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Calendar 2017

11 - Leadership Council @ 1st Vero 8:30AM
15th - Church Conference at First Vero Beach 2:00 p.m.
17 - New Clergy to AC @ 1st Vero 10AM
17-21 - Mission Trip to the Lower Keys - Christ By The Sea
21st - Church Conference at The Open Door 10:00 a.m.
22nd - Church Conference at St. Mark's 3:00 p.m.
24,25 - Clergy Gathering @ LEC
29th - Church Conference at First Stuart 2:00 p.m.


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The conference has been working very closely with the districts to prepare the 2018 apportionments. Apportionments for 2018 are now available on the conference website. Please contact your district first if you have any questions regarding your 2018 apportionments.

To find your 2018 apportionment information:
Go to the Conference homepage: www.flumc.org.
Click on the "Monthly Reports" tab at the bottom right of the page.
Click on the top link under Monthly Billing Reports: "Click here to download monthly reports."
When you choose a report, there will be a report on the pull-down menu called 2018 Apportionments Report.This report will take you to your 2018


News from CROS

The summer at CROS camp was incredible. We had 18 young adults serving there through the Summer Mission Intern Program.They grew. Kids learned.God was praised. Everyday!!
We are excited to announce we are beginning a site in Daytona. In our fourth program year, we are excited to expand to the Daytona Area.This fall we will have Yazmin Villeda and Princess Elas serving with Derbyshire Place and Coronado UMC respectively. We have more applicants still in the discernment process for other placements.
But in Canal Point/ Pahokee, we are in a rebuilding/ prayerful/ discernment.There are some placements, and maybe some candidates, but as of yet it hasn't gelled together. Your prayers are appreciated. 
Please keep them all in your prayers. We hope to develop and expand the mission intern programs both the year long and the summer. Only by God's grace and guidance. We absolutely covet your support and prayers!!
We are looking for a car! We need a car for our missionaries to share and the donor gets a tax receipt. Cooperative living in a central tenet to our program. Having centrally located housing also often presents a challenge of transportation to possible placement sites.
And that is certainly an issue in your District!
Heidi Aspinwall
Young Adult Missional Movement
Office of Missional Engagement
Florida Annual Conference of 
the United Methodist Church



Christ By The Sea is planning a mission trip to the Lower Keys for October 17-21. If anyone in your church is interested we will have 14 spots with beds and others can sleep on the floor with pads. The trip will be for supply distribution, flood clean-up, and whatever else is requested. We will be hosted by Rev. Terri Hill at the Key West UMC. Please have any interested person email me at: cmelvin@cbtsumc.org


Bishop Carter is encourageing all clergy to attend the two following events:

October 24th & 25th, Clergy Gathering at the Life Enrichment Center

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Sign up now!!!! Registration has gone live!!! Register at clergygathering.org. Then let your friends know you've registered!!! Spread the word! Come as a covenant group, or come to learn how to form a covenant group. Come for centering prayer. Come for canoeing or a massage. Come for Sabbath! Spiritual directors from Shade and Fresh Water will be available.

February 22nd & 23rd, Missio Ecclesia, at First UMC in Lakeland

Please save the date for next year’s Missio Ecclesia event. We had such an incredible gathering in the spring of 2016 at Grace Church with Deb and Alan Hirsch.This time we will gather on February 22 and 23, 2018, at First UMC in Lakeland. Dr. Martyn Atkins, a renowned church leader in England and a key movement collaborator in the work of Fresh Expressions, will join us as we explore what it means to be a church on mission. More information will be forthcoming soon. I hope clergy and lay leaders will make every effort to attend this important gathering.


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.

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to extend an invitation to you to join me and Pam, your clergy colleagues, and many of our Florida Conference church members on a Florida Conference pilgrimage to Italy planned for April 3 – 12, 2018.
As we visit the stunning cities of Venice, Assisi, Siena, Florence and Rome, we will be immersed in the rich traditions of the Christian faith. We will learn more about the gospel of Mark in Venice and the legacy of Peter; we will read the dialogues of Catherine of Siena and the meditations of Dante; and we will reflect on the renewing vision given to Francis of Assisi. In Rome, as we visit the Sistine Chapel, we will consider the legacies of the most recent Popes, especially John XXIII, Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis. And in each setting we will be inspired by the world’s great art and architecture.
Our ten-day fellowship with each other will be April 3 – 12, 2018. For a detailed description of our itinerary and registration, please visit our website at www.flumc.org and click on this link: http://www.flumc.org/opportunitydetail/8868904
I look forward to sharing the experience of travel, study, worship and fellowship with you on this wonderful, life-transforming pilgrimage in April!

The Peace of the Lord,
Bishop Kenneth H. Carter
View more information online or in this downloadable brochure.
Click here for online registration.



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