Charge Conference - Clergy Compensation Forms Due Today!
All clergy compensation forms are due to the District Office today. Feel free to scan and email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or drop them off to our office (put them in the mail slot located in the front door.) Due to flooding, our fax machine is not available at this time.
Please do your best to get these forms in (they do not need to be signed) so Pam does not have to chase them down. :)
Thank you in advance for adhering to this deadline!
Final Drop for Buckets & Kits
January 18, 2018 - Luncheon with Duval County UMC Pastors & Schools. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. @ Southside UMC. Clergy, please invite one key stakeholder from your church to attend this luncheon with you. The focus will be on church/school partnership in Duval County and how you can enhance your school partnership.
In addition we will be discussing Parent Academy host sites. This is a mandatory event for all clergy in Duval County even if you already have a school partnership.
January 28, 2018 - Faith & Family Weekend @ The Jacksonville Icemen Ice Hockey Game. The District Superintendent will drop the puck at the game. We will also be able to go onto the ice after the game for a group picture with everyone from the District in attendance. Tickets will be available in the coming weeks. If you would like to attend opening night on October 14 as a group, contact at Andrew @ 904-661-7192 or email@example.com.
February 10, 2018 - MissionInsite Training with Tom Bandy @ CrossRoad UMC, Jacksonville. MissionInsite Training with Tom Bandy has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 10, 2017 @ CrossRoad UMC, Jacksonville.
- 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. - This training is designed for small to medium-sized churches
- 1-4 p.m. - This training is designed for medium to large-sized churches.
Cost is $25 per church and due to space constraints, each church may bring no more than five people. You must register and pre-pay in order to attend. Please feel free to bring a laptop with you. Registration will open in late November.
April 13-14, 2018 - District Lay Servant Ministry Training @ New Life Community UMC, Jacksonville. Registration and class information will be available in early 2018. Reminder - you must attend both dates (10 hours) to receive certification.
October 20, 2018 - Super-Charged Conference @ CrossRoad UMC, Jacksonville. This is your church's charge conference. All clergy must attend!
United Methodist Connectional Credit Union News
The United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union (UMC FCU) was established to financially serve you, a member of the United Methodist Church. Ministers, lay members, employees, church staff and employees of organizations and ministries affiliated with the United Methodist Church of the Florida Conference. Immediate family members of our members are also eligible to join. Banking with the UMC FCU is a smart choice as we are owned and operated by the people who use them. That’s why we’re dedicated to the things that really matter to you specifically positioned to offer you better rates, services, and products that often out match traditional or conventional financial institutions while also supporting the UMC mission. We’ve taken great strides to provide you services the way you like. Online and mobile banking, and new technology that will make your experience with us easy.
Please join in our celebration of “International Credit Union Day”, October 19th with various activities at our Marietta Georgia and Lakeland, FL branches as well as on our social media sites. To learn how to become a valued member of the UMC FCU, visit our new website at Umcfcu.com and be sure to connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Google+, Twitter.
Healthcare for Clergy and Local Church Staff
Attached in this month’s newsletter is what we’ve been promising: a one-stop shop for your healthcare needs.
Member Benefits, the FLUMC Private Health Exchange is a no-cost service available to you and your church staff to help you choose the products and services that best suit you. Member Benefits is about ease of use and choice…for anyone connected to our Florida United Methodist Conference. You can even open an HSA with Member Benefits.
We hope that Member Benefits – along with the $1000 annual healthcare stipend increase per family size – will help lessen complications in regards to your 2018 healthcare decisions.
For more information about the FLUMC Private Health Exchange, click HERE.
For a Summary of Benefit Changes for Clergy in 2018, click HERE.
October 13-14, 2017 - 21st Century Man Cave Renovation Conference @ LEC
November 4, 2017 - DLC Nurse & Learn Passport to Riverside and Avondale Event. Purchase your ticket to Passport 2017 now!
November 15, 2017 - Finance/Trustees Training, 6:30-9 p.m. @ Riverdale UMC. This will be a brown-bag meal training. Bring a brown bag meal with you. The District Office will provide drinks and snacks. This training is free but you must register to attend.
November 16, 2017 - Finance/Trustees Training, 6:30-9 p.m. @ Lake Shore UMC. This will be a brown-bag meal training. Bring a brown bag meal with you. The District Office will provide drinks and snacks. This training is free but you must register to attend.
November 18, 2017 - Fresh Expressions Event in Deland
December 13, 2017 - DCOM Meeting (Re-certifications) You need to be invited to attend this meeting by the DCOM registrar.
January 18, 2018 - Luncheon with Duval County UMC Pastors & Schools. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. @ Southside UMC.
January 20, 2018 - District Leadership Event - Location 1 @ Keystone UMC, Keystone Heights
January 27, 2018 - District Leadership Event - Location 2 @ Beach Church, Jacksonville Beach
January 28, 2018 - Faith & Family Weekend @ The Jacksonville Icemen Ice Hockey Game. The District Superintendent will drop the puck at the game. We will also be able to go onto the ice after the game for a group picture with everyone from the District in attendance. Tickets will be available in the coming weeks.
February 10, 2018 - MissionInsite Training with Tom Bandy @ CrossRoad UMC, Jacksonville
February 22, 2018 - Duval County Principal & Pastor's
April 13-14, 2018 - District Lay Servant Ministry Training @ New Life Community UMC, Jacksonville
October 20, 2018 - Super-Charged Conference @ CrossRoad UMC, Jacksonville