NW December 2018 Newsletter



There will be a training for all SPR Committee Chairs on Monday, Dec. 10 at Good Samaritan UMC Tallahassee. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM. All churches in the Tallahassee area are asked to have their SPRC Chair in attendance as the District Superintendent shares important information. Please either call our office at 850/893-1116 or email us at flumc-nw@flumc.org to let us know if you plan to attend.



We are pleased to announce that there will be a Lay Servant Training on January 25-26 at Tallahassee Heights UMC, 3004 Mahan Drive. The Basic course will be led by Dr. Chandra Snell; Advanced course "Life Together in the United Methodist Connection" will be led by Jim Catron, NW District Lay Servant Assistant Director; and Advanced course "Living Our United Methodist  Beliefs" will be led by  Rod Groom, Florida Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries.

Registration is $40 per class and includes a participant book, dinner on Friday, continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday, as well as coffee and ice tea. Please make checks payable to NW District and note that it is for "Lay Servant Training".  The registration deadline is January 9. Click here to register.



Church Profiles are to be reviewed and updated annually and must be done by Feb. 1.
All church SPR Committees must update online annually and may begin after December 1, 2018. The Church Profile deadline requires it be completed online no later than one week prior to the pastor’s DS consultation if they are having one.

Pastor Profile – reviewed and updated annually.
All pastors must update online annually and may begin after December 1, 2018. The Pastor Profile deadline requires it to be completed online no later than one week prior to the DS consultation. Though you may not anticipate a move, it is important that both the Pastor Profile and Church Profile be current and up to date at the first appointment-making session of the Cabinet. The reports should be an honest reflection of the pastoral ministry and the profile of the church.

Click HERE for the detailed instructions for accessing both the Church and Pastor Profiles. Follow the step by step instructions to access the appropriate profile. The final date to update Profiles is February 1, 2019.


January 29 - February 1, 2019 - Epworth By The Sea

Clergy are invited to attend the Winter Conference at Epworth By The Sea, January 29 - February 1, 2019. This will be a combined event with the Bishops and clergy of the North Georgia, Mississippi, South Georgia and Florida Conferences. Dr. Tod Bolinger, author of Canoeing The Mountains, will be the keynote speaker. 

Be sure to register soon as we expect this to be a sold out event.

Click HERE to register.  Click HERE for the flyer.



Please help us spread the word about these three employment opportunities:

The Disaster Recovery Ministry of the Florida Conference is initiating a six-month project, funded by an UMCOR grant, to evaluate needs in the NW District of those impacted by Hurricane Michael. The purpose of the project is to assess, evaluate and discern if there is need for a larger recovery project to assist those who may not have the ability to recover on their own.

We will be hiring a district recovery coordinator and two senior case workers to plan and implement this project in coordination with the District Superintendent and the Conference Disaster Response Coordinator. These are full time, temporary positions that will begin January 2nd. To view position descriptions, please click here. If you are interested in one of the positions, please send your resume to employment@flumc.org and indicate which position you are applying for. Interviews will be held the week of December 10th. 

For more information, please contact Pam Garrison: pgarrison@flumc.org, Disaster Recovery Coordinator, Office of Missional Office of Missional Engagement, Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church, (800) 282-8011 Ext. 148   (813) 545-8479 (Cell), 450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. Lakeland, FL 33815, www.flumc.org.


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The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

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Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011