Annual Conference off to a running start
June 05, 2019
The 2019 Florida United Methodist Annual Conference got off to a running start Wednesday morning with the sixth annual 5k fun run/walk around scenic Lake Hollingsworth at Florida Southern College in Lakeland.
The event is designed to promote faith and fitness among clergy and lay people.
This year funds raised will be split between two important ministries:
1. The Florida United Methodist Foundation’s Next Generation Fund which provides small grants to programs and ministries that foster the spiritual growth and church leadership development of children, youth and young adults ages 30 and younger.
2. Florida Advocacy Days (FAD) Young Adult Sponsorship. This will enable a new generation of leaders to receive training on critical issues, meet with elected officials and engage in conversation that will minimize or prevent hunger and homelessness in children and senior citizens in Florida due to a lack of resources.
There were nearly 100 registrants for the event.
Click on a photo for a closer look.
- Bishop Carter's sermon: A New Evangelism, A New Connection
- A celebration of spirit-led innovation
- AC Communion sermon delivered by Bishop Willimon
- Record breaking: all 2020 delegates selected by Thursday
- Bishop Carter emphasizes unity, acknowledges differences
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