Many of you have asked how you can learn more about the upcoming General Conference in May 2020. All interested Florida Conference clergy and laity are welcome to attend a two-hour informational session on Saturday, February 1st at First UMC in Lakeland, FL.
According to the Standing Rules of the Florida Conference, Par. 206 2(d), “All submitted resolutions must be received by the Conference Secretary by Jan. 31 to be considered at the regular Annual Conference Event later that year.”
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.
At this time, volunteers are needed for the following positions: recorders, channel “B” identifiers and verbatim transcribers/copy editors.
The event will be held at the Florida UM Children's Home in Enterprise, Florida, and it is seeking candidates for many open positions.
The festival will feature four nationally known storytellers and will be held at Epworth By The Sea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grants for 2020 local initiatives and scholarships to attend the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey are available.
The foundation is offering a first-ever financial planning seminar for Hispanic clergy and their spouses Sept. 12.
Petitions for consideration by the 2020 General Conference may be submitted to the Petitions Secretary now through September 18, 2019.
Experience a two-day interactive history lesson in Savannah at the Coastal Heritage Society and Massie Heritage Center and on St. Simons Island.
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.
Come learn to tell and hear Biblical and spiritual stories at Wesley United Methodist Church in Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday, June 29.
The 2019 festival theme, “Growing Deeper Roots,” is based on the Bible verse Ephesians 3:16-17.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 Institute.
Offerings include Discernment in Spiritual Direction and Financial Management for Churches and Non-Profits.
The Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in North Carolina will host the four-day event this summer.
The event is free for church leaders and youth directors and will include worship, workshops and lunch on campus.
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.
A workshop of homiletics, humor and storytelling slated at Epworth By The Sea in July.
The General Commission on Religion and Race provides resources for a meaningful period of self-examination and reflection during Lent.
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.
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.
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.
Gain insight on how to lead in these turbulent and ever-changing times.
The event includes island hopping to Sapelo, Amelia and Cumberland Islands.
The current application window is now open.
The Council of Bishops is offering up to six partial scholarships for young adults and seminary students participating in the 2019 UMEIT:USA.
The Marriage Enrichment Retreats will be offered three times during 2019.
Registration for Igniting Men Jacksonville is now open at the new Igniting Men website.
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.
The training series is available to view on-demand with discussion boards for asking questions and engage in conversation with other participants.
Social media templates can save communicators valuable time and effort.
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.
Apply to join the Summer 2019 team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A local church media kit with downloadable resources includes logos, social media posts and bulletin inserts.
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.
Recipients will receive a 50 percent discount off tuition during their first year of study at Fuller.
Applicants are encouraged to consult with Discipleship Ministries staff for guidance in preparing the application.
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.