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Early bird registration deadline approaches for Lake Junaluska Winter Youth Retreats

Registration is open for Lake Junaluska’s six Winter Youth Retreats, and youth groups that register by the early bird deadline on Tuesday, Nov. 5, will get free winter hats for their groups.

Volunteers needed for General Conference 2020

At this time, volunteers are needed for the following positions: recorders, channel “B” identifiers and verbatim transcribers/copy editors.

UM Children's Home career fair is Nov. 9

The event will be held at the Florida UM Children's Home in Enterprise, Florida, and it is seeking candidates for many open positions.

St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival is Feb. 14-16

The festival will feature four nationally known storytellers and will be held at Epworth By The Sea.

Online teaching series based on 'Chuck Knows Church' begins Oct. 1

A free online teaching series based on Chuck Knows Church and designed to help congregations discuss critical issues that potentially are preventing them from being vital churches, is now available from Discipleship Ministries.

Global Mission Fellow Program application is now open

Are you a young adult, or do you know a young adult, who is interested in combating the root causes of injustice in the world while living out their faith? This might be the right opportunity for you! The 2020-2022 Cohort application is now open.

Mandatory quadrennial sexual ethics training this fall

All those serving under appointment within the Florida Conference must attend one of the upcoming sexual ethics trainings this fall to remain in good standing.

Revitup! event for younger clergy set for October

The Clergy Financial Well-Being Initiative is once again offering a limited number of scholarships for first-time attendees of revitup! These scholarships are provided through a Lilly Endowment grant which seeks to strengthen personal and congregational financial stewardship leadership.

Peace Conference will look at role of arts in peace-building

The 2019 Interfaith Peace Conference, Nov. 21-25, is a capstone event that will celebrate and reflect upon the role that various arts play in reconciliation and peace-building.

COB invites applications for two ecumenical programs

Grants for 2020 local initiatives and scholarships to attend the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey are available.

Financial planning seminar for Hispanic clergy debuts Sept. 12

The foundation is offering a first-ever financial planning seminar for Hispanic clergy and their spouses Sept. 12.

GC 2020 petition submission process opens

Petitions for consideration by the 2020 General Conference may be submitted to the Petitions Secretary now through September 18, 2019.

Epworth offers Autumn Adventures in September

Experience a two-day interactive history lesson in Savannah at the Coastal Heritage Society and Massie Heritage Center and on St. Simons Island.

GC 2020 invites Methodists to write liturgy

The 2020 General Conference worship design team invites United Methodists to take an active role in the worship experience at the denomination's quadrennial event as it seeks individuals to write liturgy.

Storytelling workshop slated for June 29

Come learn to tell and hear Biblical and spiritual stories at Wesley United Methodist Church in Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday, June 29.

Festival of Wisdom and Grace slated Aug. 5-8 at Lake Junaluska

The 2019 festival theme, “Growing Deeper Roots,” is based on the Bible verse Ephesians 3:16-17.

Applications being accepted for Institute of Preaching

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 Institute.

Garrett-Evangelical educational offerings

Offerings include Discernment in Spiritual Direction and Financial Management for Churches and Non-Profits.

Festival of Wisdom and Grace is Aug. 5-8

The Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in North Carolina will host the four-day event this summer.

Free Youth Leader Summit at FSC Apr. 29

The event is free for church leaders and youth directors and will include worship, workshops and lunch on campus.

Bishop Carter to lead Holy Land trip in Feb. 2020

As His disciples, we will bring back to our friends and congregations a new appreciation and understanding of the stories about the children of God and renewed excitement about our own faith journeys.

Mark Twain meets Francis Asbury

A workshop of homiletics, humor and storytelling slated at Epworth By The Sea in July.

GCORR offers Lent resources

The General Commission on Religion and Race provides resources for a meaningful period of self-examination and reflection during Lent.

Florida Advocacy Days slated for Mar. 24-26

The Florida United Methodist Church and African Methodist Episcopal Church, in partnership with our community partner, Florida Impact, will convene in Tallahassee, Florida, on Sunday March 24 through Tuesday March 26.

Five Day Academy is slated for Mar. 10-15

A Journey of Life and Love Together will be held March 10-15 at the Florida Five Day Academy in March at the Life Enrichment Retreat Center in Fruitland Park, near Leesburg.

Applications open for high-impact clergy scholarship

Working with Wespath Benefits and Investments, United Methodist annual conferences and foundations, and the 13 United Methodist seminaries and schools of theology, GBHEM is proud to renew the Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship for the third year in a row.

On Mission Together weekend slated for May


Join Bishop Carter for a conversation about leadership and courage

Gain insight on how to lead in these turbulent and ever-changing times.

Epworth By the Sea to hold Springtime event

The event includes island hopping to Sapelo, Amelia and Cumberland Islands.

Fresh Expressions micro grants available for 2019

The current application window is now open.

UMEIT 2019 scholarships are available

The Council of Bishops is offering up to six partial scholarships for young adults and seminary students participating in the 2019 UMEIT:USA.

Lake Junaluska offers marriage retreats

The Marriage Enrichment Retreats will be offered three times during 2019.

Registration open for Feb. Igniting Men conference

Registration for Igniting Men Jacksonville is now open at the new Igniting Men website.

State of the church report, 2018, released

A new report from The United Methodist Church on the state of the church says that 50 years after the creation of the denomination through the merger of The Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church, the church’s ministries around the world are thriving.

Webinars offer GC 2019 training

The training series is available to view on-demand with discussion boards for asking questions and engage in conversation with other participants.

Seven social media templates available for communicators

Social media templates can save communicators valuable time and effort.

GCORR taking pre-orders for Vital Conversations 4

Pre-order the VC4 study guide today! The videos and study guides will be available end of October 2018 on gcorr.org for free view and download.

Applications available to join the 2019 Summer camp team

Apply to join the Summer 2019 team.

UMM fall retreat: 'Manhood is a Team Sport'

We are celebrating being 70 years young, dating back to the very first Men’s Retreat at the same property we come together on this year at the Life Enrichment Center.

Registration now open for winter youth retreats at Lake Junaluska

The program includes two or three nights of lodging, meals and evening worship. During the day, youth can choose to ski or do a mission project in the local community.

2018 Global HIV/AIDS Conference Oct. 25-27

With the theme of "Breaking Barriers," the two-day gathering will focus on saving and restoring lives that have been impacted by HIV and AIDS and other issues.

'Our Kids Training Plus' slated for Sept. 29

What's different about this school-church partnership training is that churches are asked to bring teams, instead of individuals, to help maintain momentum and achieve goals.

GBHEM doubles amount students can borrow

Students can now borrow up to $10,000 per calendar year (January through December) with a lifetime maximum of $40,000 from the United Methodist Student Loan Fund.

Praying Our Way Forward, phase 3, resources available

A local church media kit with downloadable resources includes logos, social media posts and bulletin inserts.

Free webinars to support local church social media efforts

The United Methodist Communications Public Information Team is hosting two upcoming webinars to support local churches as they strive to embrace social media and its uses for outreach and ministry.

Fuller Seminary offers new scholarship for MDiv students

Recipients will receive a 50 percent discount off tuition during their first year of study at Fuller.

Grant applications due Sept. 1 for local church racial/ethnic ministries

Applicants are encouraged to consult with Discipleship Ministries staff for guidance in preparing the application.

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.

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