8: Wesley UMC Stop Hunger Now
13: District Leadership Council
15: Roseland/Sebastian UMC Stop Hunger Now
18: RIM Group at District office
31: March Reports Due
18: Good Friday Holiday
29: Peer Facilitators Conference Call
SAVE ON YOUR 2014 CALENDAR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS
Our featured speakers at the 2014 Real Ideas Conference
Come and hear BILL HYBELS and KEN DAVIS!
also, Bishop Ken Carter will host a "Bishop's Q&A" session for pastors.Real Ideas 2014 will be March 20-21 at Van Dyke UMC in Tampa. Registration has not opened as yet, however for more information please contact Pastor Matthew Hartsfield at 813-514-9417. Also, you may go straight to our Conference Director, Karen Peel at email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Native American Ministries Gathering, April 11-13
The Committee on Native American Ministry (CONAM) for the Florida Conference will be having their Ninth Annual Native American Ministry Gathering on April 11-13 at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park, FL. This is a weekend long event, but those who wish to do so can also attend just for the day on Saturday.
Each year we are honored to have, as our guest speakers, Native American ministers from throughout North America. This year our speakers will be Cheryl Bear-Barnetson (Nadleh Whut 'En) and her husband Randy Barnetson. Cheryl is an awarding winning singer, songwriter and story teller. Randy and Cheryl are evangelist to the Native American people and have visited and ministered in 600 of the 1000 native communities and reservations throughout Canada and the U.S.
Also sharing will be Pedro Zepeda of the Seminile Tribe of Florida. Pedro is a traditional artist, cultural presenter and living historian.
The theme for our gathering is “Christianity From a First Nations' Worldview”. Those attending this gathering (conference) will learn much about how God is moving among the Native American people along with an understanding of the culture and traditions of this people group. If you are someone of Native American descent or are interested in Native American culture or have a heart for missions to the Native American people, we invite you to attend this special gathering. Whether you come for the whole weekend or just for a day, you will be truly blessed.
You must register to attend this event. Registration deadline is March 26th. For more information contact Vickie Swartz at 941-544- 6951.
For more information, please view the attached flyer:
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An Evening with Adam Hamilton ... "Making Sense of the Bible"
Thursday, April 24th, 7:00PM @ First UMC Orlando. For complete information please view the attached:
The Black Clergy Women of The United Methodist Church: Annual meeting will be held on August 4-7
for more information, please view the attached flyer: http://e-02-100-14annualmeetingsavethedate.pdf
ANNUAL CONFERENCE JUNE 11 - 14, 2014
The Inaugural Florida Annual Conference 5K
Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 6:30am - Lake Hollingsworth - Lakeland, FL
This year at Annual Conference we are proud to announce and invite your participation in the inaugural Florida Annual Conference 5K. This Annual Conference event will be an opportunity to unite our Clergy and Lay Members of the Annual Conference and connect with the greater Lakeland community in an initiative to promote faith and fitness. Proceeds from the 5K will go towards our Annual Conference's support of the Imagine No Malaria campaign.
Now is the time to begin training for this event. Consider beginning a "Couch to 5K" program. Consider finding a friend or gathering a team to race alongside you as we race towards greater health - for ourselves and for our sisters and brothers around the globe.
More information about the 5K will be forthcoming. Be sure to check the Annual Conference website as well as your district newsletter. You may also contact Rev. Sarah Miller at email@example.com for more immediate assistance.