Opportunities

Scarcity in Abundance: Hunger in the United States seminar in Sept.

Scarcity in Abundance: Hunger in the United States will be a three-day seminar experience for any United Methodist interested in taking a deep dive into issues that intersect with and exacerbate hunger.

Talking with youth about faith resources available

Training on having conversations with youth about faith is available.

Epworth By The Sea offers Autumn Adventures

Island hopping is the agenda and includes lunch at the Reynolds Mansion.

Peace with Justice Sunday is May 27

Because of the Peace with Justice Sunday offering, the people of The United Methodist Church are able to make a difference together by sowing seeds—and yielding fruit!—of peace.

Institute of Preaching registration deadline is June 1

Applications are now being received for the 2018-2019 Institute which is funded by the Institute of Preaching endowment fund in Florida and the Parish Ministry Fund in North Carolina.

Heritage Sunday is May 20

This year's approach to Heritage Sunday is a celebration, a jubilee, in fact. We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The United Methodist Church.

Worship leader retreat scheduled for June 15-16

"The Well" worship leader retreat aims to refresh, restore and remember. The 24-hour event will take place at the Life Enrichment Center in June.

Festival of Wisdom and Grace Slated for August

Lake Junaluska will host the Festival of Wisdom and Grace, a conference for those looking for purpose and renewal in the second half of life, from August 13-16.

New Methodist doctoral program in Methodist Theology launched by GBHEM

GBHEM partners with Africa University and Wesley House Cambridge for a new Doctoral Program expanding the capacity for theological education on the Continent of Africa. Application deadline is May 31.

UMCOM offers local church grants

UMCOM provides an update on 2018 website development grants.

UMCOR Sunday slated for Mar. 11

A pastor and leader's kit is available, as well as other free resources.

Healing from Pain and Trauma workshop Mar. 10

Are you struggling with fear, anger, grief, depression, shame, or a sense of abandonment? You may be suffering from the effects of traumatic events or circumstances in your life. Do you seek more trust, love, forgiveness, gratitude, peace, and wholeness in your life? This workshop may be for you.

Grown Up Summer Camp slated for June

Summer camp for grown-ups offered by Epworth By The Sea in June.

UMC organizations to be listed on Guidestar

The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) is announcing local churches and United Methodist organizations covered under the United Methodist group ruling can now be listed on Guidestar.

Ethnic Young Adult program applications available

Church and Society’s Ethnic Young Adult (EYA) program will run from June 2- July 28, 2018. This eight-week intensive program is designed for young justice-seekers who are willing to put their faith into action as they work in the intersections of faith, advocacy, and social change.

Racial Ethnic Local Church grant opportunities

Application deadline is February 23, 2018, and grants will be awarded this spring.

2018 Ministry Protection insurance allocation available online; state-mandated payroll survey

The Ministry Protection Committee negotiated a very successful property and casualty insurance program renewal.

Igniting Men conference planned for Feb. 10

The men's equipping event theme is "A Call to Unity and Reconciliation."

Interfaith Peace Conference to tackle issue of polarization Mar. 1-4


Missio Ecclesia slated for Feb. 22-23

Discounted early registration is available through Jan. 31. The panel discussion theme is "The Missional Church and Innovation in a Changing Environment.

Scholarships offered for 2018 UMEIT and NWCU events

The Council of Bishops is offering scholarships for young adults (age 21-35) to attend the 2018 United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT:USA) and the National Workshop on Christian Unity (NWCU) this Spring.

Florida Advocacy Days slated for Jan. 21-23, 2018

Register now for Florida Advocacy Days.

Easter Pilgrimage to Italy with Bishop Carter slated for April 2018

Led by Bishop Carter, travelers will visit Venice, Assisi, Siena, Florence and Rome while studying the Gospel of Mark and the legacy of Peter during April 3-12, 2018.

