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Our FLUMC COVID-19 guidance remains following Governor DeSantis’ recent executive order

Dear Florida United Methodists, Some of you have asked about Friday’s executive order from Governor Ron DeSantis and whether it has any impact on our FLUMC COVID-19 guidance for in-person activities.  Conference leaders have read the executive order. Our current FLUMC COVID-19 guidance has not changed. The focus of the executive order is on restaurant capacity and…

Cabinet Statement in Response to Racial Injustice

From the Cabinet of the Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church We join in the outrage expressed by multiple groups and leaders within our connection.  The outrage is not only over the death of George Floyd (and countless others) but over the way in which systemic racism and white supremacy are embedded in…

A Pastoral Letter to United Methodists of the Southeastern Jurisdiction

A Pastoral Letter to United Methodists of the Southeastern JurisdictionJune 5, 2020 Brothers and Sisters: As president of the Southeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops my heart rejoices over the bold, courageous, and compassionate offering of confession, lament, and call to action by our white brothers and sisters of the SEJ College and the gracious acceptance of this…

Guidance on re-launch & no worship through June 15th

An open letter from The Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church: Dear Clergy and Laity of the Florida Conference: Our cabinet formed a re-launch task force to begin looking at how we can help resource churches as they prepare to re-launch during COVID-19. We solicited input from you and received thousands of responses.  Our…

New Sunday School Classes Starting Soon

Pancake Breakfast We’ll have a pancake breakfast on Sunday, January 13, at 9:15 a.m. in Bleekman Hall to kick off our Sunday School classes for the New Year! All children, youth, and their parents/guardians are invited to attend. New Adult Sunday School Class Starting next week, January 20, there will be a new adult class…

40th Anniversary Logo

Thank you to all those who submitted entries for the 40th anniversary logo design. Our slogan is Celebrate the Past – Embrace the Future. This final rendition is a combination of two entries, and neither of the entrants wanted their names to be listed as a winner. They were just happy to have been a part…

The Theory of 1,000 Marbles

Even being newly retired, I’m finding it is still hard to “get it all done” and prioritize. There are always interruptions, especially when you care for others. The Scriptures this week lend themselves to looking at the rhythm of the Christian life, serving and resting. Even Jesus and his disciples were often so overwhelmed with…