Opportunities

Wesley pilgrimage to England scholarships are available

Application deadline for scholarships is Jan. 12.

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.

SCD 2017 slated for August 17-20

The School of Congregational Development will be held in Atlanta this year. Early bird registration ends May 1.

Native American Ministries Sunday is April 30

On Native American Ministries Sunday, The United Methodist Church helps ensure that Native American United Methodists are equipped and empowered to authentically serve Jesus Christ.

Clergywomen raising AC breakfast "scholarship" tickets

An effort to provide "scholarship" tickets for the Annual Conference breakfast is underway.

New grant offers website development training

A new grant from United Methodist Communications (UMCOM) is offering training opportunities for local churches looking to build and maintain a website.

Financial Summit offered May 6 at St. Luke's

Financial Summit to be offered for all FLUMC members and clergy at St. Luke's, Orlando, on May 6.

Autumn Adventures from Epworth By The Sea

Explore Sapelo Island, the Golden Era of Amelia Island and cruise by Cumberland Island in September.

General Council announces Boosterville sponsorship

The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) has announced a new fundraising platform. New corporate sponsor Boosterville, Inc. will provide the service to United Methodist churches at no cost.

Creation Justice Ministries preparing for climate march

Creation Justice Ministries has placed a call-to-action for an upcoming climate march in Washington D.C. This year's event occurs Saturday, April 29.

Florida Advocacy Days registration extended to Mar. 20

Join with others to "Speak Up for Those Who Cannot" at the 22nd annual Children's Week in Tallahassee March 26-28 and learn about critical justice issues affecting children in Florida.

FSC to be named UM Historic Site

General Commission on Archives and History honors Florida Southern College's 130 years of continuous education.

Bishop Carter slates Spring community conversations

Immigration will be the subject of the March 21 conversation, and on April 24 the focus will be creation care.

UMCOR Sunday is Mar. 26

UMCOR offers resources for UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing).

Ethnic In-Service Training Grant applications accepted through Mar. 1

The Ethnic In-Service Training Grant (EIST) awards up to $10,000 for innovative minority training programs; the application is open now through March 1, 2017.

Summer camp for grown-ups

Enjoy a sunset cruise on a working shrimp boat and other outdoor adventures at Epworth By The Sea July 28-30.

UMPH announces partnership

The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) recently announced a partnership between Love in a Big World and Project Transformation.

Young writers sought to produce new worship resources for black congregations

Young African-American United Methodists are being sought to write liturgies, prayers and calls to worship for an updated Africana worship series.

Teams needed for disaster recovery

Early Response Teams needed in Mississippi.

Free lecture: Reconciliation, Memory and Theology in Shaping the Public Stage


Free branding webinar by UMCOM Feb. 8

At 1 p.m. CST on Feb. 8, United Methodist Communications will host a free webinar: 3 Reasons Your Church's Brand Matters.

Vital Conversations 3 available from GCORR

The video series focuses on young adults, social justice and the church.

New online course about liturgy and worship available

A new online course for lay and clergy about liturgy and worship is now open for enrollment to United Methodists around the country.

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