Resources available for Human Relations Day

Celebrating God's call to empower those struggling to thrive, Human Relations Day is Jan. 14, 2018. Downloadable resources are currently available to help celebrate this special Sunday.

Discipleship Ministries offers Advent worship series: 'Coming Home'

This year’s Advent and Christmas Season series embraces the secular seasonal metaphor of homecoming to wrap the challenging biblical texts this season gives us.

UMCmarket: Shop, save and support this holiday season

UMCmarket recently announced another way to give back during the holiday season. Links are provided to register online.

Brian McLaren at Fresh Expressions event Nov. 18

Fresh Expressions is sponsoring an inspiring one-day intensive with acclaimed writer, pastor and emergent spiritual leader, Brian McLaren.

2018 Wesley Pilgrimage registration is open

Discipleship Ministries has announced that registration is now open for those interested in joining the 2018 Wesley Pilgrimage in England. The event will take place July 9-19, 2018. There are also 24 scholarships being offered.

Ware Trust spiritual formation grants available

The intended recipients are Florida Conference ministries that reflect spiritual formation or ministry initiatives.

AC 2018 hotels available; campus housing information coming soon

Hotels with discounted rates for the Annual Conference 2018 are now available. FSC housing information will be distributed in the near future.

SEJ Heritage Preservation Workshop in November

The Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ) Commission on Archives and History will hold a Heritage Preservation Workshop on November 17-18 at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center with the theme of “Bringing Life to History.”

World Communion Sunday is October 1

The Special Sunday lifts up underserved students with a special offering.

Dinner Church conference slated for September 23

Join Florida Fresh Expressions and Fresh Expressions US for a one-day Dinner Church Conference at Grace Church in Cape Coral on Saturday, September 23.

Local Church Historians' School offers free training in September

The registration deadline is September 1, and the training includes 12 weekly email lessons.

CORR Action Fund Grant is available

The 2017-2020 online grant application is open now through September 15, 2017.

BeADisciple.com offering domestic violence workshop

An online workshop by Dr. Martha Banks is being hosted at BeADisciple.com. The comprehensive two-week course starts September 11.

Registration now open for Exploration 2017

Registration is currently open for Exploration, a three-day event for young adults age 18 to 26. The biennial event, being held November 3-5 in Portland, Oregon, is designed to help attendees listen, discern and respond to God's call to ordained ministry.

Festival of Wisdom and Grace Conference August 7-10

This year’s theme, Forgiveness - Living in Grace, will carry throughout the weekend of worship, workshops, professional training, and fellowship relating to the second half of life.

UMW's Mission u slated for mid-July

The theme is "Learning Together...for Transformation," and registration deadline is June 30.

Lay servant ministry course open for enrollment

A new online lay servant ministry course about stewardship is now open for enrollment.

Missouri Conference and Path 1 offer webinar


Wesley pilgrimage to England added for 2018

Discipleship Ministries is now planning two pilgrimages to England during 2018.

Bible study series at Epworth slated for October

The series is slated for October 9-12 at Epworth By The Sea.

Peace with Justice Sunday is June 11

United Methodist Communications offers free resource materials.

Blood drive to honor victims of Pulse Nightclub massacre

In honor of those that lost their lives the Florida Annual Conference will host a blood drive in partnership with Florida OneBlood Services on Friday, June 9.

New study guide available to help church discuss human sexuality

The four-week study guide is a tool to help annual conferences and local churches empower these important conversations.

UMM offers leadership workshop June 2-3

The curriculum is based on the Lead Like Jesus model. The event is slated for First UMC in Oviedo.

Worship and arts conference June 11-16

Early bird registration deadline is May 15. Florida youth and adults come together for a worship and arts conference at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park.

Festival of Wisdom and Grace Conference slated for August

Sponsored by the Southeastern Jurisdictional Association of Older Adults, it is an experience of inspiration and renewal.

AC 2017 Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer sign up opportunities are now available.

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