1. Clergy Meeting with Assistant Bishop Alex Shanks
North West Clergy will be meeting together on September 13, 10 AM - noon with lunch following at Killearn UMC in Tallahassee. Alex Shanks will share the latest on "A Way Forward." Please let Peggy know if you will attend so we know how much lunch to prepare.
2. The Cross and the Flame: Conversations with Bishop Carter
Join Bishop Ken Carter at one of our important fall regional gatherings. These events are open to all. Each event will begin at 6:30 PM and a reception will follow.
Sunday, Sept. 16 - Killearn UMC, Tallahassee
Monday, Sept. 17 - First UMC, Winter Park
Tuesday, Sept. 18 - First UMC, Boca Raton
Wednesday, Sept. 19 - Harvest UMC, Lakewood Ranch
To Register for the Cross & Flame event, please visit https://florida-reg.brtapp.com/bishopconversation
Tallahassee Heights UMC is sponsoring a workshop on rediscovering practical faith-sharing and gaining confidence in sharing your faith-story Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 AM - 2:30 PM at FSU Wesley Foundation. The key facilitator will be World Evangelist Dr. Winston Worrell. All are welcome. There is a nominal cosst of $5 which includes lunch. Register at http://tallyheightsumc.com no later than Sept. 17. Questions? Contact Dr. Winston Worrell at 404/643-7854.
By now all churches should have received the 2018 Charge Conference dates. There are only 8 meetings this year so each cluster meeting will be a bit larger than last year. Charge conference paperwork is due in the District office ONE WEEK prior to the meeting date. This has been problematic in the past so PLEASE make every effort to get papers in on time. Churches must let us know which meeting they plan to attend if it is not obvious by church location. For example, Woodville UMC is equally as close to Tallahassee and Sopchoppy. They let me know they will attend the Sopchoppy meeting.
Monday, October 15 at Saint Paul's UMC Tallahassee beginning at 6:30 PM. (Tallahassee area churches, Monticello area churches) Presiding Elder Durwood Foshee
Tuesday, October 16 at Centenary UMC Quincy beginning at 6:30 PM. (Gadsden area churches + Salem) Presiding Elder Mike Fordham
Tuesday, October 16 at Sopchoppy UMC beginning at 6:30 PM. (Coastal area churches + Woodville) Presiding Elder Bob Gibbs
Thursday, October 18 at First UMC Perry beginning at 6:30 PM. (Taylor County area) Presiding Elder Bethany Douty
Tuesday, October 23 at First UMC Lake City beginning at 6:30 PM. (Columbia County area) Presiding Elder Ken Hamilton
Tuesday, October 23 at Lee UMC beginning at 6:30 PM. (Madison County area) Presiding Elder Kandace Brooks
Thursday, October 25 at First UMC Alachua beginning at 6:30 PM. (Alachua area) Presiding Elder Lamar Albritton
Monday, October 29 at First UMC Chiefland beginning at 6:30 PM. (Levy County area + McCall's Chapel) Presiding Elder Durwood Forshee
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