NW June 2018 Newsletter

COMMUNITY-WIDE REVIVAL

You are invited to a community revival on June 4-8, 2018 at United New Jerusalem Church of Jesus Christ, 12425 Blue Star Highway, Gretna, Florida. Each night will begin at 7:00 PM with different speakers each evening:

June 4 - Pastor Juani Hernandez, Glen Julia UMC

June 5 - Pastor Evelyn Maxwell, Old Mt. Pleasant UMC

June 6 - Rev. Rudolph Nealy, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

June 7 - Elder Terrance Rouhlac, Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ

June 8 - Elder Broderick Raines, United New Jerusalem Church of Jesus Christ

2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

June 7-9, 2018

Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. 
Lakeland, FL 33801

Please be in prayer for this important work of the United Methodist Church.

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A CLASS ON FASTING AND PRAYER?

Do you feel like your prayers need a boost? Have you been crying out to The Lord about something for so long but have yet to see a breakthrough? Are you seeking God’s will on a big decision you need to make? Do you just want a deeper relationship with God? This course is for both people who are just starting out their walk with Christ and those who have been walking for years. The goal is to go deeper with The Lord and find freedom through the disciplines of prayer and fasting. We will study both the Old and New Testaments to see how prayers and fasts in the scriptures can apply to our current day life.  If you are interested in this class, please contact Dee Allen at dallen316@comcast.net. Currently, we are just surveying interest - if enough of you are interested, Dee will then schedule the class.

 

THE YOUNG MISSIONAL MOVEMENT

We are excited to announce there will be at least six teams of young adult missionaries serving in our Conference this year.  YAMM is an opportunity for young adults 18 to 30 years old to experience the mutual sharing God‘s love by building meaningful work, cooperative living, and community engagement. Participating in adults service full-time through a ministry, church, or social service agency for a year.

 We have been praying, planning and hoping for a team in the NW District!

 The participants receive small personal stipends, housing and groceries, quarterly retreats and even health insurance if they need it. Their work duties vary widely. Participants are matched by their own education, skill and passions to a wide variety of possible opportunities. There are more than 38 positions available of all kinds of interests.

 Young adults are a vital part of our present and our future. We are excited our mission service program has grown over these short four years. It will only continue to grow by God's blessing, your prayers and as we tell the story of how God is moving and transforming our communities and our hearts.    

 You can be a part of this new mission service program.

        * Provide a meal or a birthday cake. What a great project for your circle. Email jweseman@flumc.org

        * Donate a previously loved, but working vehicle, bikes or furniture. Email haspinwall@flumc.org

        * Encourage a young adult hoping to change the world to apply. www.youngadultmissions.org

        * Follow them all-  www.facebook.com/yammfl

        * and Please continue to pray for the young adults, their supervisors, the neighborhoods impacted, the churches and the staff.  If you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to write the director, Heidi Aspinwall, haspinwall@flumc.org or call 305-733-4420.  Find them in the expo hall at Annual Conference.

 Questions? Contact Heidi Mareburger Aspinwall, Director of Young Adult Missional Movement at

305-733-4420  

 

THE HIDDEN HUNGRY

Are you aware that nearly one in six seniors in America faces the threat of hunger?

Did you know the State of Florida has the second largest number of food stamp-eligible older adults in the nation?  However, estimates reveal that only about 40% of these have applied for the program.

Do you know older adults in your congregation or community who may have problems with food security?

ARE YOU CALLED TO HELP?

Florida Impact, a non-profit organization dedicated to securing economic justice in Florida by reducing hunger and poverty, is launching a program to train faith-based volunteers to reach out to and screen senior citizens who may be at risk for food insecurity.  Ultimately, the goal is to assist seniors with getting approved to receive SNAP benefits.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known more commonly as food stamps, assists low-income citizens with getting the nutritious food they need. Unfortunately, too many seniors believe they are not eligible for the program or are reluctant to sign up.

Faith-based volunteers will be trained to recognize possible signs of food insecurity, to understand the sensitive nature of this issue with older adults, to inform and encourage them to sign up if they are eligible, and perhaps most important, to help them with the application process.

If you would like to learn more about this project, please RSVP to the upcoming Senior Outreach Volunteer Training scheduled for 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM on July 24th, 2018 at Trinity United Methodist Church, located 120 W Park Ave in Tallahassee (gated entrance on Duval Street, parking available in the Leroy Collins Public Library lot). To RSVP, please send an email to staff@flimpact.org with your name and phone number.  

God’s Word Encourages Action

Matthew 25:45 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'

The least of these are often the seniors we see daily who may have issues and problems that are keeping them from being well nourished. All they may need is to be made aware of and to be assisted with a resource that will help them live healthier and longer lives.

Contact Florida Impact - Katie Williams, Program Manager – kwilliams@flimpact.org

Rev. Bob Gibbs, Senior Outreach Intern - bobg3849@gmail.com

WWW.FLORIDAIMPACT.ORG

 

RECEPTIONIST/ADMIN. ASST

Applications are being accepted for a full-time position of Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to the Director of Prayer and Member Care.  We are seeking a person to receive visitors and phone calls to the church office with a courteous, helpful, and Christian spirit.  Other duties to include: process incoming and outgoing mail, maintaining current lists for hospital visits, deaths, new babies and prayer requests,  record weekly worship attendance in the Church Community Builder (CCB) program and record new visitor attendance,  and assist with other duties as required to keep the church office operating smoothly and efficiently. A full job description is available upon request. To apply, forward a letter of intent, resume, and contact information for 3 references to Susan Moreton, smoreton@kumconline.org Director of Prayer and Member Care, Killearn United Methodist Church.

 

DIRECTOR OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Trinity United Methodist Church, Tallahassee

Functional Classification:         Program Staff

Responsible To (Supervisor):  Associate Pastor

Full-time or Part-time:              Up to 17 hours per week

Minimum Qualifications (additional preferred qualifications may be added when advertising the position to meet needs at a specified time):  Bachelor's degree in music performance or music education; demonstrated ability to instruct and lead vocalists, instrumentalists, and congregation; knowledge and experience in contemporary praise and worship music; several years experience in these areas.

General Duties and Responsibilities:  Responsible for the music program of the contemporary worship service in cooperation with the pastors and any designated leadership team. Supervision of sound technician and music intern is also included.

Relationships:  Interacts with pastors, praise band (instrumentalists and vocalists), leadership team for contemporary service, other church staff (particularly director of music ministries), and congregation.

Specific Areas of Responsibility and Specific Duties:

1.  Select and lead instrumentalists and vocalists in praise and worship music in order to

     encourage and lead congregational participation.

2.  Conduct appropriate rehearsals.

3.  Recognize opportunities and assume leadership role in accomplishing meaningful

     worship experience for the entire contemporary service.

4.  Coordinate responsibilities with both pastors.

5.  Actively participate in leadership team work.

6.  Participate in other services and broader music ministries of the church as requested.

7. Assume other related responsibilities as agreed upon with the pastors.

8. Participation in staff retreat and gatherings.

All resumes and cover letters can be sent to Trinity@tumct.org.

Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

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