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June

30 Moving Day for Pastors

July

3 District Office Closed for holiday
20 New Pastor's Orientation Part 1 - First UMC, Vero Beach 10:00
28 North End New Preachers 10:00
29 South End New Preachers 10:00

August

4 South End New Preachers 10:00
5 North End New Preachers 10:00
11 Facilitators meeting - Asbury UMC - time tbd

September

2 Clergy Meeting re Peer Learning Groups -Lakewood Park UMC, time tbd

 

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Fact Sheets to Tell the Stories of Major Initiatives

Click Here to View Fact Sheets

Fresh Expressions is the first in a series of brief fact sheets about our developing major conference initiatives. The fact sheets, a communication effort designed by Bishop Carter, will provide a quick overview describing:

What is the initiative?

Where are we now in its development?

Where are we going with it?

The purpose is to inform our key leaders and others about these initiatives not only for their own information, but also to provide leaders with answers to "What’s going on?" questions asked by their constituents.

The fact sheets are being produced by the Strategic Leadership Team and our Communications Department. They will be published on a regular basis, and future topics include:

Younger Clergy Debt

Nehemiah Project

The Race Conversation

Teaching Churches

Fresh Invitation to the Gospel

General Conference 2016

There are some great stories around our major initiatives, and we are excited about telling them. If you have any feedback or suggestions regarding the fact sheets, please send them to Gretchen Hastings at ghastings@flumc.org.




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The Journeys of Paul        



The Journeys of Paul

with Bishop Ken Carter and Guest Teacher Dr. Waite Willis


An Invitation from Bishop Carter

The pilgrimage to Israel in May, 2014, with my friend, the beloved teacher Bob Tuttle, and friends from across the Florida Conference and beyond was a wonderful time of fellowship.

I would like to invite you to join me as we sail through the Mediterranean following in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul through Greece, Turkey and Italy for 13 days departing on November 7, 2015. I am excited to have Dr. Waite Willis from Florida Southern College join us as our guest teacher. I am inviting pastors, teachers and members of our churches to join us in this profound experience of travel, study, worship and fellowship aboard the Rhapsody of the Seas.

I hope you will make this pilgrimage with us in 2015!

One of hosts of this cruise will be our District Superintendent, Gary Spencer. If you aren't going as a member of your Pastor's Group, and If you would like to be a part of Dr. Spencer's Atlantic Central District group, please note on your reservation that you would like to be part of Group #31548. Also, please send the DS an email to let him know you are registering.

For more information and to register go to: The journeys of Paul

 


FLORIDA BECOMES THE 32ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO IMAGINE NO MALARIA


 
Dear Mission and Outreach Leaders,
Imagine No Malaria is here! Many of our Florida churches have already joined our denomination in helping end death and suffering from malaria, and now we unify as the Florida Conference to help protect 250,000 lives over this next year.
A person dies every minute from malaria. What does that really mean? A person is dying every single minute from a mosquito bite. However, only a few short years ago, two people died every minute. Because of Imagine No Malaria and our global partners, a person now lives every minute because of our unified effort. United Methodists have been an unprecedented leader in the global fight against malaria, an incredible testament to our motto of putting our “faith into action."
Our goal to raise $75 million dollars by General Conference 2016 is well within our reach; our denomination has already raised $62 million! Florida officially joins the effort at an exciting time. As a founding partner of Nothing But Nets, Imagine No Malaria was formed to provide holistic care including bed nets, equipping our 300 African UMC hospitals and clinics, radio programs, and educating communities about malaria. We praise God that He is using The United Methodist Church and Florida Conference to make a global difference in His name.
We are inviting every church within the Florida Conference to participate in Imagine No Malaria this next year in some capacity, whether through a financial pledge, awareness campaign, or a focus on prayer. As a missions or outreach leader in your local church, you have the most credibility and passion to bring Imagine No Malaria to your congregation. There are countless examples from around the nation of churches being transformed through inviting their parishioners and community to imagine a world with no malaria.
Churches in Florida are already creating imaginative campaigns, and we’d love to provide resources for your ministry. Please visit our website www.imagineflorida.org for ideas for every ministry at your church. Volunteer trainings will be held this fall in each district, and we invite you to look for information through your district channels to attend. Through Imagine No Malaria, your church can continue building the Kingdom and transforming the world for the glory of our Savior in a unique and amplified setting.
I would love to talk to you about your church and your ministry. Please give me a call or email and we’ll start brainstorming! Thank you for listening, praying, and imagining.
In Christ Alone,
Kylie Foley
Florida INM Field Coordinator
kfoley@flumc.org  /  (863) 688- 5563 x 350

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MARK YOUR 2015 CALENDAR

 

A Kaleidoscope of Florida Methodism July 7-10, 2015

is the theme of the Southeastern Jurisdiction Historical Society Annual Meeting being held at Florida Southern College. A history of FSC with a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright campus, legacy of Mary McLeod Bethune by her granddaughter, visits from Circuit Riders, and Florida-Cuba Methodism Connections are be brought into focus, along with worship and an evening of marvelous entertainment. For program and registration information click here. Housing is available on campus, plus Day Registration, if desired.

Calendar of Reports Due

 

For a list of reports due, please click here.

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