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Bishop's Calendar


Note: This is not a comprehensive calendar. Some meetings are of a private and confidential nature, and some days are blocked out for travel or preparation; these activities do not appear on the schedule. The Bishop seeks to respond to invitations that advance the mission and reflect the diversity of the Annual Conference, and visits are generally scheduled nine months to one year in advance. He also considers it a great privilege to share the gospel and to encourage clergy and laity throughout the Florida Conference.

Inquiries about the schedule can be forwarded to:

Shannon Redden
Administrative Assistant to Bishop Kenneth Carter, Jr.
Florida Area, The United Methodist Church
450 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33815



1  Conference Table, Lakeland
2  Preaching, Lake Magdalene, Tampa
3-13  Ordination Pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine
18-20  Appointive Cabinet, Lakeland
23  Preaching, Christ UMC, St. Petersburg
26  Ash Wednesday Preaching, United Methodist Center 
      Preaching, Allendale UMC, St. Petersburg.


1  Preaching, First UMC,  Anniston, Alabama
5-6  Board of Visitors, Duke Divinity School
8-11  Marcy Reconciliation Cohort, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
12  Speaking, Fresh Expressions Conference, Northern Illinois Conference, Chicago, Illinois
16-18  Appointive Cabinet, Lakeland
29  Preaching, St. Luke's UMC, Orlando


6  Speaking, The Duke Endowment, Charlotte, North Carolina
7-9  Speaking, Owen Lenten Lectures, Lovers Lane UMC, Dallas, Texas
14  Appointive Cabinet; Cabinet/Strategic Leadership Team, Lakeland
15  Committee on Episcopacy, Lakeland
18  Celebrant, Holy Communion, Florida Delegation to the General Conference, Lakeland
19  Preaching, Cornerstone UMC, Naples
29-30  Council of Bishops, Minneapolis, Minnesota


1-15  General Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota
19  General Conference Webinar for the Florida Conference
21  Ordination Retreat, The Portico, Tampa
29  Speaking, Summer Staff, Warren Willis Camp, Leesburg
31  Pentecost Preaching, First UMC, Lakeland


2-3  Cabinet and Pre-Conference Meetings, Lakeland
4-6  Annual Conference, Lakeland


5-12  General Conference, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Orlando
15-18  Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
21-22  Executive Committee, Council of Bishops, Chicago, Illinois