaches kids how to talk to God - July 24, 2019


Japan team finds their mission bridges cultural differences - July 22, 2019


Bishops call for new ways of embodying unity through mission, relationships - July 18, 2019


Mission u: on missions with children for children - July 18, 2019


Small churches can make a big difference - July 16, 2019


Conference is planting a church in women’s prison - July 10, 2019


Opioid crisis series: Clergy embrace becoming foster parents - July 08, 2019


Lay ministers are key to congregational care - July 04, 2019


Sanford Picnic Project is a 10-year-old Fresh Expression - July 02, 2019


Mosaic jumps right in to help neighborhood school - June 27, 2019


Community transformation is long-term commitment - June 25, 2019


The path to increased pastoral agency - June 21, 2019


Feeding Tampa Bay ministry blesses all - June 18, 2019


Bishop Carter's sermon: A New Evangelism, A New Connection - June 12, 2019


A celebration of spirit-led innovation - June 11, 2019


Annual Conference concludes with ordination - June 10, 2019


Remembrance Service photo essay - June 10, 2019


AC Communion sermon delivered by Bishop Willimon - June 07, 2019


Record breaking: all 2020 delegates selected by Thursday - June 07, 2019


Bishop Carter emphasizes unity, acknowledges differences - June 06, 2019


Conference selects full 2020 GC delegation - June 06, 2019


Annual Conference off to a running start - June 05, 2019


Riverside members’ homes bring ministry to community - June 03, 2019


Local partnerships boost Hurricane Maria recovery - May 31, 2019


‘On Mission Together’ unites divergent churches in ministry - May 29, 2019


The purpose of a Just Resolution to a complaint and the purpose of the Annual Conference session - May 28, 2019


A Memorial Day remembrance - May 24, 2019


Countdown to 2019 Florida Annual Conference - May 23, 2019


It’s hurricane preparedness season, again - May 21, 2019


Innovation creates an autism-friendly service for children - May 17, 2019


Lifesong, Orlando, receives lemons, makes lemonade - May 14, 2019


Bishops offer pastoral word; make key decisions in May meeting - May 10, 2019


Miami Lakes youth mission: the Holy Spirit in action - May 09, 2019


‘Volunteer Village’ eases volunteer housing crunch in Keys - May 07, 2019


Faith UMC: reaching new people in new ways in new places - May 01, 2019


Prison ministry leads to ‘House of Hope’ - April 29, 2019


Bishop Carter announces full-time appointment changes - April 28, 2019


No matter size or location, congregations need care - April 25, 2019


FUMC Gainesville school-church partnership is hands-on - April 23, 2019


CROS Ministries launches mobile food pantry - April 18, 2019


Suntree is ‘a gift of the highest’ to elementary school - April 16, 2019


A pastoral letter at Holy Week from Bishop Ken Carter - April 15, 2019


May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - April 12, 2019


Camp is an ‘Oasis’ for urban kids - April 10, 2019


Killearn iServe volunteers are ‘Earth Angels’ - April 08, 2019


Cuban Methodist church sees massive growth - April 03, 2019


Free Youth Leader Summit at FSC Apr. 29 - April 02, 2019


United Methodists lobby at Florida Advocacy Days - April 01, 2019


‘We believe the church exists to give itself away’ - March 28, 2019


North Florida churches: a hand up instead of a hand out - March 21, 2019


General, Jurisdictional 2020 delegate nominees listed - March 19, 2019


United Methodist Women: 150 years in mission - March 15, 2019


Sun City Center bucks the declining trend - March 14, 2019


Port Orange ministry takes church beyond walls - March 12, 2019


Children's Home slates 'A Day on Campus' Mar. 16 - March 11, 2019


UMCOR Sunday, March 31, supports disaster response - March 08, 2019


Southwest district tackles root causes of homelessness - March 07, 2019


Fresh Expressions: Dinner church feeds body, heart and soul - March 05, 2019


Southeast churches include homeless as family - February 26, 2019


Bishop Carter to host webinar on GC 2019 results March 1 - February 25, 2019


Bishop Ken Carter - Way Forward Message - February 20, 2019


Coalition fights central east coast homelessness - February 13, 2019


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